Largest Blind Folded Marathon.
Official World book of Records.
We made a record in 2018, we are attempting to again break it in 2019.
After the attempt is successful participants can request a world record certificate.
If you close your eyes you will learn!
At 8:30 AM all participants will run the blind folded run. You will be blind folded while going and your partner will be blindfolded when returing back. If you have registered for any other distance then you do not need to register again. If you are coming only for this record setting run then registration is must. You can also do the regular run blindfolded with your partner. Every registration is for individual. You have to find a registered partner that you trust.
If you have registered for the regular Marathon you do not need to seprately register for the world record run after the regular race. You are eledigible to participate, please find your partner.
The largest population of visually impaired are elderly family members. Does not matter what is your education and income. For past 4 years NIO Vision Marathon has been an attempt to raise awareness about Avoidable Blindness. Dr. Aditya Kelkar and Dr. Jai Kelkar of the National Institute of Ophthalmology have taken lead in spreading awareness. They guide our team in spreading awareness about avoidable blindness
Diabetes is the number one reason for reversible blindness. Blood vessels in the retina may swell and leak fluid. New vessels may be weak or may grow on the surface of the retina. This makes yearly eye check up mandatory for the diabetic patients.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness and the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. According to WHO, 4.5 million people are blind due to glaucoma
around the world.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes. Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night.
45% of blind children were blind from avoidable causes
Such as: Corneal scarring (mainly from Vitamin A deficiency and measles), Childhood Cataract, Retinopathy of prematurity, Refractive error (mostly myopia), and low vision are reasons that can be avoided.
For All Participants personally collecting thier bib will receive Ice pack for runners and guidance on how to use it. Thanks to Healyos Physiotherapy clinic.
Bib Collection Saturday: 11 AM to 6:00 PM at Rabindranath Tagore School
For all participants collecting the bib in person, Healthians.com will conduct an complimentary health check up for all participants. Healthians will collect your blood samples during bib distribution and will give your test results for Colesterol-Total, Serum, TSH Ultra-sensitive, Calcium Total, Serum, Random Blood Sugar.
Reports will be available online.