Kaveri Trail Marathon is India’s first trail marathon. Into its eighth edition this year, this is a niche running event that draws its participants from committed trail runners, new runners wishing to experience a well-organised trail run and experienced roadrunners looking for a run with a difference.
The Kaveri Trail Marathon is conducted on the banks of the river Kaveri, off Srirangapatna, very close to the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary. Every year, this race attracts 2,000 runners from around the world and rapidly reaches sold out status . In the past, this event has seen ultramarathoners of renown, such as Spencer Farrar. It has also introduced to the Indian running world, Nanjundappa , a local lad who was inspired by the yearly event, participated in one, won, and has since, been winning running events across the country.
Organised by Runners For Life, India’s largest running community, the Kaveri Trail Marathon offers options of running the 10km, half marathon (21km) and full marathon (42km). This year, the 10k race will take place on Saturday, 20th September 2014 and the half and full marathons on Sunday, 21st September 2014. The route is famed for its scenic beauty, the toughness of the trail and race support from the organisers and the running community.
Kaveri Trail Marathon 2014 registrations will be open till 31st August 2014 or till slots get filled, whichever is earlier.
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About Runners For Life: The organisers of Kaveri Trail Marathon, Runners For Life (RFL) is India’s first and largest running community. This nine-year old organization has been at the centre of launching the running movement in India. RFL’s events are famed for being ‘by the runners, for the runners’. The team consists of runners & sportspersons who understand the requirements of the runner and will organize events keeping this in mind. The success of Kaveri Trail Marathon and RFL’s other signature events such as the Puma Urban Stampede – the country’s premier corporate relay race and Bangalore Ultra, India’s first ultramarathon have given impetus to runners from other parts of the country to organise similar high quality events, thus bringing Indian running events at par with world-class events.