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.
1.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 non-competitive and have no prizes. Durshet Forest Marathon trophies are awarded to the winners in the following categories:
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21 km Half Marathon
5 Km (Non-competitive)
5K run is non-competitive, mainly to encourage participation from non-runners. 32K is also non-competitive, mainly to test your limits of long distance running. Timing chip determines the winners. No timing chip -- No winner, even if you reach first.
2.Why is T-shirt and timing chip separate?
Costs for out of city run is always higher because of the logistics involved. So this is an attempt to reduce cost where possible. First three Winners get Trophy, bragging rights and the honour.
3.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.
4.What does registration fee cover?
Registration fee covers Bib, Finishers medal, breakfast and e-certificate If you opted for timing chip then it also includes finish time and splits. 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 and listen for a beep.
5.Where and when do I collect timing chip, bib and other accessories for the race?
Bib Distribution and details to be annouced soon!
6.Is it compulsory to collect the bib on or before 4th August ?
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?
Yes. Parking space will be available close to event location
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 !
How to reach
Durshet Forest Lodge(Nature Trails Resort)kopoli -Pali road, tal -Khalapur,Durshet,Maharashta-
pin 410203/ Call- 08080805902
From Pune -catch bus from FC rd
3 am on the day of race
From Mumbai Dadar east opp chitra cinema ,3 am on the day of race
Borivali National Park
3 am on the day of race