One hundred and fourteen Brainworks management members, teachers, students, and their families took part in the 2nd edition of Yoma Yangon International Marathon. Brainworks was the second largest team in the race and the largest team from an educational institution.
Long before sunrise, on a cool Sunday morning of 19th January 2014, Brainworks team members started gathering at Thuwanna National Stadium. Exceptional excitement was in the air. Weeks of devoted trainings were to be verified very soon. All the runners, be they 21 km Challenge runners or 5 km Fun runners, were thrilled with the opportunity to race not only each other, but almost 3000 other contestants from all around the world.
It wasn’t the only thrill, though. The main reason to run and the ultimate goal was clear to Brainworks team members from the very beginning. It was all about charity, about supporting disadvantaged Myanmar children. As the organizers announced, all the marathon registration fees are to be donated to three organizations: YCDC Non Profit Child Care Center for Low Income Citizens, ThukhaYeikMyong Humanitarian Centre, and Mon Ywa Orphanage. All of the above are committed to education and healthcare, matters Brainworks values beyond measure.
‘We will certainly see you next year. Brainworks aim to be the largest team in the marathon. We want to engage even more employees, students, as well as their families, in healthy lifestyle and the habit of helping those in need!’ said RenataGluszek, a half marathon finisher who received the 2nd Team Award on behalf of all Brainworks runners.