The organisers of the Mumbai Marathon have streamlined the registration process with an age-appropriate timing that will whittle out the casual runners who do not have any intentions to train for the event. The registrations for next year’s marathon opened last Friday and saw a considerable number of participants apply for the full and half marathons.
Next years marathon will be held on January 19.
According to the new rule,the runner needs to have run an AIMS ratified distance running event certificate or any event that has been conducted under the aegis of a state or district athletic body. The eligibility has been introduced for the first time.
A runner between the age of 18 and 34 needs to have run a marathon under-5 hours and 35 minutes to be eligible. For women,the timing has been relaxed by 40 minutes. Subsequently there are eligibilities for each category.
Likewise there is an age wise eligibility for the half marathon distance of 21.097kms. Runners between 18 and 34 need to have timing certificate of having run an event under 2.45 hours. Procam have also decided to have priority line up for runners with the faster runners getting the first crack at the course.
The categories are divided along the pace lines with those with the ability to run the distance at under-6 minutes getting into the A Category,those over 6 mins in B Category,those over 7 minutes in the C category and those over 8 minutes in the D Category.
Participants can either physically submit the form with the relevant documents or register online on http://www.procamrunning.com.