FAQ'S

ABOUT THE RUN

  • When do the events starts?
  • Event Start Time Start Venue
    Full Marathon 5:00 am, Sunday, 20th August 2017 People's Plaza, Necklace Road
    Half Marathon 6:00 am, Sunday, 20th August 2017 People's Plaza, Necklace Road
    10K Run 7:00 am, Sunday, 20th August 2017 Hitex Expo Grounds, Madhapur
    5K Fun Run 7:00 am, Saturday, 19th August 2017 Hitex Expo Grounds, Madhapur
  • Who are the organizers of Hyderabad Marathon?
  • The Hyderabad Marathon is being organized by Hyderabad Runners Society (HR), a non profit organization which was founded in 2007 to encourage running among all age groups in the cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is the biggest running club in India and has more than 6000 members, with an even larger reach on social media. The club organizes 2-3 runs every week, among other activities. The Club also organizes a Club Run once a year which has more than 3000 participants.

  • How is the Terrain / Run Route
  • The route for the Full Marathon and Half Marathon is certainly challenging! However, with a combination of rolling hills and three flyovers, "it's a challenge worth every step". Please ensure that you have followed a proper training schedule and have incorporated sufficient hill training into your routine. The 10K Run, and 5K Fun Run follow an easier and relatively flatter route. The 10k run has one flyover as part of the route.

  • What are the events I can participate in the Hyderabad Marathon 2017?
  • Runners can participate in Full Marathon or Half Marathon or 10K Run & 5K Fun Run in Hyderabad Marathon 2017

  • What about the weather in Hyderabad on the race weekend?
  • The weather in Hyderabad is generally pleasant, with temperatures of 25 to 32 degrees C. However, the humidity may be as high as 50%. Sudden showers may be expected, though they are short. Runners are requested to dress appropriately and ensure they are sufficiently hydrated throughout the run.

  • Will the event be called off in case of heavy rain?
  • There have been sudden showers during the previous editions of Hyderabad Marathon. The event went ahead despite these, as they were just cloudbursts. Cancellation of the event due to extremes of weather is at the discretion of the organizers - the well being of the runners takes priority. Any decision to cancel the event on account of adverse weather or other unforeseen situations including but not limited to public disturbances, will be taken after due deliberation, and in consultation with public authorities if necessary.. Please note that there will be no refund of registration fee in case the race is cancelled , and the decision of the Race Director is final in this regard.

EVENT

  • Are there cut off times for all the events?
  • Event Cut Off Time
    Full Marathon 6:30 Hrs
    Half Marathon 3:30 Hrs
    10K Run 2 hrs

    All participants finishing within this time will receive the finishers medal and certificate. Please note that traffic controls and support facilities including aid stations, medical facilities and personnel may not be available after cut-off times

  • Can I use IPOD / Head Phones during the course of the race?
  • Yes!! We believe music is a great aid to running. However, please be alert to route signages, announcements and guidance from the race marshals and traffic police.

  • Will there be AID Stations and emergency medical assistance available along the route?
  • Of course! We have Aid Stations stocked with water, energy drinks, biscuits, bananas along the route. First Aid stations and medical outposts are also present along the route, in addition to ambulances. There will also be a recovery room at the finish point for any emergencies. Please refer to the route maps for further information.

  • Is there a place to store my baggage on Race day?
  • If you are carrying any baggage on the Race day, it will be collected by us at Start point and handed back to you at Finish Area. Baggage screening is mandatory for security reasons and the organizers of Hyderabad Marathon | 2017 are not responsible for any losses, should you have anything valuable or fragile in your bag. Restrictions on size and weight of baggage will apply and will be made known in the Race Guide which will be given to all runners at the Expo.

  • How do I get back to start point after finishing the race?
  • After the completion of the event, runners may avail the complimentary bus service from GMC the Stadium at 9:30 am.

  • What about the parking at the starting location?
  • There are two parking lots available for Full Marathon & Half Marathon near the Start point, at the NTR Memorial - these have limited spaces and can be occupied on a "first come, first served basis" However, please remember that roads will be blocked at 4 AM at Necklace road and by 6 AM at G.M.C Balayogi Stadium on race day and you will need to ensure that you get to the start point before the stipulated time. Parking is at your own risk and we are not liable for any loss or damages to your vehicle.

    For 10K Run & 5K Fun Run parking will available at HITEX Grounds, Madhapur.

  • What is the minimum age for the events?
  • Event Minimum Age
    Full Marathon 18
    Half Marathon 18
    10K Run 12
    5K Fun Run 10

    However, participants whose age is less than 18 years should submit the parental consent form on the expo day.

  • What about the lodging for out-of-towners?
  • We are working with the hotels for accommodation for runners travelling to Hyderabad from other places. Please note, however, that the Hyderabad Marathon 2017 team is not responsible for quality of service or facilities provided by these hotels.

  • How do I get to the event starting point?
  • The start venue is easily accessible from any part of the city and is in the center of the city. Hyderabad Marathon | 2017 will not provide transport to the start point. We would request you to use car pooling to the extent possible, in view of the limited parking spaces at the start and finish points. Those availing cab services should request for a drop off either at NTR Memorial OR Prasads IMAX Theatre. It is 5-10 minutes' walk to start point from either of these two places. Please ensure that you plan to reach early as the race route will be closed to traffic by 4AM at Necklace road and by 6AM at G.M.C Balayogi Stadium.

    The start venue of 10K Run & 5K Fun Run is also easily accessible from any part of the city. Hyderabad Marathon | 2017 will not provide transport to the start point.. We would request you to use car pooling extent possible, in view of the limited parking spaces at the start and finish points. Those availing cab services should request for a drop off at HITEX Grounds, Madhapur.

REGISTRATION

  • How can I make a change in the submited registration form regarding misspell Name / T-Size?
  • For any change in the submitted form regarding the name and t-size please write to info@marathonhyderabad.comPlease note that any changes need to be informed not later than 15th July, 2017.

  • Can I get a Refund or Transfer / donate my registration?
  • There is no refund policy; the registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstances. The registration is non- transferable.

  • What does registration fee cover?
  • Registration fee covers timing chip, bib, t-shirt, finishers medal, eCertificate (includes finish time, splits will be available on our timing partner's website) - ???. eCertificate will be provided only to runners whose timing is recorded at every checkpoint on the course. To make sure that the timing is recorded, runners must cross the timing mats at the checkpoints. You will be eligible for certificate if you complete the Full Marathon / Half Marathon/ 10K Run in 6:30 hrs / 3:30 hours / 2 hours respectively. Please note that the 5K Fun Run is NOT timed,and all finishers will be awarded a participation certificate.

  • What is the last date for registration for the Hyderabad Marathon 2017?
  • The last date to register for the Hyderabad Marathon 2017 is 31 July 2017. Please note however, that the number of registrations for all race categories is limited. Registrations will therefore be closed either when the slots are full OR on 31 July 2017, whichever is earlier. Please note that no request for registrations after the Closing date, or spot registrations during the Expo, will be entertained.

  • What are the registration fees I have to pay?
  • Event Early Bird Registration Offer 1 (From 17th April, 2017 to 7th May , 2017) Early Bird Registration Offer 2 (From 8th May, 2017 to 31st may, 2017) Regular Registration Fees (From 1st June, 2017 to 31st July, 2017)
    Full Marathon 800 1000 1200
    Half Marathon 800 1000 1200
    10K Run 600 750 900
    5K Fun Run 400 500 600
  • What do I do if I don't receive any confirmation / receipt of my registration?
  • The status of your application would be emailed to you within one week of registration. If your application is not accepted, you would be charged 2.3% of the registration cost and the rest would be refunded back to your account.

    If you queries regarding payment or have not received any information regarding status of your application after one week of payment, please write to info@marathonhyderabad.com

WHAT ARE THE START AND END POINTS OF THE MARATHON?

  • What is the route for the events?
  • The Full Marathon and the Half Marathon events will start from Necklace Road in Tank Bund, Secunderabad and end at Balayogi Stadium in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. The 10K Run will start at HITEX, Madhapur and will end at Balayogi Stadium in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. The 5K Fun Run will starts and ends in Hitex Expo Grounds, Madhapur. The route is subject to permissions being received from the concerned authorities and may be changed at a later date.