Top 10 Marathons in Chennai You Should Take Part

By April 20, 2020 No Comments

Like the other Indian metros, Chennai has its own share of marathon events. The “Chennai Marathon” is an annual event organized by Chennai Runners and is considered to be the largest city marathon in South India. Here’s a list of 10 best marathons in Chennai.

Chennai Marathon

The “Chennai Marathon” is India’s 2nd largest marathon event after the Tata Mumbai Marathon. The event attracts a large number of participants from across the country. This is also the biggest sporting event in Chennai. #BecauseYouCan is the theme of the running event. The Skechers Performance is the organizer of the Chennai Marathon 2020.

There are four categories available: The full marathon, 32km, half marathon, and a 10K.

Race Day: January 2021

Dream Runnerz Half Marathon

“Dream Runners” is one of the largest running group in Chennai. Hexaware (Technologies) is the title sponsor for the event. #RunClean #RunResponsible #SheShouldRun #LetUsRunSoTheyCanWalk are the official hashtags to create awareness about the event.

Race categories: Half marathon (21k) & 10k

Race Day: July 2020

Marina Run

The Marina Runnerz Marathon will have you running along the second longest beach in the world, Marina beach, Chennai.

Race categories: Half marathon & 10k running

Race Day: Feb 2021


The race goes through the beautiful MEPZ campus and the forest areas behind MEPZ and follows the service roads along the Chennai Bypass and the Outer Ring road and finishes at MEPZ.

Race Categories: Half marathon, MEPZ Run 10K, and MEPZ Run 5k.

Race day: March 2021

MWC Marathon

Mahindra World City marathon, entering its 7th edition, is held in association with Project Nanhi Kali, an initiative that provides primary education to underprivileged girls in India. Part of the proceeds from the MWC Marathon will be donated to Nanhi Kali.

Race categories: 21k, 10k, 5k, 3k and 1k running

Race day: February 2021


The Magnathon is one it’s kind run aiming to enhance the livelihood of unemployed youth and women. Most of the revenues are contributed to NSDC skill development center for improving the livelihood of unemployed youth & women.

Race categories: Half marathon, 10k, 5k, and Parent & kids run.

Race day: December 2020

SBI Green Marathon Chennai

The State Bank of India, in association with Radio Mirchi, brings SBI Green marathon across various cities in India. The Green Earth is the theme of the event.

Race categories: 21k Elite, 21k Elite female, 21k male (18 to 44 yrs), 21k (45 years above), 21k (18-39 years female), 21k (40 years above male), and the same applies to the 10k events.

Race day: February 2020

Chennai Kidathon

Chennai Kidathon is a first of its kind and one of the largest amateur marathons exclusively for children in India. It is not only a flag bearer of health and fitness among children but also promotes social consciousness among them to ‘run for a cause.’ Chennai Kidathon is open to children between 3 and 15 years, with run categories ranging from 400m to 1600m.

Race Day: September 2020

Pinkathon Chennai

“Pinkathon” is an exclusive running event for women across India. Reema Sanghavi and Milind Soman are the founders of Pinkathon in India. This event is conducted across nine major cities in India.

Race categories: 21k, 10k, 5k, and 3k

Race day: August 2020


Inner Strength Half Marathon Chennai

The Madras Inner Strength Marathon is one of the exclusive IAAF-AIMS certified in Chennai, which attracts 2,000 runners across the country.

Race categories: 21k, 10k & 5k

Race day: February 2021

Find more information about the upcoming marathons in Chennai with Eventjini – India’s leading registration portal for endurance sports. The Chennai Marathon Calendar 2020 will bring you the latest updates on forthcoming marathons in Chennai.