Mutthu Marathon was started by Konganapuram Foundation and Konganapuram Sports Club as a state level event (near Salem, Tamil Nadu) in honour of our courageous ancestors to inspire active, organized, competitive long-distance running among our rural youth. The ultimate vision for this initiative is to help develop a world-class runner for Olympics from the region. Mutthu Marathon takes place every year on the 1st Sunday of January.
Starting with with 117 participants in two categories in 1998, the annual event has grown to 700+ participants in recent years. Full-marathon (42.2 KM) was introduced on our 13th event in 2010, with corporate sponsorship from Numeric Power Systems Ltd., Chennai. It’s fair to say that Mutthu Marathon has evolved today to become one of the most stimulating events for young athletes in the greater area!
Mutthu Marathon is unique in terms of encouraging rural sports. The events include marathon, half marathon, 11K run, 6K run and 8K walk.
Men: 6:10 am
Women: 6:10 am
The entry fees is Rs. 350. To participate you can register on the official website of Mutthu Marathon.
The first-cutoff date for online-registration is December 15th, and the final cut-off date is January 1st. For online Registration and information follow the links below
Course / Route Map
All events start at the beautiful lake shore of Vaikuntham Selliamman Kovil, Vaikuntham, Salem and ends at Konganapuram Salem. Many of the visiting runners in the past have remarked that Mutthu Marathon tracks offer one of the pleasant and charming experiences. Please be aware that Mutthu Marathon, set on country roads on a hilly terrain, offers one of the toughest full-marathon tracks in the world even for veteran runners. In spite of winter season, the temperature could get very warm especially for the full and half-marathon runners. Many of the visiting runners in the past heave remarked that Mutthu Marathon tracks offer one of the pleasant and charming experiences.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
Time Limits & Cutoffs
Prize Money & Awards
Total price money is more than 1L.
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- For the registrants after the first-cutoff date, the official T-shirt will be provided on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
- Completion Certificate will be issued to all who complete races successfully.
Water Stops & Refreshments
Expected Race Day Weather