Bangalore Marathon Postponed

Morning first thing I did was to open my mail and lobehold I see a mail from Bangalore Marathon Organisers that the marathon this year would not be on May 14th but during September. There mail also gives an impression like, hey Guys dont contact anymore… we would let you know if there is anything to happen…
that quite pissed me off… i was almost into my plan of running and also planned to buy the cycle to improve my stamina still more before the marathon.. now i feel really bad & i was also plaaning to gun down the half marathon in about 1.5hrs…
This means I have no marathons to run for another 3-4months….

Below is the mail I got from the Organisers..

Greetings from Crossover!

It gives me great pleasure to announce the demand of most runners has been
met. As you all would know many runners (including the most of you) have
been consistently requesting the change of dates of the Bangalore
International Marathon, as May was too hot especially for the slower

We have been discussing the same with the sponsors and finally they have
agreed to move the dates to a cooler period. We should be targeting a post
monsoon race around September 3rd. I will be in a position to confirm the
exact date in a fortnight. However I assure you of mailing you the total
details including registration forms etc at the same time.

A small note to International Runners and their Managers, please send the
list of runners available during September and their timing and visa details
immediately to ensure speedy dispatch of invitations and visa processing.

I have been receiving a lot of mails (many enquiries and many more
suggestions). Please keep them flowing as it helps us understand your
requirements better and aid is in putting up the best race in the country
for you.

I must confess though cricket may be a better financially viable sport to
organize we love the support and passion you guys demonstrate and that keeps
us going at Crossover. Keep it going!

Warm Regards
Darshan M

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4 thoughts on “Bangalore Marathon Postponed

  1. Looks like Stanchart/Procam is the only respected name in the Marathoning scene in India. Rest of these guys are mostly frauds, including SMGI and Crossover.

  2. @Tanvir
    i think you should not be so fast enuf to call them as frauds…
    the chennai marathon happens every year without any problems…

    this is a sport where not much money comes in but it takes a lot for conducting the event…

  3. Hi, I will be in india during september and was interested in Bangalore marathon… is it still happening on 3rd september.If it is can you please forward any registration and other info. I am not able to get anything online. Thanks a lot.


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