October 9, 2020

Epsiode Nine: P.C. Kushwaha, India’s Youngest Multi-City Marathon Organizer

P.C.Kushwaha is the Founder at Thrill Zone and Head (Events Division) at Daily World International Newspaper.
While most are busy trying to deal with the newly-acquired responsibilities of a job, P.C. Kushwaha decided to walk a different path. At the very young age of 24, he established his first entrepreneurial venture called Thrill Zone. Young and motivated Kushwaha wanted to raise awareness about the importance of leading a healthy and fit life.
 
A runner since school, Kushwaha decided to take up a job after finishing his studies and worked for an American company in Gurugram for a few years. However, his calling lay elsewhere. He realized that running contained immense pleasure in itself, and its benefits to the body were just happy add-ons. He had quit running when he took up a job, but the sport refused to leave him. Seven years later he took up running again and was soon participating in every event possible, winning a number of accolades. Since 2013, he has participated in countless nation-wide half marathons. Once his passion was firmly established, he quit his secure job in 2015 and took the plunge to become a social entrepreneur.
 
He successfully completed the mountaineering Adventure course offered by the prestigious Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, India (NIM), Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. He is also a Yoga practitioner, certified by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi and Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga (PGDYO)-Session 2018-2019. He has taken extensive athletic training at the JLN Stadium, New Delhi. Today, he has the distinction of having participated in over 30 events - including half-marathons, 10kms, 5kms at varied places like Ladakh, Nainital, Delhi Jim Corbett, etc and several other obstacle races nationwide.
 
Long-distance running, quite literally, took him places. He traveled all over India, even to the most scheduled spots and places he had never imagined finding himself in. While running he felt free and he wanted to share that experience with his fellow citizens from all over the country. He is consumed by a desire to ensure that his NGO – the Thrill Zone Trust – is able to motivate a maximum number of people to run and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
 
To achieve his aim of spreading awareness about health, he has now started organizing events all over India. Now he is known as Youngest Multi-city Marathon Organizer, He has successfully organized over 60 events in the last five years in Mumbai, Patiala, Dehradun, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Kathgodam, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, etc.

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