Goa River Marathon - Overview:
Goa River Marathon (Grm) is a 42.195 Kilomenter run in paradise with a route that runs along the pristine blue waters of the Zuari River. Held towards the year-end, this year's event to be held on 17th November and will be our 10th in a row!
AIMS Certified route, beautiful river view, tree-shaded route, super smooth roads and professional organization make this one of the top marathons in India and has been duly acknowledeged as such in various magazines including National Geographic which says "Goa River Marathon is one of the 10 Great Marathons in the world". The DNA Newspaper insists we are amongst India's top FIVE. The DNA Newspaper insists we are amongst India's top FIVE. Goa River Marathon also figures in CN Traveller's list of Beautiful Marathons to run. In any case, we are definitely amongst the best organized marathons in India.
The marathon starts at 04:30 a.m. the half marathon at 5:30 AM; the 10KM competitive run at 06:15 AM and 5KM fun-walk-or-run event at 9:00 AM. You can run for sport or you can run for fun in fact, we insist you have fun while you run.
Arrangements ranging from halting the traffic to medical aid to hydration are all top class. Whether you choose to run or walk; whether you choose the marathon or 5 KM walk or anything in between, you'll find no reason to complain. And of course as usual, there will be entertainment.
There will be lots of pre-event runs held in various parts in Goa and also "how-to" workshops aimed at helping the novice and the experts. These will be announced here as well as on our facebook page which, please visit and click so you are kept in the loop for all our announcements.
Eligibility for the timing certificate:
For marathon: cross finish line within six-and-half hours from start. Half marathon : 3.15 hours. 10KM : 1.45 hours. Timing mats will be removed at 11:00 AM
After 10:30 A.M. there will be partial traffic in many places and thereafter full traffic will be open. Any participant running with the event bib after 11:00 A.M. that will be lifted off the course on our vehicles. This is being done for the safety of the participants and under orders of the local law authorities.