The Marathon activities revolved around the motto “Sports, Seva, Swachhata”, along with fitness themes of #HumFitTohIndiaFit and #FitIndia. Along with these themes, the 9th edition of Marathon had special focus on water conservation and the water crisis issue, highlighting local, pan-India and the global scenario. The Marathon worked to bring greater awareness and a sense of urgency, among participants and citizens, for the immediate need to conserve and harvest water, while reducing usage and wastage wherever possible. Vadodara Marathon had also designed 2 exciting events to encourage citizens to adopt fitness as part of their daily regimen; #VaMoFitStep Challenge and “VaMo-G RaMo-G” Game.
The Brand Ambassadors of the 9th edition were Padmashri Dr. Deepa Malik, Ms. Sarita Gayakwad, Shri Irfan Pathan, Shri Yusuf Pathan, Dr. Bhagwatiben Oza, Dr. Preeti Kamat, Ms. Mira Erda, Shri Sanat Pandya, and Shri Mahendra Patel.
|Total No of registrations||:||1,00,381 registrations|
|Total No on ground||:||70,000 participants|
|Timed Runs||:||10,342 runners|
|Relay Teams||:||116 (i.e. 464 runners)|