United Goa Marathon – Run For Unity and Peace

 

On the 14th of November 2015 get ready to tie up your shoes, raise your socks, cast aside lazy excuses and strap on your dedication as the Catholic Association of Goa in collaboration with All India Catholic Union organizes the ‘United Goa Marathon – Run for Peace and Unity’.

With the impactful marathon aimed at ‘igniting the spark of Unity, brotherhood and good health, saying No to Drugs, Yes to Peace, Progress and Development, a Greener and Cleaner India amongst the people of Goa’, this event is surely one to not miss.  

The Main Marathon

For the men, this event is set to start its course right from the Campal ground and make their way over to old Goa and back again which would last  a good 24 kilometers. The Women’s Marathon however, will span for 14 kilometers with their route taking them from the grounds to Ribandar and back. Though the decision to participate in such a stretch should not be taken lightly, the rewards are well worth the pain. Apart from getting one heck of a workout, cash prizes of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 50 thousand and Rs 35 thousand will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd,3rd place respectively. Not bad for a day’s hard work huh?

Other Races To Participate In

There are a number of other events that allow runners of all age groups to participate in with events such as Short distance races, Senior Citizen – Brisk walking, Physically challenged – Tricycle race. This lays to rest the belief that you don’t have to be in your prime to prove your worth, but rather have that unwavering determination and spirit to carry on.  The rewards are just as complimentary with Rs 10,000, Rs 7500 and Rs 5000 for placing in the top 3 respectively, along with trophies and merit certificates to be awarded to the seven best Runners up in each participating category.

For Additional information and rules  do visit here
For registration: https://www.townscript.com/e/unitedgoamarathon

So it seems that now would be a better time than any to get in shape and work out those muscles.
And trust us when we say that your spirit, determination and the desire to be a part of such an inspiring event is all the fuel you will need to push you past the finishing line. But before shaking hands at the end, we hope to see you at the starting line. Good Luck!