XIMB hosts the annual half-marathon – X-Athon

Bhubaneswar: Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, concluded its annual half-marathon – X-Athon. The event was hugely successful because of Dabur as the Title sponsor, HealthSpring, StepSetGo, SustainableEHS, and GrabOn as the co-sponsors, OdishaFC as the sporting partner, and TownScript as the ticketing partner. Setting a tone of mental and physical well-being for all, the theme for X-Athon was “Mental Wellness: One Stride at a time”.
The students of XIMB revamped their approach to make a part of the marathon virtual. The StepSetGo app recorded participants’ total activity during the two days of X-Athon. More than 500 people partook in this virtual marathon.
On January 3rd, XIMB initiated the physical segment of X-Athon in Bhubaneswar. Keeping in mind proper hygiene and social distance norms, the marathon spanned 15 kilometers across Bhubaneswar.
To motivate the participants, XIMB hosted two speakers and fitness enthusiasts, Ms. Madhulika Sable and Mr. Satyabrat Mohapatra, in an online session on mental health and physical wellness topics where both of them called attention to mental health and highlighted the importance of physical fitness.
All the participants were given free goodies and an e-certificate with the top five performers – Ragesh Kollara, Kalpesh Sontakke, Karna Jena, Swadhin Sahu, and Jai Dalmia receiving rewards worth Rs.5000 alongside it.
Post the event, the students of XIMB gave all funds raised from X-Athon for the welfare of differently-abled kids. With its aim to uplift mental and physical health, X-Athon gave people a chance to step into 2021 with a fresh start.

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