Tamil Marathon 2021, a virtual marathon event slated to take place between January 10 to 24, 2021, is set to attract the participation of a record number of 1,00,000 people of all age groups from Tamil Nadu, other Indian states, and nearly more than 30 countries with Tamil diaspora – this would make the event the world’s largest virtual marathon. The participation from Coimbatore alone is expected to exceed 5,000.
Conducted by Ingenious 6, the marathon has run stretches of 3 kms, 5 kms, 10 kms, and 21 kms. A fundraising event, Tamil Marathon, aims at upgrading the health, education, sanitation and social infrastructure in about 50 villages in Tamil Nadu, and to create a virtual platform exclusively to host performances of Tamil folk arts and dances like Mayil Attam, Kavadi Attam, Kummi, Bommalattam, VilluPaattu, Kolattam, Kargam, Oyilattam, and TheruKoothu. The minimum participation fee of Tamil Marathon is Rs. 100.
The participants can register online at https://www.tamilmarathon.org or by calling 8939932224. All the participants will get an e-certificate, and a world record e-badge. And depending on their registration plan, they can get a t-shirt – and upon completing the race distance, a physical finisher’s medal.
The winners in all the race categories will be presented with a cash prize of Rs 15,000, while those who come second and third, will get Rs 10,000, and Rs. 5,000 cash prizes respectively.
Commenting about the event, Mr Hemanth R, Founder, Tamil Marathon, said, “Our aim with Tamil Marathon 2021 is to give Tamils all over the world unparalleled experience of running together virtually, and of demonstrating their solidarity with rural Tamil Nadu that needs an urgent attention to upgrade and restore its infrastructure.