We celebrate WKD by organizing KIDNEYTHON – a unique Kidney Disease awareness initiative.
First Kidneython was organized 2 yrs back and this year the event grew to a different scale. Kidneython is organized in 2KM, 5 KM and 10 KM running categories. We had 1545 registrations this year (424 (10K), 576 (5K), 545(2K). This included 147 Kidney transplant recipients, 1 Liver and 1 Heart/Lung transplant recipient. Kidney transplant pts from various parts of Maharashtra took part in this event and had wonderful experience. Thanks to all participants….
Along with our basic motto of Kidney disease awareness we tried to satisfy needs of professional runners as well as beginners. A smooth online registration process (online registration fee was purposefully kept lower throughout), discounted group registrations, home delivery of Kidneython Kit, high quality durable T shirt for all runners, well decorated event venue, facility for digital selfie on LED screen, en route entertainment through motivational songs and band, group of highly motivated volunteers, support from traffic police, healthy refreshment and good looking medals…..everything was well planned and executed.
We got great support from Police department (Permission for event + traffic management), Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (Streetlights were kept functional on Kidneython route for safety of all runners beyond its stipulated switch off, Mobile Toilets, Sanitary vans for garbage collection etc…), MSEDCL, Print media with very positive coverage and many other government agencies.
We are grateful to Exotica Beverages (Sudeshji Thole), Preeti Bhanushali/ Sanjay Patil and relax zeal team for exhilarating Zumba based Warm up and race conduction, Elegant Express Courier (Rajendra Loya) for timely delivery of Kidneython Kits, Akruti Outdoor Advertising (Bhavesh Saraf), Bodypower nutrition, Hotel Manor (Ravinder Bindra), Arihant Honda, CleanTeam (Pritam Gugale), Amrut Bal Rugnalaya Team, Sahyadri MRI centre (Sartaj Pathan) Apple Hospital (Faisal Khan), Asian Hospital, Lokmat Mahamarathon, Get going group, Aurangabad Black Bucks, Jalna Funrunners, Hotel Rama International, Techinvento (Gaurav Solanke), Crystal graphics (Tabrez Khan), Physiotherapy and Medical team of United Ciigma Hospital for their all out efforts to make Kidneython a participant friendly event. A special mention for Yashodeep Institute of Pharmacy Volunteers team….Under the leadership of Chandrakant Yeole and Shyam Kulkarni, the students put their heart out as volunteers for the event. Thanks Prafful Jatale (Pacing team incharge), Mangesh Panat and Shrikant Chobe (route managers), Jagdish Sarda and Rajesh Bharuka (Refreshment), Dr Dayanand Kambale and Mayuresh Dabri (Race results), Dr Suresh Saboo and Mrs Nirmala Saboo (Medals)…
United Ciigma Hospital administration led by Takalkar Sir and Madam along with Dr Ajay Rotte (CEO) and Dhiraj Tiwari helped us cross every impediment on the way. There are many behind the curtain individuals who worked very hard and without their efforts … Kidneython will never be the same…. Dialysis staff all over city led by Shahnawaz Shaikh, Kishor Birhade, Pharma Industry Volunteers (Mumtaz, Mudassar, Rahul, Imran, Sandeep Yadav, Rishikesh and many others) worked overtime to facilitate smooth conduction of Kidneython. We may have forgotten some names…..thanks everyone.