PUMA kicked off India's first relay running property for students with the Mumbai edition of 'School of Speed' at MMRDA grounds, here today.
School of speed is a relay race for children between the 7th and 10th standard, with each team comprising of four members who each run 1 kilometer to compete for the title of the Fastest Team and School.
School of speed will conclude with the announcement of the fastest school in each city along with the fastest city in India. The national winners in both senior boys and girls categories will get a chance to meet the fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt.
The Mumbai edition saw celebrity Rannvijay Singh flag off the relay race with over 250 school teams participating enthusiastically for the title. The prizes were given away by the famous speedster himself – Armaan Ebrahim, the rising young star of Indian motorsport.
In a unique format, all four children from each team ran a total of 4Km together. Teams for School of Speed have been categorised into two age groups of - juniors from 7th-8th grade and seniors from 9th-10th grade for boys and girls both.
Key schools such as Podar International, J B Petit High School, Bombay Cambridge and a host of other schools participated in the event, an indication that the race was well received by students in Mumbai.
KV IIT Powai School made a clean sweep in the junior boys category and St Mary's bagged the junior girls title. Not to be left behind the senior teams raced competitively to see J B Petit High School and Bombay Cambridge High School win the title in the senior girls and boys category respectively.
The Mumbai edition of School of Speed will be followed by the grand finale in New Delhi on February 15 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.