Wednesday, 31 October 2012

As we celebrated the victory of good over evil and saw three big effigies burn, one with 10 heads, let's pause for a minute and think of our personal fight of Good over evil which we have to win year on year, month on month, week on week. 24X7!
Cardiac ailments, Diabetes, and Hypertension - are the three big evils that we have to win over - day in and day out - not just before a medical check.And then celebrate your ten victories and celebrate

Good cholesterol over bad
Stronger heart muscles over weak ones
Moderate blood pressure over high or low
Controlled sugar levels over random swings
Victory over sinusitis and asthma
Energised mind body and soul
Better overall blood circulation for that all body program
Stronger and more flexible muscles and a more supple body
That self confidence boost to get you on a different plane focused more on good than on evil
That optimism which inspires not just yourself but others who connect with you

To help you put that winning foot forward, we have a simple program for you.
If you currently walk and have never run in the last 20 years - click here and make a start of interspersing a little bit of running into your walking. It will help each of these victories of yours, and more

We would love to help make this journey fun. Link up with others like yourself, who are just starting off- click and join on of the many running groups in your city - check out this link

And to make it ever more interesting and rewarding, we would love to have you join us at our 5th Annual Run Fest in Gurgaon; at The 5th Gurgaon Running And Living Marathon and a Half!! on Dec 2nd 2012. We have 5km and 10.55km runs (5.5% extra during the happy hours). We halso have half and full marathons, our trademark marathon and a half, then for the centurions we have a 105.5km run and we have a 24 hr run for those hamsters and energiser bunnies who keep going on and on.
We would love to have you join us and run, or cheer or volunteer - it does not matter if you don't know anyone who is running - the energy is infectious and that is possibly all you will need to make a start yourself. Because we know you can.

These runs will start and finish from near Ansal's Club Florence in Gurgaon and will be supported by Max HealthCare and watched over by the Gurgaon Traffic Police. All of you are likely to be shot by a Canon (camera that is)

For more information and registration before Oct 31st click on
If you've already made the mistake and registered for one of these runs, then get family and friends to cheer you, or maybe even volunteer with us - who knows - one of them may give you the medal at the finish line.

A few fun things for you to win your battle over good over evil
Try it out
But don't get addicted (Don't say we didn't warn you)

Sunday, 17 June 2012

"To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping." 

Chinese Proverb 
That's what we want you to do with us. Just keep on stepping. Whether it is in Pune, or Chittoor, Or Gurgaon or the Himalaya or Jaipur or.... Just keep on stepping.
11 years ago when I started running, quite by chance, I did not realize what an impact this simple act of going on stepping would have on me- getting me ever fitter, more positive, more confident and optimistic and more. And as I kept running and meeting other runners in different parts of the world, I started realizing what a wonder drug this simple activity was, and then I started reading about it, and the studies and the busting of myths like running is bad for the knees, and more. And then I switched gears from corporate life to an entrepreneurial one, from the comfort of a big and steady paycheck, to having to earn every pie, because I believed that if we keep on stepping, our lives can be vastly improved - sounds crazy but I have seen thousands of people get transformed, first hand at each of our 100 runs that we have done now across 8 states in the country.

At Running And Living Infotainment we have a goal of making running into a powerful brand engagement platform for marketers of products and services, especially for their premium customers, while we get 200 million people to start running - so come out and keep on stepping with us. We want to make that smile of yours a more permanent fixture and reduce your stress and strengthen your arterial flexibility, and lower your BP and much more.

Tons of runs - all accessible with one link and one click on
Let's get that smile on your face a little bigger, and a little more permanent
We would love to have you join us at one or all of the runs at:
Gurgaon Town and Country Run on Aug 5th
Pune Sinhagad Fort Run on Aug 19th (last minute permissions awaited)
Shimla Ultra Half Marathon and More on Sept 30th
CMC Vellore Running And Living Chittoor Challenge on Oct 6th
5th Gurgaon Marathon and a Half - where we have 5km runs to a 24 hour run, from morning to afternoon runs to keep the party going

See the photographs from The 1st Rishikesh Running And Living Adventure Half Marathon at

If you are on facebook - join the chatter there at and see loads of photographs of perhaps yourself and some friends and definitely of unknown folks who could become acquaintances and thick friends, as you keep on stepping, in one of our 60 groups across the country or one of our 30 runs across the country, across the year. Welcome to a place where the run never sets and you choose what to do.

Look forward to running into you.

Rahul Verghese
Running And Living Infotainment Pvt Ltd
We work with brands to unleash their potential

Engage with us at!/runningandlivin
ps: Running And Living Infotainment is a marketing company focused on brand and organizational activation using running as the platform. We have a national calendar of 30 runs, organize corporate workshops - focused around motivation, leadership and productivity enhancement, our content on running reaches 2 m households periodically. We would love to work with your brand with a metrics driven approach to provide you a 3x leverage in the short terms and a potent brand engagement platform in the medium term

Saturday, 2 June 2012

India is Running And Living

Been running around a lot and not had time to click away here - will make up now.

The last 6 months have been hectic as we have yet again expanded the number of runs we are doing,
The bridge on the Rishikesh Running And Living Adventure Half Marathon route

and some of the distances - Corbett had a full marathon, Rishikesh Half Marathon, Himalayan High Altitude marathon, Chittoor Half Marathon, Pune Half Marathon to name a few.
Entrance to Sinhagad at around 9km into the Pune Running And Living Fort Half Marathon route

We now have 30 runs a year across the country across the year and across terrain - would love to have you check out and 60 running groups across the country - join one of them at
Recce of the first leg of the Himalayan Running And Living Marathon       

Exciting times - as we see loads of people traversing the country and sight seeing on the run :-)

But we have only just begun - the road is long, and enjoyable
See you soon

Rahul Verghese