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This is the biggest and most welcome event happening in Auroville.
During the years the slogan “Run for the joy of Running” became a tangible fact. Everibody is happy. Asking questions to members of the community, volunteers, runners you will get the same feedback: Beautifully organized. Beautiful place. Perfect. From my side I can say that is a pleasure to go around interviewing people who appreciates the efforts of the organizing team and Auroville as community.
The Auroville’s 8th Marathon was a success.
The buzz of the runners is all around.
Just arrived from different places of India and tomorrow starting from 4:30 am they will “invade” the paths and roads of Auroville. For some it is the first experience others are use to run this unique marathon. Here’s their feelings, excitement and impressions.
Welcome to the Sixth Edition of the Auroville Marathon! Auroville proudly presents you the Sixth edition of the Auroville Marathon on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Started in 2008, it has soon become one of the popular running events in India. In today’s program, we speak to four people who help us in making the event special. Chandresh Patel, founder and Race Director of Auroville Marathon; Ram Viswanathan, who ran all full marathon in all 5 editions of the event; Rajesh Vetcha, founder, Hyderabad Runners and Santhosh, Coach, Runners High.
Runners can register themselves at www.marathon.auroville.com and pay by cheque/draft or by credit/debit cards. We are also looking for coordinators who would like to volunteer to collect the cheque payment in different cities and help in consolidation. If you are open to help, please let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our facebook page www.facebook.com/aurovillemarathon
We welcome your comments and suggestions for the event as we launch our preparations.
Feel the heat, the enthusiasm and the buzz of the Auroville Marathon – 5, in which almost 2000 people participated. As Jesse announces the winners, Andrea interviews runners and supporters from all across the country and the world who share their experiences. It’s not just about running, as we found out, it’s much about experiencing a new terrain, a different climate, new people, and also making a promise to oneself to aim higher next time.
It started before dawn…and to see the sunrise, dew on tree leaves, feel the sand and grass under the feet, was a blessing…the high spirits of people who supported runners all the way, with taunts as well as with water and medical assistance, was contagious…it gave them reason to do their best, run the best they could…morning cold was soon warmed up by sun, and the cheerful spirit of participants, slowly finishing the distance they had chosen to run. We’ll be back for sure next year…all said!