Vadodara Marathon 2017 registers hatrick with 74149 registrations,
nation’s first cashless and digital marathon and Gujarat first AIMS certified marathon.
The first full marathon of Vadodara will be held on February 5, 2017 from Navlakhi Ground . While just two days are left for the OPaL Vadodara Marathon 2017, a record breaking registrations of 74149 has been registered for the marathon run.
With this VM has broken its own record of 72k registrations of Vadodara Marathon 2016. On the other side Vadodara Marathon has become the first marathon of the country where registrations have been done on digital platform and the transactions are cashless. Not only that it has become AIMS accredited first full marathon of Gujarat.
Vadodara Marathon has registered a hat rick with 74k plus registrations, nations first casheless and digital marathon and above all Gujarat first AIMS accredited full marathon. With this now the participants timing for completing the full marathon or half marathon would be a bench mark and approved time to qualify in international marathons like Newyork , boston, Hongkong or Standard Chartered marathons.
While this has lead to great acceptance from the professional runners, the marathon route is also designed according to the international standards with two Ambluence, two mini hospitals, two shower points, sponge points, Cramp relief points and more. As per the Registrations bifurcations, VM has received 8100 corporate registrations, 13822 registrations from 39 NGOs, 1497 divyang registrations, about 35k plus registrations from schools, 5k plus registrations from colleges, 4205 registrations from religious organisations, 1000plus registrations from military and paramilitary forces, 209 registrations from lawyer associations, 3000 plus direct online registrations , 65 plus international registrations, 96 plus relay registrations and 150 plus registrations from other sources etc:.
The flag off ceremony would be conducted by the C.M of Gujarat , Shree Vijay Rupani and UUnion Sports minister , Shree Vijay Gohil along with other local dignitaries. While the first flag off would be conducted at 5.30am for full marathon, half marathon and 10km time runs. While the flag off of 05 km run , divyang run, javan run and torch of seva run would be conducted from 7.30 am.
Talking to media, the chairperson Tejal Amin said, “ The record breaking registrations for the marathon is really a major source of energy for team marathon. We are always committed to sports with seva and we will aim to work more and more with this encouragement.”
A new format of torch of seva has been introduced from this year, where the runners will raise donations from various channels and support the NGOs of their choice. Vadodara Marathon will just be a medium in the entire exercise has no involvement in the transactions. For this around 25 persons have participated and they will raise an amount of 1.25 cr.