Asha’s Strides Of Hope 2021

Asha Austin, the Austin chapter of Asha for Education, is launching its Strides of Hope 2021 program, an endurance long-distance running program, with the kickoff of the upcoming session from Oct 2021 - Feb 2022 for beginners as well as experienced runners.


The session targets two Austin-based half-marathon race events and one full-marathon event.


Experienced coaches offer personalized coaching enabling both beginner and experienced runners to cross the finish line.


Team Asha also provides a mentorship program to work closely with the runners to help them keep up with their training schedule and guide them in their fund-raising efforts to meet their commitments, over the entire session.


100% of the funds raised go directly to support education-related projects for underprivileged children amongst the underserved societies in India.


To date, hundreds of beginner and experienced runners have successfully trained with Team Asha Austin to achieve their fitness goals while raising funds.


Our main objective is to help you cross the finish line as you take on this challenging personal quest towards completing your first half / full marathon.

The chapter has disbursed $1M+ towards 30 project partners, all providing basic education to thousands of children, since inception in 1997.

Asha Austin currently supports eight projects and a fellowship, focusing on special needs education, alternate education, girls education, vocational training, in rural and urban areas, and has disbursed $215,000 for the 2021 fiscal year.


The support is to provide salaries for teachers, coordinators, and therapists; cover costs of teaching and learning material and Covid-19 2nd wave relief.


Navjyoti’s Kishori Kendra (UP) and Sankalp-Ek-Prayas’ Garima (Chattisgarh) work with adolescent girls to impart supplemental education, health and hygiene counseling, and/or vocational training. Gramin Shiksha Kendra (Rajasthan), Antyodoy Anath Ashram (West Bengal), and Reward Trust (Tamil Nadu) provide alternate education in rural parts of India.


Sangamam (UP) is a computer-based intervention program amongst government schools.


Khushboo Welfare Society (Gurgaon) and GDOHWA-Samarth (Chatrapur), work with children of mental and multiple disabilities.


Siddamma, an Asha Fellow, works on freeing bonded Irula laborers, educating of their children, and empowering communities.


Asha Austin has a Support a Child (SAC) initiative where you can give the gift of education to an underprivileged child in India for as little as $25/month.

Attend a free info session on the Strides of Hope marathon training program at a location/date convenient for you.

Strides of Hope - Info Sessions (free admission)

Tuesday, Oct 12th 2021

7:00 – 8:00 pm https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/83642223750

Meeting ID: 836 4222 3750

Passcode: SoH2021

Saturday, Oct 23rd 2021

4:00 – 5:00 pm

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/84881433404

Meeting ID: 848 8143 3404

Passcode: SoH2021

Have you thought about running a half or full marathon but don’t know where to start?


Come join us for an easy run and we’ll show you how.

WHEN: Saturday, October 16th at 7:00 am

WHERE: 2102-2104 Stephen F Austin Dr, Austin, TX 78703

Begin your journey. Come join Team Asha’s Strides of Hope today. Train with the best for a great cause!


For more details: contact austin.marathon@ashanet.org or visit http://austin.ashanet.org/soh or call 1-512-963-2191


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