What is Auroville?
Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity. Learn more here.
The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity – in diversity. Today Auroville is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with – and practically researching into – sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind.
The Auroville Marathon is an annual marathon, held on the second Sunday of every Feb (42.195 km or 26.219 mi) the run courses through the city of Dawn Auroville. We also have a Half Marathon (21.0975 km or 13.1094 mi) and 10k run added. It is one of the largest and most popular running event in India, with participants from all parts of India. The event is largely publicised by word of mouth and through blogs and other social networks by runners who have run the race before.
The event is organised by Auroville Runners in association with the Auroville community since 2008. Originally started to celebrate the 40 years of Auroville, the enthusiastic participation attracted many runners from other cities and it was decided to make it an annual affair. The event is non-commercial and organised purely for the joy of running. It consider all the finishers as winners and therefore does not award any prize money for the early finishers. Hence why it is not a timed run.