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Full Marathon(42.195 kms), Half Marathon (21.097 kms), 10k and 5KM FUN WALK or RUN

This year's event is scheduled for Sunday, 12th Dec, 2021.
The Marathon starts first at 4:30 a.m.
Half marathon starts at 6:00 a.m.
10K competitive run starts at 06:45 a.m.
The 5K event starts at 8:30 a.m.
Participants need to be at the venue at least 30 minutes before the start.

It will be held on the grounds of Village Panchayat of Chicalim, Goa. Google Map to the Venue

All traffic along the race route will be halted for six-and-a-half hours from 04:30 a.m.. After that i.e. after 10:30 A.M., there will be partial traffic in many places and thereafter full traffic will be open. Any participant running with the event bib after 11:00 A.M. that will be lifted off the course on our vehicles. This is being done for the safety of the participants and under orders of the local law authorities.

Eligibility for the timing certificate:
For marathon: cross the finish line within six-and-half hours from start.
Half marathon : 3.15 hours,
10KM : 1.45 hours.
Timing mats will be removed at 11:00 AM

You can register online by clicking on the registration button and paying through a choice of Debit Card / Credit Card or Net Banking.



It covers your right to participate in the marathon and make use of all event related facilities including emergency physiotherapy at race venue. The fee also includes a engraved medal (except for 5K event).

Only Open Category prizes of all events will be declared on the day of the event.
Age category prizes will be announced after 3 days and distributed within a fortnight from the date of the event.
Prize winners In the open age category, should necessarily provide details of bank accounts in India.

Yes - Participants of the Goa River Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K timed run will receive a bib and a timing chip. 5K participants will only receive a bib.

It will be held on the grounds of Village Panchayat of Chicalim, Goa. Google Map to the Venue

To collect your race kit, please carry :
1. Your registration confirmation email / SMS
2. ID Proof with address.
Your race kit and Bibs will be distributed on these dates and times:

Date : 10th Dec between 11 am to 0700 pm
11th Dec between 0930 am to 0700 pm.
In case you cannot make it at the above times please authorize your friend to collect same on your behalf with:
1. Authorization letter signed by you
2. Copy of your registration confirmation email
3. Copy of ID proof

You can register manually for the 5Km walk-run during the EXPO. Forms too will be available during the EXPO. Registration for other categories is subject to availability.

For the Full Marathon and Half Marathon the minimum age to participate is 18 years. 10k the minimum age to participate is 16 years. For the 5KM CHARITY FUN WALK-RUN, children up to 12 years of age need to be accompanied by adults.

Last date for the 5KM FUN WALK-RUN is 05th December 2021 (Online) and spot registrations will be accepted at the Expo Venue on 10th & 11th Dec. Registration for all other categories will close on 05th December. We request you to register early and not wait till the end. Only those who register before 22 November, 2021 will have their names printed on their bib.

Sorry, no cancellations are possible and registration fees are non-refundable.

Refund will be given if we i.e. race organizers cancel the event. The refund will be as follows:
75% refund up to 9 weeks out from race date.
50% refund 6 weeks prior to race date.
No refunds to be given within 6 weeks of the race unless the organizers cancel the race in which case a refund of 90% will be given to all registered participants.


The option to switch their deferral to next year.

Please send an email to support@goarivermarathon.com and we will try our best to help you out.

Please send an email to runnersingoa@gmail.com with the correct details and we will update it.

In case the transaction failed at the payment gateway stage, and if the money was debited but a confirmation was not generated, the payment gateway staff will do their best to trace the payment to the participant. In case they cannot, the money will be credited back to your account within 3 working days. However, please email runnersingoa@gmail.com with details of your registration - date of registration, name and your mail id and we will follow up to ensure the problem is tracked and closed.

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