Girls on the Run
Put on those running shoes and run like a girl.
Runner Girls India (RGI) a first of its kind running club based in Bangalore is organising ‘Girls on the Run’ this Sunday on the 25th of October. So if you have been putting away your fitness agenda either because of pressures at work or home, this is probably the right way to start. There will be 5k and 10 k runs organized at the event.
Runner Girls India was started in August 2007 by a group of avid runners who felt the need to have a women’s only club where things such as safety, clothing etc could be discussed freely with one another. ‘We used to run regularly with Runners For Life (RFL) and when there was a sizable number of women running. We thought why not have a ‘group’ where only women get together and run.’ says Naina Lal one of the members of RGI who also runs a travel company. She is one of the organisers of ‘Girls on the Run’ and has been running for 7years now, has participated in marathons and triathlons.
The club which started with 5-6 members now has 200 members between the age groups of 21-65 years. RGI organises fortnightly runs in Cubbon Park where the group gets together for a non-competitive, fun run. The runs usually end with a breakfast session at Airlines Hotel. According to Lal ‘Girls on the Run’ is a first of its kind event where people from all walks of life are invited to experience the joy of running in a group.
‘The motive behind organising ‘Girls on the Run’ is firstly fitness. We also want all the runners and walkers in Bangalore to get together and be a part of this club. There is a sense of not only fitness, but also a sense of community when you get together and run’ says Lal. The group is also planning a run on Bangalore’s streets next year to coincide with International Women’s day to be held in March.
The ‘Girls on the Run’ event is partnered with YLG Salon and Spa which will also be giving each participant a YLG MyWaxer Gift Voucher. So exercise clubbed with beauty, fun and meeting like minded women is what ‘Girls on the Run’ is all about.
For more details log onto: http://runnergirlsindia.com/girlsontherun.php