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Bib and Tshirt collection

Collect your bib and T-shirt from  Rabindranath Tagore School of Excellence, MITCON ROAD, BALEWADI, PUNE on 21 July 2018 Saturday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

No bib distribution outside of this time.

If you cannot come personally then you can give your authorization letter to the person who will collect the bib on your behalf. Please give your id proof copy and ask that person to carry their id proof copy also. We will record who collected bib on your behalf

Bib must be pinned on the front of your chest during the race. check the timing chip stuck on the back of your bib.

FLAG  OFF TIMINGS

Nio Vision Marathon

Sunday, 22th July 2018
FLAG OFF TIMINGS
5:45 AM    Start for the 21 Km and 15 Km
6 .30 AM   Start for 10Km
6:45 AM     Start for 5Km and 3Km      
7:00 AM    onwards, Post run festivities

8:00 AM Prize distribution
8:30 AM   Start for 2 Km World Book of Records Attempt at Largest Blindfold Run.
 Running with the visually impaired runners.
World Book of Record, UK run with another runner, both of you need to run about 2 Kilometers.The partners are not pre-assigned. You will have to ask around, get indroduced to fellow runners and find a willing partner. You will decide who will run half distance blindfolded first when returning the other partner is blindfolded. This is non-competitive. If you are already registered for one of the race, then you do not need to pay for this 2Km blindfolded race. If your partner is not registered runner in other category then they will need to register in this category to collect this bib.

All blindfolded races are non-competitive. No winners or loosers.

You also have the other option of starting blindfolded run for 3K, 5K, 10K, 15K or Half Marathon with your partner. There is seperate category and registration for this. This race starts with the other regular runners. We strongly recommend trying this because keeping eyes closed on the road for so long is a exciting experience. 


10:00 AM Wrap up


Results will be available on this website immediately after the race on the same day.


Blind folded Buddy Run starts with each category depending on the distance you choose.


 Route Details

Start and finish points are same: Ravindranath Tagore School for excellence (Google Map)

Click here to check route maps 

Traffic is partially managed by on route volunteers, vehicles will be passing as the road cannot be shutdown completely.

Enough water station and aid station, well stocked with energy drink and other runner needs are available.
Since this is plastic bottle free race, water will be provided in paper cups. Inconvenience is regretted.

How can you join the effort

Here is how you can help us:

• Educate yourself about Avoidable blindness.
• Inform your friends and family about Avoidable Blindness.
• At your place of work:      
             • Help put up the posters in your organization
             • Help conduct eye check up and education                           setup in your organization.
             • Tell your coworkers about the benefits of                             running, we can come to your organization to                   conduct a training session about running.
• Get your CEO to run with the visually impaired student and discover they are perfectly normal and can be employed with the company in future.
• Costs of such programs are huge and can only be covered by sponsors like you. 
contact us at buddy@runbuddies.club

Frequently asked questions

Blindfolded buddy run:
This is a special run where two buddies (friends) register together. The first friend runs half the distance blind folded. At turn around point participants exchange the blindfold and run back.
• Registration is for 2 friends, better to run with a friend you know and trust.
• Best if you get 2 blind folds from home. After the first person uses the blind fold it gets too sweaty and may be uncomfortable for your partner to reuse. Also practice with your own blindfold, wash and then use it during run. a new unwashed cloth may not work for you when you try for first time.
• The distance you both choose can be 3Km, 5Km, 10Km, 15Km or Half Marathon. Distance depends on your and partner’s ability. Each partner is supposed to run half of the distance blind folded.
• There are no winners or losers in this category.
• Both participants get individual distance and timing certificate and finisher's medal.
• The idea behind this race is to understand the importance of site in our day to day life.
• If you get uncomfortable at any point. Then do not hesitate to pause take a break and when better then only resume. It is not easy to remain blind folded for long time.
• All runners in this category start with the other regular runners.
• This is largest such race anywhere in India 

Run with the visually impaired:

This is a special race; the participants hold the hand of the visually impaired runner. This race starts at 9:00 AM after most of other races are done. We request CEOs and hiring managers in various companies to come and run with the visually impaired. We hope these managers will discover that the visually impaired can be given a employed in their company. And we will realize that the visually impaired runners are just like normal employees. There are no obligations, this is an educational experience.
This category is by invitation only. 

All Races 5K, 10K, 15K and 21K will have two categoreis by age Open category is below 40 and Senior is 40 years of age and above as of therace date of 22 July 2018.

Each category is subdivided in male and female.

First 3 winners in each category will be honoured on stage with trophy and we will pass on your winner record to the district authorities and news media with your photograph.

The on stage results are provisional. We assume that the finisher runner has completed the race as required, The record verification takes time and after that the results may be updated

This race is used by many runners as a qualifying race for other races like Tata Mumubai Marathon, Airtel Hyderabad Marathon and others. We statisfy the criteria for professionally managed and conducted race.
But we do not have any control over the approving staff at those races. You have to meet their timing criterial as laid out by them

All runners running Half Marathon, 15K, 10K, 5K, every one gets timing certificate and the results will be displayed on this website after the race.

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