Shillong, Sep 15: The Fit India Freedom Run, organised by the South West Khasi Hills District Sports Officer in collaboration with the District Sports Promotion Society, began today in Mawkyrwat.

The Freedom Run is an initiative of the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports to encourage fitness and health as running is one of the few sporting activities that can be conducted safely while maintaining social distancing required by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The DSO will be holding the run until 19th September. Today’s run was flagged off by the new Deputy Commissioner of the district, C Kharkongor.

During the days of the run participants can run or walk and keep track of their cumulative distance covered. They can run a route of their choice at a time that suits them. The participants can break up their runs and run the race at their own pace. The total cumulative distance of all the participants will be collected and uploaded on the Fit India portal for issue of official certificates, a press release from the DSO said.

(South West Khasi Hills District Sports Officer photo)

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