GTech Marathon 2024

GTech Marathon 2024

GTECH MARATHON on February 11, 2024, at Infopark, Kochi, promoting a message of ‘Say No to Drugs & Yes to Health & Fitness.

The Group of Technology Companies (GTECH), representing IT firms in Kerala, is orchestrating the most significant and prestigious marathon to date in Kochi, the “Queen of Arabian Sea,” scheduled for Sunday, February 11th, 2024. Anticipating participation from individuals of all backgrounds—regardless of age, location, gender, or fitness levels—the event aims to unite a diverse group of runners.

The fitness challenge encompasses three run categories: 3 km, 10 km, and 21 km. Beyond the physical aspect, the marathon serves a noble purpose—to raise public awareness about the alarming issue of drug abuse in Kerala and its detrimental effects, particularly among the youth.

While the marathon welcomes participation from the general public, prospective runners must complete the mandatory registration process to take part in this impactful event.

RUN CATEGORIES

3K Kids Fun Run (3 KM)

  • Non-timed category
  • Age limit: 11 years & below
  • Registration Fee: 100.00 INR

3K Adults Fun Run (3 KM)

  • Non-timed category
  • Age limit: 12 years & above
  • Registration Fee: 250.00 INR

10K Timed Run (10 KM)

  • Age limit: 14 years & above
  • Registration Fee: 550.00 INR

Half Marathon (21 KM)

  • Age limit: 18 years & above
  • Registration Fee: 750.00 INR

REASONS TO PARTICIPATE IN GTECH MARATHON 2024

Scenic Route: The race meanders through the scenic locales of Infopark, Smart City, and the Rajagiri college campus, offering participants a unique opportunity to traverse the IT corridors of Kochi and enjoy views of prominent buildings within tech parks.

Certified by AIMS: The half marathon holds official certification from AIMS, ensuring stringent standards and credibility.

Affordable Registration: The GTech Marathon features the most budget-friendly entry fee compared to other marathon events in Kochi.

Social Impact: The primary objective of the GTech Marathon 2024 is to raise awareness about the growing threat of drug abuse in society, emphasizing its detrimental impact on lives, especially among the younger generation.

Commemorative Souvenirs: All participants completing the race will receive a medal and T-shirt as keepsakes to commemorate their involvement in the event.

What is the deadline for registration for the GTech Marathon?

The registration period concludes on January 31st, 2024.

Is group registration allowed?

Group registrations are exclusively open for 10 or more participants. If you are the group administrator for such a group, kindly provide your group details here (https://www.gtechmarathon.com/contact-us/), and we will contact you with the registration process for your group members.

Is it possible to collect my race kit on the day of the race?

Apologies, but it is mandatory to retrieve all race kits the day before the race at the race expo. Race kits will not be distributed to runners on the race day.

Is it possible to cancel my entry and receive a refund after applying?

Apologies, but we cannot accommodate refund requests once the registration process has been finalized.

Is it possible to switch my race category after I have submitted my application or once my entry is confirmed?

You can upgrade your race category by settling the outstanding balance. This option is available until January 31, 2024. If you wish to downgrade your category, it is permitted as long as you inform us before January 31, 2024. However, please note that no refunds will be provided for category downgrades. To request a category change, kindly send an email to marathon@gtechindia.org.

Is it possible to transfer my registration to someone else?

Registrations cannot be transferred. Individuals must register for themselves, except for group registrations.

Is there a maximum age limit for each race?

We strongly believe that individuals of any age can participate in running. There is no age limit for the Family Fun Run or the endurance events. However, for the half marathon, we may request proof of prior event completion or assurance of adequate training efforts.

What is the minimum age requirement for each race category?

Half Marathon – Participants must be 18 years or older on race day.
10 Km Run – The minimum age for the 10K timed run is 14 years or older on race day.
3 Km Adults Fun Run – Participants must be 12 years of age or older on race day.
3 Km Kids Fun Run – Participants must be 11 years and below. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult who has also registered for the same event.

Is it possible to register on the day of the event?

Registrations on the day of the race will not be accepted, and strict adherence to this policy is required. Please ensure compliance.

I’m experiencing difficulties with the online registration process. What steps should I take to resolve this issue?

Feel free to reach out to us via email or any of our social media platforms, providing the error message. We will make every effort to assist you in resolving the issue.

Where can I pick up my bib?

The distribution of running number bibs is scheduled for Saturday, February 10th, from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM.
Important Information:
All registered runners must personally attend the Expo to collect their assigned bibs.
Bibs will not be sent to individual addresses and will not be distributed on the day of the race.

Is it possible for me to designate someone else to collect my race packet on my behalf?

Certainly, the designated individual must present a copy of your photo ID along with an authorization letter in order to collect your race kit.

Is there available parking space for cars?

Parking near the starting point will be limited. We encourage participants to carpool or utilize hired transportation to the starting location to minimize congestion. Fun Runners have the option to use the Metro.

What is the most optimal route to reach the beginning?

The closest railway station is 9.5 km away from Tripunithura railway station. The nearest airport is located 20 km from Cochin International Airport. The closest bus stand is 4 km from Kakkanad Thrikkakara Bus Station. The nearest metro station is 11 km from Changampuzha Park Metro Station. The race will commence and conclude at Infopark Kochi Kakkanad.

Is it permissible to bring pets onto the course?

Registration and participation of pets or animals are prohibited in the Gtech Marathon.

Is the use of skates, skateboards, bikes, or any type of carriages permitted on the course?

Any form of assistance to complete the course is strictly prohibited. Utilizing a vehicle of any kind will lead to disqualification and a ban from registering for the event next year.

Are meals provided during the course?

The aid stations will have supplies of electrolytes, water, oranges, bananas, biscuits, and salt.

Is it permissible to stroll through the course?

Certainly! The walk-jog approach is a strategy embraced by numerous runners worldwide. Feel free to walk, run, roll, or employ any leg-powered method to cover the course distance, ensuring compliance with the specified time limits and cut-off times.

When is the closing time for the finish line?

The conclusion of both the race and the finish line is scheduled for 10:00 hrs, and this will be strictly enforced. Race officials will commence the packing up and conclusion of the event at this specified time. It is imperative that no runner proceeds beyond this point, as we lack permissions to occupy roads beyond this deadline. Compliance is necessary as we are obligated by administrative authorities to conclude the event promptly.

At what time does the race commence?

Half Marathon: Please report at 4:30 am, and the race will begin at 5:00 am.
10km: Kindly report at 5:30 am, and the race will commence at 6:00 am.
3km: Reporting time is 7:00 am, with the race starting at 7:30 am.

Where is the starting and ending point of the race?

The event is scheduled to commence and conclude at the Sanskara School Ground within Infopark Phase 2.

What are the various award classifications?

Awards or mementos will be presented to participants in both the Men’s and Women’s categories for the Half Marathon and 10 KM Run based on the following age classifications:
21K Award Categories (Male – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd):
Up to 44 – Open Category
45 to 59 – Veteran Category
60 plus – Sr. Veteran Category
21K Award Categories (Female – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd):
Up to 44 – Open Category
45 to 59 – Veteran Category
60 plus – Sr. Veteran Category
10K Award Categories (Male – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd):
Up to 44 – Open Category
45 to 59 – Veteran Category
60 plus – Sr. Veteran Category
10K Award Categories (Female – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd):
Up to 44 – Open Category
45 to 59 – Veteran Category
60 plus – Sr. Veteran Category
It’s important to note that there won’t be a podium position for the 3K Fun Run categories, as the event organizers consider everyone who participates in the Fun Run as a winner.

Where can I locate details about becoming a sponsor for the Gtech Marathon?

Feel free to contact us by sending an email to marathon@gtechindia.org, providing all the relevant details about the sponsorship you are interested in.
GTECH Marathon Secretariat
Group of Technology Companies (GTech)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695581, India
Email: vishnu.nair@gtechindia.org

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