Though running is a tedious, exhausting, and time-consuming endeavor, still people love to do running because it has a chunk of benefits. Running not only helps you in maintaining your shape but also uplifts your mental balance and stability. So, running is the best sport which helps you to lead a disease-free and wholesome life.
Pune is an urban city in Maharashtra which is crammed with many passionate running groups in Pune who want to promote running in every sphere of life. Below, we are mentioning some of the promising running groups in Pune. Let’s take a look at the list.
Pune running group
This is one of the illustrious running clubs in Pune who want to share a common passion for running and a healthy lifestyle. This is a group of running enthusiasts who want to spread the benefits of running across the city. Over the past seven years, they are organizing various running and fitness events across the city. Currently, the group has 30,000 active members. Their aim is to develop a fitter community who has a great mental and physical balance. Their popular events are Pune Running Beyond Myself 2017, Last Sunday of the Month Run (LSOM), and Manache Ganapati Walk. PRBM was held on 19th November 2017 at Balewadi Stadium and nearly 12000 runners participated in this event for 3KM, 5KM, 10KM, Half marathon, and full marathon.
Reebok running squad
This is another popular running group Pune who organizes various running events and sports activities to promote fitness across the city. They conduct running activities on every Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m-8 a.m. Their training location is at Magarpatta. Their past running events are 3KM Walk and Run at Phoenix Mall (registration fee Rs.100), Super Sunday run (at 22nd October 2017 at 5.30 a.m at Phoenix Market city) and many more. The group has also experienced and deft dieticians and nutritionists with them who used to take care of the diet and nutrition of the runners.
Freerunner is basically the brainchild of a group of running passionate people who want to take running to the next level. They follow two simple progressive steps for running and they are “Get up in the morning (GUM)” and Shut up and run (SUAR). They provide training to all the person who joins the group. The training program includes from walk and jog phase to half marathon phase. They also provide training on different workouts, breathing exercises, stretching, etc. so that every runner can accomplish their run successfully. You don’t need to pay a single penny to join the group. They expect that every member of the group must spread the message and should train two other people for half marathon.
4. Pune roadrunners
This is a long distance running group which is spread across Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. The group was formed in 2012 and since then, it is spreading running awareness across the city. This is not only a group of marathoners or ultra-marathoners but also the group has many novice and unskilled runners. So, this is basically an all-inclusive and open running group in Pune. The group used to run across Pune and PCMC. Every Sunday they pick up a new destination and new run for them. Their meeting points are Sinhagad Road & Kothrud, Race Course, Wakad &Pimple Saudagar. Their past events are Queens of Endurance(7th March 2017), Pune Road Runners Sand art, and many more.
5. Athletic insights
This is a popular running group in Pune which keeps focussing on running and wants to spread the awareness and benefits of running among the dwellers. Apart from running, they also give training on cycling, swimming, hiking, ultras, trekking, and micro-adventures. The group is led by some of the sagacious and experienced trainers who have a vast experience in this sector. The prime organizers of this group are Mr. Samir Shaikh, Mr. Asheer Kapoor, Mr. Nalanda Joglekar, and Ms. Manjiri Latey. They conduct various running events like distance running, marathons, women running, etc. to promote running in every corner of the society.
6. Pashan group-Pune running
This running group is formed by some light-minded people who have a passion for injury-free running. They used to participate in various running competition and marathons that are held in Pune city. They conduct various training sessions like stretching, breathing exercises, suryanamaskar, etc. for the runners to enhance their endurance, stability, and strength. Their past events are ST with Comrades Dr. Neelam Vaid (6th July 2017), International Yoga Day event (21st June 2017), Strength training on every Thursday, etc.
7. Aundh group
They want to form a community which is jam-packed with all the fitness freaks. They organize running events, fitness sessions, Sun Salutation, Strength training, yoga, etc. to encourage the people to join and participate in the group. This running group in Pune is very active on social media channels like Facebook, so you can get all their activities and news by joining their Facebook page.
8. Anand Run
This is an initiative of Anand group which wants to promote a clean and healthy environment across the city. Their flagship event was held on March 7, 2016, at Pune. All the employees of Anand group have participated in the event. Zumba fitness session was one of the highlights of the event. They believe that run not only promote a healthy lifestyle among the individuals but also it was dedicated towards a safe and clean environment.
This is another running group which is thronged with many run lovers. They train the members to run safely and gradually and encourage them to enhance their distance from zero to any distance. They organize various events like 5K, 10K, half marathon, and full marathon for the runners. Their first running event (both 5K and 10K) was held on 29th June 2017 at FC main gate.
The above, we mentioned some of the top running groups in Pune. You may find many more running groups in your locality. Never stop running because it is time-taken and rigorous exercise rather you should try to improve your skills and endurance by doing some exercises.