Sevathon 2012

sevathon 4I’ve been to Sevathons 1 and 2 and to my pleasant surprise, they’ve been getting bigger and better every year. This is the 4th year of Sevathon and if you’re thinking about participating, get off the fence and register – it’s a great way to spend a Sunday morning. The weather is usually perfect, and if running through the Baylands trails is not your thing, bring a friend or two along and join the motley crew of walkers of all ages, sizes, and dispositions – from determined striders to aunties in saris and tennis shoes with pallus over their heads. Kids dart in and around the grown-ups and it feels like a big moving party, with bananas and bottled water thrown in for good measure. This year there’s free food too, courtesy Peacock Restaurant!

Sevathon, a walk/run event organized by the India Community Center, Sevathon Logo - Web 450_1was conceived as an event to bring together and showcase the many Bay Area non-profits that serve both local and international communities. The Sevathon organizers have broken their previous record and registered a whopping 61 non-profits this year, so expect a total carnival atmosphere with all the tents fluttering in the breeze. There’s kite flying, face painting, and live music. Each organization usually sets up something attractive for the kids to do, so it’s great fun to bring the whole family along and make a morning out of it. And you’ll be doing some good too!

Registered runners and walkers can ask friends to support their efforts. 50% of the registration fee goes to the community, and 100% of donations do, so it’s a great way to make your morning exercise count.

Here’s the site to register and learn more about the event.
Sevathon 2012
When: Sunday July 15, 2012. Events start 7 am.
Where: Baylands Park, Sunnyvale

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”         -Mahatma Gandhi

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