Om Run

Om Run 2017

Hari Om!

Chinmaya Mission’s Om Run 2017 (omrun.cmsj.org) was held at the scenic Vasona Park in Los Gatos, CA on Sunday, April 23rd 2017. This is the 7th successful year of this spectacular event. Om Run has grown over the years in scale, content and delivery since its inception in 2010.

Om Run was conceived many years ago as one of the ways Chinmaya Mission advocates its Mission statememt which is “to give maximum happiness to maximum people for maximum time”  Chinmaya Mission was founded by Swami Chinmayananda in the 1950’s, the mission has 380 locations across the globe. Chinmaya Mission is a non-profit organization that provides value education for kids, spiritual classes for adults and it undertakes several community-building projects.

The event was open for registration to all. Over 1800 people attended Om Run 2017.

The day started with warm-up exercise by Bombay Jam, followed by 5k, 10k and a half marathon, Throughout the day patrons were entertained with music and dance. There was a spread of Indian food choices and snacks available to purchase.

The carnival (Mela) section of Om Run had attractions like rock-climbing, slides, petting zoo, pony rides and other fun activities like face painting, hip a dee hop, tug of war etc. Boating was another popular attraction – all part of the family oriented Om Run fun!!

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Race results can be viewed at www.cmsj.org/omrun. If you participated in a race event, then please don’t forget to print your well deserved finisher certificate. Please note that finisher certificates are provided by Om Run vendors and are not affiliated with CMSJ. Thank you again and see you next year. 

Thank you for making Om Run 2017 part of your plans. We hope you enjoyed the event. Please feel free to share your opinion or ideas for improving future events by writing to omrun@cmsj.org

View official Om Run 2017 results and get your personalized finisher’s certificate

Blast from the past - Om Run 2015

CHARITIES SUPPORTED

After meeting third party expenses for the event, each Om Run event identifies charities to benefit from the event. Om Run 2017 will benefit the following organizations:

Om Run 2017 Training Program (Closed to New Runners)

It is said practice makes perfect. The Om Run training program has helped several beginners and experienced runners find their stride. This could be the year for you ! Come and join the training program that’s run by experienced runners from our own Chinmaya family, expect to be supported in our shared journey across the finish line.

What’s in the training?

  • Assigned mentor for personalized advice and motivation
  • Weekly training schedules
  • Weekly group runs with mentors
  • Shoe clinic conducted by expert
  • Nutrition and hydration clinic conducted by expert
  • Website and community to get peer advice

When does training start and end?

Full Marathon (16 weeks):

  • San Jose, San Ramon: Saturday, January 21 – Saturday, May 13
  • Fremont:  Sunday, January 22 – Sunday, May 14

Half Marathon, 10K, 5K (12 weeks)

  • San Jose, San Ramon: Saturday, January 21 – Saturday, April 15
  • Fremont: Sunday, January 22 – Sunday, April 16

What is included in training?

Apart from weekend long runs, weekday runs will be led by your assigned mentor. Your mentor will work with you to set a mutually convenient time for the weekday runs. Typically, most mentors tend to follow a morning schedule: 6:00 – 7:00 AM. You should be able to work out an alternate schedule with your mentor.

Questions ?

Contact Team Om Run at: omrun@cmsj.org

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