The Coimbatore Marathon is not just about the race – we are all about the community spirit, bringing together people from various walks of life, showcasing the city of Coimbatore and promoting the cause – Cancer.The event returns for the seventh year. All these years, we have been more than just runners. We were committed to challenging our limits to stay fit and also making a difference by our support to Coimbatore Cancer Foundation in its efforts to spread awareness of Cancer among the masses. Together we celebrated the city, achieved our personal bests, went further for the cause, made better choices, took pride and inspired many to take up fitness. This edition, we are all set to be more than what we were.
From a humble beginning in 2013, the run has become the most sought after event in the city of Coimbatore. It has been a great journey organizing the run and bringing together people from all walks of life. In the process, we have set standards for sporting events in the city and have developed a community spirit. With every year, the event has grown bigger and better, and we are in the 7th edition this year, the premier running event is expected to attract more than 16,000+ participants.
October being the month associated with Cancer was the chosen month and the first Sunday was the day of the event.
The Coimbatore Cancer Foundation (CCF) in association with Coimbatore Runners, the force behind the Coimbatore Marathon have been working non-stop Founded on 4th March 1991, CCF has moved into a fully equipped new office six months back making us more accessible to the community at large - Coimbatore Cancer Foundation 1435, Trichy Road, Near ELLARGI Petrol Bunk, Coimbatore – 641018.
CCF's vision is to create a world-class marathon which the citizens of Coimbatore will be proud to host, year on year, with runners from all over taking part.
By hosting the marathon every year on the first Sunday of October, with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CCF aims to make the Coimbatore Marathon a permanent fixture in the running calendar of the country. The beautiful vistas, the brilliant weather and the warm, hospitable people of the city are sure to make the event exciting - in all, this has all the makings of a not-to-be-missed occasion that the running community can look forward to every year.
CCF has teamed up with Coimbatore Runners and Show Space to bring to you the Coimbatore Marathon. Coimbatore Cancer Foundation was conceived by "Padmabhushan" Shri. K. Sreenivasan, who was himself a cancer patient. The Foundation was and established on 4th March, 1991 and currently functions as a registered charitable trust and a research institution providing Counseling and Cancer Care Support to patients and their family members.
Coimbatore Runners – Coimbatore runners is an informal group of recreational runners passionate about long-distance running. Founded in December 2011, they run regularly at Race Course Road, Sai Baba Colony, Codissia, Kovaipudur, Saravanampatti, GV Residency, Thudiyalur and Singanallur. The group believes in promoting running as a choice for a healthy life style. Membership is free. To know more, visit their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/coimbatorerunners/
Show Space is one of India's leading event management companies that began its journey back in 1998. Since then we have been organizing events, exhibitions, expos and shows for diverse clientele such as TVS, Nokia, Chennai Super Kings, The Hindu, Saint Gobain, Ashok Leyland, PayPal and many more. With a strong in house team of over 30 members, we have also brought in resources to spearhead think tanks, digital and activation executions. Has been a partner with Chennai Runners for The Chennai Marathon from 2012 onwards & Coimbatore Runners for Coimbatore Marathon from 2013 onwards.