FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Goa Marathon event?
The Goa Marathon is one of the biggest events in Goa, never to miss. The event is not only a platform to test an individual‘s athletic excellence but also to spread awareness about healthy living among the locals and school children. It‘s a unique fund raising event for charity. In the last four years of existence, it has assumed a stature of eminence, being the largest philanthropic sporting event in Goa.
How is this event connected with charity?
Goa Marathon is organized by El Shaddai Charitable Trust. The fund raised through this event will be utilized to provide food, shelter and Education to poor children in Goa.
Why am I being charged, even when I run for a charity?
No event is ever being without costs. There are actual expenses involved in organizing the charity component of the marathon, in putting together the various runs that you are able to pick from, and in providing you the appropriate materials and support. The charges being levied are only to recover such costs.
Will I get tax exemptions?
All Indian donors are eligible for tax deductions u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act, as long as you have provided all the relevant details. All contributions above Rs 100 are eligible for this.
What happens on Bib expo?
On expo we give out bibs/ running spaces to all those people who have successfully blocked them along with goodie bags. We also give out kits to people who have registered for Dream Run Category.
Which are the Bib Expo Days?
The bib expo days are three days before the event i.e. on 2nd, 3rd and 4th, from 10am to 5pm at SAG Ground Campal, Panaji.
Why should I run for a cause?
Haven’t you always thought of doing charity? Giving back to your city or your country? But never had time or money to volunteer or donate? Well, here is your chance to give back with very little effort and absolutely no money! Your registration on Goa Marathon will help and support underprivileged children in care of El Shaddai Charitable Trust.
Can corporate teams participate?
Yes! Corporate teams can build teamwork and employee engagement in CSR by getting their employees to run together! The corporate can also avail 80G Tax exemption certificate for the donation made. Please refer to corporate participation link.www.goamarathon.org/cooperate_participate.php
Who will send the tax exemption receipt to the donors on request?
Once the Goa Marathon is over and the money is received. El Shaddai Charitable Trust will send across acknowledgements tax receipts to all the donors within 2 months of receiving the funds.
What is the Age Category for different races?
Anyone above 18 years can participate for 21KM Half Marathon or 10KM Run. Anyone above 12 years of age can participate for 5KM Dream Run and School children, boys and girls can participate under 14 year and 16 years age categories.
What are the Race Categories?
|21Km Half Marathon|
|5KM Dream Run|
|4Km Under 16 Boys school Run|
|3Km Under 16 Girls school Run|
|3Km Under 14 Boys school Run|
|2Km Under 14 Girls school Run|
What is the Registration Fees?
Registration for professional run 21 KM Half Marathon and 10 KM Run is Rs. 1000/- per application, 5 KM Dream Run is Rs. 500/- per application and School Run Rs. 100/- per application.
How do I register myself?
You may register yourself online at www.goamarathon.org OR offline by visiting the event office and submitting filled form with application fees.
What are the modes of Payment?
You may pay online using your debit, credit card OR by cash at the event office along with your application form. You can also send the application form by courier and pay by Demand Draft or Cheque in the name of El Shaddai Charitable Trust
Where is the Race assembly point?
All the participants are requested to assemble at SAG Ground Campal. All the races will be starting and finishing at SAG Ground Campal Panaji Goa – opposite Bal Bhavan.
What time participants report on the race day?
|Race Category||Reporting Time at SAG Ground|
|Half Marathon – 21 KM||5.15am|
|10 Km Run - 10 KM||5.15am|
|Dream Run – 5 KM||7.15am|
|School Run – 2,3,4 KM||6.30am|
Is there any water and energy drink facility?
Yes, there will be water & energy drink stations at frequent stations at race route.
Awards & Prizes - If I win an award, can I pick it up on race day?
The winner’s prizes will be distributed on the event day.
How do I get Finisher’s Certificate?
All finishers will be able to download their finisher’s certificate on the Results page of the race website within 21 days after the event.
Where do I find my Race Photos?
All finishers will be able to view & Download their photos from social media websites, you can also share your photos on the event social media page or tag the event.
Do we get Finishers medal?
Yes you will be awarded with finisher’s medal after completion of the race.
Goa Marathon Office,
SCAN India, 219 Angel‘s Residency,
Opp. Rosary Primary School, Miramar,
Tel : 00 91 832 2461068
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Goa Marathon Office, 219, Angel's Residency, Road no. 11, La Campala colony, Miramar, Panjim -403001.Contact number: 0832-2461068/69/7447499259.
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