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Puneites grear up for the upcoming walkathon

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The Times Of India
05th November, 2019 00:00 IST

The Savitribai Phule Pune University was abuzz with fitness enthusiasts all geared up to take part in the practice session for the upcoming walkathon, Oxfam Trailwalker India 2019-2020. Free-to-attend and open-to-all training sessions are being organised every month in different cities, which kicked off with Pune last Saturday. The practice also focused on strength, endurance and experience of walking a trail. The session started with 15 minutes of warm up exercises, followed by the walk which covered different terrains so that participants' bodies can get acclimatised with the nature of the trail.
Touted to be India's biggest walkathon, currently in its 15th edition, Oxfam Trailwalker India 2019-2020, will be held between December 13 and 15, 2019 in Mumbai and February 7 – 9, 2020 in Bengaluru, the registration for which is open till November 15.

With less than two months to the main event, Puneites woke on cool morning to tread a distance of 20 km, starting the walk from SPPU campus, walking further towards Pashan Circle, covering Pashan Sus Road, Lok Seva e-Learning School, Baner Hills and retracing back to the university campus. A total number of 35 people across age groups took part in it.

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