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The Mumbai Juniorthon is an annual running event for children and junior athletes in Mumbai, India. Its stated aim is the encouragement of outdoor, physical activity, to increase fitness among children.
The first Mumbai Juniorthon happened on December 6, 2015 in the Bandra Kurla complex. The event was held for children between the ages of 6 to 15, and supported various charities. Nearly 2,000 children from over 100 scools were booked to take part in the event. Previously, a Bollywood actor, Vivek Oberoi had publicly suggestd that a reduction in the time children alloted to watching television and playing on electronic gadgetry should be limited; one of the organisers has described the occasion as 'promot[ing] running as an active lifestyle for children and the entire family.'
Jacqueline Fernandez extended her personal support to the children's marathon, as did Vivek Oberoi.; as well as other popular figures such as Harshaali Malhotra, Darsheel Safary, Avneet Kaur who flagged off the runners.
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