Runners Route Weekly #6: Mumbai Ultra Marathon A Big Hit

In this edition we share with you the success of Mumbai Ultra Marathon and the latest news in the national and international marathon circuit. Happy reading!

Mumbai Ultra Marathon witnesses enormous response

Mumbai Ultra Marathon

Mumbai Ultra Marathon

Organized by Shivaji Park Marathon Club, the 12 hour Mumbai Ultra Marathon was held on 15th August 2015. The objective of this event was to encourage people to take up running to live healthy.  As many as 350 running enthusiasts took to the streets, starting from 5 AM till 5 PM.  The run involved loops of 12 km between Shivaji Park and Worli Sea Face.The runners attempted to complete as many loops as they could within 12 hours. To be deemed a finisher, a runner had to cover a distance of at least 43 km. According to the organizers, the finishers would have covered at least 60 km on an average. Some of them crossed 100 km during the 12 hour time duration! The participation of 77-year-old visually-impaired Amarjeet Singh Chawla and physically challenged Satyaprakash Tiwari drew admiration of everyone.

The Wipro Chennai Marathon opens registration

The Wipro Chennai Marathon

Runners running in Wipro Chennai Marathon

One of the biggest running events in South India, The Wipro Chennai Marathon(TWCM) opens registration for its 2015 edition to be held on 13th December.This 3 year old running event is growing in popularity every year.Last year, more than 12,500 runners participated. The event will have 3 categories – Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K race. All the 3 events will have Rs. 900 as the registration fees. The runners will get a goody bag, T-shirt, BIB (with timing chip) and breakfast box. All the finishers will be presented with medals.

Salem Marathon: Registration closes on 31st August 2015

Salem Marathon 2015

Salem Marathon 2015

Organised by the Rotary Club of Salem Galaxy in association with Salem Runners, the 4th edition of this marathon will be held on 6th September 2015. The event will have 3 categories – Half Marathon, 10K and 5K run. One of the most popular events in Salem, this marathon will see participation of runners and popular faces in Salem and running enthusiasts from various nearby cities of Tamil Nadu. If you wish to participate in this marathon, register fast as the last date for registration is coming closer!

Registration opens for first Dehradun Half Marathon

Dehradun Half Marathon

Dehradun Half Marathon

The first edition of Dehradun Half Marathon will be held on 11th October 2015. Organized by Thrill Zones, the registrations are open for participation. This event will have Half Marathon, 5K and a 5K run for regional school students. The brand ambassador of the event is Dr. Sunita Godara, gold medalist of 1992 Asian Marathon.

News from the International Marathon Circuit

Helsinki Marathon sees participation from 59 countries

Helsinki Marathon

Runners participating in Helsinki Marathon

The Helsinki Marathon was held on 15th August 2015 in Helsinki, Finland with participation of runners from 59 different countries across the world. Started in 1980, this race is now an annual fixture on the international marathon calendar of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races). The race finishes at the Olympic stadium and has the coastline of Baltic Sea, Helsinki city center and various well maintained eye catching parks along the route. Hiroki Nakajima from Japan won the men’s marathon while Elina Junnila from Finland won the women’s marathon. A 17 km  Helsinki Street Run and a mini marathon for children were also held as a part of this event.

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