RISHI Foundation


5K and 10K Run

Run with Purpose. Transform the World.

Sunday, 26 November, 2023

Camillian Pastoral Health Centre, Snehadaan Campus, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru

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How often can you do something that benefits you and also brings joy to others?

The ink-blue sky gracefully yielded to a crisp dawn on that last Sunday in November 2023, marking the start of Footprints 2023, a 10K Run in Bangalore, a unique event, organized by children for children. The event, echoing the spirit of athlete Rishi, aimed to leave lasting footprints for generations. Participants, including children overcoming challenges like HIV, ran with determination and joy. With over seven hundred participants from diverse backgrounds, age was no barrier. As the finishers cross the line, they were greeted with resounding cheers and were bestowed with special medals embedded with Tulsi seeds and handwritten messages from children. After the run, participants enjoyed breakfast and music, fostering connections and learning about RISHI Foundation’s activities. Purpose and transformation filled the air.

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Be a buddy runner!

Consider supporting the Positive Running Program and transform children’s lives through running that engenders holistic health, growth, and leadership.

A Thank You from the Children

As a registered participant, you will receive a special medal with seeds and children’s handwritten messages. Plant it, and watch the seeds sprout, symbolizing our mission to empower each child as a change maker. A delicious breakfast awaits you after the run.

Additional Information

Aid stations will be available throughout the route for your safety. An online participation certificate will be available upon request. Registrations will close on November 19. On-the-spot registrations will be unavailable. T-shirts and bibs can be collected at Upasana, St Camillus Study House between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm on November 24th and November 25th.

Will there be on the spot registration or bib pick up?

What are the distance categories?
5K and 10K.

What time do the 10K and 5K runs start?
The 10K run starts at 6:30 am and the 5K run starts at 6:45 am.

When is the last date for registration?
Registrations will close when we reach 1,200 registrations or 19 November 2023, whichever happens

What is the age group for participants?
Participants should be at least 6 years of age and anyone below 18 years of age must be
accompanied by parents (or guardians above 18). The Registration form will be considered
equivalent to parental consent for participation.

How will I know if my registration is successful?
You will be able to download a receipt from the payment page under the tab ‘payment history’. You
will also receive a confirmation email following successful payment. Registration for the event is only
complete with payment.

How can I make the payment for registration?
Payment details are available on the Registration Form. Payment can be made through UPI, online
bank transfer, credit card or debit card. Cash payments will not be accepted.

Why do I have to provide my PAN card number while making the payment?
Current Indian regulations require that donations made to non-profit organizations require
collection of donor KYC information including PAN number.

When and where will the bib pickup be?
Bib and T-shirt distribution will take place between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm on 24 th and 25 th of
November 2023 at St. Camillus Study House, Dharmaram College, Tank Bund Rd, Tavarekere, Balaji Nagar, S.G. Palya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029, India.

What should I do if I can’t make it to the bib collection days?
You can send any of your friends or family members to collect. If this is not possible we request you
to contact us on 9344719880/[email protected] and together we can identify the best
solution for pick up.

Can I get T-shirt size exchanged?
No, you will only receive the T-shirt size you specify during registration. Please double-check your T-
shirt size before submitting your registration, and also while picking up to ensure accuracy.

What gifts will be provided at the race?
All registered participants will be provided with a running bib, T-shirt, breakfast, and a special medal
with seeds and children’s handwritten message. An online participation certificate after the run is
also available upon request.

Are there cash prizes?
No, cash prizes or timing certificates will be provided. We are all winners here. Your participation
positively impacts many lives, helping these children become winners in their own journeys.

How to sponsor a runner?
You can be the reason to change someone’s world by sponsoring a child to run in the registration
form. By sponsoring a child from the Positive Running Program, you become their running buddy,
enabling them to take steps to enrich their own lives. Your buddy sponsorship of ₹1,000 per child
will support their travel, accommodation, and participation costs.

Is there parking?
Yes, there is parking available near the venue: Snehadaan Campus, Sarjapur – Marathahalli Rd, Ambedkar Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035, India. We encourage carpooling as there is limited space available.

Can I donate to the cause of enabling children to become changemakers?
Yes. You can donate towards the cause by making a contribution at the time of registration.
Contributions of Rs 2000 and above are eligible to receive an 80G certified receipt. Please contact us
on 9344719880 or [email protected].

How does my registration support the event?
Funds raised will support the Positive Running program. Every donation and registration will be provided a receipt by RISHI Foundation. After the event, the financial report will be available on the website.

  1. Registration fees are non-refundable.
  2. By completing the event registration, participants grant their consent to receive communications from the event sponsors and organizers.
  3. Participation is permitted exclusively within the registered race category. The assigned running number bib tag is non-transferable under any circumstances.
  4. It is imperative that participants wear their bib tags in a manner that ensures clear visibility throughout the entirety of the event.
  5. All participants must meet a minimum age requirement of 6 years. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian who is 18 years of age or older. The registration form shall serve as equivalent consent for participants under 18 years of age.
  6. The event organizers maintain the right to disqualify participants who, during the event, are deemed medically unfit by qualified medical personnel.
  7. Storage facilities for personal belongings will be provided. Please note that the organizers assume no responsibility for any loss or damage to baggage or personal possessions.
  8. Photographs captured of participants during any Footprints event in 2022 or 2023, whether organized before or on the race day, may be utilized for promotional purposes of the event.
  9. All financial transactions are safeguarded through encryption measures to ensure the security of your data and privacy. Your information will not be shared with third-party vendors.