Monsoons are almost here and it’s time to kick the slumber out, put on those running shoes, update your workout playlist and get into fitness mode, along with a lot of fun. Read on to find more about the Marathons happening in Pune.
Here is a curated list of all the upcoming marathons/runs in Pune!
1. Durshet Forest Marathon 2017:
Date: Sunday, August 6 at 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Venue: Durshet Forest, Khopoli
Categories: 32K , Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K.
About: Sometimes a marathon isn’t just another run against time and others, it’s an experience way beyond that. Durshet Forest Marathon is one such intoxicating mix. The run amidst the breathtaking forest surroundings comes with the challenges that the rough terrain possesses, the rain is a relief but makes the track difficulty go up multiple folds, the passages through the village open into stunning grasslands – this is a marathon to savor.
2. Pune FLO Half Marathon 2017:
With FICCI FLO’s third edition in Pune, the women of the FLO organization are doing a fund raiser via FLO Marathon to support the cause of Women Empowerment, through increasing employment and encouraging entrepreneurship. To tackle this mammoth task, the focus is specifically on non-traditional vocations that women are generally not associated with. This includes but is not limited to – Taxi & School Bus Drivers, Security Personnel, Canteen Staff, Hotel / Restaurant Waitstaff, and Wardens. An Incubation Cell with Business Mentors and Professional Consultants has been created to support emerging entrepreneurs.
Date: 8 October 2017: 5:00AM – 9:00 AM
Race Category: Half marathon, 10K, 5K and 3K.
3. Mile Runners India Marathon 2017
Date: Sunday, August 13 at 5 AM – 11 AM
Venue: Wadia College, Pune
Categories: Half Marathon, 15K and 10K, 5K, 3K.
Organizer: Mile Runners India
About: Mile Runners India is a platform to spread social message and to raise fund for charitable/NGO cause. This particular marathon is for NAAM Foundation, started by Nana Patekar and Makarand Anaspur, that facilitates development of disadvantaged villages and lives of people. The route will consist of city of Pune’s scenic and posh locations and thousands of spectators lining up the course to cheers marathon runners. The event will start with warm up exercises, some music and close with cool down stretches. Post event, there will be singing performance by well known Punjabi artists.
4. The RUN Drops 2017:
Monsoon is a special phenomenon that pampers only the Indian subcontinent and not for nothing. Especially for our part of the world where it unleashes the riot of green. To celebrate this beautiful gift of nature, RUNON has launched the “The RUN Drops”. Come, sync your heart with the weather and your steps with the drops on 10.9.17.
Date: 10th Sept 2017
Location: Wagholi, Pune
Race categories: 10K | 5K.
5. Stone Ridge Valley Marathon 2017:
Brahmagiri, is a mountain range in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. Situated in the Nashik District, Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is located near this place. Brahmagiri, the hill (giri) of Lord Brahma, appear in many mythological and legendary documents. Legend says that the saint Gautam and his wife Ahalya resided on this hill. Saint Gautam worshiped Lord Shiva to bring Ganga to this hill. This river is known as River Gautami in the Brahmagiri hills.
Date : 24th Sept 2017
Race categories: 42K | 21K | 10K | 5K | 3K.
6. AFMC Marathon:
Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is a premier medical college of this country which trains doctors who are commissioned to serve in Army, Navy and the Air force. Apart from being one of the top medical colleges in the country, it has a rich heritage and has been in the forefront of sports and cultural scene in the Pune city and the country as a whole.
Fitness and healthy lifestyle has been the forte of the armed forces. In these times of epidemic rise in obesity, Diabetes and other lifestyle diseases, AFMC is leading by example and taking its healthy lifestyle to the masses. Towards this goal, AFMC is organizing its inaugural annual marathon event which will be open to all runners from Pune and rest of the country. Elite runners from the services and other defence service training establishments from like NDA, CME and INS Shivaji among others will also be running to inspire all the participants.Book your spot!
Categories: 3 km, 5 km – Health Walk-Run | 10 km and 21 km races (competitive)
Date: 10 September 2017
All finishers get medals. 10 and 21k runners get timing certificate (digital).
7. Veterun 2017
VETERUN is an out of the box concept by Explore Adventures in the context of sports events for veterans. As the word explains, “VETERUN” is a run for veterans. It is a unique half marathon – probably, the India’s only running race which is dedicated only to the masters.
Categories: Half Marathon Competitive Run, 10 KM Competitive Run, 5 KM Fun Run, and 3 KM Fun Run.
Location: Lokseva E- School, Vighnaharta Chowk, Pashan-Sus Road.
Date and time: 29 OCT 2017: 5:45AM – 9:00 AM
What you get: Timing chip (Optional), Finisher’s Medal & Certificate.
Can’t find something that interests you? Find more marathons in Pune! Not in Pune? Check out our Running Calendar 2017 for marathons nd races across the country!