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The India Running Summit 2015

  • About The Event

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    YouTooCanRun proudly presents The India Running Summit, 2015.


    By Runners and For Runners.

    If you are into Running, you should be here.





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  • About The India Running Summit?

    The India Running Summit – 2015 promises to be pack more punch than the inaugural year.  With our focus on our mission of “Promoting Running for Good Health”, the Summit is designed to be the single ‘go-to’ event of the year. #TIRS2015

    Who should attend?

    The India Running Summit is a must-go-to event for

    • Runners who are keen to improve their performance.

    • Running event organizers for improving their next event.

    • Trainers and coaches to impart better training practices to their running groups.

    • Running evangelists to network and share best practices on how to best promote Running for Good Health.

    • Sports Businesses

    What can I expect?

    • Scientific Discussions
    • Invigorating Debates
    • Personal Experiences
    • Idea Generation
    • Networking


    When and Where?

    Venue: C. K. Nayudu Hall, Cricket Club of India, Dinshaw Vaccha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai

    Date: Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015    Time: 10:30 am to 4:15 pm followed by a special preview of the film “Two Feet to Fly ”

  • Highlights of The India Running Summit 2014

  • Confirmed Speakers



    Dr. Aashish was  the Head of Dept of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation at the Asian Heart Institute, and the past Medical Director of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon. He currently heads the Sports Medicine Unit at Harkisondas Hospital in Mumbai.

    He is certified as ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist (in 1998).He is involved with the ACSM since 1996 & organized the first ever ACSM workshop and certification in India, in the year 2003 (in Mumbai). He has written chapters in ACSM publications as well as reviewed several ACSM publications, including the 8th edition of the Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription.

    He is also an avid sportsperson, and has completed several half marathons and a full marathon as well. Recently, he cycled non-stop from Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai, covering a distance of 329 km.

    Topic: Making Racing Events Medically Safe

    Based on a study of 5 marathons and sampling over 3121 runners, for the first time the running community in India has a sense of medical risk in running events.



    John is an Australian sports physiotherapist of 21 years experience, working with both elite athletes and the general sporting population. He graduated from the University of South Australia and then worked with the Surrey County Cricket Club for three years, from 1998 to 2001.

    He was appointed the physiotherapist of the Bangladesh cricket team, and worked with them for four years before moving to India. John was appointed the physiotherapist to the Indian cricket team in February 2005, and he successfully rendered his professional services for four years, before resigning from the post in 2008. But even after giving up that job he decided to stay on in India; Gloster is now the full-time physiotherapist for the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.




    Girish Mallya has been a Mumbai-based endurance runner for 12 years, he has completed several marathons and multi-stage self-sustaining ultra marathons. He is one of the very few Indians to have successfully completed the Marathon Des Sables, one of the toughest footraces in the world. His next challenge is an Ironman triathlon in 2014.



    UltraRunners are known to be a wild dreamers, but Raj Vadgama surpassed them all by daring to run a 10,000 Km run across the length and breadth of the country. Supported by GoQii for his nutritional needs, this segment will explore the differences between the science and practically of nutrition when running across the nation.

    Raj  has a National Record for running 100 km on world’s highest motorable road, Khar Dungla pass. He is India’s fastest Trail Ultra Runner, ran 220 km in 41.30 hours.

    Topic: Attempting Guinness record Running 10000 km self supported run across the India.

    The reason behind Bharathon. Why it’s difficult in terms of weather, logistic and diet. How Raj survived during this difficult phase. What Diet was Raj following.



    Luke is the head nutritionist at GOQii. He is an ‘International Collaborator ‘with the University of Yale, Griffin – Prevention research center, CT, U.S.A and practices in the field of nutrition, health, preventive and alternative treatment. He is also a published Author of ‘Eat Smart, Move More, Sleep Right – Your personal health coach’.

    Topic: The runner diet – keeping it simple and real

    The real danger of running. And ‘The Raj Vadgama Bharathon Diet Story’



    He’s a runner from the corporate world who has given up the corporate life to promote running across the country. Bhagta Bharat, his organisation conducts training camps and running events for under privileged runners across the country.

    Topic: Running and Social Regenerating

    The story of Bhagta Bharat. And how Bhagta Bharat has created opportunities for less privileged children to participate in running events, resulting huge improvements in values and the attitude of these children.



    Ash Nath

    Ash Nath is India’s leading veteran marathoner, a six-time qualifier for the iconic Boston Marathon and set a new record for Indian runners in his debut year at Comrades 2014. He brings into his running the discipline and strategic approach inculcated from over two decades in the corporate world. A trainer par excellence, his training sessions are attended by the elite and novice runners alike across the country. Incidentally, he is a three time winner at SCMM veteran category as well.

  • Two Feet to Fly – Movie

    The Summit is to be followed up by a special screening of the Indian running documentary, “Two Feet to Fly”

    “Two Feet To Fly” is a testament to the power that running brings to our lives. A unique sport, running has the ability to liberate us from personal challenges, no matter what they are.  The film captures the inspiring stories of six runners from across India who have overcome various issues – like depression, disease, obesity, smoking, blindness, poverty, personal trauma – and have come out stronger.  The film hopes to inspire more and more people to take up running to experience the sheer joy that life is.

    Two Feet To Fly showcases running footage from SCMM 2014 (Mumbai), Woman’s Day Run (Bangalore), Auroville Marathon (Pondicherry), Pinkathon (Bangalore) and clips from Cubbon Park (Bangalore).

    Venue: CK Nayudu Banquet Hall, Cricket Club Of India Ltd., Dinshaw Vaccha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020

    Date: January 17, 2015 Time: 4.15 pm to 5.15 pm

  • Event Flow


    From To Topic
    10.30 11.00 Tea
    11.00 11.15 Opening Ceremony
    11.15 11.45 Medical Aspect of Running by Dr. Aashish Contractor
    11.45 12.15 Physiotherapy By John Gloster
    12.15 12.45 Endurance Running by Girish Mallya
    12.45 13.15 Nutrition – Science & Reality (The story of how Raj Vadgama fueled his Bharathon across the nation.)
    13.15 14.00 Lunch
    14.00 14.30 Running & Social Regenerating (Presentation by Vivek Bhushan of Bhagta Bharat on how running is being used to help under privileged runners.)
    14.30 15.00 Training for Results by Ash Nath
    15.00 15.15 Release of Publications
    15.15 15.45 Event Organizers Panel
    15.45 16.00 Closing
    16.00 16.15 Tea Break
    16.15 17.15 Movie – Two Feet to Fly

    Only 80 seats are available.

  • Register Now

    Event Location:

    Venue: CK Nayudu Banquet Hall, Cricket Club Of India Ltd., Dinshaw Vaccha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020

    Date: Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015    Time: 10:30 am to 4:15 pm followed by a special preview of the film “Two Feet to Fly ”

    Contact Details:  Mr P Venkatraman +91 98210 27556

    * program details subject to change


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    Registration Details:

    – First 30 participants, Rs. 1250/- for the Summit + Rs 250/- for the film “Two Feet to Fly”

    – Regular seats, Rs. 1500/- for the Summit + Rs 250/- for the film “Two Feet to Fly “

    – Only “Two Feet to Fly” – Rs 250/-

    – Only Summit Rs 1500/- ( Rs 1250/- with early bird discount )



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