Vodafone Coimbatore Marathon – 10 Things You Should Know

Hello Guys!

Are you all thrilled with joy to take part in the great #VodafoneCoimbatoreMarathon2017 which is going to be held tomorrow at 6:00 am. The race will start from Opposite Nehru Stadium Entrance. There will be lot of Cash Prizes to grab.


But before participation here are ten things that you should know for this Marathon:

  1. Number of participants for Vodafone Coimbatore Marathon will be over 13,500.
  2. The marathon brought to the city by Coimbatore Cancer Foundation (CCF) in association with Coimbatore Runners & Show Space Events, not only celebrates the spirit of Coimbatore but also the benevolence of the city as it is held in aid of the CCF, a registered charitable trust dedicated to the counselling, care and support of cancer patients and their family members.
  3. The Vodafone Coimbatore Marathon is recognized by the Tamil Nadu Athletic Association & the Coimbatore District Athletic Association. There will be three events in the Marathon which comprises of 21.1 km run (half marathon), a 10 km Run and a 5 km Run/Walk.
  4. There will be separate categories for men and women and Prize money amounting to over Rs. 2.5 lakh will be presented to the winners in different categories. The prize money for the top three places of Half Marathon (21.1 km run) will be Rs. 25,000/-, Rs. 15,000/- & Rs. 10,000/- respectively while for the top three places in the 10 km category prize money will be Rs. 15,000/-, Rs. 10,000/- & Rs. 5,000/- respectively.
  5. In the veteran’s category, the prize money will be given to the top three finishers in the Half Marathon and it will be Rs. 15,000/-, Rs. 10,000/- and Rs. 5,000/- respectively, while for the 10 km run the top three winners will get the prize money in the range of Rs. 10,000/- , Rs. 7500/- and Rs. 5,000/- respectively.
  6. The Marathon route is facilitated with all required items as it has aid stations, hydration points, medical facilities, ambulance services, route markers, course marshals & the finish area with refreshments, etc. In order to keep track of the participants and provide official and personal times, Timing Chips will be used.
  7. People from various states are going to participate in this Marathon as in its 5th edition it witnessed 40% rise in Direct registrations. And 20% of the runners are from outside Coimbatore such as Palakkad, Namakkal, Salem, Erode, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
  8. The Air Force Administrative College fields 41 runners at the Marathon to kickstart the institution’s Platinum Year celebrations.
  9. The Marathon is for all the age groups as the oldest male runner in the event is 89 years old, while the oldest woman is 75 years old. The prize money across the Open and the Veteran categories is Rs. 2.65 lakh.
  10. For more details you can visit here.

So friends lets participate in #CoimbatoreMarathon and for your convenience Route Map of the race is also attached herewith.

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