Are you crazy about running?
Do you love the thrill of open nature and peace of starkly melodious cityscapes?
Do you prefer creating lifelong memories and indelible conversations as you steam out all that pent up passion and emotion caged inside?
Then marathons are the thing for you. They are the best and the coolest way to gain fitness, have that goal in life and keep the fire of doing big alive inside even when the skies seem to darken up around you.
Trust us! If you are feeling tired of your daily routine- then your salvation lies in running a marathon. And these are the 10 coolest marathons happening right in your backyard, that you can participate in without a shrug.
1.Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon:
Definitely rated and voted as the best marathon in the nation, with a star-studded field of participants that includes running legends and the coolest hot-bods of Bollywood. Give this marathon a try- and feel the bliss of azure Arabian waters, an open sky and some memorable moments spiced up by the intoxicating aura and classy charisma of some of our finest celebrities.
- Chennai Trail Marathon
If you are a poet at heart- who loves the warm autumn mystique of the hidden coves and the maddening rhythms of the ever handsome coconut groves- then this marathon is definitely for you. It is a city marathon- but with a course that charts its way through untrodden lakes, unknown parks, and charming alleyways. So give it a shot- for that much needed moment of fitness requiem.
3. Surat Night Marathon
Love running under the starry sky- with the exotic neons of the city and joyous conversation for some august company? Then this Night marathon in a must for you. And trust us – you won’t miss out on the glam quotient – with superstars like Akshay Kumar – to keep you glitzy-eyed as you burn all those excess calories.
4. Ladakh Ultra- Marathon
Love challenging your body to the farthest limits? Want to feel the peace of unlimited horizons? Then Ladakh Ultra Marathon is a match made in heaven for you. Generally happening in summer, this marathon charts a course through the scenic Nubra valley and the awe-inspiring Khunjerab pass, snaking its way through vistas that could even beat the loftiest of paradises. So join in to get that much-needed boost of peace for your sagging body and enraged consciousness.
5. Goa River run
This is one amazing marathon that you must give a try- primarily because it happens in Goa! Secondly because it runs through a gorgeous trail hugging along the course of Goa’s river of whispers, Mandovi. So now you finally have another excuse to go to Goa!
6. Bengaluru Marathon
Can’t seem to get enough of India’s silicon valley? Love the city of pubs and gardens – for a jazzy sip and some interesting memories? Then Bengaluru Marathon is something that should come first on your marathon bucket list. Traffic may be an issue – but it is more than compensated by world class competition, limitless enthusiasm, and yes, that after-marathon night out at the pub.
7. Cherrapunji Marathon
Want to run with the clouds? Talk to sweet little raindrops as it inspires your mind and rejuvenates your body to dream better and bigger? Then Cherrapunji marathon is the one for you. A newbie in the marathon circuit- this one promises to give you timeless moments that you can pean about endlessly as you run through the magical womb of Meghalaya, filled with virgin hills, whispering forests, smiling locals, and skies that parseltongue happiness to you.
8. Airtel Delhi half marathon
This marathon is ideally suited for amateur runners, who want a good run- but are not prepared to sweat it out too much. Besides being a half- marathon- this run gives you the opportunity to enjoy the salubrious chill of the Delhi winter, alongside the mesmerizing grandeur of Lutyens Delhi and fresh perspectives of Delhi’s expansive greenery. So don’t give this one a miss for the world.
9. Spice Coast (Cochin) Marathon
Let your ‘soles’ feel the enchanting magic of ‘God’s own land’ by participating in the Cochin Marathon. Give your life that ‘nirvana feel’ and let the brightness of soulful greenery, the peace of sublime sunsets and the love of alluring spices take you into a world- where you don’t just run- but feel the invigorating thoughts of purity as they pulsate through your conflicted nerves. It may not be as glamorous as the other ones- but definitely worth a try.
So satisfy all your thrill and fitness cravings, by running in these and many other amazing marathons.
And guess what, satisfy your conscience too this time- by running for a cause and raising money for them on https://www.impactguru.com/marathon
So, don’t miss a date with your favorite marathon, come 2017!