Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mumbai Marathon on 16 January 2011

 Highlights of 2011  

Cathy Freeman to be Event Ambassador 

Separate start for half marathon  

A total of 38,400 runners registered for the event 

Increased prize money of USD 325,000  

IAAF Gold Label status to the event 

This year too, there will be 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.

The Full Marathon has received 2800 entries, while the Half Marathon a whopping 11,000. The Senior Citizens' Run will have 1800 participants, while the Wheelchair Event 300, with 22,500 people registering for the Dream Run.

The Half Marathon will begin at 6.15 am from Bandra at the MHADA ground and finish at CST, while the Full Marathon will begin at 7.40 am at CST and finish at CST.The Wheelchair event begins at 7.55 am from CST and finishes at CST and so will the Senior Citizens Run, beginning at CST at 8.10 am before finishing near Gate No. 3 of Azad Maidan, opposite Metro Cinema. The Dream Run will begin at 9.10 am from CST and finish near Gate No. 3 of Azad Maidan, opposite Metro Cinema. Once again, the amateur Marathon runners will be allowed an early start of 6.15 am from CST.


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