We take it as our mission to bring a holistic running experience to everyone – from those who have little experience in running, to those who aim to get to the marathon stage.

Starting this week you can register for races, marathons and ultra marathons through the FirstRun app. All you need to do is update to the latest version or wait for our link to update your app. Once done, head over to the Events section and easily book your spot at marathons. We are beginning with the Goa River Marathon, one of the most picturesque running events in the country, and one of National Geographic’s 10 best marathons in India.

Within the new Events feature, you can check details of each category at GRM, the registration fees and the routes for each category.

With FirstRun you can take the first steps by training for 5Ks and 10Ks, and we also have a running store so you could get the right gear to start off. We followed it up with RunDoctor, an affordable on-demand solution for injury prevention and management.

The logical next step was to give our runners the chance to prove their mettle – and FirstRun’s calibre – in competitive running events.

The Goa River Marathon, in its 6th year, and registrations for the 2015 edition are currently ongoing. The marathon which is run alongside the famed Zuari river, is scheduled for December 13, and registrations close on December 10, 2015.

The registration fee for the full Marathon (42.2 Km) run is Rs 1,596, the fee for the Half Marathon (21.1Km) is Rs 1,482, while the registration fee for the 10K competitive run is 1,026. The Goa River Marathon also has a Fun Walk-Run for which the registration fees are Rs 171, while a 50% discount is given for seniors and children. Group bookings for 10 or more participants in one go can get you a discount of 10% on the total cost.

The marathon will kick off at 5:30 a.m, while the Half Marathon will be flagged off at 6:00 a.m, followed by the 10K run and Fun Walk-Run. The start and finish line for all the events is the SAG ground and the route goes along the Zuari River till Cortalim circle and back. Race kits can be collected by registered participants on December 11 and 12. The race kit contains the BIB number, a timing chip and a Goa River Marathon Jersey.

As one of the premier running events in the country, the Goa River Marathon offers prize money for winners. Last year in the Half Marathon Open Category men and women winners won Rs.50,000 each, while 2nd position won Rs 25,000 each, and 3rd place finishers won Rs 15,000 each. In addition, the top Indian finishers in both men and women were awarded Rs 25,000. In the 10K run (men and women) winners were awarded Rs 15,000, followed by Rs 10,000, and Rs 5,000 for the second, and third place respectively. The event also awards prizes for different age groups such as 45-55 years, 55-65 years and 65 plus.

Register now through the FirstRun app.

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