For some, running is life and for others, running makes life better! This activity demands a mountain of motivation and sometimes, being a lone runner doesn’t help!
A running friend is the one who listens, doesn’t judge and somehow makes two hours of running fun. But here, we aren’t talking about one friend – we are talking about 100’s and 1000’s of them who all have the same goals and they work together towards achieving it. We are talking about the Running Clubs in NCR! So, gear up and get ready to take your pick.
- Reebok Running Squad
If you’re looking out to learn and develop the right technique for running by professional fitness trainers who guide you for both running on a daily basis for personal fitness or preparing for a marathon — all for free, then this is the place for you. They have six training locations spread across Delhi NCR — Nehru Place, Lodhi Garden, Gaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon, and Faridabad! You may pick the one closest to your home. They train on all Saturdays and Sundays from 6am-8am. Follow them on Facebook here and sign up here.
- Capital Hash House Harriers
Looking for some fun while you run? Join these guys. Established in 1983, this running proudly proclaim themselves as “the drinking club with a running problem. This group of people combine running with fun activities. The run every Saturday afternoon or evening depending on the weather conditions. They are 30-80 people strong and run on a pre-decided trail for about an hour and invite people of all levels of fitness and drinking abilities. For more information, log on to their website here and contact them here.
- Sunday Run Club
Sunday Run Club is a part of India Running which is “India’s leading online community for sports enthusiasts who want to discover, learn about, share and ultimately participate in running races and related activities.” One can get access to meet individuals of similar interests, nutrition, fitness and training guides. Sunday Run Club is for people who are looking forward to participate in Half and Full Marathons across India. Group runs are held every Saturday and Sunday morning. Find out more here.
- Nike+ Run Club
This running club doesn’t need much introduction. Launched alongside a big name like Nike, N+ RC provides the participants with regular workouts and endurance training that is discretely designed for each individual. For details and contact information, log on to their Facebook page here.
- Gurgaon Running Club
This club was created on meetup.com and is meant for “anyone who are interested in running.” Individuals with a passion for running, whether a beginner or a professional, they have left their doors open for everyone. They get together once in a week and pick up new, unexplored locations across Delhi NCR to run. Join their 76 member strong club here.
- Running and Living
“I started running at the age of 40 and ran my 1st marathon at 41.” says Rahul Verghese — Founder and Chief Believer of Running and Living. They encourage everyone from school going kids to college students and corporate leaders to join their group and see a visible difference in their lifestyles like high productivity, sharper mind and a healthy + good looking body. They also, organise their own runs which is great. Check out their website here and join their Facebook group here.
- Indian Track Club
“Train hard, train smart.” Carrying this motto, the Indian Track Club was established in 2013 as India’s premier professional running club. This club not only provides world class training to young, aspiring and elite runners, but also organizes scouting trips across the country in search of raw running talents. Their mission is to conquer the Olympics and their vision is to become ‘India’s premier launchpad for running talent and a pioneer in transforming the running culture of the country.’ For more information, check out their website here. Join their community here.
- Gurgaon Road Runners
From top management professionals to social workers, socialites, housewives, retired defense personnel, teenagers and children — they are a group of passionate individuals at all levels of fitness with a thriving spirit for running. Founded in 2013, this group is especially devised for Gurgaon and promises to revolutionize the concept of running. Find out more on their website, here. To keep up with their events, log on to their Facebook page here and Facebook group here.
- Delhi Runners Group- DRG
3000+ member strong, this group on Facebook believes in great running ideologies. They regularly post about the upcoming marathons in Delhi NCR. To find out more join their Facebook group here.
Like DRG, this is another Facebook group who believe that running is madness worth spreading around. They get together, run together and share their success and failures together. Join their community, here.
- West Delhi Runners
This group is exclusively for runners hailing from Dwarka! These guys organise runs and keep their group regularly updated with the upcoming meets and marathons. Follow their Facebook page, here.