With the increasing importance given to fitness these days, a marathon or a competitive race would be an apt option. These competitions not only motivate you towards good health, but also increase your physical and mental strength. Besides, this can be a completely new experience if you are running for the first time after ages. Read on to explore the top races and marathons near Bangalore that you should be a part of…
Bengaluru boasts of having the largest runners community in India. So to have a world class marathon event, Bengaluru Marathon is finally on doors which will take runners through important landmarks in the city. With the tag line ‘Live to Run’, Bengaluru Marathon will be taking place on 16th October’16. Participants above 18 years of age can be a part of this marathon and the distance to be covered in a full marathon is 42.195km, while half marathon is of 21.1km. Not only this, there’s a 5km short run for participants above the age of 12 years as well.
Kaveri Trail Marathon
Kaveri Trail Marathon to be held in Mandya district of Karnataka, would be taking place on 17th and 18th September 2016. The KTM consists of 10k race, half marathon and full marathon. Ozone Resort, Srirangapatna is the base and the race start point of the run. Transport facility would be provided from both Bangalore and Mysore till the Ozone Resort. The winners, runners -up and third place finishers will get the top honors in their respective category. Moreover, the scorching September sun makes the race a hot and humid one, so do plan your hydration strategy well in advance.
This is the flagship event in NGO- Vibha whose continued efforts are in increasing awareness about the plight of underprivileged children. The increasing participation year by year, serves as a proof to how strongly people feel about this noble cause. Since it’s a charity run, there won’t be any prize money given to the winners; however, certificates, medals and goodie-bags would be provided from the sponsors. Besides, free snacks will be provided to all the participants from all categories ranging from half marathon to family and corporate runs. The Dream Mile would be held on 7th August, this year.
HSR 10K Freedom Run
This will be the 4th edition of HSR Freedom Run organised by the NGO – Kaagaz Foundation. It was initiated for the cause – ‘Greener Bengaluru, Healthier Bengaluru’. This run would be taking place on the Independence Day between morning 6:30 to 9:30 am at Freedom International School, Bengaluru. 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize winners would be getting cash prizes, certificates and medals. There’s no need to make arrangements for hydration, as water will be provided at every 2.5km point during the run.
Puma Urban Stampede
Puma Urban Stampede is India’s first multi-city corporate running race. It offers a unique opportunity to team up with your colleagues and take part in India’s largest corporate relay race. Besides, there are 5k, 10k, 20k and the 3k family races as well. All category runners will be electronically timed using a timing chip. The first 1000 registrants and corporate category will receive t-shirts. So, hurry up!
Well, I think these races and marathons will surely pave better ways for your health and fitness, and the notable exposure that you would receive would be a memorable one!