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7 Upcoming Marathons in Bangalore that you shouldn’t miss!

In Marathons and Races, Upcoming events by Surbhi Dhawan

Monsoons are in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to lace up your shoes, update your workout playlist, and run!
If you’re in Bangalore, and are looking for marathons in and around your city, we compiled a quick list of the most popular ones for you below. For more events in Bangalore, go here.

  1. Pedal for the Planet:
    The Embassy Pedal for the Planet, is a unique cycling event for the public conceptualized by Embassy Group, one of India’s leading property developers. As responsible developers with the largest office parks portfolio in the country and a host of luxury residential developments in Bangalore, The Embassy Group would like to be a pioneer to promote cycling to work for a greener planet. All proceeds raised at the Embassy Pedal for the Planet will be donated to Colours of Life, an NGO striving to uplift underprivileged children by helping government schools transform themselves into institutes of excellence.
    Book your spot for this race!

    The event is open to participation for the public, who are passionate about cycling and exploring ways to protect the environment.

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  2. Kaveri Trail Marathon:
    The Kaveri Trail Marathon was first conducted in October 2007. What started off as a training run for the Bangalore Ultra, has now grown in size and developed a following of its own now with over 2,000 runners taking part in the 10k, half-marathon and full-marathon.Date: 25 November 2017 – 26 NOV 2017Book your spot for this race!

    About: The route is not just beautiful; it is also a tough taskmaster. The verdant green landscape, the paddy and sugarcane fields, the beautiful village scenes, the gurgling noises of the canal, the tributary of the life-giving river Kaveri – there is not one thing about the trail that is not eye-catching. The finish line euphoria is unparalleled, whether the finisher has been looking at the race as a bucket list, or is one of the many for whom KTM is a must do race, pencilled into their calendar each year.

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    Devils Circuit 2017:
    Ever felt that adrenaline hit like you’re standing at the edge of the world? That one leap which knocks the wind out of you? Imagine all of that, on a 5km rugged track with 15 obstacles custom-built to test your physical and mental fitness! Swift Devils Circuit is the biggest obstacle run in India and its coming to your city.
    Date: 4 Nov 2017 – 5 Nov 2017

    Book your spot for this race!

    There are two categories that you can choose from-

    Competitive – Being in the competitive category means racing for the fastest time in completing the circuit. Compete as a team or as individuals. The top 3 in both men and women’s division will be rewarded amazing prizes for their superhuman performances. If you cross the finish line with your bib still pinned on, you will also get your timing certificate stipulating the time you took to complete the course.

    Non-Competitive – This category is for those participants who want to enjoy the day and complete the course at their leisure. A fabulous fun filled event if you come with a group of family, friends & colleagues. Your run is not timed and you may leave any obstacle that you wish to. The course for both categories of participation is the same.

    Legends Cup – Are you always showing off your strength at the gym? Do you think you can #SlayTheDevil at every Swift Devils Circuit run? Then Legends Cup is just the competition for you! It’s very simple, buy the Season Ticket and be at the top of the Leaderboard table in every city you run. What do you get for all that effort you ask? Well, top the Leaderboard table at the end of the season and you win a brand new Maruti Suzuki Swift! That’s not all though, if you’ve ended up in the top 5 but missed out on the car, there will be a hefty cash prize waiting for you!

    You get exclusive Devils Circuit t-shirt, refreshments and of course the Devils Circuit finishers medal. Most importantly, you take away an ever-lasting experience.

  4.  Oxford Run 2017:
    Organized by Oxford College Of Engineering, Oxford Run 2017 is expected to see over 3000 runners of all age groups and backgrounds from across the city.
    Start Point : The Oxford college of Engineering, Bommanahalli.
    End Point : The Oxford Science College, HSR Layout.
    Category: 5K | 10K

    Book your spot for this race!

    Date: 17 SEP 2017 | 3:30PM – 7:00 PM

  5.  Oracle Heartwalk and Run:
    About: The Oracle Heartwalk and Run is a charity event organized by Oracle India to assist Needy Heart Foundation, an NGO – which performs Heart Surgeries for the poor in Bangalore, India. We are looking at this event being the largest contributor to the Needy Heart Foundation (NGO). What differentiates the Oracle Heartwalk & Run is that it not only supports a noble cause but also aims at spreading awareness amongst the youth on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and habits.

    Book your spot for this race!

    Date: 29 OCT 2017 | 11:00AM – 12:00 PM

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  6. Oxfam Trailwalker:
    About: Oxfam Trailwalker is the world’s greatest team challenge to overcome poverty and injustice. With teams of 4 required to walk (or run) 100 km in 48 hours or walk 50 km in 24 hours, it is a test of physical endurance requiring mental strength and team spirit while raising funds to fight poverty and injustice.Date: 2 Feb 2018 – 4 Feb 2018 | 6 AM onwards
    Book your spot for this race!

    Oxfam Trailwalker is a growing global phenomenon. In 2017, Oxfam Trailwalkers is being held in 10 different countries across four continents. It comprises of three challenges in one event:
    – A satisfying physical endeavour: to complete 100 Km in a maximum of 48 Hours or 50 Km in 24 Hours.
    – A fun team exercise: to do the above as a team of four, you have to start together, stick together, and finish together. It takes training and preparation and involves the support of some volunteers to back you up along the way.
    – A rewarding fundraising enterprise: to commit to raise at least INR 80,000 per team to support the work of OxfamIndia.

  7. 10K Intencity Run:
    Experience the India’s largest running circuit, in 10 cities from common people to professional runners with the motto of promoting and building green and healthier India. The Bengaluru Chapter for 10K Intencity Run comes with attractive cash prizes, medals for all winners, medals for all finishers, hot breakfast, bib, timing ship (optional), e-timing certificate (optional), and a small plant for planting (optional).Book your spot for this race!

    Date: 26 NOV 2017: 5:00AM – 11:00 AM

    Looking for more marathons? Check out: Running and Marathon Calendar 2017! For more events in Bangalore, go here.
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