SikhGiving, participated in first marathon ever held by Bay Area Sikhs. Sikh Sports Association of USA organized its first annual Guru Nanak Walk and Marathon for world peace in Fremont, Northern California on Nov 18th, 2007. Sikh Giving joined the marathon with 8 runners and volunteers serving free Gatorade drinks to athletes.
SikhGiving’s Participation in marathon
FREMONT, California – Sikh Sports Association of USA held its first annual Guru Nanak Walk and Marathon for world peace on Nov 18th in Fremont, Northern California. Sikh Sports awarded winners with $7200 in total money prizes, certificate of achievement and trophies.
Lake Elizabeth in Fremont’s central park, the largest park in Fremont is a perfect place for runners with course of a 2 mile distance around the lake. The clear, crisp weather in the Bay Area, multi corporate area of Alameda County made a perfect day and place for over a thousand attendees.
This event is first ever of its kind held by Sikh Community in open public to spread the world peace message of Guru Nanak Dev Ji (founder of Sikh Religion, World’s 5th largest)
SikhGiving, a non profit organization in service of human race participated with 8 runners and volunteers serving free Gatorade drinks. Satinderpal Singh, a 14 year old runner from Stockton participated in the 13 miles Marathon for SikhGiving and finished at 1hr 30mins holding 4th place. He was the second place winner in 2 miles race for his age group. Another volunteer Jaberjang Singh also from Stockton was the third place winner in 2 miles race for his age group.
There were 150+ participants for both 2 miles race and 13 miles Marathon. The Marathon Time Breaker Ranvir Singh, a 20 year old from Fremont completed at 1hr 16mins for his age group (10-30) and was close to National Level Marathon Time Record. He also finished California State Marathon at 5th position a few months back.
The most emotionally charged moment of the event was generated by the youngest Marathoner Surjeet Singh aged 12, and Parminder Singh who won the first place in the 31-50yrs age group. Parminder Singh ran for the first time in his life. Marathoner Heather (first place in women’s age group 31-50) came from as far as Boston, MA and Jennifer (second place in women’s age group 31-50) came from Raleigh, NC. They were excited to participate in the marathon held by the Bay Area Sikhs.