A few days ago the Running Regulator was created, here are the draft regulations. Comments are invited from runners, doctors, photographers, hoteliers, shoe manufacturers, socks and other accessories manufacturers, spouses and parents of runners, coaches, physiotherapists, gym owners, drivers of cars supporting runners, and any other person who thinks about running, and all others.

Rules and Regulations made under Sec 23 of the Act:

1. For running a person should be a member of an association formed exclusively for this purpose.

2. Men and Women can run, however for safety reasons it is assumed that women will not run separately. Even if there is a GOR (girls only run) the scorer, coach, doctors, physios, etc HAVE to be men. This is done to ensure that non running men do not take advantage of the running women. This has to be the preserve of the running men.

3. A Runner’s association will have 4 categories of runners – novice, starter, veteran, super veteran. Depending on a self declaration people can qualify in each group. A person should have completed at least 15 marathons to be called a veteran and about 30 marathons to be called a super veteran.

4. When buying a shoe, only the following brands are allowed to sell shoes to runners – Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Bata.

5. There are a lot of people who run without shoes – Mr. A Ananthram has been asked to chair a committee on ‘barefoot running’. The committee will have 9 representatives. Out of these 9 members, the shoes manufacturer’s association will have the right to nominate 8 members. The first meeting will be held in New York city….on….

More rules and regulations will follow…

………more will follow…

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  1. Dear Subra,
    Some more rules
    1.Licences for running will be issued by local RTO’s and it will be
    mandatory to carry them while running.
    2.Traffic cops will have the power to check and fine runners not
    carrying the licences (in original only, without lamination).
    3.Tenders will be called for purchase of shoes for runners working
    in state/central government departments on the basis of
    specification and price provided by any one of the approved
    manufacturer’s.(depending on which company offers the highest
    bribe amount.)
    4.Treadmills, running equipment, shoes etc. will attract a special
    duty/cess in so that the regulator can spend on education the
    general population about the benefits of running.
    More rules to follow later……..

  2. was eagerly waiting for the second draft after reading the first.
    Who prepares the first cut draft? Is there any logic or theme behind it. I mean sponserer, Big shots role etc

  3. If there ever will a runner regulations come in this will happen for sure

    “Mr. A Ananthram has been asked to chair a committee on ‘barefoot running’.The committee will have 9 representatives. Out of these 9 members, the shoes manufacturer’s association will have the right to nominate 8 members. “

  4. sir,
    shoe must be replaced after every 100 km running. new shoes with km reading will be introduced shortly and runners not following this rule will be liable to pay challans

  5. association of gym owners will educate people and inform them about the statistics of fatal and nonfatal accidents happening on roads,chain snatchings in parks etc and lobby for no running roads/parks/days.

  6. for all equipments and accessories like treadmill, exercise machines, shoes, clothes etc – point of contact will be Mr. Kalmadi 🙂

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