Adani Ahmedabad Marathon 4th edition goes virtual


with app-based remote running

Staying committed to its tradition, 100% of the registration proceeds would be donated to the Indian Armed Forces.


 The first-of-its kind app-based virtual marathon in India will see cutting-edge technology

shaping runners’ experience and ensuring safety

 #Run4OurSoldiers would continue to be the theme for the event dedicated towards the

welfare of the Indian Armed Forces

 GPS tracking will be used to measure the distance clocked by runners

 Registrations to start on August 15; participation open to anybody across the world

 Elaborate guidelines on health and safety will be issued on conclusion of registration

 Participants will be required to follow precautionary measures taken by respective state

governments in view of COVID 19 crisis


Ahmedabad. India, 10 th August 2020: The fourth edition of the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon (AAM) will

take place on its schedule date of November 29, 2020, albeit in a virtual format.

Given the disruptions caused by the COVID outbreak, the event synonymous as the

#Run4OurSoldiers would be conducted through remote running with GPS tracking

participants. Much like its earlier editions, 100% proceeds from the registrations would be donated for the

welfare of the Indian Armed Forces.


Renowned international athlete and coach, Norrie Williamson has been appointed the Race

Director for AAM 2020 which is now among the top-4 marathons in India having catered to

more than 30,000 runners over the past three years.


Considering runners’ anxiety about the first-time virtual experience, AAM would conduct two

build up virtual events at the end of September and October respectively to motivate runners

in their preparations for the marathon day experience. Given the risks around Covid -19

particularly to people with obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, these 5km and 10km trial

runs wouldnot just help runners get in better shape but educate them for precautions to be

taken against the pandemic.


With registrations set to open on August 15 th , 2020, aspiring participants will get detailed

information about the event on the website and through

various social media platforms. Race categories for the final virtual event on the Adani

Ahmedabad Marathon weekendwhich is the last Sunday of November every year are

aligned to earlier editions with Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10Km and 5 Km fun run.


Organizers will also share extensive guidelines on health and safety and participants will be

required to follow precautionary measures taken by respective state governments in view of



While winners will be bestowed with medals and certified recognition, all participants of the

races will get T-shirts and certificates of completion. Registrations for participants in the

armed forces would continue to be free.


“The COVID19 crisis has reemphasized the need to build a healthy nation. Running is one of

the best ways to boost our physical and mental health and bolsters our immunity. We have

therefore leveraged a technology-led leap by moving the platform into virtual space thereby

ensuring people’s safety and staying committed to the Adani Group’s vision of contributing

towards the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces. Nothing can stop our #Run4OurSoldiers,”

said, Pranav Adani, MD – Agro, Oil & Gas


“The race app and post event results have numerous features that will allow runners to plan

and monitor their performance during and after the virtual events. It will allow each runner to

have a completely new perspective on their performances in the virtual events. From the

very first event it will be possible for runners to choose to get some coaching and training

advice towards their second virtual race and then on to the Adani Marathon distances on

weekend of 29 November”, said Race Director Norrie Williamson

He added, “This is about giving the runner the best possible experience over a three month

period to race day and providing mechanisms that will result in pre-race motivation, a real

time race experience and meaningful comparisons of performance and post-race recognition

and celebration.”


About Adani Group:

Adani Group, is a diversified organization in India with combined revenue of $13 Bn and

market cap of $29 Bn comprising 6 publicly traded companies. It has created world class

transport and utility infrastructure portfolio with a pan-India presence. Adani Group is

headquartered in Ahmedabad, in the state of Gujarat, India. Over the years, Adani Group

has positioned itself to be the market leader in its transport logistics and energy utility

portfolio businesses focussing on large scale infrastructure development in India with O & M

practices benchmarked to global standards. With four IG rated businesses it is the only

Infrastructure Investment Grade issuer in India.  


Adani owes its success and leadership position to its core philosophy of ‘Nation Building’

driven by ‘Growth with Goodness’ - a guiding principle for sustainable growth. Adani is

committed to increase its ESG footprint by realigning its businesses with emphasis on

climate protection and increasing community outreach through its CSR program based on

the principles of sustainability, diversity and shared values.