Shreyas Honrao

About Me:

I am currently a final year Ph.D. student in the Materials Science & Engineering department at Cornell University / University of Florida. I spent most of my childhood in Pune, India before earning my Bachelors degree from IIT Madras and moving to Cornell University for graduate school.

My Running Experience:

I have loved playing and watching sports ever since I was a kid, but it wasn’t until I started grad school that I took up running as a hobby. It began as a means to staying fit, but soon I found myself running more and enjoying it even more.

After moving to Gainesville, FL in early 2015, I decided to run my very first race, the Gate River Run 15K. I spent two months training for it and I remember crossing the finish line with a huge smile on my face. From then on, I’ve never looked back. Running slowly became a passion, and the time I invested in running went up. I ran 5Ks and half marathons, I ran alone and with friends, early in the mornings and sometimes even late at night. I slowly got faster and the goals I set for myself kept getting bigger. I’m currently planning to train for and run my first full marathon later this year, and if everything goes well, I will attempt to run a Boston-qualifying time at that race.

My Request:

Over the past two years, one thing I’ve always wanted to do is to run for a cause and help those members of our society who aren’t as fortunate as we are. Running has given me a lot, and it’s time for me to give something back.

With this in mind, I will be running Gate River Run ’17 to raise funds for the education of underprivileged children in India. Education is a basic necessity for all but there are many of us who can’t afford a single meal, let alone paying for school. A simple gesture from our side can go a long way in shaping the lives of these young children. I hope you can help me in my effort by donating to this cause. Any amount, big or small, will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your support.


1000 USD Target
610 USD Raised
23 Supporters
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Contact Us

Address for Checks:
Asha for Education-UFlorida
PO Box 888080,
Los Angeles, CA 90088-8080

Address for other communications:
Asha Florida
300-9, J W Reitz Union, PO Box 118505
Gainesville, FL-32611

Tax Status

Asha for Education is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

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