Airtel Hyderabad Marathon
August 18 - August 19
Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, also known as the ‘toughest city marathon’, is organized by Hyderabad Runners Society (HR), and starts at Necklace Road which skirts the picturesque and historic Hussain Sagar Lake. One of the largest marathons in the country, the event also has a half marathon, 10k and a fun 5k run.
The event nowadays spans two days, with the 5K fun run happening a day earlier. With over 22,000 registrations for the three events — 10K, half marathon (21.095K) and full marathon (42.195K) — this year recorded the highest ever turnout for the city’s marquee marathon.
The route for the Full Marathon and Half Marathon is certainly challenging! However, with a combination of rolling hills and three flyovers, “it’s a challenge worth every step”. The 10K Run, and 5K Fun Run follow an easier and relatively flatter route. The 10k run has one flyover as part of the route.