31st Pune International Marathon 2016

Baburao Sanas Ground, Sunday 4th Dec 16 & 29th Jan 17

Important News Alert

Pune International Marathon Committee has decided to host 5K and 10K timed run on the same day i.e. 4th December 2016 at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Balewadi. The other race will now provisionally take place on Sunday 29 January 2017. Entries of Run for Pune, Half Marathon and Marathon category will automatically be carried over to the new date.Click here to view Notice

Pune International Marathon is 1st Indian Marathon to be certified by AIMS Click Here to view Certificate

31st Pune International Marathon 2016 is India premium Marathon event, Since 1983, thousands of runners from all walks of life had taken part in the event. Pune International Marathon is now widely used as a platform to spread social message and to raise fund for charitable cause. Pune International Marathon route consist of city of Pune scenic and historic locations and thousands of spectators lining up the course to cheers runners. It is the most anticipated running festival of city of Pune.

Event Details

Start Time( Tentative)
  • 5:30 am - Men Full Marathon
  • 5:40 am - Men & Women Half Marathon
  • 5:50 am - Men & Women 10 KM Run
  • 6:15 am -Men & Women 5 KM Run
  • 6:30 am - Wheel Chair Run (One Group)
  • 6:45 am - Junior Group Run (Boys & Girls)
  • 7:30 am - Run for My City Pune

Note : Starting Time are tentative and may slight Changed by the Pune Marathon Organising Committee.
Athlete must report atleast 45 mins before the start of race time.
Participant Kit
    Note:

    Every Registered Participant of Full , Half , 10K , 5K Marathon will be given T-Shirt ,Certificate , Medal and Time Chips.


    The Run for my city- Pune Runners will only be given T-Shirt , Certificate and Medal.
    No Timechimp will be provided to Chairty Runners & Jr. Group


Route Map

Route Map Coming Soon...
All Race will Start and End at Baburao Sanas Sports Ground ,Pune

Champion Roster

A bright Sunday morning in September 1983 saw thousands of people participating in the very first Pune Marathon – a run for fun and fitness. Within just three years it has grown into a great vent on the international sports calendar.
The first time a balding Swedish School teacher Tommy Pesson beat all opposition to the finish line.
The marathon lovingly remembers the Tanzanian soldier Stewan Marwa who almost missed talking part and went on to win. And our own long distance runner, Savio D’souza, who overcame physical setback to win the race !
It has indeed been a tribute to men’s achievements,a saga of success, a test of endurance. Let’s go back a little and relive the unforgettable moments of tears and triumph.

Date Performance
(in Hrs:Mins:Sec)
Men Marathon Champion Performance
(in Hrs:Mins:Sec)
Women Marathon/Half Marathon Champion
07 DEC 2014 1:02:04 ROBERT ESMBUS MBITHI (KEN) 1:16:54 NANCY N WAMBUA (KEN)
01 DEC 2013 2:17:52 ENDALE ABAYNE (ETH) 1:16:54 ABERU ZEWUDE TESEMA (ETH)
02 DEC 2012 2:13:03(Course Record) LUKA KIPKEMBOI CHELIMO (KEN) 1:08:37(Course Record) PAULINE NJERI KATHENYA (KEN)
04 DEC 2011 2:16:57 TEFERA REGASSA (ETH) 1:12:29 THITU MUTUA (KEN)
05 DEC 2010 2:13:20 GUDETA GEMECHU BIRATU (ETH) 2:38:41 BIRZAF GEBRE TEKELE (ETH)
06 DEC 2009 2:13:05 AUGUSTINE RONO SEMBRI (KEN) 1:10:30 AGNES KATUNGA MUTUNE (KEN)
07 DEC 2008 2:17:45 NELSON KIRWA ROTICH (KEN) 1:10:17 CAROLINE CHEPTONUI KILEL (KEN)
02 DEC 2007 2:17:32 PHILIP MUIA MAKAU (KEN) 1:11:30 ROMAN GEBREGESSESE (ETH)
26 NOV 2006 2:18:23 SAID REGRAIGUI (SWE) 1:13:20 HELLEN MUSYOKA (KEN)
04 DEC 2005 2:19:35 JOSEPHAT NDETI (KEN) 1:15:05 NAYILYA YULAMANOVA (RUS)
19 DEC 2004 2:21:22 DOUGLAS GWANDARU (KEN) 1:11:59 JANE MUIA (KEN)
14 DEC 2003 2:16:36 ROBERT KIPYEGO (KEN) 1:13:49 MASILA NDUNGE (KEN)
08 DEC 2002 2:23:20 AMBROSE MAKAU (KEN) 1:15:52 NATALIYA VOLGUINA (RUS)
23 JAN 2000 2:25:17 FEDOR RYZHOV (RUS) 1:18:10 MARGARET NGOTHO (KEN)
17 JAN 1999 2:22:54 ZABLON MOKAYA (KEN) 1:29:49 LYUBOV FYODOROVA (RUS)
21 DEC 1997 2:25:36 MY TAHAR ECHCHADLI (MAR) 1:16:42 ZAHRA AKRACHI (MAR)
12 JAN 1997 2:23:08 ABHAY SINGH (IND) 1:20:00 CAMILLA BENJAMINSSON (SWE)
07 JAN 1996 2:26:16 JOSEPH KAHUGU (KEN) LUKOSE LEELAMMA (IND)
18 DEC 1994 2:24:35 JOSHUA KIPKEMBOI (KEN) 1:17:19 MIDDDE HAMRIN (SWE)
19 DEC 1993 2:23:23 ROBERT NOLAN (AUS) 2:47:46 VALLY SATHYABHAMA (IND)
13 DEC 1992 2:26:34 SHIVKUMAR YADAV-2 2:51:01 SUMAN MEHTA (IND)
15 DEC 1991 2:23:46 VITHANA SAMARASINGHE (SRI) 2:57:34 NANDA JADHAV-(IND)
23 DEC 1990 2:27:56 SHIVKUMAR YADAV (IND) 1:17:42 NANDA JADHAV (IND)
15 JAN 1989 2:31:47 YESHWANT SINGH RAWAT (IND) 2:58:39 SUNITA GODHARA (IND)
08 NOV 1987 2:29:40 FRANCOIS BLOMMAERTS (BEL) 1:21:54 SUMAN RAWAT (IND)
23 NOV 1986 2:31:28 SAVIO D'SOUZA-(IND) 1:17:09 KAROLINA SZABO (HUN)
20 OCT 1985 2:35:11 SAVIO D'SOUZA (IND) 1:24:10 ASHA AGARWAL (IND)
14 OCT 1984 2:33:59 STEVEN MARWA (TAN)
25 SEP 1983 2:24:15 TOMMY PERSSON (SWE)

Race Details

Pune International Marathon 2016 route is measured and certified by IAAF Route measurer

No Race Name Distance(in Km) Time Limit Fees (in Rs)
1 Men Full Marathon (International) 42.195 Km 3 Hours Rs 1,500/-
2 Men Half Marathon (International) 21 Km 2 Hours 45 Mins Rs 1200/-
3 Women Half Marathon (International) 21 Km 2 Hours 45 Mins Rs 1200/-
4 Men 10 KM Race (Only for Indians) 10 Km 2 Hours Rs 1000/-
5 Women 10 KM (Only for Indians) 10 KM 2 Hours Rs 1000/-
6 Men 5 KM Race 5 Km 1 Hour 15 mins Rs 750/-
7 Women 5 KM Race 5 KM 1 Hour 15 mins Rs 750/-
8 Run for My City - Pune(Open to All) 3.5 KM No Time Limit Rs 600/-
9 Wheel Chair Race (One Group) 3.5 KM No Time Limit Rs 150/-
10 Jr. Group Boys Under 15 3.5 KM Rs 100/-
11 Jr. Group Girls Under 15 3.5 KM Rs 100/-

Marathon History

Pune was initially popular as the “Oxford of the east”. It was also well known as the “Cultural capital of the state”. However in recent times since 1994, the city has catapulted to be known as the “Sports city of the country” and the credit mainly goes to the successful 30 editions of Pune International Marathon. The marathon began way back in 1918 when the famous Deccan Gymkhana hosted the first meeting of the Indian Olympic Association. This was followed by organization of the first ever national marathon of the country in 1919. The event is still considered as a milestone in the annuals of Indian Sports.
We introduce ourselves as the premier institute organizing field sports in the country since 30years. We have been conducting the prestigious “Pune International Marathon” for the past 30 years with full zeal an enthusiasm. The PIM (Pune International Marathon) is an annual international foot race held in Pune. It all started in the year 1983; it was the first edition and the first ever Indian International Marathon. PIM attracts many International participants, who compete with national and local runners. In its 30th year, this event attracted almost over 40,000 participants from India and 35 countries around the world every year. We have approximately 15 lakh runners in the event till date including Late Rajiv Gandhi, Milkha Singh, PT Usha, Kapil Dev Leander Peas & many other dignitaries. The record of PIM in the Men’s Category is in the name of Kenya’s Joseph Kahugu with timing of 2hrs:13min: 00 and women’s category in the name of Kenya’s Caroline Kilel with the timing 1hrs:10min: 17sec. During this journey we conducted Asian Marathon Championship in the year 2010.
The PIM event is recognized as the national championship and an international event where Indians have been brushing the shoulders with the leading International marathoners. The said event has given a boost to the Indian long distance runners and we can proudly share the name of some runners from Maharshatra namely Kavita Raut (Silver – Common Wealth Games & Asian Games); Sudha Singh (Gold – Asian Games); Mohini Raut & Rohini Raut (Gold and Silver respectively -Asian Games- Cross Country); Pooja Warade (Steeplechase- Asian Junior). This event is a boon for Maharashtra as, out of top16 national women runners 12 are from Maharashtra.
The event has a special theme every year; it is not only about sports but has a social message with a Run for my city- Pune run. We would like to share some of the themes namely:

  • Run for Fun & Fitness which created a sports culture.
  • Fight against Polio.
  • Run against AIDS.
  • Run for Mother- Save the girl Child.
  • Run for VDIS- For the publicity of income tax voluntary disclosure scheme.
  • Run for Olympic Support.
  • Relief fund for the Kargil Martyrs & storm affected people of Andhra Pradesh.

The dignitaries of India including the Prime Minister of Indian have flagged off the event, namely: Late Shri. Rajiv Gandhi, Late Shri. I K Gujral, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Late Shri Vilas Rao Deshmukh, Shri Shashi Tharul, Shri. Manohar Joshi, Shri. Farroq Abdullah, Shri. Vijay Goyal, Shri Mukund Wasnik, Shri. Narayan Rane etc.
The Marathon Committee has felicitated & presented the cash awards to Indian Sports Players who have brought the glory to India include: Shri. Milkha Singh, Smt. PT Usha, Shri. Kapil Dev, Shri. Sunil Gavaskar, Shri. Dhanraj Pillay, Smt. Anju Bobby George, Shri. Prakash Padukone, Shri. Kirti Azad etc.
Some of the Indian Celebrities who share the presence in the Run for my city- Pune event include: Shashi Kapoor, Rakhi , Late Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Rahul Bose etc.
The PIM team has not only created a sports culture but many land marks. It started with Balewadi; we played a major role in building up the Shiv Chattrapati Krida Nagari for the National Games in 1994. We also have taken the responsibility and successfully conducted:
  • The Common Wealth Youth Games, Pune-2008.
  • Asian Cross Country & Asian Grand Prix meet.
  • International Athletics Associations Permit meets.
  • A successful Asian Athletic Championship in a record 22 days after the venue was shifted from Chennai to Pune at the eleventh hour.
  • For the youth, a jumping academy at the Marathon Bhavan.

One of our major agenda is “Sportsman’s Hermitage”. This project rather the only project in the world will be for the retired old sportsmen of national/international repute who are without support to sustain them and create a shelter for them during the sunset of their life. These sportsmen will be again leading a life of respect by coaching the young generation at Hermitage coaching center. The land has already been procured and the all preliminaries before construction already completed with actual construction to start shortly. International Olympic Association Ex President Jack Rogue has congratulated us on this unique and the only project in the world. The PIM is the People Movement of Pune for the last 30 years under the able guidance of Shri. Sharad Pawar jee - Ex. BCCI President , Shri. Suresh Kalmadi jee – Ex. President IOA, Shri. Adille Sumariwala- Ex. Olympian & Arjuna Awardee, Shri. Pralhad Sawant - Ex. Vice President AFI, Shri. Abhay Chajjed – Chattrapati Awardee, Shri. Atul Chordiya – Ex. National Moto Rider & Ex. Sq. Leader Raj Gulathi – International Weightlifting Official.

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Prizes

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Marathon Rules & Regulations

This event is held under AFI and IAAF Rules. This event is sanctioned by Athletics Federation of India and certificate of course accuracy is provided by IAAF certified International Route Measurer.

  • Participants must provide photo identification upon picking up their race kit to verity their identity as the registrant to whom the bib number is assigned.
  • Participant race number bibs are specific personal identifiers and may not be exchanged with or transferred/sold to any other person. The sale and/or transfer of race entries/bibs is strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from future event/s.
  • Each participant must sign/agree an event waiver before participating in the event.
  • All participants take part at their own wish and undertake not to participate if they are medically unfit to do so.
  • Participant must undertake to abide by the race rules, race instructions and marshal directions.
  • All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner during their participation in the event.
  • Participants may not be accompanied by anyone on race route that is not registered in the event.
  • No bikes or wheeled vehicles are allowed on the course.
  • No tobacco, alcohol or any other banned substance is permitted.
  • The organisers reserve the right to remove any entrant who is medically unfit to continue in the opinion of the Medical Officer.
  • The course will remain secured until 08:45am. At that time, the event is officially concluded and there will be no traffic protection and Aid Stations will cease operation.
  • All finish times are reviewed before times are deemed official.
  • Participants with missing or irregular split times at official timing checkpoints will be reviewed and may be disqualified.
  • In the event of any dispute, the decision of the Race Director will be final.
  • Video recording and Photographs will be taken of runners and used for the purpose of advertising and promoting the event/s.
  • Race mementos: only finishers of 5k and 10k run, Half Marathon and Full Marathon will receive medal and goody bag.
  • Event cancellation: the event will only be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances. In such an eventuality all participants will be notified by email as soon as possible.
  • Entry fee is non-refundable.
  • Collection and use of information: I acknowledge and agree that my personal information (including medical information) can be sorted, used and disclosed by the organisers in connection with the organisation, promotion and administration of the event and for the compilation of statistical information.
  • Any participant who is found in breach of these terms and conditions will be excluded from current and future event/s
  • Event officials reserve the right to modify, supplement or waive all or part of the event rules.

FAQ - Registration

Generic Questions About This Event

Registration is available online (if not sold out) by visiting www.marathonpune.com . Alternatively, you can contact us, and we will be happy to mail a form to you, if the event is not sold out. You can also visit our office and submit paper entry form. We do not accept phone entries.

All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund. If you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your number to anyone else and entry fees will not be transferred from year to year.

Under exceptional cases, in case the transaction failed at the payment gateway stage, and if the money was debited but a confirmation was not generated, the money will be credited back to your account within 3 working days automatically. However, please email us with details of your registration – date of registration, name and your mail id and we will follow up to ensure the problem is tracked and dealt with.

If you register online then you would receive registration confirmation email after successful payment transaction. All entries submitted in person at our office will be treated as confirmed. Please Note: Final confirmation/information will be emailed to participants within 1weeks before the event.

Please bring a printout of your bank transaction record or bank deposit slip or confirmation email and a photo I.D. to the PIM 2016 Expo to pick up your race number and other items. Confirmation email are mandatory in order to claim your race number.

All participants must pick up their own race materials. Photo I.D. is required. Race materials will not be mailed. Only, in emergency situations where participant cannot attend Expo then he/she can nominate someone to collect on their behalf by informing us in advance by email with details of the person picking on their behalf.

Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following:

  • Race number, official timing tag , Event Guide and T-shirt to be picked up at the PIM 2016 Expo.
  • Water and Sports Energy Drink along the course
  • Refreshments and water at the start and finish lines
  • Finisher’s medal when you cross the finish line
  • Downloadable finisher’s certificate post race

If you would like to switch races before the entry deadline, please email us and provide your request along with your entry confirmation email details.
If you decide to switch races after the entry deadline, simply show up at the PIM 2016 Expo during pick up of your race number.
There will be no change of race category on the race day and if you choose to run in different race category then your timing will be deemed as invalid.

FAQ - Event Questions

Generic Questions About This Event

31st Pune International Marathon 2016

4th December 2016, 5:30am onwards

  • Men Marathon (42.195km)
  • Women Half Marathon (21.097km)
  • Men Half Marathon ( 21.097km)
  • Women 10K Run (10km)
  • Men 10k Run (10km)
  • Run for my City-Pune (3.5km)
  • Wheelchair run for disabled (3.5km)
  • Jr. Boys and Girls Under 15 (3.5km)

31st Pune International Marathon race is organised under Athletics Federation of India rules and its route is measured and certified by IAAF Route measurer. Detailed route of various races is available on www.marathonpune.com ..

Baburao Sanas Sports Ground, Pune from 5:30am onwards.

All Race will start and Finish at Baburao Sanas Sports Ground,Pune

Pune International Marathon Charitable Trust
Marathon Bhavan, near MitraMandal Colony
Pravati- Pune 411009
Telephone: +91-20-24428360
Email- info@marathonpune.com

  • Men Marathon – Rs. 1500
  • Women Half Marathon - Rs. 1200
  • Men Half Marathon - Rs. 1200
  • Women 10K Run - Rs. 1000
  • Men 10k Run (10km) - Rs. 1000
  • Women 5K Run - Rs. 750
  • Men 5k Run (10km) - Rs. 750
  • Run for my city- Pune (3.5km) - Rs. 600
  • Wheelchair run (One Group)- Rs. 150
  • Jr. Boys and Girls Under 15- Rs. 100

Yes, Pune International Marathon 2016 is offering over 5 million rupees (USD $ 83,000) as a cash award. For details visit www.marathonpune.com

You must be at least 18 years old (born on or before 4th December 1996) to participate in the Marathon and 16 years old (born on or before 4th December 1998) to participate in the Half Marathon and 12 years old (born on or before 4th December 2002) to participate in the 10K Run.

FAQ - General Information

Generic Questions About This Event

The state of the art ChronoTrack systems provided by RP Sports will be used to record participants’ times at the start, on the course and at the finish. True race times will be recorded from start line to finish line.
The ChronoTrack system uses a disposable tag that allows you to walk away after the finish without the need to have your tag collected. Visit www.rpsports.co.in for more information. The ChronoTrack Timing tag is embedded in the race number. Follow the instructions(http://rpsports.co.uk/Btag-instruction-sheet.pdf)on how to wear tag correctly to ensure your timing is noted at every timing point.
At the expo when you pick up your race number, please check that your race has your correct name, sex, age and ChronoTrack Timing tag number. Proceed to the information table if any of the information is incorrect.

No dogs, in-line skates, baby joggers, skateboards, or bikes will be allowed on any part of the course. This is for everyone’s safety!

Yes, for Marathon race 3 Hours is the time limit for traffic free route after that route will be open for traffic. Runners are required to use pedestrian path along the route to complete the remaining route. Route closure is planned after intense consultation with the Traffic Police to ensure minimum inconvenience to the residents and road users.
For Half Marathon and 10K Run traffic free route will be in operation till 2 Hours 45 Mins time limit.
Finish line of Marathon and Half Marathon at the Nehru Stadium will remain in operation till 6 hours and Finish line for 10K Run will remain operation till 2 hour time limit.

If you register online then you would receive registration confirmation email after successful payment transaction. All entries submitted in person at our office will be treated as confirmed. Please Note: Final confirmation/information will be emailed to participants within 1weeks before the event.

Full Marathon and half marathon winner will get cheque and trophy same day, but cash awards will be given on next day . Other Race winner will be announced to the top 3 finishers in each race within 1 week after the event.

All finishers will be able to download their finisher’s certificate on the Results page of the race website within 15 days after the event.

All finishers will be able to view their photos from the event on the Results page of the race website within 10 days after the event.

Please submit email to info@marathonpune.com with subject: PIM 2016 Results Correction Request and our timing company will look into your claim. Corrections will be taken into consideration for a week after the announcement of the results.

Lost items that were found and turned in will be returned to the Pune International Marathon office after the event. Please allow 1-2 weeks for transit time and inventory.
Call us at +91-20-24428360 or email us at info@marathonpune.com to request your lost item. Please Note: Pune International Marathon Charitable Trust is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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    Pune International Marathon Trust
    Marathon Bhavan, Near Mitra Mandal Colony,
    Parvati, Pune - 411 009
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