India is a land of plenty, and that applies to everything including trail runs. Trail running is highly sought out because it combines the experience of marathon running, with the perks of a weekend getaway. The Lonavala trail Run is one such marathon that takes place in Maharashtra’s most exciting weekend getaway and hill station – Udhewadi in Lonavala. At an elevation of 2,047 feet above sea level, Lonavala is dotted with waterfalls, valleys, and dams. Unlike the neighboring metros of Pune and Mumbai, Lonavala boasts of a pleasant and cool climate which is perfect for a session of trail running.
The event is organized by Runbhoomi, who are renowned for their trail-running events, marathons, and ultra-running sessions. With campaigns like Guardians of Nature, they aim to create awareness by organizing common platforms for discussing and recognizing the urgent need to cherish and conserve nature. With the ever challenging terrain and the thrilling marathon experience, their purpose is to nudge people out of the urban jungles and bring them closer to nature.
Running on trails is based on skill and requires a level of balance, strength, and focus that is greater than running on an asphalt road. So, it is wise to train well before you go out on a wild trail run. As the Official Virtual Training Partner for the Lonavala Trail Run, Mobiefit knows the importance of the right training and diet when it comes to balancing your energy levels and your speed when it comes to trail running. That’s why we have designed specific training programs that will include a workout schedule followed by a number of strengthening sessions along with your own personalized Diet Plan designed by Nutrition expert, Shwetha Bhatia. The programs target specific areas or skills that one will need, to enhance and cater to runners of all levels and types.
The Runbhoomi event at Lonavala will consist of three main categories:
- Lonavala Trail Run -21km
- Dream Green Run -10km
- Joy of Jungle -5km
For those who are beginners, the Joy of Jungle -5km is a great way to muster up the pace. Though a 5 km distance doesn’t sound like much when you are treading on uneven paths, keeping up your pace even for such a short trail becomes difficult. Mobiefit provides a Starter 5K and Elite 5K Training Program and Diet which is guaranteed to help you sustain your speed and finish your run in under 30 minutes.
The Dream Green Run – 10km is ideal for those who are accustomed to running on treacherous terrain. Again, a run of 10 km requires high endurance levels and a steady control over one’s pace. With the Mobiefit Starter 10K and Elite 10K Programs, we aim to help you boost your performance while maintaining a steady marathon speed.
For more advanced runners there will be the Lonavala Trail Run -21km. This is a competitive distance based marathon and it is mandatory that you have previous trail running experience. To help you stay in the competition and score a new personal best, we have Starter 21K and Elite 21K Training and Diet Plans which will provide you with the strength training necessary for running such a large distance. Featuring a combination of Fartleks, interval runs, Tempo runs and long run sessions, both the programs are super intense and will definitely improve your 21K pace and performance.
Registrations are open for the Runbhoomi Lonavala Trail Run on Mobiefit Events. As their official training partner, we urge all runners and marathon aspirants to not miss out on this opportunity. This event is a concept where participants can take in the scenic valley views of this beautiful hill station and enjoy the pre and post marathon sessions which will include music, bonfires and experience wilderness with runners of all ages!