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TeamAidAsha 2010 Marathon/Half Marathon Program

TeamAidAsha 2010 Marathon/Half Marathon Program. The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can't dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon. -Fred lebow.

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TeamAidAsha 2010 Marathon/Half Marathon Program

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  1. TeamAidAsha 2010 Marathon/Half Marathon Program The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can't dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon. -Fred lebow

  2. Intro by Abhishek Jain (15-20 minutes) Intro to Aid by Somnath/Mona (10 minutes) Intro to Asha by Piyu (10minutes) The coach’s address (30 minutes) Meet the 2009 runners by ShrutiRathore Questions & Answers Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts - Steve Prefontaine, Runner

  3. YOU HAVE TAKEN THE FIRST STEP NOW, A FEW MORE….. There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads are always open - Nike

  4. What is it? We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by - Will Rogers, Commentator

  5. Who runs for Change? YOU & ME If you feel bad at 10 miles, you're in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you're normal. If you don't feel bad at 26 miles, you're abnormal - Rob Costella, 1983 World Marathon Champ

  6. That’s Why… We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon. - Emil Zatopek, 4 times Olympics winner

  7. The marathon can humble you - Bill Rodgers, 4 times winner of Boston Marathon

  8. The Cause 1 The Running 2 The Fundraising 3 • 5 months training • Water Support • Injury • Teamspirit • Child Education • Welfare Projects • Health • Energy • Livelihood • Agriculture • Infrastructure • Small Business • $72,000 raised in 2009 • Networking • Publicity • INSPIRE.. I've learned that finishing a marathon isn't just an athletic achievement. It's a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible - John Hanc, Running Writer

  9. How does it work? TeamAIDAsha provides Coaching Personal Mentoring Fundraising Tools Runner Trains and runs Raise funds The difference between the mile and the marathon is the difference between burning your fingers with a match and being slowly roasted over hot coals. - Hal Higdon, Marathon Coach

  10. Runner Support Water Support Shoe Clinic Stretching Clinic Running Logs Fundraising Clinic Personal web page Online reference Alumni Mentors Email list Social Events I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart - Mike Fanelli, Coach

  11. MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT Start training (0-3 miles) 10 miler 5 miler 13 miler 7 miler 20 miler 10 miler 22 miler 11 miler Marathoner Half-marathoner The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare – Ikangaa, 1989 NY Marathon winner

  12. Options I definitely want to show how beautiful the marathon can be. I am the opponent of all those who find the marathon bad: the psychologists, the doubters. I make the marathon beautiful for myself and for others. That's why I'm here - UtaPippig, Runner

  13. Fundraising Full marathon target: $2620 Half-Marathon target: $1500 • Emails/Phone calls • Friends • Family • Work Colleagues • Corporate Matching Donations • Other Ideas • Community fundraising event/dinner/party • Food/Drink Sales 1000s $ Anyone can run 20 miles. It's the next six that count - Barry Magee, Runner

  14. student • Full marathon target: $1500 • Half-Marathon target: $1000 The gun goes off and everything changes... the world changes... and nothing else really matters - Patti Sue Plummer, US Olympian runner

  15. I am first timer, I can’t do this • ( ArreNaheeHogaYaar … ) • I can’t raise $$$ • Why run & raise when we can earn & donate The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You must handle the pain with strategy...It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to Succeed - Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon Champ

  16. Advantages • Eat anything and everything. • New friends • Anatomy (ITB, • Shin splints, etc) What matters is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog - D. Eisenhower

  17. A half marathon is a good way to have a bit of fun and race against those girls and learn a bit more about them. The world half marathon is a world championship at the end of the day and it's important. I've won it twice and it's a quality event. • - Paula Radcliffe, World Record Holder 2002 PhullyaHaff… It is difficult to train for a marathon; but it is even more difficult to not be able to train for a marathon - Aaron D. Trimble, Runner

  18. Team 2009 Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes his mind to do. We are capable of greater than we realize. - Norman Peale

  19. Important Dates Aiming for the marathon is a task of sorts which can include terrific highs and lows - Bill Rodgers

  20. Team 2010 Are you In? • Thank you … one and all • Questions and Discussion

  21. Asha for Education MIT/Boston

  22. Asha for Education Mission Statement “To catalyze socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children” Started in 1991 at the University of California, Berkeley 66 Chapters world wide – 45 in US, 14 in India, 7 in Europe, Singapore and Australia 4 Star rating from Charity Navigator 100% Volunteer-based, Zero overhead, Minimal Hierarchy, Non-political, non-religious Asha MIT/Boston chapter founded in 1995, 11 active projects currently, raising more than $50,000 annually

  23. Our Projects • Underprivileged communities • “Model” projects • Education plus • Legislative Awareness • Right to Education Bill • Right to Information • Employment Guarantee • Act $15 can support a child for a month ……

  24. Navsarjan, Gujarat Intro • 3 schools in the outskirts of Ahmadabad • 5th through 7th grade • ~ 100 students and ~ 21 teachers • Total cost per child ~ Rs. 600 per month Goal • Quality education to Dalit children facing harsh discrimination in govt schools Challenges • Parents willing to pay Rs. 600 for boys but not so for daughters; Out of 100, only 14 were girls • Marriage at an early age very common ASHA’s contributions • Asha setup a scholarship program for female students (Rs. 400/student/month) • $25,000 dispersed since 2007 • Results in 2009 - 121 boys, 89 girls (up from 14 girls only a couple of years ago, target of 40% reached)

  25. How Can you help? Volunteer… Projects Organize events Fundraising Publicity Attend Asha Meetings! Next meeting is on Sunday – April 11th, at MIT 4-253 http://www.ashanet.org/mit mit@ashanet.org All donations to Asha for education are tax deductible under IRS code 501(c)3.

  26. Association for India’s Development (AID)MIT/Boston Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it - Mohandas K. Gandhi

  27. Widespread devastation AID responds with emergency drive to raise awareness and funds AID finds that the urgent need is to restore agricultural livelihood. Training is provided to help farmers desalinate fields and restart cultivation. and works with NGOs to provide relief to affected people. A Recent Example of AID’s work CYCLONE AILA HITS THE SUNDERBANS, W BENGAL ON MAY 25th, 2009 – 3 MILLION DISPLACED

  28. … but much remains to be done in the region. Fields of trained farmers are soon flourishing again … … and to help people advocate for the right to work through the NREGS. AID works with NGO partners to set up community kitchens …

  29. … the reality of Bilgaon is that the people were empowered to take their own decisions … While the movie focuses on a hero as the change-maker … … and transform their own lives. By running or supporting the marathon program, you are becoming a part of Bilgaons all across India. The movie ‘Swades’ - inspired by the work of AID founder, Ravi, at Bilgaon village, Maharashtra

  30. Projects all across India In partnership with grass-root NGOs Aimed at the most marginalized Spanning all areas of development Agriculture Education Environment Health Social Justice What AID does • Established in 1991, 40 chapters globally • 100+ active projects • Utilized approx $900 k • 4 Star rating from Charity Navigator • Join our weekly volunteer meetings on Sundays at Harvard Science Center • Everyone is welcome • Email us at: info@aidboston.org • Visit us at http://www.aidboston.org/

  31. www.TeamAIDAsha.org Join our Facebook group at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=69440126125

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