I wouldn’t be a runner if there were no events; understanding it all starts from a fitness point of view, but definitely, events build a few into passionate athletes. So events are essential to participating, which boosts self-motivation and sets targets for sportspeople to grow. Saying my running carrier started from 4th May 2019 SYDNEY 10 event hosted at Olympic Park Sydney, which motivated me to run my first 10k without any training. Before, I used to run 1-2k max on a treadmill. Noted performance is not just derived by motivation but through discipline (effort X consistency = success), so adding a training plan is the best bet for all athletes. Even getting a running coach will strike the process and make it more productive.