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Always Wanted To Run A Marathon? Get Started At These 7 Upcoming Races

Abhinav posted on 08 August

Running builds character, it gives one perspective and it’s so much more than just fitness. If you’re someone who is always on the lookout for great races in the country, we’ve shortlisted seven upcoming races that you need to sign up for. Honestly, there’s nothing better than travelling across cities for different kinds of races and we suggest that you take a run-cation and do the same. So, start training already!

Mumbai Half Marathon

NEB Sports is hosting the second addition of its IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon that aims to take the runners through important landmarks of the city as well as promote a healthy lifestyle.  A Mumbai half marathon event is a relatively new addition where runners can participate in different categories like 21K marathon {age 18+}, 10K run {age 15+} and 5K run {any age group}.

When: Aug 20

Register here.

Kaveri Trail Marathon {KTM}

KTM is India’s oldest trail marathon and now they’re back with their 10th edition. The run will start next to the Ranganathittu bird sanctuary and will follow the trail along the meandering canal of the river Kaveri close to Balmuri Falls. This trail run is a sight for sore eyes as you’ll run through lush green fields, the lovely canal and even come across otters!

When: Nov 25 {half marathon and marathon} & Nov 26 {10K}.

Register here.

Adidas Uprising

Adidas Uprising is holding the third edition of its races in three cities – Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore. The dates for the same are as follows –

Delhi: Dec 2 – 3

Mumbai: Nov 4 – 5

Bangalore: Nov 18 – 19

Follow the Adidas Uprising Facebook page for more updates.

Airtel Run For Education, Kolkata

Airtel Run For Education is a fund raising sporting event organised to support the cause of providing education to the underprivileged children. The initiative which was started in 2014 witnesses active participation from students, corporate professionals, novice runners and even families.

When: Nov 26

Register here.

The Urban Stampede, Bangalore

The Urban Stampede organises both timed and untimed races like 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run and corporate relays across cities. Into its 10th edition, this multi-city corporate running race is the best run for beginners.

When: Sep 3

Register here.

Bengaluru Marathon

The fourth edition of the Bengaluru Marathon will take participants through important landmarks of the city. Runners can compete in this annual city marathon under categories like 42K full marathon {age 18+}, 21K half marathon {age 18+} and 5K Run {age 6+}.

When: Oct 15

Register here.

The Music Run, Bangalore

People from across the world like Bangkok, LA, New York & Hamburg are coming to party and run at the 5K course in Bengaluru lined with over 120 speakers. Participants can vote for their favourite songs and the top five songs will be a part of the playlist they will run to. Renowned artists like DJ Shann, DJ Zaeden {to name a few} will also be performing at The Music Run by Fastrack.

When: Aug 19

Register here.