Run For A Cause: Marathons To Train For In 2020

A marathon is an exciting, grilling and intense activity. Run by veterans, amateurs and even beginners, running a marathon often becomes a milestone activity one needs to check off their list. We love to see people taking up running, and now that marathon season is here we’re super stoked to help you with this list that will help you train better.

Is a marathon something that you need to check off your list next year? If yes, look out for these 8 marathons to participate in 2020 to prepare yourself fully.

Tata Mumbai Marathon: January

The Tata Mumbai Marathon is amongst the top 10 marathons in the world! The event is not only the biggest participative sport in the country but also the single largest fund-raising platform for Civil Society Organisations. This marathon has sparked a fitness revolution in the last decade, and we personally are so excited to be running this one! 

Fun Fact: Since its inception, the event has raised approximately INR 266 crores benefitting over 700 NGOs, supporting myriad causes and helping millions in our society, live a #BetterTommorow.

When: 19th January, 2020.

Start Point: Yet to be disclosed. Stay tuned!

Categories: Full marathon, half marathon, open 10K, dream run, senior citizen's run. 

#LBBTip: While the registrations for the full and half marathon have been closed, you can always register for their dream run.

Mumbai Half Marathon: February

Bandra Fort

Bandra West, Mumbai

This is a qualifier run for most of the major marathons in India, and if you’re planning to run half/full marathons later, we suggest you sign up for this. A beautiful route around Carter road and Sea link, the theme of this run this time is to promote awareness about the Save Water Campaign. 

When: 2nd Febuary, 2020

Start Point: Bandra Fort

Categories: 5K, 10K and 21K

Parinee Juhu Half Marathon: February

Juhu

Juhu, Mumbai

Parinee Juhu Half Marathon is an initiative of GetFit Thru Sports Foundation (GETFIT) jointly organized with Rotary Club of Bombay Airport and is aimed to inspire people to take up long-distance running. This was started in 2017, and seeing the support from professional marathoners, it’s now grown to a bigger movement that is expected to see over 6,000 participants!

When: 9th February, 2020

Starting Point: Juhu

Categories: 4K, 10K and 21K

SBI Green Marathon: March

They believe in promoting sustainable lifestyles, and this run is organized to create awareness about the serious imbalance in nature and in human life. 

When: 1st March, 2020

Starting Point: Yet to be announced

Categories: 21K, 10K and 5K

Smart City Run

Palm Beach Road

Nerul, Goa

This half marathon in Navi Mumbai is being organized to promote the sports culture in the neighbourhood. The scenic route along Palm Beach Road is ideal for all those who wish to set a new personal record and is also good practice to see if you’re ready to run the bigger marathons. The event also has dance and Zumba.

When: 8th March 2020

Starting Point: Palm Beach Road

Categories: 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K

#LBBTip: One of the pacers for this run is a 15-time Ironman Athlete

Women’s Day Run: March

Bandra Bandstand

Bandra West, Mumbai

NEB Sports is bringing to you 6 cities run on Women’s Day this year including Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Kolkata, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The run is all about women empowerment and is being organized to celebrate womanhood. 

When: 8th March 2020

Starting Point: Bandstand, Bandra

Categories: 5K and 10K

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Half Marathon: March

Bandra Fort Garden

Bandra West, Mumbai

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Half Marathon is another qualifier run for all major marathons in India and is being organized in and around the neighbourhood of Bandra. One of the most well-organized races, the theme of this run in 2020 is to raise awareness around the plastic ban. 

When: 29th March 2020

Starting Point: Bandra Fort Garden

Categories: 5K, 10K and 21K