Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The registration process for the full marathon in Mumbai in 2017 was launched on Wednesday, the organisers announced, adding that the registrations will remain open till November 25 or when filled to capacity, whichever is earlier.
The physical mode of registration at Standard Chartered Bank branches will close on September 17 or when filled to capacity, whichever is earlier.
The registrations for the half marathon will open on July 27 and close on August 26, while for Dream Run, registrations will open on August 29 and close on August 31.
The senior citizens’ run and champions with disability will open on September 1 and close on September 17.
In keeping with the expectations of runners, this year’s full marathon offers 5,000 running places, while 15,000 places will be available for the half marathon.
The ever popular Dream Run will accommodate 20,200 participants. In keeping with its inclusive approach, 1200 entries will be permitted in the senior citizens’ run and 300 entries for the champions with disability event, putting the total number of entries accepted at 41,700.
“The Standard Chartered Mumbai marathon has gone from strength to strength for 13 years now. It has gone above and beyond being a sporting event to a point where it elicits enthusiastic participation from the people of Mumbai, either as a runner or as a supporter of this annual event,” Zarin Daruwala, chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Bank said.