Sometimes a marathon isn’t just a run against time , it’s an experience way beyond that.
Durshet Forest Marathon is one such intoxicating adventure, you can't miss .The run amidst the breathtaking forest surroundings comes with the challenges that the rough terrain possess, the rain soothes, yet makes the track difficulty go up in multiple folds, the passages through the village that takes you back in time , leads you into stunning grasslands, this is a marathon to relish.
Saturday 14 Sept 2019 at Durshet Forest lodge,
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday 13 Sept 2019 Pune (Location to be decided)
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 12 Sep 2019 Mumbai (Location to be decided)
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Participants get T-shirt, Bib, Finishers medal, breakfast
32 Km 6:15 AM
21 Km 6:30 AM
10 Km 7:15 AM
5 Km 7:45 AM (Non Competitive)
Sunrise 6:24 AM
Transport for Saturday and Sunday
From Dadar, Borivali, Pune to Durshet and Back
Transport starting on Sunday morning and return after the race. Bus starts at 3 AM on Sunday morning.
Photos of 2018, We added more photos here
1. Where is the Runners meet-up before the race?
Runners meet-up at Durshet Forest Lodge on Saturday 14 Sept'19 from 6:00 PM onwards. If you are staying outside of the Durshet Forest Lodge your dinner is not included at venue, you may have to pay the property management. Get your singing voice and musical instruments. We start jamming from 5:00 PM onwards, questions? 8275203700.
2. Can we use the swimming pool after the race?
Yes, everyone has to jump in the pool as soon as they finish! it is the tradition.
3. What are the winning category?
Winners, runners-up and third place finishers running Half Marathon or 10K will get the top honours in their respective categories. 32K and 5K are both competitive. Durshet Forest Marathon trophies are awarded to the winners in the following categories:
Male & Female
Above 40 (Senior) & Below 40 (Open)
4. What is the last date of registration?
We have a limited route capacity. As soon as we reach this number the registration stops. So we don't have a fixed date.
5. What does registration fee cover?
Registration fee covers T-shirt, Bib, Finishers medal, breakfast and e-certificate. Timing-Certificates is provided only to runners whose timing is recorded at every checkpoint on the course. To make sure that the timing is recorded, runners must cross the timing mats at the checkpoints.
6. Is it compulsory to collect the bib on or before Race day?
Yes it is compulsory. You may be denied permission to participate.
7. Can someone else collect the bib on my behalf?
If some one else is collecting then that person should carry your written authorization with a copy of your ID proof signed by you. WhatsApp copy is acceptable. You will get an SMS with your bib number,pass it to your friend.
8. I could not collect my Bib at the bib distribution counter. Can I collect it on the race day?
No, bibs and timing chips will not be distributed on race day.
9. Is there parking at the starting area?
If you are staying inside the Durshet Forest Lodge then you have parking inside. For those not staying inside the Durshet Forest Lodge will have to park on the Khopoli-Pali Road on left side of the road starting from the Durshet Forest Lodge going ahead. DO NOT PARK on RIGHT Side of the Road, the road will get blocked!!!
Later you reach the further you will have to park.
We made a special after movie about the making and the journey behind the Durshet forest Marathon , watch it here
Monsoon weekends are not to be spent at home ,get out and conquer the challenge !
Durshet Forest Lodge(Nature Trails Resort)kopoli -Pali road, tal -Khalapur,Durshet,Maharashta-