Kanpur Marathon

Kanpur is a major industrial centre in Uttar Pradesh. Besides having numerous industrial establishments, the city is also home to prestigious educational institutions like Indian Institute of Technology. The institute besides its regular educational activities also hosts numerous sporting events and the annual marathon event is one of the popular events in the city which the Institute holds.

Ultra Marathon Kanpur

Ultra Marathon Kanpur


The Ultra Marathon event which is turning to be an annual affair has gained much popularity in the city. Each year over 700 to 800 people from all walks of life participate in the marathon event. Besides the professors and students from IIT Kanpur, general sports enthusiasts and some professionals also participate in the marathon event.

How Kanpur Marathon Functions


The Kanpur Marathon is exclusive in the sense that despite being organized by a premium education body of the country, the event witnesses huge interest and participation from the general public and professional athletes at large. The event is held in various categories and participants are allowed to participate in any one of the category based on their physical fitness and other associated health aspects.

50 km Individual

This can be cited as the most challenging leg of the marathon event where participants are required to complete a leg of 50 km. Students and professional athletes can be seen participating in this category with much vigour.

42.2 Km Individual

This is the second competitive leg of the event where the participants are required to complete a leg of 42.2 Km. This category witnesses much interest from the professional participants who ensure to put their best foot forward during the event.

21 Km individual

This category is open to general public at large and marathon enthusiasts from across the region are seen participating in this category with much enthusiasm and fanfare.

10 Km Individual

To encourage participation from teenagers, the organizers have created this category. Children above the age group of 10 years are allowed participation in this category of Kanpur marathon event.

5 Km Individual

Another popular category among children is the 5Km individual. Children above the age of 10 years can participate in this category if they feel incompetent of competing in the 10 Km category.

2 Km Individual

This is another important category of the Kanpur Marathon event which witnesses participation from young children below the age of 10. Young school kids from Kanpur show much interest in this category and some schools bring along their students to be a part of this category of Kanpur marathon.

50 Km Relay Race

The distance in this category is challenging and it might get difficult for the participants to compete in this category. The organizers have allowed the participants to form teams in this category to complete the race successfully.

Facilities for Participants of Kanpur Marathon


As some of the professional participants in the race come from cities beyond Kanpur, they are not well versed with the topography of the region. To make things simpler for such participants, ample direction signs are placed at key locations along the marathon route. The event is being held on a regular basis since the last few years and witnesses much participation from marathon enthusiasts in the region.

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    Pranshu pal from Kanpur 46 Days ago

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    Pranshu pal from Kanpur 46 Days ago

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    Krishan kumr from Auraiya 91 Days ago

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    krishna kumar from Auraiya 91 Days ago

    i want race mairathon

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    Mohd Hussnain from Kanpur 123 Days ago

    I want to take part in marathon race

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    Mohd Hussnain from Kanpur 123 Days ago

    I want to take part in marathon race

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    shivam singjSingh from kanpur 232 Days ago

    I want to run in marathon race

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    Rohan from Kanpur 319 Days ago

    I have marathon

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    Rohit soni from hamirpur 359 Days ago

    i want to see mairathan

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    Manoj kumar from Kanpur nagar 385 Days ago

    im race participal

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    Vikas sharma from Kanpur 415 Days ago

    Happy

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    Gyanvi Pandey from Kanpur 435 Days ago

    How we can participate in marathon I want to participate in I won medals to from school marathon 5km.

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    tapasaya from kanpur 438 Days ago

    what are the dates of the marathon being conducted ?

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    manoj kumar from Kanpur nagar 444 Days ago

    I'm running

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    prince shukla from kanpur 451 Days ago

    I want to take participate in it cycle race and win medal I have got 5medal in mini marathon 1km

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    tanya lalwani from kanpur 487 Days ago

    I want to participate in this competition

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    tanya lalwani from kanpur 487 Days ago

    I want to participate in this competition

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    Farhan Ali from kanpur 709 Days ago

    Ham bas participet karna chahte hai jeete ya na jeete

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    Dhruv from Kanpur 1483 Days ago

    A very nice article and thanks for giving the information about kanpur marathon.

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