Appreciate the efforts of organisers for virtual Strides towards the Nation’s Fitness
MG Vadodara Marathon Virtual Run was Flag off virtually by Gujarat CM Vijaybhai Rupani on Monday 4th of January 2021. He congratulate the organisers for continuing the tradition of years with social cause at the centre.
He appreciate the effort to dedicate this run to all the frontline medical workers, emergency personnel, essential services personnel, all the patients battling the virus currently, those who have recovered and the families of those who have lost their lives to Covid-19.
Vadodara Marathon’s first MGVM Virtual Marathon 2021 was virtually flagged off by the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijaybhai Rupani on 04 January 2021. It continues the tradition of being the only marathon to be flagged off by the Chief Minister of Gujarat in every edition.
This year MGVM Virtual Marathon 2021 gives participants from all across the globe a chance to compete in India’s largest marathon on a virtual platform. The event dedicates to all the frontline medical workers, emergency personnel, essential services personnel, all the patients battling the virus currently, those who have recovered and the families of those who have lost their lives to Covid-19.
CM Vijay Rupani extend his wishes to everyone and appreciate the organisers for make it happen in such a time when the whole world is fighting with the deadly Coronavirus.
“Fighting is Corona is still on and the virus has changed our whole lifestyle as mask, sanitisers are now part of our life. Vadodara organise the virtual run in such a time is a step towards a fit body and healthy nation. Winter is considered to be the time to get engaged in physical activities and during the fight with Coronavirus people are now learning to know the importance of fitness and yoga. The run becomes an identity as it is associated with social cause everytime. This year the run is dedicated to all the frontline medical workers, emergency personnel, essential services personnel, all the patients battling the virus currently, those who have recovered and the families of those who have lost their lives to Covid-19. I extend my wishes to the organisers for organise the virtual marathon to spread social awareness regarding Covid 19,” said Rupani.
The MGVM Virtual Marathon is a running event in which participants will be required to complete 5kms, half marathon 21kms, full marathon 42kms, 10 kms quarter marathon and 10 kms walkathon as per their registered category and race opted on any day between 4th to 10th January 2021. E- bib for timed athletes will be sent to participants on registration. On completion participants will have to update their timings on a link provided.
Runners can also opt for medal & a T- shirt at the time of registration. The results will be declared on 15th Jan 2021 after verification. Participants can use any running apps like Strava, Google Fit, Garmin, Run-keeper Nike Running to record their participation. There is no Registration fee for Divyang athletes and school and college students.
Registration is free for all defence personnel.
The MGVM Virtual Marathon also encourages walkers, and a special category has been created for the Virtual Run Ambassadors, made up of regular runners and Pacers of the earlier marathons. Special discounts have been offered to the VRAs. Those not finishing their categories in allotted cut off times will be awarded a walker certificate.
The MG Vadodara International Marathon is ranked in the top 10 of India’s marathon majors having a history of attracting elite and professional runners from all over the country as well as from abroad, along with citizens from all walks of life across Gujarat and India. With over 1,00,000 registrations in the 2020 edition the MGVM has established itself as India’s largest city marathon and promises to be even larger in the forthcoming editions.
The MGVM Virtual Marathon also aims to set new benchmarks in runner’s participation encouraging the message of self preservation through social distancing norms while completing their races.