If you have any concerns please read this collection of frequently asked questions before contacting us. If you are still unclear about something feel free to contact us.
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 is a unique fund raising event for the charity, El Shaddai Charitable Trust. In the last four years, Goa Marathon 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. Funds raised through this event will be utilized to provide food, shelter and education to the underprivileged children of Goa.
Why am I being charged, even when I run for a charity?
Every event has costs. There are expenses involved in organizing this marathon for charity; in putting together the various types runs that you are able to pick from, and in providing you the appropriate materials and support etc. 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 who have successfully blocked them along with goodie bags. We also give out kits to people who have registered for the Dream Run Category.
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 this 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 acknowledgement 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. Check out the Race Categories.
What are the Race Categories?
Check out the Race Categories.
What is the Registration Fee?
Registration for the professional runs – 21 KM Half Marathon and 10 KM Run are Rs. 1000/- per application, 5 KM Dream Run is Rs. 500/- per application and School Run is Rs. 100/- per application.
How do I register myself?
You may register online at www.goamarathon.org OR offline by visiting the event office and submitting filled form along with the application fee.
What are the modes of Payment?
You may pay online using your debit, credit card OR in cash at the event office along with your application form. You may also send the application form by courier and pay through a 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 should participants report on the race day?
Check out the Race Categories.
Are there any water and energy drink facilities?
Yes, there will be water & energy drink stations frequently along the 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 through the “Results” page of the website within 21 days of the event.
Where do I find my Race Photos?
All finishers will be able to view & Download their photos from social media websites. You may also share your photos on the event social media page or tag the event.
Do we get Finisher’s medals?
Yes! You will be awarded with a finisher’s medal after the completion of the race.