Kolhapur – one of the richest cities of India has evidently marked its presence in sports and adventure map of India. Events like Kolhapur Run- Ultra Marathon, Rugged Sahyadri – Adventure Race, Shivaji Raje – Trail Race, Ruggedian - Obstacle Race etc. have attracted participants from all over the globe.
The Ruggedian Kolhapur Run is not just a sports event but a city carnival, bringing together a huge 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 lifetime experience.
The very first Kolhapur Run marathon 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 smoothly.
Last year we came up with India’s First City Ultra Marathon hosting about 15000 participants. We gave our best when it came to the entertainment arrangements, with live DJs, Professional Dance Troupes, Lezim performers, Nashik Dhol, Bharat Natyam performers, Zumba Dancers. However, we felt that the real stars of the show were the huge waves of participants and spectators! Enthusiastic 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 start points CSIBER College ground in 2016, Police ground in 2017 and Saint Xavier’s High School 2018 made their way through the scenic scopes 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 a huge number 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 Ruggedian Kolhapur Run – Ultra Marathon medals and handed their finisher certificates along with Kolhapur traditional FETA.
As we want to make Kolhapur the number one on the sport map of India, we started FSOM (First Sunday Of Month) with different activities like One Month Free Training for Marathon, Midnight Cycle Ride, 100km challange in 10 days. Also, there was biggest sports and fitness expo before marathon. Many experts like Doctors, Pro Athletes, Army Officers etc, had taken expertise session and more than 5000 people were benefitted from the same.
There are more than 50 Ambassador across India to promote Kolhapur Run. In Kolhapur Run we have IRONMAN as a PACER. Ruggedian organized India’s First City Ultra Marathon with more than a whopping 15000 participants.
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.