News & Notes 724:11th Auroville Marathon 2018
11th Auroville Marathon 2018
Dear Auroville Marathon Participant,
The Online registration for the Auroville Marathon 2018 (Sunday, February 11, 2018) will open on 15th Nov.2017. If you are planning to participate in this edition of the Auroville Marathon, we welcome you to register via the link: https://www.marathon.auroville.com/
Please note that the registration is open from 15 November 2017 NOON till 31 December 2017 NOON.
The manual registration will open from 1st of December 2017 NOON till December 31, 2017 NOON. The individual runners and Runners Team Organizers can collect the registration forms from SaraCon between 11.00am to 4.00pm during this period.
The organizing team strives to provide a safe and injury free run to all participants. Please do train well for the run and we wish you the best run at Auroville.
Important Note From Auroville Marathon Team
Have you ever felt a breath of cool forest air on your face or smelt the fragrance of fresh leaves and wild flowers when you fill your lungs while running? If you haven’t, you have never run a marathon in Auroville. The Auroville Marathon began its journey in February 2008, celebrating 40 years of Auroville, and now in 2018, in its 11th edition, it is proud to celebrate Auroville’s Golden Jubilee. Over the past decade, the event has become a favourite of many on the Indian running circuit, providing a unique experience of running on forest trails while being cheered on by the vibrant Auroville community. The Auroville Marathon is a celebration of the spirit of sport, togetherness and brotherhood. The motto of the event has always been ‘Run for the Joy of Running’ and in keeping with that spirit, no timings will be noted this year and as usual no Certificates too. Timings and Certificates have anyhow never mattered in this incredible adventure in which you would be missing out if you don’t look around to admire the beauty of the forest or stop to listen to a bird or to spot a dancing peacock. However, if you do wish to know how you’ve done for your own inner satisfaction, we suggest you bring a watch and time yourself or look at the big timing screens that will be placed at the finish line. Come and be a part of this festival of running, far away from the competitive world of winners and losers and sponsors and promotors. Come and explore the Wonderland that is Auroville and discover what it really means to ‘Run for the Joy of Running’!
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