The Chennai Marathon
05-01-2020 | Chennai
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About The Chennai Marathon

The 8th Edition of Chennai Marathon, Skechers Performance Chennai Marathon 2020 (Previously Known as, The Wipro Chennai Marathon) is the largest sporting event in Chennai and second largest in India.

It is Organized by Chennai Runners, a not-for-profit organization run by passionate runner-volunteers since 2006. It is one of the few running events in the country that is entirely organized by the running community.

Originally started as the ECR Run, it was a simple affair. Participants would begin from a resort on East Coast Road (ECR) and run down 5 or 10 km, turn back and then have breakfast together at the resort and that was all. There were no more than 25 runners on the first ECR run and contributions were used to cover breakfast at the resort. The quarterly ECR Run transformed into an annual signature event in 2010.

The Chennai Marathon is now the country’s second largest marathon after Mumbai and the largest sporting event in Chennai. There were three race categories, the 10Km, the Half Marathon (21.097 Km) and Full Marathon (42.195 Km) in past editions. We were proud to introduce a new distance/category Perfect 20 Miler (32.186 Km) from last edition. The Event will be held on the first Sunday in January every year, the marathon route covers some of Chennai’s historic landmarks.

DETAILS

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RACE CATEGORIES

The Chennai Marathon 2020 will host 4 race categories – The Full marathon (42.195 Km), Perfect 20 Miler (32.1 Km), Half marathon (21.1 Km) and the ever popular 10K (10 Km) race. All 4 events have the same registration fee and all runners will be given a goody bag with a running T-shirt, running bib (with timing chip), finisher’s medal and a breakfast tuck box.

42 KM

The flagship race of the event will be run on a TNAA certified course which will take you through both vintage Madras and modern Chennai. Expect a flat, speedy route and an early start (4 AM) in a month when the city’s much maligned weather is at its mildest. In the 2019 edition, the full marathon drew 900 runners.

32 KM

This New race category of the event was introduced last year in 2019 that have created a new platform for runners who have run many Half Marathon’s but still not confident for a Full Marathon upgrade. Expect a flat, speedy route and an early start (4:00 AM) in a month when the city’s much maligned weather is at its mildest. The race route will be TNAA certified and take runners past many of the sights and sounds which the full marathoners enjoy.

21 KM

The happy middle ground for runners who have run multiple 10Ks already but are still some time away from planning a full marathon. The Half Marathon event drew 6000 runners in 2019. The race route will be TNAA certified and take runners past many of the sights and sounds which the full marathoners enjoy.

10 KM

The ever popular 10K event was a runaway success in 2019 attracting more than 18500 runners. Expect to see thousands of enthusiastic, excited, first time runners across age categories rub shoulders with focused, super-fast, experienced athletes at the start line. If you’ve never run before, this should be your go-to event of the year.

INFO

Start Point – YMCA Ground, Nandanam (Near Metro Station)
Finish Point for Half Marathon, Twenty Miler, Full Marathon – VGP Golden Beach Resort
Finish Point for 10 Kms – CPT IPL Ground

Pre Marathon Expo (03 & 04 Jan, 2020) – Kalaivanar Arangam, Wallajah Road, Chennai

Full Marathon Flag Off  – 04:00 AM

Twenty Miler Flag Off  – 04:00 AM

Half Marathon Flag Off  – 04:45 AM


Special 10 Kms Run  – 05:30 AM


10 Kms Run Flag Off  – 06:00 AM

All Participants will be Entitled to:

1. SPCM 2020 Race T Shirt
2. BIB With Timing Chip
3. Finisher Medal
4. Breakfast & Refreshments
5. Race Photographs
6. E Certificate with Timing details.

Pre Race Expo will happen @ Kalaivanar Arangam, Wallajah Road. Chennai

03 Jan 2020 – 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
04 Jan 2020 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
Note : Please carry copy of Confirmation Email / BIB Number SMS (E Copy in Smart Phone also Accepted). Please carry a Valid Original Photo ID for Verification. In Case of delegation, please send Authorization letter, Copy of your ID Proof with DOB in the ID Proof. 

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