Kolhapur – One of the richest cities of India has surely marked its presence in sports and adventure map in India. Events like Kolhapur Run- Half Marathon, Rugged Sahyadri - Adventure Race, Shivaji Raje- Trail Race, Ruggedian - Obstacle Race etc. have attracted participants from all over the globe.
Ruggedian Kolhapur Run – is not just a sports events but a city carnival bringing together a wide section of people. Our prime motive is to promote sports culture of the city and make KOLHAPUR RUN one of the prime marathons of India and give athletes a life time experience.
The first annual Kolhapur RUN marathon event was a booming success. It was an incredible honor hosting over 2500+ participants from all over the country and more than 6000 participants in the second edition. Our 350+ Volunteer teams made it possible for us to coordinate this momentous event.
We gave our best when it came to the entertainment arrangements, with the live DJs, Professional Dance Troupes, Lezim performers, Nashik Dhol, Bharat Natyam performers, Zumba Dancers, but the huge waves of participants and spectators reaching a total number of over 4500+, really were the stars of the show! Hyped up crowds of young and old, boys and girls, men and women shot off into the breaking dawn. The route was scenic with greenery all around, wide and clean roads. Runners had great experience at the startpoints CSIBER College ground in 2016 and Police ground in 2017and made their way through the scenic scapes of the city. There were huge crowds to cheer the runners all around the route. The abundance of hydration stations and emergency services made sure there weren't any critical incidences. There were plenty of performers all around the route to keep the runners excited and raring till the finish line. A warm and excited crowd awaited the runners at the finish line, where the finishers were bestowed with Kolhapur RUN medals and handed their finisher certificates.
The post-race party made it a wonderful Sunday morning for the spectators as well! For the participants, spectators, and even us, the organizers, it was an experience to cherish for our entire lifetimes. Be sure to check out the gallery before you leave! All in all, it was a monumentally huge event for the city of Kolhapur, which witnessed a sports event of this scale for the first time in its history, but while the event might be historic, there are plenty of new things happening this year.