The marathon has the 3k, 5k, 10k, 21k, and 42k stretch, but some women also ran much longer stretches from Mumbai to Pune, Chennai to Bengaluru, etc. Neilima Pudota, who covered 350 km barefoot from Vijaywanda to Vishakhapatnam in seven days.
Pinkathon aims for women to adopt a fitter lifestyle. It holds year-round weekly fitness training for women for free around the cities. Women, majority being housewives or working in the corporate world, between the age of 35 to 50 attend PINKATHON. Cancer survivors also participate.
THE THEME OF PINKATHON 2017 -RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT BREAST CANCER
Breast cancer, if caught at an early stage is curable. But due to lack of awareness, 50 percent of breast cancer patients in India present themselves to a doctor at third or fourth stage when the chances of survival are low — leading to more cases of deaths than the number of survivors. Hence to spread information about early detection, thousands of women ran under the banner Pinkathon 2017.