Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is India’s largest half marathon run, and proclaimed as the ‘world’s richest half marathon’ by the organizers. The race has been accredited with the IAAF Gold Label for Road Races. The event started in 2005 as the Hutch Delhi Half Marathon and the 2015 run will be the 11th edition of the race. The race was recently ranked as the world’s top road running event, according to a competition rankings released by an athletics website All-Athletics.com. The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon has over the years attracted some of the world’s biggest names in distance running.
Editors Note: Date for 2015 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is November 29th. Registrations for the event are expected to start in August, 2015.
Event TypeHalf Marathon (42km)
Men: 7:20 am
Women: 7:25 am
Early registrations fees for Half Marathon is INR 900. To participate in Airtel Delhi Half Marathon you can register on the official website.
Course / Route Map
The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon starts and finishes at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The race is largely flat and avoiding all the flyovers. The route passes through some of the most iconic Delhi landmarks.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
Time Limits & Cutoffs
Runners shall cross the finish line within 3 hours for start times of respective race categories to receive the timing certificate.
Men: Deriba Merga (ETH) 59:15 (2008)
Women: Mary Keitany (KEN) 1:06:54 (2009)
Prize Money & Awards
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is the ‘world’s richest half marathon’ with a $210,000 winning prize. The male and female winners of the marathon will be given $25,000 each with prize money percolating down to the first ten places. The male and female Indian winners will get 2.5 Lakhs each.
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
All runners of the Half Marathon race category will get a Finisher’s Medal post their run and all prize money winners of the Half Marathon will receive Merit Certificates certifying their prize money winning positions.
Water Stops & Refreshments
- To keep all participants sufficiently hydrated there will be 14 water stations along the route, from where around 80,000 litres of water will be distributed.
- These water stations will also distribute around 11,000 sachets of Gatorade to the participants.
- There will also be three orange stations from where oranges will be distributed, besides four cool sponge stations.
- Each of the six medical stations along the route will have 300 litres of water, 150ks of ice, Gatorade, 2 tables with drapes, first aid kits, relief sprays etc.
Expected Race Day Weather
The temperature typically varies from 56°F to 79°F and is rarely below 51°F or above 83°F. The relative humidity typically ranges from 41% (comfortable) to 80% (humid), rarely dropping below 26% (dry), or exceeding 97% (very humid).