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Auroville Marathon

Quick facts

Location Nadu, India

Distance Marathon

Date February

About Auroville Marathon

Greetings from Auroville to all men of good will. Are invited to Auroville all thos who thirst for progress abd aspire to a higher and truer life.Auroville Marathon has emerged as one of the favourite events amidst recreational runners in India. It takes place in Auroville (is a small township around 8 kms from Pondicherry), India. 

The first Auroville marathon was organised to celebrate the 40 years of Auroville in 2008. The marathon is organised by Auroville runners in association with the Auroville community. The total number of runners for the marathon touched a new high with over 1500 runners running various distances.The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 km, usually run as a road race. the event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens.The events include marathon, half marathon and 10k run. With over 3000 runners registering for the 2013 event, it presented the biggest event Auroville has witnessed since its inception in 1968.All running routes will be through Auroville. 

The route will be a combination of dirt roads and paved roads, though predominantly on dirt roads, the joy of running on a trail and yet a challenging one.Running a marathon is an extreme sport. Extreme self-motivation ensues on a successful completion of the run. But, this also requires long and rigorous disciplined training, effort and focus. Those runners wishing to participate in the event are advised to start preparing for the event now.Here with are shared the training schedule for the coming marathon and the strengthening exercises that are highly  recommended for an injury free run.Goal of the Auroville Marathon is to offer a platform for those who wish to develop in themselves grit, tenacity, plasticity and become runners for the rest of their lives. the run is offered to all in the spirit of the joy and running. the journey to that discovery is arduous, but very rewarding. Let's go hit the trail!!

Practicalities

Maximum Time

The cut-off time is 7 hours.

Timing

All runners will be manually timed at the finish line in the order of their finish.

Auroville Marathon Route Map

Auroville Marathon Route Map

Start:

Auroville Visitors Centre

Auroville Visitor's Centre, Auroville, Puducherry, India

Difficulty

hilly

Overview

The run starts at Auroville Visitors Centre and goes past Bharat Nivas, Matri Mandir main gate, Town Hall, Illaignarkal School, SaraCon, Celebration, Discipline, CSR, Svedame, Youth Centre, Transition School, Dana, Fertile, Two banyans, College, Udumbu, New Creation, Anusuya, Gaia, Kalabhumi, Bliss Forest, Administrative Zone, Deepanam School, Mahalakshmi Park, Crown Road, Water Tank, Maitreyi, Pithanga, Certitude, Solar Kitchen, Kindergarden, Matrimandir Main Gate.Runners run two loops and then reach the Finish Area.


Auroville Marathon Trivia

Auroville, also called the city of Dawn, is a universal township located 8 Km north of Puducherry in South India. Founded in 1896 by The Mother, the city aims to be a place where men and women of various countries can live in peace and harmony, above all creeds, politics and nationalities.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.