Health and fitness are resources that enable individuals to increase productivity, thrive and reach their full potential.

The mission of Bhakra Nangal Wheels and Strides is in sync with the Chief Minister of Punjab's Tandurst Punjab campaign which envisages a society where everyone contributes towards their better health and well being and thereby building a healthier Punjab with human excellence in a sustainable manner.

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positive personal & social values

awareness about health & fitness

psychological well being

uniting the grassroots

Every participant gets

dry fit t-shirt

finisher medal



electronic timing chip

runner bib

medical facilities

individual pictures


  • Marathon
  • Cash Prizes


21.1 km – Half Marathon (Competitive) cut-off time: 3:45 min.

Event date: Sunday, 22nd March 2020

A distance of 21.1 Km will be a good start to your fitness journey. If it’s your first half marathon, what better way to start than to run in one of the most beautiful tracks!
Minimum age to participate in this category is 18 years.

Ticket includes -

  • Race Registration Fee
  • Race kit

- Timing chip

- Running Bib

- Refreshments

- Dry Fit t-shirt

  • En route Services - Hydration, Energy Drink, Energy Bar, Bananas, Sandwiches, Medical Support
  • Physiotherapy Support

10 km – The Champs (Competitive) cut-off time: 1:30 min. 

Event date: Sunday, 22nd March 2020

This track is an easy 10 Km run in the midst of the wonderful Bhakra Nangal region.
Minimum age to participate in this category is 15 years.

Ticket includes -

  • Race Registration Fee
  • Race kit

- Timing chip

- Running Bib

- Refreshments

- Dry Fit t-shirt

  • En route Services - Hydration, Energy Drink, Energy Bar, Bananas, Sandwiches, Medical Support
  • Physiotherapy Support

5 km Fun run/walk (non-competitive) 

Event date: Sunday, 22nd March 2020

This 5 Km run is perfect for those who want to relax and just enjoy the scenic beauty around them.
Minimum age to participate in this category is 12 years.

Ticket includes -

  • Race Registration Fee
  • Race kit

- Running Bib

- Refreshments

- Dry Fit t-shirt

  • En route Services - Hydration, Energy Drink, Energy Bar, Bananas, Sandwiches, Medical Support
  • Physiotherapy Support

Cash Prizes

Rs 8 Lakh cash prizes to be won in Upcoming Bhakra Nangal Wheels and Strides Marathon 2nd edition, Rupnagar Punjab


Prize Money Rules:-

  • Men and women both Indian and foreign nationals can participate in the event.
  • An individual can participate only in one category out of two categories.
  • Participants must be over 18 years as on 22nd March 2020 for 21.1 km Half Marathon.
  • Participants must be over 15 years as on 22nd March 2020 for 10 Km The Champs.
  • Prize Money is applicable only for the Half Marathon - 21.1 km and The Champs - 10 km as per the rules are given hereunder for Indian and foreign nationals.
  • Positions for prize money entitlement will be based on the Chip/Net time alone. In addition to the rules mentioned herein, entitlement to finish positions and prize money winnings are subject to -
    1. Bib tag timings captured across all timing points on the course, including at the start and finish mats.
    2. Physical verification by technical officials.
    3. Dope test results (as applicable).
  • All participants must display their bib numbers prominently on themselves.
  • Participants found to have interchanged their running number bib and/or bib tag with others will be disqualified from the competition. Such participants will not be entitled to any timing or prize money (where applicable).
  • Prize winners declared may be required to submit further proof of identity/age, as may be required, for disbursement of prize money, failing which the organisers may, at its sole discretion, withhold disbursement or disqualify the said participant from the competition. Age as on the day of the event i.e. 22nd March 2020 will be considered.
  • Race results announced on race day will be ‘provisional’. Final results and entitlement to prize money shall be subject to the rules mentioned herein and the race regulations.
  • Post verification of results, prize money cheques of winners falling within the finish positions as given in the prize money structure shall be drawn in the name of the individual athlete/runner.
  • All prize winners should necessarily provide details of bank accounts in India.
  • Prize money is subject to Indian income tax rules as applicable and taxes, if any, and will be borne by the winner.
  • Timing results: Where a runner’s timing result with respect to his/her gender and/or age, is required to be updated online, the runner needs to write, no later than 30th March 2020, at [email protected], specifying the nature of edit required and attaching the relevant proof of change. Requests received after 30th March 2020 will not be entertained.
  • Fastest Prize winners are not eligible for age category prizes.
  • Prize money will be given within 60 days after the event day.
  • Age category results will be announced on the website and social media within one week of the event.
  • All prize winners should necessarily provide details of bank accounts in India.
  • Winner timings will be declared as per their net time.
  • For any queries contact us at +91 9818608715/9818616017.


Race information

Race Director – Siddarth Choudhary, an ex-sea captain and an ultra-endurance athlete, is the race director for Bhakra Nangal Wheels and Strides. He is one of the few elite runners who finished ‘The Great India Run’. A 1480 Km run from India Gate, New Delhi to Gateway of India, Mumbai in a span of 19 days. He also went on a 7-day cycling expedition of 540 Kms from Manali to Khardung La. After nearly 2 decades on high seas and 7 years in the corporate world, he has been training corporate groups to take corporate steps to take conscious steps towards a healthy lifestyle. He is the founder and chief mentor of GRR, the largest fitness community in NCR with over 10,000 + members. He is also the race director and founder of Juniorun, India’s largest multi-city running event for children that has been successful in Jaipur and NCR.


Meet Our Pacers As an aid to runners, the Pace Team will be there for you. We will be offering pace groups led by experienced pacers for a wide variety of times and we hope you will find this support useful as you strive to achieve your goals.

A pace team is a group of runners led by an experienced leader who runs together in the marathon. The pace leader runs a steady pace and keeps track of that pace so that the group can achieve their goal of finishing the marathon at a particular time. There are wonderful benefits to running with a pace group. You’ll be supported by a cheerful leader and will be side by side with other runners sharing the same goal as you. One of the biggest mistakes that runners make is starting out too fast and then giving up in the later portions of the race. The pace team will run at an almost even pace. If the pace feels too slow at the beginning of the race that’s normal. Just stay with the group and ask the pace leader about an appropriate strategy for the second half. If you find the pace too fast in the early miles, then slow down and drop back from the team so you’ll be able to finish the race.

The Pace Team promises to provide fun and excitement for both first times, and experienced marathoners looking to reach their running goals – whether that’s a personal best, or just getting across the finish line.

About Event

The District Olympic Association, Rupnagar presents Season 2 of Bhakra Nangal – Wheels and Strides, Rupnagar Edition – Marathon. This event would set new standards in Marathon running, something that has never been witnessed before in this region. With a vision to spread the message of fitness and a healthy living lifestyle, the event is all set to take place in March 2020.

About the organizer-

This event is organized by The District Olympic Association, Rupnagar.  Formerly known as Ropar, the town of Rupnagar is said to have been founded by a Raja called Rokeshar, who ruled during the 11th century and named it after his son Rup Sen. The town is of considerable antiquity. Recent excavations and explorations conducted at Rupnagar indicate that the first civilized folk to settle here were the Harappans, who apparently reached the upper Satluj towards the close of third millennium B.C. District was carved out on 1st November 1966 at the of re-organization of the State. The District has rich historical and religious significance behind it. The district adjoins Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar and Fatehgarh Sahib Districts of Punjab. The district comprises 4 Tehsils, Rupnagar, Anandpur Sahib, Nangal and Chamkaur Sahib and includes 624 villages and 6 towns namely Rupnagar, Chamkaur Sahib, Anandpur Sahib, Morinda, Kiratpur Sahib, and Nangal. All the towns except Chamkaur sahib fall on Indian Railway Line. The Satluj river passes close (2 to 5 km) to the towns of Nangal, Rupnagar and Anandpur Sahib.

Explore & experience

Bhakra Nangal Dam – Bhakra-Nangal was the first of the large dams that former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru called “temples of modern India”. Widely perceived to have played a crucial role in India becoming self-sufficient in food production, it gave a newly-independent India a feeling of self-reliance and pride in its achievements.
Located in the village of Bhakra in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur region, amidst the lusciously green Sutlej-Beas river valley, the dam took 12 years to build, starting in 1951. Towering at 740 ft, it is one of the highest gravity dams in the world and forms the Gobind Sagar reservoir, which is the third largest reservoir in India. Three times taller than the Qutub Minar, it irrigates 7 million acres in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. The Bhakra Dam project is today used as a model to justify large dam programmes elsewhere in the country. The dam attracts tourists from all over the country and has been built with the unrelenting toil of man for the benefit of mankind and therefore is worthy of worship.


Gobind Sagar Lake –  Gobind Sagar lake, on river Sutlej, is a man-made reservoir built in 1976; its source is the hydel dam at Bhakra. Nestled amidst the Himalayan range it is an embodiment of true Himalayan beauty, surrounded by lush green mountains. The lake has been named after the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh. It was declared as a ‘waterfowl refuge’ in 1962. The lake supports fifty-one species of fish and is well known for its flora and fauna. It is one of the most visited tourist’s spots and numerous ornithologists and nature lovers are thereby attracted to this place.


Virasat-e-Khalsa – A masterpiece of rich Sikh culture and religious history, the `Virasat-e-Khalsa` is located in the holy city of Anandpur Sahib, the birthplace of the Khalsa. Conceived as a repository of the rich heritage of the `Khalsa`, the museum showcases the history and culture of Punjab; the heritage complex has been built to emphasize the eternal message of the 10 Sikh Gurus. It is built on a 100-acre site at Anandpur Sahib. It was here in 1699, on the day of Baisakhi, that the 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, founded the Khalsa Panth and baptized the `Panj Piaras` (the first five baptized Sikhs known to be the loved ones of the Guru). The Museum building, which is shaped like hands offering prayers, unfolds Sikh history and tradition like never before.

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How to reach

Nangal is a town in the Rupnagar district in Punjab, India. It is located on the foot of Shivalik hills and spreads over both sides of the river Satluj.

There are multiple modes of transport for one to reach Nangal.

1) Take a flight and then Drive.

There are direct flights available to nearby cities like Chandigarh, Kangra, Amritsar, and Delhi. The rest of the Journey can be covered by road.

Chandigarh to Nangal – 103 km, 2 hours by road.

Kangra to Nangal – 119 km, 3 hours by road.

Amritsar to Nangal – 169 km, 3 hours 30 minutes by road.

Delhi to Nangal – 336 km, 6 hours by road.

2) Take a train

 A cheaper option would be to take a train to Nangal Dam. Direct trains are available from Chandigarh, Ambala, Amritsar, Haridwar, and Delhi. 

3) Travel by Road

Direct buses from Delhi, Chandigarh, and Amritsar to Nangal are available. You can also hire a taxi and reach a couple of hours faster.


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The District Olympic Association, Rupnagar in collaboration with District Administration Una, Hoshiarpur and Bilaspur, presents the 1st edition of Bhakra Nangal – Wheels and Strides. This event would set new standards in long-distance cycling and running, something that has never been witnessed before in this region.

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GRR, an acronym for Gurgaon Road Runners was conceptualized in 2013 in Gurgaon by Siddarth Choudhary, Chief mentor and founder of GRR, with an intent to revolutionize wellness and to bring about lifestyle changes through fitness. From just a few members in 2013 to 10,000+ members at present, GRR has spanned across pan India with a significant presence in NCR(Delhi, Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Dwarka), promoting fitness and motivating people to change their lives and becoming one of the largest fitness community in India. From road running to flexibility, from cycling to strengthening, GRR has a structured training plan for all age groups that help you become fitter. GRR also organizes events like marathons (running event), cyclothons (cycling events), duathlons (cycling and running) and Juniorun (an exclusively designed run for kids.).


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