Obstacle course race for children on Jan 19

Mysuru, January 7:- Mysore Amity Ladies Circle (MALC) 108, a charitable trust with the motto of ‘Educate to Enlighten,’ in collaboration with RE3 Command Fitness announces the commencement of OBRATS – an obstacle course race for children in the city.

Scheduled on 19th January 2020 at Mahajana College Grounds, this charity event is a first-of-its-kind, niche athletics event organised exclusively for children aged between 5 and 16 years with a registration limit of 250 participants.

Talking about the initiative, Cr Rupal Mehta, chairperson MALC 108 said “The race will require participants to overcome 15 hurdles that will test their strength, stamina, flexibility and endurance. We want to encourage children to enjoy outdoor activities and take some time off from their digital world. We truly believe physical activities are important for holistic growth.”

OBRATS is a charity fundraiser event where the funds collected will be used to build two classrooms at Khyathanahalli Government School, Kythanahalli village, H D Kote taluk. The construction will start in January 2020. In addition to building classrooms, MALC 108 also believes in go green initiatives and will be donating 250 saplings to all the participants on race day. They will also be giving free participation to 10 children from Nele Orphanage to enjoy the experience of an obstacle race.

Commenting on the OBRATS race, Abhijith Ravindra, MPEd NET, race director, said “Obrats is a sporting event that will put to test some of the fundamental physical abilities of a child and at the same time build self-confidence in the participants. The participants are expected to be resilient, focused on task completion and display their willingness to overcome adversity. We can look forward to seeing some really good talented individuals in this uncommon sporting event.”

The race includes two categories: junior category in the age group of 5 to 8 years and a senior category in the age bracket of 9 to 16 years.It will have obstacles like Tyre Wall Climbing, Tarzan Jump, Log Carrying, and Monkey Bars to name a few. Junior category registration fee is Rs 750 and for the senior category, the fee is Rs 850.

For registration: Online registration: www.obrats.in

Offline forms available at SPR Restaurant -V V Mohalla, Frosting Café – Vontikoppal, Ideation – BM Habitat Mall, Heavenly Divas – Dhanvantri Road, Karigar Jewellery Shop – Mall of Mysuru, Suvarna Residency – Kuvempunagar, Mysuru. More details may be had on cell: 96119 88033/99005 10069.

Seen in the picture (from left) are Cr Sahana (member), Cr Pooja Kiran Ranga (secretary), Cr Rupal Chirag (chairperson), Cr Sampada Sheethal (vice chairperson) Cr Kavya Kailash (fund raising convenor) and Abhijith Ravindra, Race Direct. (MR)

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