Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon
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The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon is India’s biggest marathon. First held in 2004, the Mumbai Marathon is part of “The Greatest Race on Earth”, an event sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank. The marathon was awarded the IAAF Silver Label Road Race for 2009 and promoted to the top rated Gold Label for 2011. The day’s events also include a half marathon race which is contested by the top-level Indian runners.
Website: Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon | Jan 20, 2013
- Half Marathon
- Dream Run – 6Km
- Sr. Citizens’ Run – 4.3Km
- Wheelchair Event – 2.5 km
Registrations for Mumbai Marathon generally start six months in advance of the event, i.e. in July, and due to the high demand for running places all the available slots are filled in within two or three weeks. To participate in this race you can register in the official website.
The Mumbai Marathon route got an architectural marvel with the inclusion of the Bandra-World Sea Link as part of the marathon route from the year 2010. The Marathon starts and finishes at the majestic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST). There is a separate start for the half marathon, the event starting at Bandra and finishing at CST, a change necessitated by the need to avoid convergence of the runners in the two categories and give the full marathon participants a clear route from start to finish.
For a more interesting perspective of the Mumbai Marathon and the Mumbai Half Marathon Route, please check out the Mumbai Marathon & Half Marathon Route page.
The Half Marathon will begin at 6.15 am from Bandra Reclamation and finish at CST, while the Full Marathon will begin at 7.25 am at CST and finish at CST. The amateur Marathon runners will be allowed an early start of 5.40 am from CST. This will help the amateur runners get more of running time in cooler climes. It will also help them register better times as they will be racing for prize money for the first time in nine years.
The Wheelchair event begins at 7.45 am from CST and finishes near Gate No. 3 of Azad Maidan, opposite Metro Cinema, and so will the Senior Citizens Run, beginning at CST at 8.00 am before finishing near Gate No. 3 of Azad Maidan. The Dream Run will begin at 9.00 am from CST and finish near Gate No. 3 of Azad Maidan.
Expo and Goodie Bag Collection
Event Expo takes place at the MMRDA grounds (adjacent to Asian Heart Institute) at the Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East). Outstation runners can collect their running numbers and goodie bags at the World Trade Center, Cuffe Parade. See more details on Expo and the Goodie Bag.
Hot and humid weather remains the biggest challenge for runners, particularly the full marathoners. The temperatures go into the 30′s (degrees C) during the later part of the race particularly for the non-elite runners, and humidity remains in the high 80′s.
The upcoming Mumbai Marathon will be a fiercely fought affair with world’s leading athletes, including former world champion Luke Kibet, Ethopia’s Siraj Gena and Kenya’s Laban Moiben confirming their participation in the event. Check out the details here.