Who doesn’t know about the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, or SCMM, as it is popularly known? This annual international marathon is held in Mumbai every year on the third Sunday of January. This year, the date is January 15th. Launched in 2004, the SCMM is one of Asia’s largest and richest marathons, and one of the best loved of Mumbaikars’ events. Bollywood star and fitness freak John Abraham has been the face of the event for many years.
What is it about?
SCMM has six different race categories:
- Marathon (26.218 miles (42.194 km)
- Half Marathon (21.097 km)
- Dream Run (6 km)
- Senior Citizens Race (4.3 km)
- Champions with Disability category (2.4 km)
- DHL Corporate Champions (42.195 km, 4-person relay)
It is an event where you see the best of international runners displaying their form and speed. It is also an event that brings on the roads, Mumbaikars from every walk of life: you have Bollywood celebrities, political heavy weights, able and disabled people, the young and the young and heart, all mingling into a seamless ocean of runners.
Time: January 15 2017
Registrations for participating are now closed. Being one of the most sought after marathons, registrations open in July and get filled up by end of September, except for the NGO sponsored seats. However, it is a spectacle worth watching, just to enjoy and join into the spirit of running.
Event helpline: +91 22 4202 0200 (Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm)
Event email: firstname.lastname@example.org