Rarely would one come across someone who is so passionate about running like Naveen. Naveen Jain is a business man and the organiser of Vrikshathon 2018. Coming from a small town of Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh, Naveen has been a mentor and guide for runners, young and old alike. He is a barefoot runner and has ran 3 Full Marathons and 15 Half Marathons, that includes Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, Lets Run’s Half Marathons, 0 Mile Nagpur Marathon, Pench Heritage Run and Airtel Hyderabad Half Marathon.
Naveen has trained children as young as 6 to run 3km races, and children as young as 8 who have participated in 10km race of 0 Mile Nagpur Marathon in the past. He is one of the reasons that has brought the sleepish town of Rajnandgaon on its toes, literally.