By Aseem Kulkarni

Running by yourself can be awkward. The sweat in your eyes and the awkward looks from strangers can be very off putting. And then there’s also the motivation to get out and run. We all love staying inside next to a warm heater, but this is the time to get out and get fit. So why not get involved with other like-minded runners in Delhi by joining a running club. LBB has created a list of comprehensive running clubs for you to run with throughout the city.

Delhi Runners |

Delhi Runners is one of the largest networks of running clubs in the city. The group was founded in 2007 and includes members from Delhi as well as the NCR. Their members include those interested in running purely for fitness, as well as hardcore training for 5 and 10k marathons. Their online forum also gives club members a great way to connect with others about all things running.

For details and contact information for upcoming meetings click here

Capital Hash House Harriers |

For some relaxed running, take a look at the Harriers. Their group is usually 30-80 people; they run/walk on a pre-set trail for about an hour {give or take 15 minutes}. After the exercise, they chill out with some  drinking and singing activities. All levels of fitness and drinking ability are welcome.

For details and contact information for upcoming meetings click here

Indian Track Club |

Here’s a running club for those of you with kids. Specifically tailored to young and aspiring athletes, the Indian Track Club provides young Delhi runners with the facilities to achieve their full potential. Established in 2013, the club offers young and aspiring athletes world-class coaching, medical expertise, and access to a professional athletics infrastructure, never seen before in India.

For details checkout their website here

Sunday Run Club |

For all you East Delhiite runners out there, here’s a club for you. A group of passionate runners, most of their members regularly participate in Half and Full Marathons across India. The group provides informal group runs every Saturday and Sunday morning. This is a great way to make friends, and get the lowdown on upcoming marathons.

For details and contact information for upcoming meetings click here

Nike + Run Club {N + RC} |

This is an exciting club launched with fitness big wig Nike. N+RC provides runners with endurance training, speed workouts and core conditioning specific to each runner’s goals. Nike + Run Club Delhi events will take place on weekends at 6am at Nehru Park {Gate no: 2}. Runners can register for the N+RC at the venue for free.

For details and contact information for upcoming meetings click here 

Running and Living |

The Running and Living Club provides beginner runners with advice and encouragement, as well as comprehensive training schedules for advanced runners. With links to several different marathons around Delhi, this is a great club and resource to connect with runners all over Delhi and India. They even have links on where to buy running gear and accessories.

For details and contact information click here

Gurgaon Running Meetup |

Here’s a running group specifically for runners based in Gurgaon. This is a group for anyone interested in running, even including light jogging. All skills levels are welcome. Past runs have included running in Leisure Valley Park in Gurgaon.

For details and upcoming meetings click here

For those of you who aren’t as familiar with running in Delhi {i.e. which shoes to run in, which parks to go to, etc} check out our Tips for Runners here

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