Event Date: March 25th, 2018
On March 25th, 15 runners successfully represented TCF-USA in the Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon. They had a great experience throughout the event as they ran for education and raised funds for underprivileged children. They began and ended their run at 7:30 am in front of the Rocky Steps at Eakins Oval. After the run, the 15 runners and all present supporters of the TCF movement had a celebratory lunch at Lions Lake Park in Voorhees Township, New Jersey.
Kamran Hashmi, one of the runners, shared his thoughts on his experience. “This was our first ever marathon, so we were really excited. Raising money for TCF made it a worthy cause and an important obligation for us to not disappoint the children of Pakistan. The feeling that you can make a difference by using your feet and enduring cold weather is second to none. We pledge to do it again for the sake of Pakistani children who deserve quality education just like my own children”.
Name: Aesha Tahir
Aesha Tahir is a NASM and AFFA certified personal trainer, MOSSA Group power instructor, and owner of Tone and Strengthen LC. She believes “the right amount of cardio, strength and resistance training can make you stronger and carve you into a better version of yourself”. She participated in the Love Run and raised funds for the underprivileged children!
Name: Dr. Farhan Tahir
A father of three boys, and a Rheumatologist in Philadelphia, Dr. Tahir is one to always take inspiration by those who make a difference in the lives of others. He took up the running challenge to join his wife, Aesha, and ran in the Love Run to raise funds for the underprivileged children!
Name: Dr. Nadeem Haque
Dr. Haque is an internist in Bayonne, New Jersey and is affiliated with multiple hospitals, including Bayonne Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Haque participated in the Philadelphia Love Run to show his support for the TCF movement!
Name: Dr. Ahmed Hasan
Dr. Hasan is one of the founders of the TCF-USA Pennsylvania Chapter, and a participant of the 2018 Philadelphia Love Run. He ran to support the TCF movement!
Name: Mohsin Adnan
At 39 years old, Mohsin Adnan ran his first ever long distance run as a half marathon. He ran for a worthy cause – making all the suffering during training and the race worth it! He hopes for his kids to be running with him in the coming years!
Name: Muhammad Kamran Hashmi
At 51 years young, Mr. Hashmi is a father of four, and grandfather of one. His enthusiasm towards the marathon was visible as he convinced his kids to register with him. He participated in the Love Run and raised funds for the underprivileged children, and joined the TCF movement!
Name: Saira Hashmi
Saira Hashmi ran her first half marathon as she represented TCF! She is a wife and mother of four, all the while working as a Daycare Provider.
Name: Minhaj Hashmi
TCF welcomed Minhaj Hashmi as he joined the TCF movement. Minhaj is a Biochemical Engineer working at LabCorp. Much like his parents, Kamran and Saira Hashmi, Minhaj took part in such a race for the first time.
Name: Nabeeha Hashmi
TCF would like to recognize Nabeeha Hashmi as she took part in her first half marathon and joined the TCF movement. In her first year of College, Nabeeha took time out of her busy schedule to show support for TCF in the Philadelphia Love Run!
Name: Talha Hashmi
At 17 years of age, Talha Hashmi ran in the Philadelphia Love Run! Talha registered during his senior year of high school and joined the TCF movement!
Name: Tariq Khan
Another TCF-USA member showed their support! Founder of the New Jersey Chapter, Tariq Khan ran in the Philadelphia Love Run. The New Jersey Chapter built two schools under his stewardship, and Mr. Khan played an instrumental role in setting up the North New Jersey Chapter.
Name: Dr. Aliya Khan
Dr. Khan is a graduate of Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. She likes to volunteer for charitable organizations to provide medical services and her other interests include hiking, reading, and cultural studies. Dr. Khan began her journey with the TCF movement in the Philadelphia Love Run!
Name: Mashiul Chowdhury
Mr. Chowdhury joined the TCF movement as a veteran runner. He had finished 5 marathons, including the New York City Marathon, and almost a dozen half marathons before the Philadelphia Love Run! He helps organize running events every year with the Bengal Runners Club!
Name: Mashrurul Chowdhury Shafi
With the 2018 Philadelphia Love Run under his belt, Mashrurul has participated in four half marathons and is looking forward to taking part in the TCF movement again in the future!