Run for India 2020
Run for India is a USA wide marathon/half-marathon training and fundraising program organized by the Association for India's Development (AID). In its 12th year, AID Bay Area's Run for India (BARFI) program provides a 18-week training from March to July for the San Francisco Half Marathon. The training is provided by experienced coaches and runners. Participation needs no prior running experience.
Join us for free trial runs
(open for all)
Feb 29 and March 7 at
Baylands Park, Sunnyvale, CA
Check-in : 7:45 AM
Run starts: 8:00 AM
Note: Baylands park charges a parking fee if folks enter the park after 8:00 AM, so make sure you come and park by 7:45 AM.
What to expect ?
We train for the San Francisco Half Marathon. This year the marathon will be on Sunday, July 26th. The training will start in March lasting 18 weeks.
The training program is designed to help both novice and experienced runners. We provide nutritional guidance, advice on injury-free running, and app-based tracking of your daily exercise/stretching/hydration targets.
Fundraising for AID
AID Bay Area supports 20+ projects all over India. We hope to raise support for about 10 projects through Run for India program. We ask each runner for a commitment to raise a minimum of $500.
We help you with:
Note: While many of us who currently volunteer with AID joined as runners, and we would love you to be part of our chapter, there is no formal expectation from runners to participate in AID activities.
Note: The registration price for the San Francisco Half Marathon is not included in the above amount.
Where and when do we train ?
We train on scenic trails in several local parks in Bay Area from Campbell to Hillsdale to Fremont. We organize a weekend morning long run and a weekday evening short run. Smaller groups self organize other runs locally.
Our training program makes sure you are prepared for the small hills on the San Francisco Half Marathon course and whatever weather you may encounter on the day of the race! Watch the above video to see our training in action!
Running is the fitness activity requiring minimum gear. For new runners, we recommend that you get good running shoes. A few weeks into the training, we will organize a shoe clinic that will also include discount coupon for shoes. We also provide you with a race day active wear t-shirt as shown above.