INDIA ROAD RUNNERS
India Road Runners has a rich history. Over the past 6 years, we’ve grown from a local running club to become the world’s premier community running organization with a mission to help and inspire people through running.
India Road Runners serves nearly 50K runners of all ages and abilities annually through hundreds of races, community open runs, walks, training sessions, and other running-related programming, with 55,000 youth participating in free fitness programs
HELP AND INSPIRE PEOPLE THROUGH RUNNING
Running takes your body, mind, and spirit to a better place. The simple act of putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward can make you healthier, happier, and more confident.
Like the starting horn at a race, we want to be the “Go!” that gets people running for life. At India Road Runners, it is our goal to give everyone on the planet both a reason to run and the means and opportunity to keep running and never stop.
Over the past 6 years, we have grown from a local running club to a global champion of the running movement. We are the India’s premier community running organization, and our efforts and events serve all runners and active individuals, from beginners to professional athletes: the young, the elderly, and the underserved of all abilities.
We impact the lives of over 500,000 people annually, from India to runners around the world, through a wide variety of events and programs for people of all ages and abilities.
It is our unique nonprofit model, which teams contributions from corporate, foundation, and individual donors with earned income from our best-in-class events that makes all our efforts possible.
Together with the help of all of IRR’s members, supporters, participants, and partners, we’re working hard to fulfill our mission of giving all people everywhere a reason to run. Today, tomorrow, and for life.
OUR CORE VALUES
Start with SERVICE:
It is our start point and our end point. It’s the direct route to helping the global community, bettering lives, and fueling positive change. We build communities and have a whole lot of fun doing it. We are inspired by our community, motivated by our competitors, and pushed to great heights by our runners and partners.
Act with INTEGRITY:
Above all else, we believe in fair play. With our events and programs comes leadership and responsibility, things we take seriously. We lead by example, behave ethically, honestly, and always strive to do the right thing. We work hard to be an organization others can look up to, inspiring confidence and trust. We take responsibility for our actions and are open, direct, and clear.
Live with PASSION:
We love our work, and we feel lucky to do what we do. We work hard, and we play hard, too. We recognize a balanced lifestyle, one which enables us to follow our passions. This is more than a job—it is an opportunity to be a catalyst for change and to inspire everyone who interacts with us.
Strive for EXCELLENCE:
We strive to do our best and be the best. Like world-class athletes, we aim high while still perfecting the basics. We push to bring out the best in ourselves while remembering that we are nothing without one another. Every day, we stretch to bring our goals closer—and to keep setting new ones. We recognize that achievement comes in many forms and should always be applauded and rewarded.
Lead with INNOVATION:
It is in our DNA. We believe that we can change the world through running. Our forward-thinking approach keeps us moving in the right direction. We’re committed to the belief that there is always a better way. We value originality, invention, and creativity, and we encourage these traits by staying open and embracing the entrepreneurial spirit.
Shine with TEAMWORK:
Together we can change the world. Like all great teams, we value collaboration and partnership. Each person in our organization is as important as the next. We applaud an inclusive approach, and we value all opinions to make sure every voice is heard before we make a decision.
LEADERS AND TEAM
Founder & CEO
At IRR, running is a team sport: Everything that we do as an organization represents the efforts of many talented, passionate, and dedicated individuals and groups pulling together to advance our mission to help and inspire people through running. Our staff—which now includes more than 10 full-time and 45 regular part-time employees—is supported by thousands of volunteers, multiple agencies, our sponsors and partners, and our board of directors.
Partnership is vital to IRR’s mission. Our partnership team will work with you to create dynamic, strong relationships with brand leaders who share our commitment to running, community, and giving back. We are proud to offer valuable, multi-channel engagement opportunities including social media, digital and mobile communications, and events on a local, national, and international basis.