The Goa River Marathon, in its 6th year, is rated as the 5th Best Marathon in India, and registrations for the 2015 edition is 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 114, 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 6th edition of the Goa River Marathon will be held at SAG ground or as the locals call it “Chicalim” ground. 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.