With an aim to motivate the younger generation to pursue running as a fitness regime, AU Jaipur Marathon organised a session with the name 'Beyond the comfort zone'. In the session, former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes and endurance runner, Samantha Gash addressed the students of various colleges of the city.
Sanskriti Yuva Sansthan and World Trade Park are together organising the 8th AU Jaipur Marathon powered by Dainik Bhaskar on February 5, 2017. To motivate more and more people for the run, the organisers will be inviting world's best runners to the city to interact with the youth to tell them more about running and fitness. They will be organising talk shows and interactive sessions for the next six months in the city.
Sessions in two colleges, the IIS University and Malaviya National Institue of Technology were organised. At IIS University campus, the session named 'How Far Will You Go' was organised wherein Ravi Goenka and Samantha Gash addressed the students and told them about how to develop an interest in running and how it can alter their lives. Ravi Goenka while addressing the girls told how they should focus on running the marathon and setting targets for the same.
Goenka while speaking to dna said, "While talking to girls, I was shocked to see that barely 10 per cent of them were involved in fitness activities. It is sad that in our country people do not take health and fitness seriously.