FAQ'S

ABOUT THE RUN

  • When do the events starts?
  • Event Start Time Start Venue
    Full Marathon 5:00 am, Sunday, 28th August 2016 People's Plaza, Necklace Road
    Half Marathon 6:00 am, Sunday, 28th August 2016 People's Plaza, Necklace Road
    10K Run 7:30 am, Sunday, 28th August 2016 Hitex Expo Grounds, Madhapur
    5K Fun Run 7:15 am, Saturday, 27th August 2016 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 bigger reach on social media. The club organizes 2-3 run every week among other activities. We also organize Club Run once a year which draws more than 1000 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 bridges, we promise you "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 and follow an easier and relatively flatter route and only the 10k run has one flyover as part of the route.

  • What are the events I can participate in the Hyderabad Marathon 2016?
  • Runners can participate in Full Marathon or Half Marathon or 10K Run & 5K Fun Run in Hyderabad Marathon 2016.

  • 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 course.

  • Will the event be called off incase of heavy rain?
  • There have been sudden showers during the previous editions of AHM. The event went ahead despite these as they were just cloudbursts. Calling off the event due to extremes of weather is totally at the discretion of the organizers - we believe the well being of the runners is priority and any weather condition which necessitates the race being called off will be deliberated thoroughly by the organizers before a decision is taken. Please note that there will be no refund of registration fee in case the race is called off due to the weather or any other acts of God (force majeure clause) 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.

  • 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 from the race marshals and traffic (in case you exceed event cut off times).

  • 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 in the respective categories.

  • 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 point. Baggage screening is mandatory for security reasons and the organizers of AHM | 2016 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 Balayogi Stadium back to start point or any point along the route. The first bus will leave at 10 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 the same.

    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 15
    10K Run 12
    5K Fun Run 7

    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 have working with the hotels for accommodation for out-of-towners. Please note, however, that the Hyderabad Marathon 2016 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. Currently, Hyderabad Marathon | 2016 is not planning to provide transport to the start point. The details of drop off points shall be posted on this website before the race. We would request you to car pool to the maximum possible extent, 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. Currently, Hyderabad Marathon | 2016 is not planning to provide transport to the start point. The details of drop off points shall be posted on this website before the race. We would request you to car pool to the maximum possible extent, 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.com.

  • Can I get a Refund or Transfer / donate my registration?
  • Sorry, we do not have a refund policy and the registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstances. The registration is non- transferable as well.

  • What does registration fee cover?
  • Registration fee covers timing chip, bib, t-shirt, finishers medal, eCetificate (includes finish time, splits will be available on our timing partner's website) and two instances as certificates after race brunch. eCetificate 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 events and all finishers will be awarded a participation certificate.

  • What is the last date for registration for the AHM 2016?
  • The last date to register for the AHM 2016 is 31st July 2016. However, the number of registrations for all race categories are limited. For all race categories we will be closing registrations either when the slots are full OR on 31st July 2016, whichever is sooner. Please note that no request for spot registrations will be entertained.

  • What are the registration fees I have to pay?
  • Event Early Bird Registration Offer 1 (From 1st April, 2016 to 30th April, 2016) Early Bird Registration Offer 2 (From 1st May, 2016 to 31st may, 2016) Regular Registration Fees (From 1st June, 2016 to 31st July, 2016)
    Full Marathon 1040 1170 1300
    Half Marathon 1040 1170 1300
    10K Run 800 900 1000
    5K Fun Run 600 600 600
  • I haven't received any confirmation / receipt for the event registered?
  • For any queries regarding payment confirmation receipt not received 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 from the concerned authorities and may be changed at a later date.