Race Guidelines

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Race Guidelines
  • Age on Race Day:The participation in the Bodhgaya Marathon is strictly subject to the following age criteria. Please note the Age criteria for the race categories you apply for: Full Marathon - 42.195 Kms – All participating members must be 18 older as on 6 Jan 2024. Half Marathon - 21.098 Kms All participating members years or must be 18 years or older as on 6 Jan 2024. For all other race categories: All participating members must be 13 years or older as on 6 Jan 2024. Please
  • Note: All minors (under 18) need consent of parents/guardian; the Consent Form must be submitted along with Registration Form.
  • Age Proof & Photo ID Proof: You will need to provide photocopy or scanned copy of a valid govt. issued age proof and photo id proof for completing your registration.
  • Medical Condition: All participating members must be physically fit as approved by a certified medical practitioner.Even though you hold a valid running number BIB, you may not be allowed to participate in the event if any of our marshals or medical personnel feels you are not fit. In such an event you will not be entitled to a refund of your registration fees.
  • Entry & Access: Only registered participants holding a valid running number BIB will be allowed to enter the Event venue and take part in any of the races. Individuals without a valid running number BIB will not be allowed on the course
  • Parking: No parking facility will be provided by the organizer.The participants must make their own arrangement.
  • Feeding and refreshment points will be set as per AIMS rules and regulations. Weather dependent- extra water points will also be provided.
  • BIB Number (Chest Number): The running number BIB is mandatory for your participation on the race day and will have to be personally collected by you at the Marathon Expo, the details of which will be communicated to you by email/SMS. In the event of your inability to collect your running number BIB the same can be collected by your representative. Your representative has to carry your govt. issued photo id along with an authorization letter duly signed by you, authorizing your representative to collect your running number BIB on your behalf. Participants must be wearing the eligible Bib No. to qualify for prizes in respective race categories.
  • Timing: For all timed runs, timing facility is available for all runners participating in the event; it is your responsibility to make sure that you attach the timing chip correctly and to ensure that you follow the route correctly and pass over the timing mats located at strategic locations across the route. Please note that the timing is done electronically and there is a chance that your timing may not get recorded due to a failure in the chip, in such an event the organizers cannot be held responsible. Please note: NO Chip - No timing For the Fun Runs No timing facility will be provided.
  • Certificates & Medals: All participants will be issued a certificate online only. Certificates will be available only after 21 days of the event completion. All Timed Runners who successfully finish the designated route, in the respective cut off times, will be eligible for Medals. Non Timed runners are eligible only for certificates.
  • Information & Updates: Information & updates will be sent via email and or SMS, it is your responsibility to provide your email and phone number accurately & legibly, further if you do not receive an email/SMS receipt of your form submission within 72 hours of your submitting your form, it is your responsibility to call the event helpline and ensure that your email ID/Phone Number has been captured accurately.
  • Prize Distribution: At the end of the race, all members are requested to join at the Finish Point for the Felicitation and Prize Distribution ceremony. In case of a tie, those teams will be declared as joint winners. All teams’ members will receive Participation Certificates from Bodhgaya Marathon Committee.
  • Postponement or Cancellation of Event: In case of situations outside our control or in case of force majeure, Bodhgaya Marathon reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event. While all attempts will be made to contact the Team Coordinator, Bodhgaya Marathon is not liable for the same. In case of postponement of the event, the team is automatically eligible to participate at the later date. Bodhgaya Marathon will inform the teams of the new date for the event, at the earliest. In case of cancellation of the event, or in case the team cannot participate on the new date of the event, Bodhgaya Marathon will not give a refund. The team will forfeit the amount paid as Registration fees.
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  • Disclaimer: You expressly understand and agree that: In order to run a Bodhgaya Marathon event runners agree the following disclaimer and to the Terms & Conditions: “I declare I will abide by the age limits set for the event and will abide by the laws and rules of Bodh Gaya Marathon. I declare that I will not compete in the race unless I am medically fit on the day of the race and that, in any event, I will compete at my own risk. I accept that the organizers, sponsors, partners, marshals will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs or expenses, which may arise in consequence of my participation of the event. I also hereby give my permission to Bodh Gaya Marathon to use my name, quotes, video and photographic likeness for marketing and promotional purposes. I also understand that entry fees are non-refundable. I agree to the terms and conditions before I will run at Bodh Gaya Marathon Event.