It’s time to catch up with your friends and head to Bharathon, a unique evening running event in Pune
Dawn or dusk, twilight is the best time for physical activity. What better time than a summer evening for a relaxed jog or a whole-body exercise of sprint.
Benefits of a morning exercise are not debatable. They cannot be ignored. Running in the mornings is healthy and easy. But, have you ever thought of running in the evenings? An evening walk or race leaves with a much different feeling. Evening races have become more popular worldwide these days. Here is a chance for you to experience a unique and exhilarating evening race, right under the gaze of Western Ghats.
Bharat FC, a Pune-based football club, is organizing a fantastic running event, Bharathon, on May 10, 2015 at the Balewadi Main stadium. Bharathon has been scheduled in the early evening hours. From start to end, this evening run will take place inside the stadium from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bharathon is a high-caliber trail race wherein you will be able to choose from three categories: a half marathon (21.097 km), a 10km race and a 5km race. The half marathon will flag off at 4:30 p.m., and 10km and 5km will flag off at 5:30 p.m. Make sure you choose your race category very carefully.
As we said earlier, evening races are much different than running in the morning. A human body is naturally primed in the evenings, but it is difficult enough to race at that time. As your body is full of energy in the evenings, you may race too fast at the beginning and you may feel exhausted quickly. . That makes you feel like you are increasing your effort and running extra miles, whereas you are actually slowing down.
So, think and pick your race category. Every participant of Bharathon will be provided with a T-shirt. Running from start to end at Bharathon will make the participant an SCMM (Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon) qualifier and participants who successfully finish the race will be awarded with medals.
The organiser is selling a timing chip. If you are running for winning, you must buy this. Only this validates your speed and an eventual victory. The winner of Bharathon and time certificate will be determined by the timing chip. “No timing chip, no winner.” Participants, who don’t own a timing chip can purchase at 300 INR in Balewadi Main stadium.