The M.G. Vadodara Marathon will be held on January 7,2018 from Navlakhi Ground . While just three days are left for the MG Vadodara Marathon 2018, a record breaking registrations of 87073 has been registered for the marathon run . With this VM has broken its own record of 74149 registrations of Vadodara Marathon 2017. Not only that it has become AIMS and Federation of Atheletes, India ‘s fully marathon.
The seven star marathon and the seventh edition of Vadodara Marathon has registered a hat rick with 87073 registrations. 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 Ambluence, two mini hospitals, two shower points, sponge points, Cramp relief points and more.
As per the Registrations bifurcations, VM has received 22120 corporate registrations with highest registrations of 12k from the Powered by Sponsor Alembic Group, 15012 registrations from 47 NGOs for the KYB-CONMAT pledge run, 1800 registrations for INOX Divyang Run , about 32411 plus registrations from schools, 7213 plus registrations from colleges, and 6958 registrations from various organisations and direct registrations along with 15 plus relay team registrations.
The flag off ceremony would be conducted by the C.M of Gujarat , Shree Vijay Rupani and other local dignitaries. While the Pujya Goswami Vishal Bawa shree of Nathdwara vaishnav Bethak will come to bless and be a guest of honor at MG Vadodara Marathon 2018. While the first flag off for 42km would be conducted at 5.45am for full marathon, While the second flag off for the half marathon and relay race would be conducted at 6am and the flag off for 10km time run would be conducted at 6.15 am.
This time 50 Swacchta Mitra will lead the Bank of Baroda Swacchta Run ,followed by Jawaan Run, and INOX Divyang run will be flagged off there after. The NRI Home coming run will also be flagged off separately . While the fancy run, where the participants will be dressed up in various fancy outfits will be the center of attraction for the citizens of Vadodara.
The entire route will have various cheer zones with dhol tansa, and other music band to cheer the runners which will help the runners to achieve their goals. Also children from various schools will participate to cheer up the runners.
Talking to media, the chairperson Mrs. 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.”
The torch of seva run will be leaded and partipated by leading citizens of Vadodara, 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.