Have you always thought of getting in better shape without purchasing high-priced fitness subsidy or sports products? Well, we have a good news for you! Running will help in getting fit and in shape without spending a fortune.Running is an activity everyone can take part in and all it needs is a pair of comfortable shoes and the enthusiasm. Running will improve your concentration and fitness. It will also help you to stay focused for longer, which might have a positive effect on your day as better concentration leads to increase in productivity.
Get ready to end 2016 and start 2017 with a bang with these months featuring some of the best races in Mumbai! Here goes a list of them.
Date: 9th December 2016
Location: Garudmaachi, Mumbai
Details: All you need to complete the most energising team challenge of your life is a trail of 100 kms/50 km, time of 48 hrs/24hrs and a team of four. This will not only keep you fit but also change the lives of many of the marginalised communities. This enthralling journey brings out your leadership and team building skills. It also helps in restoring global social equality. If this sounds like an experience you have always wanted to have, go ahead and register.
Run Santa Run
Date: 11 December 2016
Location: St Anthony’s co-op society playground, behind OLPS church, Chembur
Details: Run Santa Run 2016 is the only theme based running event for kids and parents to participate and come together, dressed up as an elf or Santa. They can run together as a family. The heart of this event lies in granting wishes of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, irrespective of their socio-economic status, race, religion or caste. Activities after running include Christmas theme Carnival with free Kiddy rides,food stalls, games, goodies and more.
Promote an active and healthy lifestyle among your children by encouraging them to take up running as a new hobby. Give your kids the gift of fitness and health this Christmas.
Thrillzone Mumbai Half Marathon
Date: 18th December 2016
Location: Taj Lands End, Band Stand, Bandra West, Mumbai
Details: Thrill Zone Mumbai Half Marathon is being organised by Thrill Zone, which has previously organised many events like Dehradun Half Marathon, Thrill Zone Run (Delhi), Kathgodam Half Marathon, etc.
Thrill Zone is an organisation that works towards the establishment of running as a serious sport. It does so by organising extensive training and marathons. They are committed to the cause of healthy living and they believe in giving everyone an opportunity to use the running track as a means to tour into themselves. They have a timing Chip for both the 21 km and 10 km categories.
Mumbai Daud- Run For Eye Donation Awareness
Date: 25th December 2016
Location: Sailee Jr. College, MHB Colony, Mumbai
Details: The fourth edition of Mumbai Daud – Run for “Eye Donation Awareness” will be held on 25th December 2016. Mumbai Daud is conducted periodically by the Rotary Club of Borivali, which work for the betterment of Society. Mumbai Daud third edition was considered to be one of the best events in Western Suburb of Mumbai, basically organised to promote eye donation awareness among Mumbaikars. Rotary Club of Borivli is one of the most successful NGOs of Mumbai which is serving the community from the past 27 years.
Their mission is the restoration of sight. They achieve their mission through distribution, evaluation and recovery of the best quality eye tissues for the purpose of transplantation. They provide professional and public education to spread awareness of the need for eye tissue donation.
Date:8th January 2017
Location: Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Details: Powai Run is the first run of 2017, by the scenic Powai Lake. It is quickly gaining popularity. In the previous edition, they had 10,000 registrations. In the 6th edition, i.e the coming edition , they have 3 choices:
- Half Marathon for Serious Runners
- 4 km for walk and run for fun and charity and
- 10 km for the Health-Conscious who challenge themselves
The participants can choose to be a part of one of these events based on their interest.
Date: 9th January 2016
Details: Devils Circuit is India’s first and, so far,one of the biggest obstacle running series. If you are bored of the regular runs where the run doesn’t seem to end but your interest does, devil’s circuit is for you. This run is designed to pull you out of your comfort zone. Devils Circuit will put forth some interesting challenges you would have never heard of! They motivate you, inspire you and drive you towards accomplishing complete fitness. The run is organised on a very rugged, tortuous, extremely raw and custom-designed 5 km track with 15 gnarly, demanding obstacles. Devils Circuit is definitely not designed for the faint-hearted.
This run is divided into two different categories: Noncompetitive and competitive. The goal behind the different sections is to serve the need of both the regular runners as well as the first timers. Don’t worry! Irrespective of the category you are in, the obstacles as well as the Running Circuit remain the same for all runners. The only difference is that the run of each person taking part in the competitive category will be timed.
Mirchi Neon Run
Date: 17 Feb 2017
Location: BKC, Mumbai
Details: After the remarkable success of its first season, Radio Mirchi is going to bring back the most exciting party run that Mumbai has ever seen. You can be a part of it too! Mark 17th Feb., 2017 on your calendars! This run is the most superior lifestyle & running experience. In season 2, the run gets bigger and much more interesting than ever before with neon accessories that glow in the dark accessories and party props. There are many fun activities after the run like photo booth contest and a DJ party.
Juhu 10K Run
Date: 6 March 2017
Location: Juhu vile parle gymkhana club
Details: The Juhu 10k run, one of Mumbai’s biggest 10K run is back on 6th march, 2017. It is being presented by the JVPG club runners. They increased the prize money. They also came up with an improved and new route. There are many more thrilling additions to the previous editions.
The above options for run and fun will keep you fit and fabulous all year long, for this and the next year. Position yourselves and we will see you on the road. On your mark, get set, go!
You can check out the exhaustive list of running events here.