Apart from registering online for the Fun Walk-Run event, printed forms are available at:
Panjim: Carasid - Miramar Road
Panjim: Levis Store - MG Road - below Cafe Coffee Day
Margao: Borkars Super Store - Fatorda
Ponda: Borkars Super Store
Ponda: Naland Book store
Vasco: Vasco Sports club - Near Tilka Maidan
Another Successful Year!
The Goa River Marathon has successfully conducted 6 marathon events. The 6th was conducted in Dec 2015 and we saw participants from 22
countries. This year we introduced the full marathon i.e. 42KM. Additionally, all our routes were certified by Association of International Marathon and Distance Races (AIMS).
Nitin Bandekar, President of Vasco Sports Club, organisers of Skechers Goa River Marathon 2015 said, "I am happy to share that this year we have touched 3000 registrations for the
half marathon and 10km run in the competitive section with 4000 entries in the 5Km charity run. Participants from 22 different countries had registered which included
18 Ethiopians and Kenyans. We even had a contigent of 12 top class runners from Ladakh who had to get acclimatised to the humid conditions in Goa. This year we had over 7,000 participants."
Spearheading technology innovations Rakesh Unny secretary, Vasco Sports Club revealed that "a new mobile App has been developed by our timing partners,
'Timing Technologies' from Hyderabad and introduced for the first time ever in the country at GRM 2015. Simply by typing the bib number anyone could track the particpants progress during the event.
It can be downloaded for free from Google Play."
Additionally and for the first time, Grm 2015 also witnessed the introduction of OCR based technology to help identify runners bib numbers on the photographs.
Participants could visit the website and search for their photographs by simply entering their bib number.
The 6th edition of Grm saw Goa's Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar visit the Grm Venue. He congratulated the organizers of Goa River Marathon and hoped for even better participation numbers in the years ahead.
Extract from Goa River Marathon 2010 Race report by Monica Pillai
..Zuari river on our left, making this a
most picturesque route to run on. We ran on in the relative shade of beautiful trees, in barely there traffic, past very appreciative and supportive locals,
past the shipyards where mammoth ships rested, past St. Jacinto's island
..Read Full Report
Extract from the blog by Ram V on Goa River Marathon 2011
..It was very pleasant to run along the river front enjoying the
scenic beauty of the place. The first of the Africans returned when I was in the 8th km while the first of our friends Dnyanesh went by after my 9 km mark,
gliding smoothly like a Rolls Royce...Blog By Ram V
Extract from Goa River Marathon 2012 Race report by 'The Goan'
..The biggest achievement of GRM is that it is rated the
fifth best marathon in India and have running enthusiasts from countries like Kenya, France, Britain, China, Argentina, Australia, Canada, US, Germany,
Singapore and Kazakhstan. The scenic route of the marathon which begins from the seafront at Baina beach and meanders through the village along river Zuari,
is widely appreciated by the runners..Full Report
National Geographic list's Goa River Marathon as one of the 10 Great Marathons in the World!
..Heading to Goa in
December? Take a day off from beach-bumming and work up a sweat at the annual Goa River Marathon at the port city of Vasco Da Gama. Locals, tourists,
Bollywood celebrities, and seasoned athletes take part in the 21 km run that guides participants along the Zuari River with the beautiful island of St.
Jacinto ...10 Great Marathons in the World.