Do you run? Do you want to? Then this article is for you.
Are you a sports enthusiast, or a corporate professional, athlete, homemaker, go to school, enjoying retirement, or simply a couch potato? Running is the best gift you can give your body.
So here I am with a list of options you can venture in Gurgaon and give your running experience a boast.
Your heart will say thank you for reducing the risk of a heart attack. Your body strength, stamina and endurance with sore high. Running is one of the best way to lose weight and burn fat. You will sleep well. Your immunity will get a boost preventing a hoard of diseases, both infectious and lifestyle. Stress buster! Ever experienced the joy of running? Did you ever feel the play of wind in your hair, the ground under your feet – reaching up to you, one step after another, just you and the road. Yes! Then you know what i am talking about. Ultimate bliss!
Want to feel it? Get connected with these groups, run with them. Gurgaon has some exquisite running groups and events to offer. Check them out.
Gurgaon has matured over the years in fitness consciousness and stan
Gurgaon Road Runners
From just a few member in 2013 to 6000+ member at present, GRR has spanned across pan India with significant presence across NCR (i.e Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad & Dwarka), promoting fitness and motivating people to change their lives and becoming one of the largest fitness community in India.
From Road Running, to Flexibility, from Cycling to Strengthening, GRR has a structured training plan for all age groups that helps you become fitter. GRR also organizes events like Marathon Race (running event), Cyclothons (cycling events), Duathlons (cycling & running) and JUNIORUN (an exclusively designed run for kids.).
You can check more about the same at their Facebook Page.
Running and Living
A marketing company that promotes running among all age groups, class and fitness levels.
Rahul S Verghese founded this company in August 2007, starting from a handful of people running for passion, cleaning garbage on their way, distributing clothes to under privileged children, encouraging them to participate in the run; to having more than 30 running groups among 10 states throughout India. The company motivates you to run, promotes simple joys of running, gives tips on running schedule, gear and apparel.
Their next event is the Fastest Running And Living Half Marathon on 16th March on the Iconic F1 track in Greater Noida. Gurgaon Running And Living XC Half Marathon is coming up on 11th of May, a cross country run across the rustic settings of the Aravalli Foot hills.
Check their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/
Running and living has multiple running groups across Gurgaon like, Palam Vihar, Sector 40 and 37. These groups cut across all strata, from working professionals, home makers, kids, their parents and even grand parents.They host monthly get togethers and promote social causes.
Rahul S Verghese‘s enthusiasm for runn
Run With Me Foundation
RWM is a not-for-profit association of runners that promotes the joy of running! They want to give runners a quality running experience. Uniquely they promote running among under-privileged children, promote children’s physical fitness, character development and personal confidence through achievement in running.
So, each time you run in any of the ‘Run With Me’ events, you help a child to learn the joy of running! Their vision is to help underprivileged runners to maximize their potential and talent by providing them the platform to perform at their best. RWM organizes running events, charity runs and Running awards for star runners in Gurgaon and Delhi NCR.
Vinod Kaul is the founder and the Face of the Team RWM! A senior veteran Ace Runner, he has run many marathons and ultra-marathon, an inspiring personality to all. A true runner’s soul!
Coach Ravinder Singh, the co founder is a passionate runner, believes that running makes you feel like a child again. He trains on running efficiency, speed & injury prevention.
Couch to 5K in 10 Weeks Program https://www.facebook.com/
This a special program of RWM at Lawns outside Roots, Leisure Valley. An initiative by Gurgaon Moms, RunDivas & Coach Ravinder, this is a custom-fit training program, designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running 5km in ten weeks. Coach Ravinder will train the participants 3 days a week. Every participant will be given a customized training & diet chart to be followed. After 10 weeks, a 5 K running event will be organized and they have winners awards too!
Final Run of the Second Couch to 5Km batch is on the 14th of March 6 am at Leisure Valley, outside Roots Cafe, with Categories of 5Km & 10Km. Entry is Free, so what are you waiting for Gurgaon? Come cheer for them and feel the joy of running.
Lets Run Gurgaon
This group allows runners of all endurance levels, paces, distances and months or years of running experience to run together in a non competitive atmosphere and get to know each other through a variety of social activities. And its free.
Runs are scheduled during the week as well as weekends at various locations in and starting from Gurgaon. They aim to prepare members for long distance running, build confidence for half and full Marathons, providing tips from seasoned professionals. They promote meeting of like minded people and running as a social activity. They also organize half marathons and Full marathons, Duathlons and Triathlons at economical costs for all.
Chiro Mitra one of the organizers, informs that there is a night marathon scheduled in April, so Gurgaon watch out for a different variety of Night Life!
Please connect with them on facebook for more information at https://www.facebook.com/
Outdoor workout experience that redefines fitness through structured training and sustainable nutrition.
Jatin Arora, a Crossfit certified fitness trainer of Reebok Crossfit, coaches on high energy and high-intensity workouts using scientific techniques and tools like agility ladders and cones, kettlebells, tires, ropes, etc. He focuses on strength, speed, endurance and mobility. He believes, Physical aesthetics, is just a desirable and a natural consequence of proper training.
Bootcamp YELLOW combines running, circuit training, traditional exercise and personal training to produce an intensive and addictive workout. This is a 10 week Unique fitness bootcamp that focuses on core strength, plyometrics and body weight workouts. These are hard hitting workouts aimed at getting results focusing on technique and posture to ensure high performance, injury free.
YELLOW is a custom designed programme so, no matter at what fitness level you are now, if you want to increase your quality of life and performance, be a part of this Bootcamp.
Join them at https://www.facebook.com/
Tired of the boring workouts at the Gym? Hit the grounds with Yellow at Close South Gurgaon.
They are a group of running enthusiasts who run for the pure passion of it.
Their member profile cut across varying backgrounds, professionals, corporates, hom
They conduct weekly and weekend runs, varying from 30 to 80 participants throughout Gurgaon. There have trainers and coaches who guides you throughout the course, gives you tips and advice, and takes care of your safety.
From 5K, 7K, 10K, 15K, 21K, Marathons and Ultra-marathons, you will see all sorts of people in this group. Training hard, enjoying the run, gettng a notch better each day and graduating to the next level of running, this group will give it all to you.
Ankush Mendiratta an HR professional spearheads Runbugs and he says it is about enjoying the run and making running a fun social event.
To join and know know more about them more, please connect with then at https://www.facebook.com/
What are we waiting for Gurgaon? Tie up your shoe laces and lets hit the trail.
If you can walk, you can run too. Give it a try and feel the high. For if you do not push yourself, you will never know what you are capable of.