Vision & Mission
Hyderabad Runners is the first group in India to institutionalize running. Founded in May 2007, the primary aim of this not-for-profit society is to help people lead active lifestyles by making running a preferred form of fitness activity.
We achieve this end with a three-fold approach – Advocacy, Training & Events. While liaising with the Government, educational institutions & other organized sections of the society forms the basis for our advocacy arm, we have all-year-long training programs and events.
Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, India’s toughest city marathon, is the flagship event of Hyderabad Runners, which runners have been coveting since 2011.
With 25 running groups in the city operating under Hyderabad Runners, and 6000 members in its official mailing group, membership has grown over 300 times since inception.
We strongly believe that running is a community-building exercise which cuts through social barriers & inculcates lifelong skills in young people. With this belief, we work towards creating a stronger community in Hyderabad.
Mission: To promote running as the preferred form of exercise in and around the twin cities
Vision: To achieve a fit, athletic and active Hyderabad, by reaching out to every corner of the city.
Our Core Values
This is the foundation on top of which we build all our initiatives. Our work begins with the aim of building a community, keeps itself up with the help of the community, and ends with the benefit the community derives from it. We strongly believe that running breaks several societal barriers which do not allow people to come together otherwise. So, we continue to be inspired by all the people who come together to form this eclectic community that holds itself together with one love – running.
Equality & Integrity
A runner is a runner – no matter how old they are, who they are, or what they do. We build this sense of equality & integrity in all our interactions. We grow our organization in an ethical & honest manner, while striving to provide the best experience for every runner. We work hard to ensure our community, including runners & partners can place their unwavering trust in us.
Everything we do, we do owing to our passion for running. All our initiatives are fuelled by the passionate set of runners & volunteers who can foresee our vision, and work towards contributing their bit in fulfilling it.
We are a 6000+ strong community, and every year we pull together one of India’s largest marathons ably aided by a strong team of volunteers. We are not who we are if not for our volunteers. We value every person’s opinion & all our decision-making is a collaborative process, where everyone is on board with the proceedings.