New Delhi, January 3, 2020: With building anticipation, Vadodara awaits for the 9th Edition of the MG Vadodara International Marathon on 5th January 2020. The nation’s biggest marathon returns with the Full Marathon (42.195 kms), Half Marathon (21.098 kms), Quarter Marathon (10.5 kms), Inox Divyang Paralympic Run, Linde Swacchata Run, Rameshwar Transport Jawan Run, AU Bank NGO Pledge Run and Marathon Relay.
The total number of registrations for the MG Vadodara International Marathon this year is 1,00,187 registered runners. This includes 57 international runners, 23294 corporate runners, 1708 divyang participants, 37,390 School runners, 10,285 College goers and 21,606 participants from NGOs. This year also has the highest number of Timed Run registrations touching a peak with 9575 registrations.
The 9th edition of the MG Vadodara Marathon will be flagged off by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Bhai Rupani, giving the race the unique distinction of being the race flagged off by the Chief Minister of Gujarat on all editions. The timed runs will be flagged off by the Hon’ble Minister of Cooperation, Sports, Youth and Cultural Activities, Transportation; Government of Gujarat, Shri Ishwarsinh Patel. The Hon. Speaker of Gujarat Legislative Assembly Shri Rajendra Trivedi and Shri Yogesh Patel, Hon. Minister of State, Narmada, Urban Housing will also be present at the Flag Off.
The fitness and wellbeing of our athletes have always been at the topmost of our priorities. The MG Vadodarara Marathon has arranged special fitness checkups for the runners and categorized those who may need extra attention on race day with a redcross stamp. On race day, The MG Vadodara International Marathon is setting new benchmarks in runner’s comfort by introducing more medical booths, upgraded after race recovery zones and more monitoring stations.
Supported by the Sports Authority of India and the Sports Authority of Gujarat, this AFI and AIMS accredited race is set to make history again on Sunday expecting a record attendance.
It is a matter of pride that MG Vadodara International Marathon has been invited to be part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group Qualifying Events giving runners a chance to win World Ranking Points. With this entry the MGVM 2020 enters an elite group of international marathons which include the Tokyo, Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW BERLIN, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City Marathons.