Jaipur marathon has been special for me; it was my first half & also the one in which I paced for the very first time. The experience has been exceptional. I will keep on returning to run it every passing year of my life. Here are few points, which I will like to point out to tempt you for running this one:
Course is fast:
What makes a course fast? In my theory less elevation & no sharp narrow turns. JM got both covered. The elevation gain is mere 62m which is also of very low grade & there are very few turns. I was expecting to run a 1:45 Half but I manged to complete in 1:40, only because of the course.
Well Managed event:
The JM is organized by professional event organizers hence, you get a well-managed event. There are ample number of aid stations providing you with water, electrolyte drink, oranges, medical support, porta-potty & all what you need. The volunteers are helpful & the security arrangements are good too.
Motivation on the course:
We all have infinite energy reserve but we often find ourselves lacking at some point. All we need is a little spark. Well, JM has enough of it too. You will find folk dancers, Singers, RJ’s, Children & various talented individuals dancing to or singing awe inspiring songs to keep the fire alive.
Jaipur doesn’t witness large number of crowd support but, things are changing as there were lot of Jaipurites coming out to cheer in 2016 than in 2015. Jaipur’s running scene is burgeoning at a tremendous rate & I’m sure we will witness a large crowd support in the year 2017.
Weather is propitious:
Jaipur witness beautiful weather in the month of February. The temperature is in that pleasant zone (10-20 degree Celsius) with almost no humidity. In all perfect condition to run your Personal best.
Jaipur is a beautiful place to visit:
Jaipur has a rich blend of the old & the new. You will find numerous historical places like Hawa Mahal, , Albert hall museum, Jantar-Mantar, Jaigarh, Amer fort, Galta ji, Walled city & many others. The city undoubtedly has a rich past but, the present also has a lot to offer like World Trade Park, Jawahar circle, numerous malls & lots of fine eateries.
A trip here will be unforgettable for you & your family. The marathon would just be an icing on the cake.
Inclusion of Full-Marathon category:
This year for the first time Full-Marathon category would be there. So, the experienced runners can make a jump & endure even more.
Pacers are there:
Don’t you think it is easier to run with somebody then all by yourself? & if that somebody is a seasoned runner keeping tab of the pace, making sure you cross that finish line under your goal time then I’m sure all of yours answer would be a big ‘YES’.
JM is aided by Jaipur Runners for pacers. You will find some of the most experienced runners who will pace you, motivate you, take care of you. In 2016, all of the pacers were able to finish under their goal time.
So, save the date of 5th February & come run in a beautiful city with beautiful people. If you don’t look to run half or full marathon come to run dream run(6k) or else come to cheer & show what your city is all about.
See you out there!
Cheers & happy running!