YouCanRunToo - On an upward trend

YouTooCanRun, created in 2014, is a comprehensive resource for runners. Mr. P. Venkatraman, the company's founder and chief executive officer, established it as a social enterprise with the objective to "encourage running for good health." A Certified Public Accountant by training, he is a serial entrepreneur who has scaled two previous businesses, which were later acquired by US and UK investors. His most recent departure was from a Domestic/International BPO with a large list of corporate clients, serviced from 10 offices by a team of 3000+ individuals. Instead of resting on his laurels after his retirement, he opted to pursue his passion for running and promote it to make others healthier.

YouCanRunToo - On an upward trend

In the last few years he has notched up an impressive growth at YouTooCanRun and accomplished several firsts in the field of running and exercise science. His achievements are as under:

Academic Education:

  • Chartered Accountant

Certifications ( relevant ):

  • Level II Road Runing Clubs of America (RRCA) Running Coach
  • RRCA Race Director
  • Course Measurer
  • Three Guiness World Record events conducted
  • Two Guiness World Record events participated


  • Road Running Clubs of America ( RRCA )
  • Road Race Management ( RRM )
  • USA Track and Field ( USATF )
  • International Marathon Medical Directors Association ( IMMDA )
  • The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4)
  • The Indus Entrepreneurs - ( TiE Mumbai ) Charter Member


  • Sofa to 5K – A beginners handbook for running ( in 5 languages )
  • The Unstoppables
  • Indian Medical Directors Handbook
  • A regular blogger and vblogger

Scientific Papers:

  • W.E.A.T – A Study to measure the sweat rate of runners in India


  • Founder and Trainer of Zippers Club. The only group of Cardiac patients who regularly train and run Half Marathons
  • Several advisories to trainers


  • Runs a Half Marathon ( 21 kms ) every month
  • Has run more than 166 Half Marathons so far
  • Best timing of 2:16 at Oxford Half Marathon


  • Have been a pacer in more than 30 leading running events

Featured in:

  • Cardiac Athletes – Real Superheroes beating Heart Disease ( available on Amazon )
  • Podcasts - Lifestyle Architecture Lab, Circle of Health
  • Tata Sky – Majja Nu Life, ( and another )
  • You Tube Channel – Oaktree Sports India Plays S1:E8
  • Headlines in most newspapers in 2008 for running the HM at SCMM within 11 months

Race Management

  • Conducted events under Race Management in almost all states in over 30 cities as a Race Director. Probably the largest portfolio of race experience in India.

Seminars Conducted

  • 4 editions of The India Running Summit with leading speakers such as Milind Soman, Gul Panag, Dr Aashish Contractor and foreign delegates
  • Corporate and running groups talks about 40
  • Course Measurement training workshop

International conferences attended

  • Three editions of RRCA conference in 2017,18 and 19
  • Two editions of RRM conference in 2017 and 18

International Athletes hosted in India

  • Phil Maffetone
  • Norrie Williamson

Running Products developed

  • RACES - Complete platform to manage running events
  • RASE - Results Authentication SErvices
  • TRuMP - The Runners Medical Profiler
  • SecuRun - Bib scanning at event entry to bar bib swaps
  • Pace Calculator - Back tested with considerable accuracy
  • Athlete ID Card - Privilege Card club
  • Race Management - Best in class running events in a box
  • Treasured Moments - Photography bib tagging solution
  • START - System to Assist Runners in Training
  • RaceMart - All India directory of running events with rich content
  • Agility - Racing event Project Management on your mobile device
  • RaceMart - All India Race calender of events with rankings to help Choose Smart

Among the notable achievements of his are

  • Race Director of Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy Half Marathon from 2016 to 2019 where it grew to 15000 runners under his stewardship and ranked as one of the top 5 running events in India
  • Conducted more than 10 running events of 5000+ runners some of which were conducted within a few weeks of being mandated

YouTooCanRun offers products that can be used by different players in the business of running

Event organisers can use the registration platform ( and back office ) services, mandate them to conduct large running events, publish their events in the running calender and use the technology to bib tag race day photos of participants

Brands can use the ecom shop to sell their products, drive special offers to privileged runners and use their range of bespoke brand activation services to penetrate the brand into the markets of health and fitness

Corporates can use YouTooCanRun services to conduct customised in-house running events, virtual or on-ground and use their technology tools to drive corporate wellness

Truly, YouTooCanRun is a one-stop-shop for everything in running

Growth trajectory

The pandemic has made almost everyone aware of the need to stay fit and healthy. This has not only consolidated YouTooCanRun growth path, but has positioned it to emerge as the leader in the sport of running. With P. Venkatraman rich background in corporate growth, the future is indeed bright for all of YouTooCanRun stakeholders 

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