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What do you mean by specific sports programmes? Explain about health runs and runs for unity in detail.

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Specific sports programmes are such programmes of sports which are not usually related to compititions. These sports programmes have various objective such as creating awareness among people regarding unity, health and diseases like AIDS, swine flu, etc. and rising funds for charitable institutions or organizations. These sports programmes are described below:

Health Run: Health runs are organized by health department or sports department. usually their purpose is to ameliorate the standard of health in a country along with the raising of funds for charity. There is no age limit in health runs and the distance cource of running is also fixed up. Before going to health runs, everyone should take a note of the following suggestions to make the running experience safe and effective: 

1. Avoid tension. Make sure that your arms, shoulder, neck and finger are relaxed. Hands should be unclenched. 

2. Your breathing should be rhythmic and deep. 

3. Don‟t bend your body from hip level. 

4. Run softly and your strides should be normal. 

5. Your both arms should swing equally. 

Run for unity: Such a run is organized with a specific purpose, i.e., to show unity and peace among the people of different religion. Its purpose may be national and international integration and brotherhood. In some countries run for unity is organized to celebrate their independence. It may be in the from of relay, they feel united. A lot of people participate in this race from corporate world, film stars and marathon runners from other countries. The cash prize is given to the first three position holders. Such runs promote harmony, peace and solidarity among people of different religions. It brings a sense of togetherness among people. 

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