The Goa Marathon is an annual event organized for the cause of Homes for the Homeless and Hope for the Hopeless. It serves runners from all skill levels, from the first time marathoners to veteran racers, runners, run-walkers and walkers.
The fifth edition brought to you by El Shaddai Charitable Trust, supported by the Goa Athletic Association, this marathon is one of the most interesting and enjoyable marathons in India, as you get a chance to race along the scenic River Mandovi. Every penny collected through this event is used to build safe homes for people from marginalized communities and to bring happiness and hope to the underprivileged children of society.
The event aims to raise funds to provide:
Safe and decent homes for families in need
Sanitation facilities for target communities
Educational centers for children in Goa and the Konkan region
The Goa Marathon 2015 was a great success with over 3500 students, corporate executives and defense personnel who participated in the event and tested their mettle on the 21 km, 10K, 5 km and school run, which started and ended at the Campal Ground. The event that was supported by a media campaign created a buzz across Goa and attracted spectators besides participants.
The 2016 edition promises to be better and even bigger with an aim to reach 5000 participants and raise even more funds for the objectives stated above.
Event Rules & Regulations
Only one applicant per form can apply for the event. Also, do not send in more than one entry
per person; multiple applications will entail all being rejected.
Applications can be done online at http://www.meraevents.com/event/goa-marathon-2016 OR
collect forms from any central bank of India branches in Goa OR Carasid Outlet OR through
forms downloaded and printed from www.goamarathon.org. You may also contact Goa
Marathon office in Campal.
Applications must not be submitted to any person or group other than the collection centers or
the Goa Marathon Office at No.219, La Campala, Opp. Rosary Primary School, Miramar, Panaji,
Goa – 403001, India.
Information against all fields on the registration form must be filled. Incomplete entries will be
An entry form must be accompanied with the requisite fee as per the race category ie. Rs.200/-
for Dream run race 5 Kms and Rs.800/- for Half Marathon 21kms and Master’s Run 10 kms. A
form received without the correct fee or no fee will be rejected.
For entry acceptance, the ‘Disclaimer’ must be signed. If the applicant is below the age of 18
years, his/her guardian must also sign the disclaimer and write his/her relation with the
applicant on the form.
Entries not accepted: Participation in the event is subject to entry confirmation. If due to some
reason your participation isn’t confirmed, the registration fee will be refunded after deducting
Rs 100 as processing charges.
Refunds: Any refund discrepancies must be brought to the attention of the Event Registration
Team immediately. Refund queries will not be entertained post 20th February 2016.
Entry Cancellation: Requests for cancellation and refunds will not be entertained. Confirmed
participant’s identity may be verified by a verification agency hired for validating the details
provided by you in the form.
All confirmed participants/their authorized representatives are required to come to the Sports
Authority of Goa Ground, Campal, Panaji Goa – 403001 scheduled from Thursday, 10th March
2016 to Saturday, 12th March 2016 in order to collect runner’s BIBs and timing chips.
Authorized representative must carry with him/her – Goa Marathon Receipt, Online registration
number and transaction details. Please carry your photo-identity proof
The right to participate in the event and the rights and benefits available to the applicant under
this application form is at the sole discretion of Goa Marathon 2016 Advisory Board and cannot
be transferred to any other person under any circumstances, and the applicant alone shall be
entitled to the rights and benefits arising hereunder.
Entry Cancellation: Requests for cancellation and refunds will not be entertained.
Participants are encouraged to raise pledges either of_line or online by creating an online
fundraising page on www.goamarathon.org
Trophy will be awarded to the Highest Individual Fund Raiser
I am fully aware of and appreciate that training for and running a marathon may result in
accidents or serious injury.
I am voluntarily participating in the Goa Marathon 2016 with complete knowledge of the
associated risks, and I agree to accept responsibility for all risks of injury. I also acknowledge that
Goa Marathon does not offer any formal marathon training program.
By signing this Waiver and Release, I declare that I am medically able, properly trained,
physically _it and capable of participating in a marathon, and that my medical care provider has
approved my participation.
I agree to independently consult my physician in the event of any injuries or medical questions
arising from or related to my participation in the Goa Marathon 2016.
I also acknowledge full and sole responsibility for my own medical expenses and that I am
responsible for any and all medical expenses on my behalf.
In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Goa Marathon, I agree to assume all
risks and to release and hold harmless Goa Marathon team. I understand and agree that this
Waiver and Release is binding upon my heirs, assigns, and legal representatives.
I hereby grant my consent and permission to Goa Marathon, its Partner organizations, and
employees to use any and all information submitted in my application, and/or my name,
photograph, videotape, motion picture recording, voice or likeness for any purpose, including
pre-race and post-race publicity.
I have carefully read this Waiver and Release and fully understand its contents.
If I am under 18 years of age at the time of registration, my parents or legal guardians have fully
read, understood, and consented to the terms of this Waiver and Release and by signature
below authorize my participation.
By signing this waiver, I have indicated that I have read, understood and agreed to the Waiver
and Release above.