7th Annual Vadodara International Marathon of Gujarat
The inception of the Annual Vadodara International Marathon of Gujarat in 2009 as a not-for-profit organization under Section 25 of the Companies Act enthuses and encourages citizens to adopt a fitness-oriented and healthy lifestyle. Each edition of the Marathon attracts elite professional runners from all over the world and India, along with citizens from Gujarat.
Over the years, VM has developed a unique “Sports, Seva, Swachchata” character, supporting social and civic causes with each edition of the Marathon. In addition, VM offers a platform to local NGOs to increase their visibility, raise awareness and funds for their causes, and increase their reach through networking.
With each edition, Vadodara Marathon has grown from strength to strength. It is the largest international sporting event in Gujarat and among the top 10 Marathons in India. Vadodara Marathon is accredited by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), and BDAAA (Baroda District Amateur Athletics Association). In addition, VM is proud to share that it has been recognized as a World Marathon Majors Age Group Qualifying Event race as part of the Abbott World Marathon.
Timed Runs & Fun Runs
VM has different Timed Runs and Fun Runs, offering memorable experiences for all age groups and an inclusive marathon experience. The Timed Runs include the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, Quarter Marathon, and the Jawaan Run (for all cadres of EME, Air Force, Air Defence, CISF, Police & NCC).
The Fun Runs include 5Km Swachhata Run (for all), 5Km NGO Pledge Run (for NGOs & volunteer groups to raise awareness and funds for social causes), and 1Km Divyang Paralympic Run (for Divyang participants). The “Torch of Seva” has a select group of socially conscious citizens run 5km, who pledge to donate Rs. 5 lakhs each to causes or charities of their choice within the calendar year.