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MRR Race Ranking as on 1st November, 2017

MRR Race Ranking as on 1st November, 2017 is given beside here. There were 5 new races added to the billboard in October. Dehradun Half Marathon comes in at joint 2nd, followed by Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon at 4th spot, Vodafone Coimbatore Half Marathon at no. 12, Mumbai Customs Half Marathon at no. 16 and Yeour Hill Half Marathon at no. 25.

Coimbatore rankings were going good and they would have made it to the top, but their toilet rankings were not so good, so they slithered down the ladder only for that factor. Mumbai Customs suffered due to the route mismanagement where they did multiple loops inside Ballard Estate which led to a lot of confusion amongst the runners. Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon did extremely well in all parameters. This being a big city race, it was a commendable performance.

Of the other events that were considered for rating, HDFC Bank Millenium City Marathon, Gurgaon got only 1 vote, ICICI Bank Starry Night Half Marathon, Gurgaon got 2 votes, Pune FLO Half Marathon – 9 votes, Lokmat Nashik Half Marathon – 4 votes, Surat City Half Marathon – 6 votes, Veterun Half Marathon, Pune – 3 votes, so these events could not be considered due to the very low responses. Hope the responses from these cities go up in the near future, because these kind of ratings are never done before and considering the exponential increase in the number of races being held every year in India, it will in turn help the runners only in choosing which race to take part in.

Our role in this rating exercise is only to collect the results, collate it and present it in a tabular form for easy understanding. The raw data is not tampered with, by us.

BNP Endurathon-2015

Held on: 18, July 2015

Location: Borivali National Park, Borivali East

Race Categories: 12.5K and 25k

Toilet Facilities: At frequent Intervals

Rating Sample Size: 225+

Women Friendly: 69% voted women friendly, 29% voted neutral

The BNP Endurathon terrain has been rated as tough. The 25km race involves doing the same loop twice. This year the absence of any rains ensured a higher suffer score. Even some experienced runners and pacers failed in meeting their target time.

The scenic route winds from the beginning of the Borivali National park all the way up the hill to Kanheri Caves. 87% of the participants described the route as scenic and panoramic.

The organisers also conducted a Running Matters Workshop and a complimentary post race leg massage for the runners which was greatly appreciated by over 85% of the participants.

The organisers should consider using another timing service provider for future editions.

The ratings below are only for both the 12.5Km and the 25Km race. The goal of the rating system is to enable you are a runners to have a fair idea of what to expect when signing up for a race.  We have also kept the scoring specific to Pre-race, Race and Post Race activities.

Last but not the least the ratings are based on survey filled by participants of the Race. The  ratings are based on a total score of 10 (10 being the best).  A score of 8 and above makes the race an excellent one. If you haven’t voted so far feel free to put in your votes in the comments section.

Mumbai Monsoon R&L Half Marathon-2015

Held on: 28, June 2015

Location: Aarey, Goregaon East

Race Categories: 5K, 10K and Half Marathon

Toilet Facilities: Only at Start and Finish

Rating Sample Size: 30

Women Friendly: 60% voted women friendly, 30% voted neutral and 10% voted Unruly crowd.

Races in Aarey are not easy, the hilly terrain makes the overall route tough. Also the fact that a Half Marathon entails doing two loops of the same hills makes the event tougher. This year the absence of any rains ensured a higher suffer score as compared to previous editions. This is definitely not a event to target a personal best.

The ratings below are only for the Half Marathon. The goal of the rating system is to enable you are a runners to have a fair idea of what to expect when signing up for a race.  We have also kept the scoring specific to Pre-race, Race and Post Race activities.

Last but not the least the ratings are based on survey filled by participants of the Race. The  ratings are based on a total score of 10 (10 being the best).  A score of 8 and above makes the race an excellent one. If you haven’t voted so far feel free to put in your votes in the comments section.