sRunning is a great endeavor which improves your self-confidence, builds muscles, and endurance. The benefits of running are too numerous to list. Running has several benefits including stronger bones, healthy weight, flexible cardiovascular system, improved mood, and better self-esteem. So, running is an integral part of your fitness routine if you want to stay healthy and wholesome throughout your life. To spread the awareness of running among the people, you may find many running clubs in every nook and corner of the cities. Bangalore is one of the prominent cities in India which is crammed with many health ardent people. These running groups in Bangalore are encouraging both deft and novice runners to join their group so that they can make a better society. Let’s unravel some of the eminent running groups in Bangalore.
List of Running Groups in Bangalore
Runners for life
Runners For Life is unnervingly serving the society for more than 13 years. They have organized many runs and events for the betterment of the city. They are the organizers of the famous events like Puma Urban Stampede, Bangalore Ultra (India’s oldest ultra-marathon), Kaveri Trail marathon (India’s first trail marathon), etc. Their core aim is to make running popular throughout the country and they have a dedicated and sagacious team who are working ardently to fulfill this goal. With more than 12,500 members online, this running group is certainly one of the most popular running groups in Bangalore.
You can explore their official website over here.
Nike + Run Club (NRC)
This among one of the promising running groups in Bangalore which conducts many running events, marathons, etc. to share the benefits with the entire city. Over the past 6 years, all the members of the club are meeting up every Saturday at 6 AM at the Nike store on Brigade Road and Cubbon Park. The group gives a warm welcome to join everyone in the group and the membership fee is absolutely free. The club has two pedantic coaches K.C. Kothandapani and Reeth Abraham who are responsible for the training sessions. They used to train many things like warm-up, stretching, running around Cubbon Park, cool down exercises and yoga.
Check out their Facebook page over here.
This running group was invented in 2007 by a group of Jayanagar resident. This group encourages people of the different age group to join them. Apart from the run, their members used to participate in cycling, trekking and other outdoor activities. All the members are every enthusiastic and they take part in various get togethers. All the members of the group usually meet in Jayanagar 5th Block every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 5.30 a.m.
They believe that running has a huge potential and everyone should try this exercise to lead a healthy life. Runner’s High is a relatively new initiative by running lovers who used to provide coaching and training for runners or walkers both for the initial and advanced level. You will find many expert coaches and sports medicine specialists in this group. They have trained runners for many eminent events like the World 10 km, Kaveri Trail races, Bangalore Ultra, and Auroville runs. Runner’s High tries to motivated youngsters and children towards running so that they can incorporate running into their physical education activities.
This group is formed by spirited and strong-willed distance runners and boasts both greenhorn and experienced runners. The group is lead under the leadership of Coach Pani, an ex-IAF athlete who has many astounding achievements in competitive races across the country. The group members adopt various latest and scientific principles of training so that they can enhance their performance and lessen injury in a competition. The latest methods of training will also help them to give their best in any competition. Their customized training plan is given to each athlete based on their current skills, efficiency, diligence, fitness and aspirations. This is among the most determined and dedicated running groups in bangalore that you can find.
Reebok Running squad
This group used to train and guidance to the runners so that they can enhance their stamina, endurance, and strength for any long-run competition. The group already has 1000 runners with them and now, they are trying to evolve it and are spreading awareness to all the fitness enthusiasts of Bangalore. They also organize 10km city runs and the top three winners will be gratified with Reebok running merchandise. The group has also reputed and expert dietitians and nutritionists with them who used to take care of the diet and nutrition of the runners. The members usually meet on every Saturdays and Sundays at Cubbon Park, Kasturba road, GKVK, and many other places for the training sessions. The duration of the training session is from 6 a.m to 8 a.m.
Soles of Bangalore
This is a popular running group in Bangalore which organizes various running events and competitions to encourage the members. This group also trains amateur runners who stay in HSR complex. They organize running events on every Sunday in and around HSR layout. All the members usually run from 6km to 30 km depending on individual strength, energy, stamina, and endurance. This group is founded by Mr Santhosh Jayakumar and currently, they have 70 members with them. It provides various services like training for marathons, injury prevention methods, nutrition tips, and many more imperative things for the runners. The group keeps promoting running as an activity for a healthy living.
The prime objective of this running group is to promote run and its benefits in Indiranagar, Bangalore. Although their core focus is Indiranagar, they also conduct various running events in other parts of Bangalore as well. This group organizes short runs (3/5/10 km) on weekdays and long runs (10/20/30 km) on Saturdays. Runs for beginners are organized on Wednesdays and warm-ups, slow jog, and post-run stretching sessions are organized on Sundays.
Bangalore hash runners
This is the Bangalore Chapter of the drinking club with a running problem. They organize running events almost every month. They cover a distance of 20-35 km in the countryside from the centre of town. The chapter has nearly 60 hash members. Their recent past event was on 17th December, 2017 at Rajkumars Farmhouse from 3.45 p.m to 4.15 p.m. They provide mouth-watering food and beverages to the runners. The registration fee depends on the food and beverage items.
The objective of this running group is to the strengthen the running communities within Bangalore and to promote running in our society. Apart from training on running, they also provide nutrition tips and other exercises training. Runners share their running experiences on various running platforms. This group is based in Bangalore, having more that 19000 registered members as of 2017 and are continuously expanding. Their upcoming running events are on 27th and 28th January, 2018 at two different locations. They are organizing the half marathon, 3 km, 5 km, and 10 km run and members are free to choose any option depending on their individual strength and endurance.
Joy of running
This is a perfect is a group for all those who are interested in running and fitness. They have organized various running events like Bengalore Marathon, TCS 10 km, Joy of running, etc. The group has currently 289 active members who used to participate in various running competitions and other fitness programs.
Free 10 K Whitefield
This is an initiative of Protons Sports and Fitness who wants to promote fitness in every sphere of life. Every month they organize this event and there are two running categories 5 Km and 10 Km where people of all ages and capabilities including new runners participate in this running extravaganza.
This is another eminent running group in Bangalore who are very focused and determined in their targets and have successfully accomplished six marathons. This includes The Bangalore Midnight, Hyderabad Marathon, Bangalore Ultra, Kaveri Trail Marathon, Mumbai Marathon and the Puducherry (Auroville) marathon. The members of the group used to meet on every Saturday and Sunday at 30 a.m. at Cubbon Park and AMP. They give a lot of running options (30 km, 18 km, 12 km, and 15 km) to their members. After every run, they also provide breakfast to the participants and this breakfast is sponsored by the group.
The trail blazer
This is an amateur and new group in Bangalore, making them very determined to achieve their goals. They want to promote how to stay in a healthy and natural way and that’s why they encourage people for running and walking. They have organized many running events in past throughout the city. Their upcoming event is “Walk for Health” which will be held on 11th February, 2018. The event will be sponsored by MaxBupa.
BeeGee Run Bugs
This is a group of runners from Bannerghatta road, Bangalore who organize various running events like Heritage run, 10 km run challenge, Women’s day run, 10 km freedom run, and many more. Their upcoming event is Women’s Day Run (5 K run) on 25th February, 2018 from 6 a.m to 8.30 a.m at HSR Layout. The registration fee for this event is Rs. 350.
Bangalore fitness group
This running club in Bangalore wants to promote fitness through running and anyone who wants to start his fitness journey can join the group. The group members meet every weekend for run, walk or yoga. Some events recently organized include 10 km run on 26th November, 2017, 3 km running practice session on 11th November, 2017, 4th November, 2017, 5 km walk on 29th October, 2017 and many more. They also organize various yoga sessions and other fitness programs apart from running activities.
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