World’s only Barefoot Marathon at Pollibetta on Dec.8

World’s only Barefoot Marathon at Pollibetta on Dec.8

November 28, 2019

The 5th Edition of the world’s only Barefoot Marathon for the people of Kodagu will take place at Pollibetta in Kodagu on Dec.8, under the joint aegis of The Coorg Wellness Foundation and Milind Soman.

The category-wise prize money is as follows: 42-km: Rs.42,000 – 1st place and Rs.30,000 – 2nd place; 21-km: Rs.21,000 – 1st place and Rs.12,000 – 2nd place; 10-km: Rs.10,000 – 1st place and Rs.7,000 – 2nd place; 5-km: Rs.5,000 – 1st place and Rs.2,000 – 2nd place; 1.5-km: Medals only.

Only fully barefoot runners and local residents of Kodagu will receive cash awards; Non-resident winners of the above categories will be given goodie bags with local produce. Any form of transport to complete the run will immediately disqualify eligibility of cash award.

Registration fee is Rs.500 and children above 8 years of age can participate.

All proceeds of registration will go towards the Wellness of Kodagu,  its people and its ecosystem via The Coorg Wellness Foundation.

For online registration, participants can log on to: https://you

Also, on-the-spot registration can be done at 5 am on Dec.8 at Tata Coffee Sports                    Ground, Pollibetta.

Note: #BYOB Bring Your Own Bottle – To continue the tradition of the event being an eco-friendly one, organisers have requested all participants and spectators to bring and carry back their own water bottles.

Those who wish to volunteer can contact Varun on Mob: 96868-55539.


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