Asha’s Strides Of Hope 2022

Asha Austin, the Austin chapter of Asha for Education, is launching its Strides of Hope 2022 program, an endurance long-distance running program, with the kickoff of the upcoming session from Oct 2022 - Feb 2023 for beginner 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 the 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 $1.4M towards 32 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 $181,000 to date for the 2023 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, education of their children, and empowering communities.



Austin half marathon is in Feb 2023. Our training starts soon! Join us at our first kick off run

WHEN: Saturday, October 29th at 7:00 am

WHERE: Murchison Middle School, Austin, TX


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 1-919-349-1335



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