The SKF India Goa River Marathon (GRM) just keeps getting better and better. This year in its 13th edition, it will feature an inaugural 20-miler (32 km) race. This is one of the few marathons in the country to include this race category.
Also making its debut will be the 10-km Corporate Challenge race being organised in association with the Verna Industries Association (VIA).
SKF India, the leading technology and solutions provider of bearings and services, has extended its partnership with Vasco Sports Club for the third consecutive year for GRM to be held at Chicalim, Vasco-da-Gama, on Sunday, December 10, 2023.
The event will continue to feature the full marathon (42 km), half marathon (21 km), 10km, the 5km race for school teams and a 5km fun walk/run for first timers, as it has in its previous editions.
To build up the excitement, the inaugural run will take place at the Verna Industrial Estate, in association with the Verna Industries Association and Goa Industries Development Corporation on Sunday, June 18, at 6 am.
The run is expected to witness the participation of over 1000 running enthusiasts from all over Goa.
Nitin Bandekar, President of Vasco Sports Club (VSC), the promoters of the event, said, “The 20-miler race has been introduced to encourage half marathoners to make the transition to the full marathon gradually. We could also be the only marathon in the country making this offering.”
Manish Bhatnagar, Managing Director, SKF India Ltd, said, “Both, SKF and VSC share a commitment to celebrating the joy of running and the power of the human spirit, and our collaboration is another way for us to empower participants to stay strong in spirit, mind, and body.”
Rakesh Unny, Secretary, Vasco Sports Club
Pradip D’Costa, President of VIA; Caetano Fernandes, MD, CAM Industries; Kamalaprasad Yadav, MD, Venture Builders and Abhijeet Salkar, treasurer of VSC were also present on the dais.
Registrations are now open, and runners can sign up on the official website: www.skfgoarivermarathon.com to enjoy early bird and group discounts and the best offers.