Kochi Marathon On Sunday
4500 enthusiastic runners to participate in the 5th edition; flag off from Willingdon Island at 4 a.m. |
On Nov 08, 2018


Kochi: More than 4500 runners are expected to participate in the 5th edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Spice Coast Marathon on Sunday, 11 November, 2018. The full marathon (42k) will be flagged off from Willingdon Island at 4 am, while the Half Marathon (21k) starts at 5 am, the Half Marathon Corporate Relay at 5.40 a.m. and the Fun Run (8k) at 7.30 am.

Organised by Soles of Cochin, the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Spice Coast Marathon 2018 will see 350+ runners competing in the Full Marathon, 1700+ runners attempting the Half Marathon and 2500+ runners participating in everyone’s favourite run, the 8 km Fun Run.

India’s most picturesque marathon will also witness participation from 60+ runners from the Kerala Police and 100+ runners from the Navy. The marathon has also received strong response from the Corporate sector, with over 350 registrations from organizations such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Cognizant, BPCL and Indian Oil. Seven teams have also signed up for the Half Marathon Corporate Relay. 

Amongst the many inspirational runners participating this year are 102-years-old E P Parameswaran who will be running for the second time, Blade Runner Sajesh Krishnan, a team of Barefoot runners, as well as close to 200 school children, along with their teachers and parents.
On-the-spot registration is available at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium for interested runners who have missed out on registering earlier. While limited bibs will be available for the Full & Half Marathon races, those interested in running the 8km-Fun Run are urged to come and register. The counters will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for registered runners to collect their bibs and kits.

Ramesh Kartha, Race Director and President – Soles of Cochin said, “We are happy with the registration for the marathon and during this period of festivity, we urge participants to celebrate by running and sharing the message of a more fitness-conscious society. We have done our best to prepare the route so that runners have a safe and injury-free run, and will leave with great memories that will motivate them further along their fitness journey.”
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