Kavita Raut is an Indian long-distance runner from Nashik, Maharashtra. She holds the current Indian National record for 10 km road running with a mark of 34:32. Raut's personal best for 5,000 metres is 16:05.90 which she achieved while winning a bronze on 10 November 2009 during the 18th Asian athletics championships held at Guangzhou, China. During the 50th National Open athletic meet held at Kochi, Raut set a meet record in the 10,000 metres event on 18 May 2010 while winning the gold medal. She won the bronze medal in the 10,000 metres race at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held at New Delhi on 8 October 2010 with a timing of 33:05.28. It was the first individual track medal by an Indian woman athlete in the history of Commonwealth Games. She also won the silver medal in the 10,000 metres race at the 2010 Asian Games held at Guangzhou, China on 21 November 2010. She started the following season with a 5000/10,000 m double at the 2011 National Games of India, setting Games records in both events. She also won the silver medal in 10,000 metres race at the 2010 Asian Games.