NIO Explore Pune Cycle Race

26 Oct 2019, A Team race that takes you all over Pune!

700+ Free Eye Surgeries

700 free eye surguries are performd by Dr. Adity Kelkar, Dr Jai Kelkar and their team of doctors as part of the program. All petients are below povertyline.

Largest Blind Folded Marathon.
Official World book of Records. 
We made a record in 2018, we are attempting to again break it in 2019.

After the attempt is successful participants can request a world record certificate.

Largest Blindfolded Run

If you close your eyes you will learn!

At 8:30 AM all participants will run the blind folded run. You will be blind folded while going and your partner will be blindfolded when returing back. If you have registered for any other distance then you do not need to register again. If you are coming only for this record setting run then registration is must. You can also do the regular run blindfolded with your partner. Every registration is for individual. You have to find a registered partner that you trust.

If you have registered for the regular Marathon you do not need to seprately register for the world record run after the regular race.  You are eledigible to participate, please find your partner.

Participants Tshirt for runners doing Half Marathon, 10K or 5K

Finisher's Medal


It was a great experience being part of the NIO Vision Marathon 2018, especially participating in the largest blindfolded run where our Bitwise Foundation volunteers teamed up with the visually impaired students and Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Kirkee employees to encourage them & make all participants aware about about the importance of eyesight and how simple measures and precautions can help us prevent avoidable blindness.This marathon has taught us to be socially responsible towards our co-members in society who need our help and time. It has taught us how our physical challenges should not stop us from achieving our goals in life.

Thanks a lot for organizing an amazing event! 

Bitwise Foundation!

Free eye camp

If you have a large number of people in your organization or group we can conduct an eye check up camp for you. Email

75% of blindness is avoidable

The largest population of visually impaired are elderly family members. Does not matter what is your education and income. For past 4 years NIO Vision Marathon has been an attempt to raise awareness about Avoidable Blindness. Dr. Aditya Kelkar and Dr. Jai Kelkar of the National Institute of Ophthalmology have taken lead in spreading awareness. They guide our team in spreading awareness about avoidable blindness




Diabetes is the number one reason for reversible blindness. Blood vessels in the retina may swell and leak fluid. New vessels may be weak or may grow on the surface of the retina. This makes yearly eye check up mandatory for the diabetic patients.

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness and the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. According to WHO, 4.5 million people are blind due to glaucoma around the world.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes. Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night.

45% of blind children were blind from avoidable causes
Such as: Corneal scarring (mainly from Vitamin A deficiency and measles), Childhood Cataract, Retinopathy of prematurity, Refractive error (mostly myopia), and low vision are reasons that can be avoided. 

Spread Awarness!

Congratulations Amarjeet Singh Chawla for doing successful Mumbai - Pune run.


Bib must be pinned on the front of your chest during the race. check the timing chip stuck on the back of your bib.

Sunday, 21 July 2019
5:45 AM Start for the 21 Km
6:30 AM Start for 10Km
6:45 AM Start for 5Km
7:00 AM Onwards, Post run festivities
8:00 AM Prize distribution
8:30 AM Start for 2 Km World Book of Records Attempt at Largest Blindfold Run. If you register for 21K, 10K or 5K you don't need to register separately for the blind folded run, just find your partner from the registered participants.

Start/Finish Address

Rabindranath Tagore School of Excellence, Mitcon Rd, Balewadi,
Pune - 411045
Google Map

Bib & Tshirt Distribution

Rabindranath Tagore School of Excellence, Mitcon Rd, Balewad Saturday 20July 2019



Phone - +91 9595202219 / 9595344500 / 9372846475

For All Participants personally collecting thier bib will receive Ice pack for runners and guidance on how to use it. Thanks to Healyos Physiotherapy clinic

Bib Collection Saturday: 11 AM to 6:00 PM at Rabindranath Tagore School

For all participants collecting the bib in person, will conduct an complimentary health check up for all participants. Healthians will collect your blood samples during bib distribution and will give your test results for Colesterol-Total, Serum, TSH Ultra-sensitive, Calcium Total, Serum, Random Blood Sugar.
Reports will be available online.