Entry to the half marathon race category is only against a timing certificate, as elaborated below. In order to apply for the half marathon race category of the 2018 edition, both applicants and race organizers must have fulfilled the requirements mentioned below under each criterion, as the case may be. Applications for the half marathon race category of the 2018 edition shall be accepted subject to confirmation criteria and the entry rules and regulations mentioned on the event website alone.

I]  Requirement of a Timing Certificate

'Applicants' please note –

You must have participated in a distance running event which fulfils the following requirements –

  • The running event must have been conducted within the period of 18 months preceding race day, i.e. 21st January 2018.

  • Timings of only marathon (42.195 km), 25 km , half marathon (21.097 km) and 10 km distances will be considered to qualify for the half marathon race category – timing cut-offs of each distance basis age of applicant (men and women) to apply for the half marathon category as given below. Recognized timed relay races, where an individual runner covers a distance of minimum 10 km, will also be considered to qualify for Half Marathon race category only.

  • The course is measured either by an accredited IAAF-AIMS measurer using the calibrated bicycle method http://aims-worldrunning.org/measurement/MeasurementOfRoadRaceCourses.pdf or by a local state athletic association representative using a Garmin GPS measurement. Measurement by Garmin has been found to underestimate course length by approximately 200m over a half marathon distance so the target reading for a Garmin-measured half marathon should be 1% more than the advertised distance, i.e. 21.31km. Equivalent Garmin target lengths for other race distances would be: 10km: 10.1km; 20km: 20.2km; 25km: 25.25km; Marathon: 42.62km. The measurement report must be uploaded onto the official website of the event.

  • All runners are compulsorily timed using the RFID technology.

  • Timing tags must be pasted on to the bibs before handing over the running number bibs to the runners – timing tags must not be handed out loose to the runners.

  • The provisional timing results are displayed on the website within 12 hours of published close hour of the race.

  • Race results should be available on the event website for a period of 24 months from the date of the event

  • The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2016, The Tata Steel Kolkata 25K 2016 and the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2017 are the official qualifiers for the 2018 edition of the event. THE EVENT DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY OTHER RACE AS AN OFFICIAL QUALIFIER and no advantage may be sought by any participant claiming a finish time from any such race.

  • Timing cut-offs –

Where submitting finish time of Marathon (42.195 km) distance:

Age GroupPreferenceMen – Finish TimeWomen – Finish Time
Age 18 to under 301st PreferenceUnder 4 hrs 21 minUnder 4 hrs 52 min
2nd PreferenceUnder 4 hrs 41 minUnder 5 hrs 13 min
Final PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 02 minUnder 5 hrs 34 min
Age 30 to under 351st PreferenceUnder 4 hrs 31 minUnder 5 hrs 02 min
2nd PreferenceUnder 4 hrs 52 minUnder 5 hrs 23 min
Final PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 13 minUnder 5 hrs 44 min
Age 35 – under 401st PreferenceUnder 4 hrs 41 minUnder 5 hrs 13 min
2nd PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 02 minUnder 5 hrs 34 min
Final PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 23 minUnder 5 hrs 54 min
Age 40 – under 451st PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 02 minUnder 5 hrs 34 min
2nd PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 23 minUnder 5 hrs 54 min
Final PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 44 minUnder 6 hrs 15 min
Age 45 – under 501st PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 13 minUnder 5 hrs 44 min
2nd PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 34 minUnder 6 hrs 05 min
Final PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 54 minUnder 6 hrs 26 min
Age 50 – under 551st PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 23 minUnder 5 hrs 54 min
2nd PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 44 minUnder 6 hrs 15 min
Final PreferenceUnder 6 hrs 05 minUnder 6 hrs 36 min
Age 55 – under 601st PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 34 minUnder 6 hrs 05 min
2nd PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 54 minUnder 6 hrs 26 min
Final PreferenceUnder 6 hrs 15 minUnder 6 hrs 47 min
Age 60 +1st PreferenceUnder 5 hrs 54 minUnder 6 hrs 26 min
2nd PreferenceUnder 6 hrs 15 minUnder 6 hrs 47 min
Final PreferenceUnder 6 hrs 36 minUnder 7 hrs 07 min

Where submitting finish time of 25 km distance:

Where submitting finish time of the half marathon (21.097 km) distance:

Where submitting finish time of 10 km distance:


Guidelines for race Promoters/Organizers of running events –

Given below are guidelines for promoters/organizers of running events for the timing certificates of your races to be accepted as part fulfilment of confirmation criteria by an applicant.

Please note where any of the guidelines are not followed by a promoter/organizer, or where there are any issues/complaints relating to timing, distance or facilities provided by race organizers on race day, Procam may at its sole discretion, not accept the timing certificates of such running events. Such decision of Procam’s shall be unequivocal and final.

  • The running event must have been conducted within the period of 18 months preceding race day, i.e. 21st January 2018.

  • Please note your running event cannot use the term 'official qualifier to Mumbai Marathon' in any/all communication.

  • The course is measured either by the AIMS ratified/local state athletic association representative and the measurement report must be uploaded on the official website of the event.

  • All runners are compulsorily timed using the RFID technology.

    • Timing tags must be pasted on to the bibs before handing over the running number bibs to the runners – timing tags must not be handed out loose to the runners.

    • In addition to the timing mats at the start and finish gates, the course should have the following minimum number of mats on the course (split points) –

      • For a full marathon course (42.195 km) – at least 3 split point timing mats

      • Race results should be available on the event website for a period of 24 months from the date of the event

      • For a 25 km course – at least 2 split point timing mats

      • For a half marathon course (21.097 km) – at least 2 split point timing mats

      • For a 10km course – at least 1 split point timing mat

    • The provisional timing results are displayed on the website within 12 hours of published close hour of the race. Results and timing certificates should be available for verification by Procam on the website.

    • Race results should be available on the event website for a period of 24 months from the date of the event.

  • Adequate verifiable mechanisms are put in place to verify that the applicant for 2018 edition of Mumbai marathon is the runner who registered and ran at the running event in concern.

  • A organizer/promoter to give a written declaration to Procam confirming the following –

    • The technical conduct of the race in question is/is being assisted by the local/state athletic federation.

    • Number of timing mats used (in addition to mats at start and finish gates) and the locations where mats are placed (indicating kilometre point).

    • The course has adequate verifiable anti-cheat mechanisms, including timings mats at split points, functional cameras at important junctions throughout the duration of the race with footage available for verification and officials present at crucial junctions.

II]   Outstation* Applicants

* not applicable for applicants residing in Mumbai city limits, Navi Mumbai and Thane.

Limited running places are reserved for outstation runners to encourage participation from across the country. For applying under this criterion an applicant needs to submit a copy of his/her passport or Aadhaar Card. Please note PAN Card will not be accepted as identity proof. Outstation applicants too will need to submit a timing certificate as mentioned above, in order to get confirmed.

III]  #Overseas Applicants

#applicants residing outside India

Limited number of running places reserved for overseas runners to encourage participation from across the world. For applying under this criterion an applicant needs to submit a copy of his/her passport. Overseas applicants too will need to submit a timing certificate as mentioned above, in order to get confirmed.

IV]  Charity Running Places:

NGOs registered with the Event's official Philanthropy Partner, United Way of Mumbai, have been allotted limited charity running places which can be availed by applicants on first come first serve basis. These limited running places will be available with the participating NGOs at a premium from 16th August 2017 onwards. The last date to apply via charity running places is 17th November 2017 or as soon as running places are filled, whichever is earlier. You may log on to the philanthropy partner's website www.unitedwaymumbai.org/ for more details.