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July 30, 2013 > 'Sevathon' draws over 3,500 participants

'Sevathon' draws over 3,500 participants

Submitted By India Community Center

Held at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, India Community Center's (ICC) fifth installment of the Bay Area's premier walkathon "Sevathon" saw over 3,500 walkers and runners. Participants ran for their favorite non-profit organizations supporting various causes like education and healthcare, aid for the disadvantaged and animal rescue among many others. More than $150,000 was raised through the event for the 109 non-profit organizations participating this year.

While most of the seniors and kids walked the shorter distances, the youth and adults took on the longer trails. 20-year-old Oliver Beardontwalk was declared the winner of the 10K event while 15-year-old Shiva Kannan claimed the top spot in the 5K, and 48-year-old Michel Bertin won the half marathon.

Apart from bringing together a community and people from all walks of life, the event also helps instill a spirit of service and compassion among our youth by giving them an opportunity to volunteer and grow into socially responsible citizens. Hundreds of young volunteers helped with parking, registration, hospitality, track, entertainment, food, clean-up, water stations and most of all with cheering on the participants.

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