● The flagship event Run Bhopal RunÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ16was on 4th December 2016. This year, the event had 21k (half marathon) category also in addition to 11k and 5k categories. The race route took participants through a lake side national park situated in the heart of the city.
● The entire city was electrified in the ensuing month with numerous pre-launch activities reaching its crescendo on RBR 2016 event day. The city of Bhopal witnessed promotional events such as non-stop running show by running Man Arun kumar who ran for 12 hours non-stop. A Limca Book record was created in the pre lauch activities when Vijay Bodupalli of Tamil Nadu ran 10 k backwards in a record time of 2hours and 2 minutes whilst promoting Run Bhopal run 2016. The expo for RBR 2016 was spread in 15 acres with runners having exposer to the latest in running world merchandise. As a built up to the event, team Bhopal Runners went to about 100 plus colleges and schools to make running truly a movement and not merely an event. As a result of reaching out to communities, RBR 2016 hadan astonishing registration of 12117 persons through our website.
● RBR 2016 broke its own record for participation with as many as 12117 (81%) runners turning up for participation. This is an increase of 31 % in participation compared to RBR 2015. The increases participation reflects the magnificent growth of running as a movement in central India and makes Bhopal Runners its engine and fastest growing running platform in the country. RBR 2016 again is astonishing in terms of female participation with about 24% (3036) participants being from fairer sex. RBR 2016 continues to be a relatively a young race with about 78% of participants being in 18 to 40 years age group.