Team Asha’s Strides of Hope 2018 – Get fit. Run, so they can read

admin@qs3 | October 5, 2018

Asha-Austin, the Austin chapter of Asha for Education, is launching its Strides of Hope 2018, an endurance long-distance running program, with the upcoming session from Oct 2018 – Feb 2019 for both beginner and experienced runners. The session targets two half-marathon race events and one full-marathon event. The experienced coaches offer personalized coaching enabling both beginner and experienced runners cross the finish line. Team Asha also provides a mentorship program to work closely with the runners to help them keep up with their training schedule and also help in their fund-raising to meet their commitments, over the entire session. 100% of the funds raised directly go to support education related projects for underprivileged children in India. Since 2005, over 200 beginner and experienced runners have successfully trained with Team Asha Austin to achieve their fitness goals while raising over $400,000 to support Asha for Education projects. Our main objective is to help you cross the finish line as you take on this challenging personal quest towards completing your first half/ full-marathon.

Asha-Austin, currently supports four projects and a fellowship, with an annual disbursement of around $50,000. The GSK Girirajpura School in Rajasthan, is a new school set up in 2014, which focuses on alternative education. Asha-Austin currently supports teacher salaries and program costs for the school. Mathru foundation, is a home based in Bangalore for the physically challenged. Asha-Austin has been supporting the education, food and medical treatment costs of the children since 2015. Khushboo Welfare Society, a project since 2016, is a holistic center for children with mental disabilities, in Gurgaon. Asha-Austin supports salaries of teachers imparting yoga, dance, music, and computer education and therapists conducting occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy Its latest project, from 2018, is Nethra Vidyalaya, a residential school in Vishakapatnam, providing education, boarding and lodging for visually impaired children. Asha-Austin supports salaries of teachers of Nethra. Siddamma, an Asha-Fellow, supported by Asha-Austin, since 2015 works on freeing bonded Irula laborers, education of their children, and empowering communities. This year, Asha-Austin plans to start the Support a Child initiative for GSK and Khushboo. With an annual sponsorship, you can give the gift of education to an underprivileged child in India for as little as $20/month.

Attend a free info session on Strides of Hope marathon training program at a location/date convenient for you.

Strides of Hope – Info Sessions (free admission)

Saturday, Sep 23rd 2018
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Community Meeting Room, 4th floor
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas
1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin 78723

Saturday, Sep 29th 2018 Sunday, Sep 30th 2018
3:00 – 5:00 pm 3:00 – 5:00 pm
REI Downtown, Outdoor Sports Classroom REI Gateway, Outdoor Sports Classroom
601 N Lamar Blvd, Austin 78703 9901 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin 78759

Have you thought about running a half or full marathon but don’t know where to start? Come join us for an easy run and we’ll show you how.

WHEN: Saturday, October 6th at 7:00am
WHERE: Murchison Middle School tracks (3700 North Hills Drive, Austin, TX 78731)

Begin your journey. Come join Team Asha’s Strides of Hope today. Train with the best for a great cause!
For more details: contact austin.marathon@ashanet.org or visit http://austin.ashanet.org/soh or call 1-408-499-5395

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