Announcement of Hyderabad Marathon for 30th August, 2009


Just got a mail from the organizers of the Hyderabad marathon. The event, as planned previously, is on August 30th. Below are details of the event, including registration information. I will keep this post updated as more updates trickle in (including route map).

The start point is KBR Park and the end point is Gachibowli Stadium. The full marathon starts at 5.30 AM and half marathon starts at 5.45 AM.

You can register online at the link below.
http://www.hyderabad10k.com/10kruns_registration.php

A detailed email on the route map, logistics and other details will
follow in the next few days time. Meanwhile, all the runners can go
ahead and make reservations for your travel for the event.

The registration fees for the event is Rs 200/-. It was interesting to see the organizers leverage the online infrastructure of the other Hyderabad event, the Hyderabad 10K and Half marathon, for their registrations. It would be great if all of this came together under one banner in the long run (or has it already?).

Update: more details on the event from organizers below:

We are pleased to inform you that the 2nd Edition of Hyderabad Marathon is being organised on 30th August, 2009. This edition has both the Half and the full Marathon.

This run is being organised by the 10 K Foundation and the Hyderabad Runners which are promoting running in the city of Hyderabad.

This is a run organised for the runners…by the runners.

Route:
We are happy to inform that we have the necessary clearances in place for the run and the link for the run route is as below,

Half Marathon:
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3068674

Full Marathon:
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3069533

The route takes you the through the new Hyderabad or popularly known as Cyberabad. It starts at the KBR Park, one of the largest green lungspace in the city and takes you through the IT district before we hit the Gachibowli where the runners will get to run through two of the scenic, sprawling and prestigious educational institutes – Indian School of Business and University of Hyderabad.

All the runners will finish at the famous Gachibowli Stadium which is one of the country’s best sports infrastructure. The route has a fair bit of ascent and descent but it is a rolling route. The gradient details are there in the gmap link. The route might undergo minor changes if there are any issues with the local authorities.

Aid-Stations:

There will be aid-stations for every 2 kms providing water, electrolytes, fruits and first aid.

Traffic Regulation:

The Hyderabad Police have agreed to support the run but have not been able to get complete traffic stoppage due to the numbers we have which is currently around 500. However since it is the weekend and in the early hours, we really don’t see much of a problem on the traffic front. Most of the organisers who have run on the route can vouch that the traffic will not be a big problem.

Registration:
To register online, please go to,
http://www.hyderabad10k.com/registration.php

There have been a few problems with the registration. This has been mainly account of the new security guidelines brought in by Reserve Bank of India. Those who have registered, kindly bring the proof of payment for easily reconciliation. If you have any problems, please contact Mr.Bosco who is in charge of the registrations. He can be contacted at bosco@wellinformed.in

Out of Town Runners:
For those coming from other places, dormitory style is being provided at the Gachibowli Sports Stadium. We have provision for 50 outstation runners and request you to confirm your participation at the earliest. The cost for accomodation is around Rs.250/- per person and the check is in from 7 AM on 29th to check out on 30th evening. For those requiring accomodation, please contact Mr.Ganesh at ganesh.sr@gmail.com

We request you to reach Hyderabad latest by 7.00 PM on 29th August, 2009.

Collection of Bibs:
The collection of bibs will be from 3.00 PM on 29th August, 2009 at the entrance of KBR Park (Near TDP Office), Road No:2, Banjara Hills.

Pre-Race Dinner:
We are having a pre-race dinner on 29th evening and there will be a charge for the dinner. The details of the venue and amount will be announced closer to the date of the run.

Post-Race Brunch:
After the race, brunch will be given to all the runners.

Volunteers:
We have a requirement for volunteers and those interested in volunteering, you can email to rvetcha@gmail.com giving your contact details.

Event Details:
Date: 30th August, 2009 (Sunday)
Time: 5.15 AM. But be at the starting point at least by 5.00 AM.
Starting Point: KBR Park Entrance on Road No:2, (Near TDP Office) Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

Medals and Certificates:
All finishers will receive a medal and certificate on completion of the run.

Queries:
If you have any further queries, you can contact umachig@yahoo.com or rvetcha@gmail.com

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