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.
- Urban Stampede:
Date: September 3, 2017 6 at 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Book your spot for this race!Organizer: Runners For LifeAbout: Runners for Life has a legacy of 13 years of building the running community in India. With support from the parent company, The Fuller Life, we have a rich history of organising corporate running events across the country. Urban Stampede is India’s first multi-city corporate running race. Into its 10th edition, this flagship race is the best run for beginners.
- 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 2017 Book 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.
HSR 10K Freedom Run:Book your spot for this race!
About: Kaagaz Foundation (an NGO) is organizing the 5th Edition of HSR 10K Freedom Run. This is a charity event with two important objectives, awareness & campaign for Greener & Safer Bengaluru. Large numbers in citizen participation will force necessary attention on the set objectives, and would result in getting the relevant authorities/representatives/administration to take affirmative action for Bangalore.
Category : 10K – Women & Men, 5K – Boys & Girls
Date and timings: 15th August 2017 | 06:30 hrs
Start Point : BBMP Ground, Opp Gnan Srishti School Of Excellence.
Devils Circuit 2017:Book your spot for this race!
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
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.
Mile Runners India Half Marathon Bangalore 2017:Book your spot for this race!
Mile Runners India is a platform to spread social message and to raise funds for charitable/NGO cause.
Date and time: 13th August 2017 | 5:00AM – 10:00 AM
Categories: 3KM | 5KM | 15KM | 10KM | 21KM
About: Route will be Hennur Trial Garden Bangalore which is approximately of 20 Km distance – a ride in the woods full of flora and fauna. The event will start with start with warm up exercises, some music and close with cool down stretches. Singing performances by well-known Punjabi artists will also be taking place.
Medallion and excited coupons for every finisher. Exciting Prizes, Winning Cups and Cash Rewards for top finishers in each category.
Oracle Heartwalk and Run:Book your spot for this race!
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.
Date: 29 OCT 2017 | 11:00AM – 12:00 PM
- 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.
Looking for more marathons? Check out: Running and Marathon Calendar 2017!
For more events in Bangalore, go here.