Ahmednagar Marathon – 7th Feb 2016
About Maximus Nagar Rising Marathon 2016
This will be the second edition of the marathon. The route is expected to be very scenic but deceptively challenging with rolling hills all the way. The total inclination is almost 900 meters closely matching Satara Hill Marathon..
Start / Finish point will be the iconic Ahmednagar Club. The the route passes Ahmednagar’s most famous historical monument, Chandbibi Mahal.
The 10k and 21k timing certificates can be used for qualification across various events including the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
Event: Sunday, 07th February 2016
Time: 05:30 AM to 10 AM
Start / Finish Point: Ahmednagar Club Ground
Charity Run : 3K & 5K
Professional Run: 10K and 21K (half marathon)
Expo & BIB Distribution: Saturday, 06th February 2016
Time: 10 am to 09:00 PM
Total Cash Prize: 250,000 INR
Goodies for each participant: Medal, T-shirt, Goodie Bag, Energy drinks and hydration support throughout the route
All the 10K & 21K participants get three complimentary photographs from our photo partner Veloscope
About Nagar Rising Foundation:
NAGAR RISING Foundation was established with an intent to bring the glorious city of Ahmednagar on the sports map of India.
There is a huge amount of talent waiting on the fringes, ready to shine in search of a platform to perform and be discovered. Nagar Rising foundation has been formed to provide one such platform to the gifted and aspiring sports talents of our region.
Nagar Rising Foundation’s objectives –
- Organize Nagar Rising Marathon every year on the first Sunday of February
- Create a healthy and positive atmosphere for sports and sportspersons
- Organize various events for sports and health awareness
- Support underprivileged sportsmen, and raise funds for Sports
- Organize training camps for sportspersons
4th February is observed as ‘World Cancer Day’ to spread cancer awareness in the society. Aligned with this cause is Nagar Rising Foundation’s marathon organized every year on the first Sunday of February.
1st Edition of Nagar Marathon in 2015:
Nagar Marathon 2015 was the first ever marathon conducted in the region with most of the population completely ignorant about the concept of a marathon run.
It was a massive struggle to make the general public identify with a marathon, get the civic authorities to support and convince the outstation runners to participate.
With all the efforts put together by the different stakeholders, the outcome was an outstanding event with an unheard of 2000+ participants.
The winner’s timings were very impressive. Chaitya Thokre won the men’s half marathon race finishing in 1 hour 15 minutes. Archana Kohakade blazed through the women’s half marathon in 1 hour 27 minutes.