American Turban

Running with a purpose

The Surat Fauj Running Club in New York. (source: The Huffington Post)

The Surat Fauj Running Club in New York. (source: The Huffington Post)

Bandana Kaur and Simran Jeet Singh write on The Huffington Post about the Surat Fauj Running Club, a Sikh American group that has taken its inspiration from the famous 102-year-old (and recently retired) marathoner Fauja Singh:

“Running has become such an important part of the American cultural landscape, and participating in events like these will help us combat stereotypes that lead people to see us as different. We want everyone around us to see for who we are, and we hope running will help serve this purpose, while also improving our health and giving us a platform to fundraise for our non-profit organizations.” — Gurbans Kaur

The Surat Fauj Running Club completed two five-kilometer events in California and New York just this past weekend, raising over $7,000 for several Sikh American causes.

Read more at The Huffington Post.

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