R&L Aarey Monsoon Half Marathon-2015

5.3

Value for Money

3.7/10

Ease of Registration

7.7/10

Race-Frequency of water and refreshment stations

6.5/10

Race-Quality of refreshments available

4.2/10

Race-Medical and other emergency services

5.3/10

Race-KM markers and route directions

6.9/10

Race-Traffic arrangements

4.9/10

Post Race-Ease of medal collection/timing certificate

6.6/10

Post Race-Quality of refreshment on offer

3.0/10

Post Race-Medical Care

4.5/10

Pros

  • Good Pre-race updates and query resolution
  • Ease of bib collection/other formalities
  • Bang on time
  • Scenic and Panoramic route
  • Tough Route due to Hills

Cons

  • Sporadic to negligible crowd support
  • Extremely Humid Weather
  • Poor Value for money

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.