Welcome to Kochi Duskathon 2019 - Largest Barefoot Race
Following the stupendous success of the inaugural 'Joanns Kochi Duskathon 2018, Powered by Mahindra', the organizers have decided to make the event much bigger.
Duskathon 2019 will attract the largest number of Barefoot runners in a beach run and will be held in association with DTPC Ernakulam and Kerala Tourism in one of the longest and most picturesque beach in Ernakulam district in God's Own Country, Kerala, India.
An attempt will be made to break the existing Guinness World Record of Largest Barefoot race.
Concept of Barefoot Running
The concept of Barefoot Running, also known as "Natural Running" is growing in popularity all across the world due to the realized health benefits. Barefoot running has been practiced throughout human history before shoes were invented and is still continued in Kenya and parts of Northern Mexico. Research evidence shows that running shoeless come with a number of benefits, from injury recovery to boosts in emotion.
Some of the benefits include:
Keeping the above benefits in mind, the organizers have decided to make the Duskathon 2019, a complete Barefoot Running Event where an attempt to break the existing Guinness World Record will be made.
Aiming at promotion of the theme of World Tourism Day - "Tourism and Digital Transformation", this event will highlight the message of promotion of Tourism
Guinness World RecordThe current record for the largest barefoot race involved 1,330 participants and was achieved by Wisdom Sports Group (China) at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China on 15th April 2017.
Duskathon 2019 will make an attempt to break the existing Guinness World Record of the 'Largest barefoot race'.
Running Clubs and Groups in India and abroad, Running lovers and Adventure Sports Enthusiasts, School/College Students, Corporates in South India, Associations of Ernakulam district, Indian Navy, Kerala Adventure Tourism Promotion Society (KATPS),Various departments of Kerala State Government, especially Tourism & Sports, Associations of Ernakulam District and General Public of Kerala.
Event Name: Kochi Duskathon 2019
Event Type: Barefoot Run
Event Details: 10 Km Barefoot Beach Run, 5 Km Barefoot Beach Run, 3 Km Barefoot Family / Fun Run / Walk, Kuzhuppilly - Cherai Beach - Kuzhuppilly
Event Date / Time: 12th of Jan 2019, 3 pm to 7 pm