3rd Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon on Oct 27; online registrations open on August 19

3rd Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon on Oct 27; online registrations open on August 19

The 3rd edition of the National Level Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon will be flagged of on Sunday, October 27, 2013 and is once again expected to attract the cream of the country’s long distance talent, along with thousands of serious, amateur participants from Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai as well as the other districts and states in the country.

This was announced by the Mayor of the Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation, Shri Narayan Mankar in the presence of MLA Kshitij Thakur, AFI President Adille Sumariwala, ‘Face of the Event’ Milind Soman and Rajiv Patil the first Mayor of the corporation.

At the Launch of the 3rd National Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon 2013 on Wednesday (L to R), MLA Kshitij Thakur, ‘Face of the Event’ and Marathon Runner Milind Soman, Mayor of the Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation, Shri Narayan Mankar, AFI President Adile Sumariwala and Rajiv Patil the First Mayor of the Corporation. 

To make the event more accessible to running enthusiasts from Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai as well as other districts in the state and cities in the country, registrations have gone online this year, announced the Mayor. Online and physical registrations for the event will begin from Monday, August 19, 2013 and will end on October 10, 2013. Online registrations can be done from the event website www.vvmcmayorsmarathon.com.

Physical copies of the registrations form will be available at different locations in Vasai-Virar.  Forms can also be downloaded from the event websitewww.vvmcmayorsmarathon.com

The timing chip is mandatory for all participants of the Full Marathon and the Half Marathon and registration fee for the same, inclusive of the cost of the Timing Chip, has been fixed at Rs 300.

Completely filled forms, along with the timing chip fee in the form of cash or cheque/DD can be sent by post/courier to the Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation (Mayor’s Marathon office) Head Office, Bazaar Ward, Virar (East), Post-Vasai, Dist-Thane, Pincode-401305. The cheques should be drawn out to the “Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation – Mahapour Marathon.

For the third year running, the theme of the Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon will be the welfare of the girl child and its motto will be “Save the Girl Child and Maintain Nature’s Balance”.

Elaborating on the arrangements to be put in place for the 3rd Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon, the Mayor said all participants would be provided a traffic-free route, with adequate water stations and energy drink along the route. Medical stations and fully equipped ambulances, staffed with well-trained medical personnel would also be present to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. Free shuttle bus service to and from Vasai and Virar stations to the start/point will be provided on race day to facilitate participants to reach the venue without undue hassle.

The 3rd Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon has got the sanction of the AFI as well as the Maharashtra Athletics Association and officials from all over the state will be deployed to oversee the technical conduct of the event. The event will also enjoy the complete support of the Thane Rural Police to ensure the safe and successful conduct of the event.  Besides the technical officials, there will be around 100 pilot bikes and around 1000 volunteers on Race Day to assist in its smooth conduct.