For the past twenty years, Citizens Run Trust, Chennai has seen the events grow in stature, in its capacity to spread awareness and impact lives positively.

The Citizens Run Trust, Chennai was established by Ranvir Shah to extend financial support to deserving NGOs who undertake the welfare of various destitute, socially, economically as well as physically and mentally retarded and disadvantaged children and the aged men and women. To mobilize funds for this social cause, the Citizens Run Trust has been organizing a cross-city run every year since 1996 in which people from different milieux in Chennai participate. That is to create awareness among the citizens about these NGOs.

The idea of the Citizens’ Run was born with the hope of getting both young and old, the expensively shod and the barefoot runner to put their energy and money into a meaningful contribution to society at large. It has helped over 35 NGOs in their noble endeavors.