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FAQs

Which edition of Bengaluru Midnight Marathon (BMM) is this and when is it scheduled?

This is the 15th. edition and is scheduled on 10th & 11th. December 2022 at KTPO, Whitefield, Bangalore.

Who organises and conducts the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon?

Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor (RBITC) conducts the Marathon with support from all our Sponsors and Partners.

What is the main objective of Bengaluru Midnight Marathon?

Besides fostering the spirit of Running and good health, the BMM is the main fundraising event of RBITC. Funds raised from the Marathon are used to support various social causes through the year.

How many people participate? What was the count last year?

Over the last few years we have averaged about 9,000 + participants. At the last physical event held in 2019, we had our highest ever at 9,800+.

Are Registrations open? What is the last date of registration?

Yes

For 5K IT City Fun Run  – 9th. December 2022 11:59 pm

For all other timed races  – 4th. December 2022 11:59 pm

Can I participate in multiple race categories?

No

There was a problem during registration. I have been charged but I did not receive a confirmation. What should I do?

Send an email with all details to info@midnightmarathon.in

Can I change my Race category once I have registered? Can I transfer/cancel my registration? Will there be any refund?

You can’t change the race category or transfer the registration. Yes there will be a refund, post deduction of  transaction fee, if you decide to cancel, at least 10 days before Race Day.

Is there a minimum/maximum age for participants?

Yes, there is a minimum age as on 10th. Dec. 2022,

5K Run (12 Years and above)

Fast 5K Run (12 Years and above)

Open 10K Run (14 Years and above)

Half and Full Marathon (18 Years and above)

Can I register manually (offline)?

Yes. Please check on our website www.midnightmarathon.in

Is there any Early bird offer or group discount for participants?

No

Key Races - What is the Start times and cut off times for the Races on Race Day?

Start Time  Cut off Time

Community Relay   04:30 pm  06:00 pm

5K Fun Run & Fast 5K Run   06:30 pm  08:00 pm

#FittestStartupChallenge Relay   08:15 pm  10:45 pm

Corporate Relay   08:20 pm  10:45 pm

Open 10K Run    08:30 pm  10:45 pm

Full Marathon    11:00 pm  05:00 am (11 Dec. 22)

Half Marathon    11.10 pm  03:10 am (11 Dec. 22)

Are t-shirts available for all race categories?

Yes. Please provide your size, while registering.

When is the BIB and Timing chip Distribution - Expo?

8th and 9th December 2022. From 10am to 06pm. Venue will be intimated later. Please check our website www.midnightmarathon.in

Where is the event going to be conducted?

KTPO, Plot No 121, Road No 5, 2nd Phase,. EPIP Industrial Area, Whitefield, Bengaluru – 560 066.

What will I get my in my Racer kit?

5K Fun Run – t-shirt + Bib + Refreshments + Certificate (immediately after Race at venue) Fast 5K/10K/Half Marathon/Full Marathon – t-shirt + Bib + Timing chip  + Finisher Medal + Refreshment + eCertificate (by 24th. Dec. 22)

Will the timing chip be provided? Is the race route certified and approved?

Yes, for the timed runs. The route is measured and certified by AIMS, hence your timing will be recognised for qualification at all major Races across the world.

What are the categories, awards and prizes at BMM 2022?

There will be cash prizes/gift vouchers, Finisher medals, eCertificates with official timings and sponsor gifts for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Open 10k and Fast 5K Races. These are further categorized into Open Winners and India Winners in both the Men and Women categories. This year the cash prizes have increased by 40%!  All cash prizes are subject to TDS deduction. Indian cash prize winners will need to provide copies of their PAN cards. All other Races and Relays will receive Cups, Winners medals only and Certificates.

Are there age categories for prizes?

No.

Will there be a baggage counter?

Yes, it is right near the Start/Finish line.

What will be the route map?

Route map is updated on the website www.midnightmarathon.in . There will be race route loop of 5 km. for the 5K, 10K(2 loops) and Relay (4 loops) Runs. And there will be a 5.274 km. race route loop for the Half Marathon (4 loops) and Full Marathon (8 loops).

Number of water, hydration and fruit stations available on route and at what distance?

Every 1.2 km.  i.e. 4 stations on the route including at the Start/Finish line.

Number of Medical Stations available?

There will be 2 large medical tents with over 20 beds each, attended by over 65 doctors and paramedics. There will also be 4 Ambulances on the route and stationed at appropriate points

Number of Mobile Toilets available?

Yes. Over 60 ladies and gents toilets stationed all over the venue.

Will there be any signage board or volunteers available for direction?

Yes. In addition, there will be a well lit Helpdesk stationed at the centre of the venue.

Will Refreshments and breakfast be available?

Yes. There will be a multi-cuisine Food Zone area at the venue. Refreshments and breakfast will be available through the night and certain key stalls including chai will be open till the end of the races

Origin of the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon

When was BMM conceived and why?

Bengaluru, India’s IT Capital, has been witnessing this unique Midnight Marathon and citizens have been enthusiastically participating in them, in large numbers. Scores of companies, particularly from the IT, ITES and BT sectors, participate in the Marathon in large numbers for improving their brand visibility and team-building while effectively demonstrating their corporate social responsibility by associating with the city’s issues. A large number of NGOs and their celebrity supporters also participate in the Marathon to raise funds and create awareness of their cause.

 

It is no coincidence that Bengaluru has achieved this hallowed distinction of being called the ‘Knowledge Capital’ of the new flat world. It is the hard work, perseverance and tenacity of our young workforce who work day & night, round the clock to keep our economy growing. They toil while we sleep. They make all us Bangalorean’s proud.

 

Midnight Marathon – A tribute to our youth: It is to show that Bangalore cares & appreciates their hard work.

 

RBITC created history by organizing the World’s 1st. Midnight Marathon at night on 19th. May 2007. It was held in Whitefield IT Corridor, in line with the spirit of the event. This first of its kind event attracts close to 10,000+ participants and is widely reported in India and abroad. After fourteen successful years, the 15th. edition of the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon is scheduled at KTPO Whitefield on December 10, 2022. This year we expect an even larger participation and excitement.

This year our theme is “Run Freely Again” after the unprecedented events of the last 2 years.

How is BMM different from all the other Marathons and Races in the country?

BMM is Asia’s only Midnight Marathon and it is acknowledged and marked in the official ‘International Marathon Calendar’. BMM is one of the few races in India to be a member of Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS-IAAF). AIMS is a member based organization of more than 380 of the world’s leading distance races, from over 100 countries & territories and they work with IAAF on all matters relating to international races. The IAAF acts as a world governing authority for a competition programme, for standardised technical equipment and for a list of official world records. The AIMS- IAAF certification has put BMM on the world map for internationally recognized Marathons.

Which are the other events before and on the race day?
  • CXO Power Mile – One mile run for CXOs on a Sunday Morning in the Run-up to BMM.
  • Pet –a-thon – Two weeks before the main event, owners run with their pets. Why should pets be left out of the festivities?
  • Airbus Corporate Relay – Corporate relay teams of 4 each, will run the Half Marathon on BMM race day.
  • Fun & Frolic on Race Day – Folk dancers, cultural show, flea market, rock show & local bands play through the night.
  • Community Relay (5 x 1km) open to all neighborhood communities across Bangalore.
  • #FitteststartupChallenge Relay
What are some of the focus areas and causes supported by RBITC?

Funds raised from BMM 2022 will also be used to spearhead social causes and projects concerned with Health, Education, Infrastructure, social welfare and rural enlistment projects with a strong focus on Child and Women’s Development.

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·    Web: www.midnightmarathon.in

·    Facebook: Bengaluru Midnight Marathon

·    Twitter: @BMM_in

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