Running is a popular sport and a low cost way of staying fit. There are plenty of running routes available in Pune for joggers and early morning runners. Pune is also said to be the birthplace of marathon in India as the first international marathon took place in the city in 1983. Let us check out the top 10 marathons in Pune 2020.
Pune International Marathon
Pune International Marathon is India’s 1st AIMS certified running event. This event is popular among international runners. The 35th Pune International Marathon 2020 will be held at Baburao Sanas Ground on December 6.
Race categories: Full marathon (Men & Women), half marathon (Men & Women), 10K (Men & Women), 5k (Men & Women), and Wheel-chair charity run
Race Day: December 6
Mahamarathon in Pune
MahaMarathon isn’t just a run, it’s a whole experience that’s food for mind, body, and soul. Starting from the Bib Expo, power-packed warm-up, flag off, celebrity presence, specially curated art performances to the prize distribution – this event promises all.
Race categories: Half marathon, Power runner (10k), Fun run (5k), and Family run (3k).
Race Day: February 2021.
Vrukshathon Half Marathon
Vrukshathon 2020 is a half marathon (21k) conceptualized by the Vrukshathon Foundation and organized by Fitness First to spread environmental awareness and promote the spirit of health and fitness.
Race categories: Half marathon, 10k run (competitive run), 5k run (Dream Run) 3k Fun run (kids & senior citizens)
Race Day: June 7
NIO Vision Marathon
NIO Vision Marathon has been an attempt to raise awareness about avoidable blindness for the past four years in India. This race is conducted under the aegis of the Pune District Athletic Association; the records set during this race are recognized.
Race categories: Half marathon, 10k run, and 5k run
Race Day: July 17
Tamhini Ghat Half Marathon
Tamhini Ghat is known as ‘The Gem of Western Ghats’. The clouds are so low at Tamhini Ghat that running with clouds will almost be possible. A route worth running with waterfall every 500 metre.
Race categories: 35k, 21k, 10k, 5k and 3k
Race Day: July 26
AFMC Pune Marathon
NEB sports is aiming to promote and develop sports in India. AFMC is a timed running event that pushes for running as a way of lifestyle.
Race categories: Full marathon, half marathon, 10k run, and 5k run
Race Day: August 9
The Great Mawla Ghaati Ultra Marathon
The scenic winding routes through the Sahyadri ranges provide a perfect destination of a run-cation.
Race categories: 10k, 25k, 45k, and 75k
Race Day: June 14
Moon Light Marathon 2.0
Night runs, especially midnight runs, are not uncommon to Pune’s running community, but this will be a one-of-a-kind experience since it will be flagged off at 10 pm, and end before midnight. Moon Light Marathon 2.0 (MLM) is a half marathon event organized by India Treks, an objective to spread the culture of being fit.
Race categories: Half marathon, 10k run, 5k run and 5k family-run
Race Day: 16th May 2020
Red Marathon 2020
The RED marathon is a mega marathon event with a participant expectancy of over 3,000 runners.
Race categories: 21k, 10k, 5k, and 3k
Race Day: March 2020
Jungle Utsav Run
The Blue Green Exotic Forest Camp, in collaboration with Tribe Art Vibe, celebrates nature with a Jungle Utsav Trail, starting from the campsite down the valley and back, crossing streams and forest area.
Race categories: 14k, 10k, and 4k
Race Day: January 2021
You can also get the complete list of upcoming marathons in Pune with Eventjini’s Pune Marathon Calendar 2020. Stay updated, and stay prepared to reach the finisher line ahead!