In a first, Adani Ahmedabad Marathon to be held in wave format on 27 & 28 Nov

Race to be held in both on-ground and virtual formats to avoid big crowds and respect COVID norms

Editor’s Synopsis

  • The race will be held with all Covid precautions in place to ensure participants’ safety
  • Adhering to government guidelines, on-ground marathon in the wave format will not allow more than 250 runners in a single wave
  • GPS tracking will record the distance clocked by runners in the virtual format
  • Like in previous editions, the event theme will remain #Run4OurSoldiers
  • Registrations, which began on 15 September 2021, will be open till 15 October 2021 for participants across India
  • Adani Ahmedabad Marathon is affiliated with AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races) and the route distance is certified by AIMS route measurer. This enables participants to use their timing certificate for qualifying in races globally.
  • The scenically beautiful and flat route of Adani Ahmedabad Marathon proves to be a great for runners to achieve their personal best

Ahmedabad, 04 October 2021: The fifth edition of the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon (AAM) will take place on 27 and 28 November 2021, with options to select between on-ground and app-based remote running. The on-ground event has been planned in the wave format with all Covid precautions in place. The theme for the event remains #Run4OurSoldiers, which is an endeavour to honour the bravehearts of India. Like in the past, this year too, part of the registration proceeds will be donated to the Indian Armed Forces.

“Contributing to the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces has been a constant inspiration for us at the Adani Group to organize the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon and make it an annual event,“ said Mr. Pranav Adani, MD - Agro and Oil & Gas. “The COVID-19 crisis has reinforced the need to build a mentally and physically fit nation. Community running encourages people to adopt a healthy lifestyle which is sustainable and fosters a spirit of togetherness. We are very excited to invite all the runners, who were waiting for the on-ground event at Adani Shantigram after last year’s virtual marathon. And for those who cannot join us in person, we will still look forward to your virtual participation.”

Registrations for the 5th AAM, which began on 15 September 2021, will remain open until 15 October 2021. Those who wish to participate can get detailed information on the website,, and from social media platforms. Like in earlier editions, the race will be held in the following categories: full marathon, half marathon, 10 km and 5 km fun run. The on-ground race will be conducted in two slots (morning and evening) over two days. Each slot will have participants running in waves with a gap of 15 minutes. Each wave will see no more than 250 participants to ensure their safety.

While winners will be awarded medals and certified recognition, all participants completing the races will receive a certificate of completion. The prize money will not be applicable for participants who have opted for app-based remote running. Registration for participants in the armed forces will continue to be free.

Kargil War veteran and India’s first blade runner, Major D P Singh is the race ambassador of the AAM 2021 edition.
“The pandemic has raised much-needed awareness about the importance of health and fitness levels,” said Major D P Singh. “The best way to go in that direction is to just put on your shoes and step out. I have experienced marathon running to aid both physical as well as mental endurance and I am proud to associate with a cause that resonates with me. Join me on the running track of the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon and let’s run together for our soldiers! Jai Hind.”

Sanitized and touch-free hydration stations will be placed along the route to reduce human contact and participants will be diverted to the parking area from the finish line with food packet, water, energy drink and medal kits. Those who require physiotherapy or medical attention will be diverted to a designated area.

More details about the race management and safety/hygiene protocols are available at

About Adani Sportsline:

Adani Sportsline was created with an overarching philosophy to inculcate a culture of sports at the grassroots level and create globally competitive opportunities for future champions in India. It is a part of the Adani Group, a diversified business organisation with presence in ports, logistics, energy, utility and infrastructure. The company has incubated several businesses into large public-traded entities serving as critical assets to our nation. In line with the group’s vision of nation-building, Adani Sportsline aims to build a world-class ecosystem that nurtures sporting talent, accelerates the sports economy and plays the role of an enabler in India’s journey to become a leading sporting nation.

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