MUMBAI: The much-awaited Asia’s prestigious Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM) is back after a two-year pandemic-induced hiatus. The World Athletics Elite Label Road Race continues with its tradition of being held on the third Sunday of the new year – this time on January 15, 2023.
For 17 years, the Tata Mumbai Marathon has not only personified the sporting spirit of Mumbai and India but also been a showcase of what makes
each one of us better - in the many roles we live through. This year, we celebrate this very spirit of #HarDilMumbai.
Race promoters Procam International, pioneers of distance running in India, Wenesday announced the registration dates for the 18th edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon. The registration for the Full Marathon will commence on 11th August, 7:00 am onwards at tatamumbaimarathon.procam.in along with registrations for all virtual run categories.
Procam International, along with the Government of Maharashtra, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, and the Mumbai Police, among other stakeholders, are pulling out all stops to provide an enhanced running experience, to mark the highly-anticipated return of India’s biggest running celebration.
The physical races of the 2023 edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon will be flagged off from the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). The categories are the classic distance marathon, the hugely popular half marathon, the open 10k, widely regarded as the first milestone in road running, the Senior Citizens’ Run, which will see silvers rule the road, the Champions with Disability, and the colorful Dream Run.
Tata Mumbai Marathon prides itself on being an inclusive race. It is also pertinent to note, that this year a limited number of spots have been reserved in the half marathon for Persons with Disability (PwD).
Harish Bhat, Brand custodian, Tata Sons, said: “The Tata Group is proud to be associated with this iconic race that brings alive the essence of Mumbai! Embodying the spirit of Mumbai, the city that never stops moving, overcoming every challenge just like the marathon runners moving towards their goal with a never-give-up attitude, the Tata Mumbai Marathon brings together amateur and professional runners from across the country.”
Bhat further added, “The race gives every runner the opportunity to push beyond the limits of body and mind to succeed in this test of human strength and endurance. For the people of Mumbai, the Tata Mumbai Marathon holds a special place in their hearts, and this year, we look forward to seeing them once again lining the race route, cheering the athletes, and bringing alive the spirit of the city as we celebrate #HarDilMumbai!”
Ujjwal Mathur, sr. vice president & Country head, India Business, TCS, said: “TCS has been associated with the Mumbai Marathon for many years and has now grown as a pioneer of running events across the globe. We believe in the power of sports in bringing people together and are proud to bring back to the streets of Mumbai, Our Run –The Tata Mumbai Marathon. We see this as an opportunity to reignite our passion for fitness. Our long-term commitment towards marathons reflects our brand positioning ‘building on belief’, which values the belief in self, the community, and a beautiful tomorrow. As an organisation that has a diverse workforce, we encourage our associates to live a healthy and active lifestyle and focus on wellness is an important part of our corporate culture.”
NEW THIS YEAR
IDFC FIRST Bank will be a part of the Tata Mumbai Marathon for the first time after the technology-led bank signed up to be an Associate Sponsor across Procam International’s four events and marked their arrival in mass-participation sport, at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru in May this year.
B Madhivanan, chief operating officer, IDFC FIRST Bank, said, “IDFC FIRST Bank is delighted to be the Associate Sponsor of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, a marquee event that perfectly resonates with our range of high-quality products and services. As a new age digital-first bank, we power the ‘#JourneytotheStart’ of millions of people, from entrepreneurs to millennials, and from salaried professionals to self-employed, who wish to save or avail of loans to better their financial lives. The event also provides us a great opportunity to enrich the quality of life of people in our city and inspire energy, wellness and a sense of celebration.”
“We are thrilled to announce the date for the 18th edition of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, the race’s return is eagerly awaited by all following the pandemic-forced break. What makes the Tata Mumbai Marathon unique is its ability to bring out the best in each one of us. TMM stands as a beacon for the city’s Can-do-will-do spirit and has become an integral part of its socio-sporting fabric,” Anil & Vivek Singh of Procam International said.
“We are truly blessed for the unstinted support from the Government of Maharashtra, the civic authorities, our sponsors, and millions of runners the world over. We would also like to extend our warm welcome to IDFC FIRST Bank who join us as our exclusive Associate Partner. TMM has always inspired individuals to become better versions of themselves, and we will unite and come together as one again, to celebrate the return of our much-cherished race,” he added.
The Full Marathon: Registration for amateurs will start on Thursday, August 11, at 7:00 a.m. and remain open until Wednesday, November 30, or until all running spots are filled, whichever occurs first.
The Half Marathon: The registration period will open on Saturday, August 20, at 7:00 a.m., and close on Friday, September 30. Slots will be confirmed on a fastest runner first basis as per their timing certificate submitted during half marathon registration for their respective categories.
To encourage more women to participate in the full and half marathon, a limited number of running spots are reserved for them in both categories. Guidelines are available on the website.
The Open 10K is exclusively for charity with a limited number of spots reserved for women runners. Registrations will open on Friday, August 26, at 7:00 a.m. and close on Friday, September 30, or until all available racing spots have been filled, whichever comes first.
Dream Run, Senior Citizens Run, and Champions with Disability: Registrations will open on Friday, August 26, at 7:00 a.m. and close on Saturday, October 29, or until all available spots have been filled, whichever comes first.
Tata Mumbai Marathon Virtual Run: Participants who are keen to run TMM virtually from anywhere in the world will be able to experience the magic of TMM and run as one with the event via the exclusive Tata Mumbai Marathon app. The virtual race categories are Marathon, half marathon, 10 Km, and the Dream Run (5 km). Registration can be done between 11th August and 2nd January 2023.
Health mandatories to participate in TMM 2023
Only individuals who are fully vaccinated (both doses) with a Covid-19 vaccination approved by WHO can apply. A certificate for the same must be uploaded while applying for the race. The prevailing health advisories and mandatories as prescribed by the Central/State governments shall apply.
The Tata Mumbai Marathon is proud and grateful for the support of our esteemed partners
Title Sponsor – TATA
Joint Title Sponsor – Tata Consultancy Services
Associate Sponsor – IDFC FIRST Bank
Sports Goods Partner - ASICS
Driven by Tata Motors – EVOLVE To ELECTRIC
Energy Drink Partner – FAST&UP
Hydration Partner - Bisleri
Hospitality Partner – Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai
Entertainment Partner - 98.3 Mirchi
Print Partner - The Times of India
Medical Partner- Asian Heart Institute
Philanthropy Partner – United Way Mumbai