Auroville Marathon

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Auroville Marathon
Map 300dpi logo marathon 2016.jpg
Logo of Auroville Marathon 2016
DateSecond Sunday of February
LocationAuroville, Tamil Nadu, India
Event typeTrail/Road
DistanceMarathon, Half Marathon, 10k
Established2008
Official sitewww.marathon.auroville.com

The Auroville Marathon is an annual marathon (42.195 km or 26.219 mi) event that courses through the city of Dawn Auroville in Tamil Nadu state of India. They also have Half Marathon (21.0975 km or 13.1094 mi) and 10k runs added. It is one of the largest and most popular running event in India, with participants from different parts of India.[1] The event is largely publicised by word of mouth and through blogs and other social networks by runners who have run the race before.

The event is organised by Auroville Runners in association with Auroville community since 2008. Originally started to celebrate the 40 years of Auroville, the enthusiastic participation attracted many runners from other cities and it was decided to make it an annual affair. The event is non-commercial and organised purely for the joy of running. It considers all the finishers as winners and does not award any prize money for the early finishers. That is precisely why this is not a timed run.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Results[edit]

Full Marathon: Men[edit]

Year Participants Start point Finish point Result
First Second Third
2017
298 Unknown Unknown IndiaUnknown
Time: Unknown
IndiaUnknown
Time: Unknown
IndiaUnknown
Time: Unknown
2018
Unknown Unknown Unknown Yet to be held
Time:
Yet to be held
Time:
Yet to be held
Time:

Full Marathon: Women[edit]

Year Participants Start point Finish point Result
First Second Third
2017
298 Unknown Unknown IndiaUnknown
Time: Unknown
IndiaUnknown
Time: Unknown
IndiaUnknown
Time: Unknown
2018
Unknown Unknown Unknown Yet to be held
Time:
Yet to be held
Time:
Yet to be held
Time:

Victories by nationality[edit]

Country Men's
Open
Women's
Open
Men's
Half Marathon
Women's
Half Marathon
Total
 India ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
 Kenya ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Auroville Marathon History 2011". Archived from the original on 17 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Auroville marathon on Sunday". The Hindu. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Auroville Marathon – A run to remember | The Write Perspective". Thewriteperspective.wordpress.com. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Auroville Marathon News Photos Videos". Rediff.com. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  5. ^ Added by Delhi Runners View Events. "Auroville Marathon". Delhi Runners. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  6. ^ Averil Nunes (5 January 2015). "5 best marathons in India | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  7. ^ "They are running for a better life". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Auroville Marathon". Sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Auroville Marathon 2015". MumbaiRoadRunners. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  10. ^ "For the joy of running". The Hindu. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.