Hyderabad is set to host the second edition Hyderabad Heritage Marathon as part of the city’s World Tourism Week. The run, organized by Andhra Pradesh Tourism and Hyderabad 10K Run Foundation, includes a Full Marathon (42.195 Kilometers) and a Half Marathon (21.152 Kilometers). Both routes cut directly through Hyderabad’s heritage monuments making this a one-of-a-kind marathon in India.
The Marathon will cover the famous heritage locations like the Chowmahallah Palace, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, High Court, Osmania Hospital, Mozamjahi Market, Public Gardens & AP Legislative Assembly, Ravindra Bharathi, Hussain Sagar, Secretariat, Taramati Baradari, Golconda Fort and the Qutub Shahi Tombs.
Hyderabad Heritage Marathon will take place on 23 September, 2012. Both events (marathon and half marathon) will start at Chowmahalla Palace and end at Qutub Shahi Tombs. However, start times differ for each race. The run has been measured and accredited by Association of International Marathons and Road Races (AIMS), and is only for runners above 18 years. A time limit for the marathon has been set for 7 hours and 3.5 hours for the half marathon.
Foreign and domestic runners are encouraged to enter as are amateurs. Prize money will be distributed between both classifications with 1st prize winners awarded Rs 1,00,000 respectively. Amateurs prize winnings will also be awarded.
Entry fees are Rs 600 per person. Register to participate on the official Hyderabad Heritage Marathon website.