Be A Sport

Five reasons to run towards the finishing line

Published: Jan 18, 2012
Be A Sport
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Here are five reasons for you to get off your seat and dash towards that finishing line

Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon
You can run the roads of India’s financial capital on January 15. If you haven’t already registered, you won’t be able to run this year. Start preparing for the next.
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Oxfam Bengaluru Trailwalker

A team of four, 100 km, 48 hours. Tackle the challenge and contribute to charity. Each team should be able to raise Rs. 40,000 to contribute to Oxfam’s work in India. February 10-12.
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Mahindra Great Escape
An off-roader treat for auto enthusiasts, this one is by invitation only. Start lobbying your company to get an entry into this competition. Held during September.
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Gulf Monsoon Scooter Rally
This is the 23rd edition of the Monsoon Scooter Rally. Get out your Kinetic Hondas, Bajaj Chetaks, Activas and gear up to race through mud trails and potholes on the outskirts of Mumbai when the first monsoon showers hit the city.

India Cyclothon
Throw away those training wheels. This event separates the men from the boys, so to speak. Five thousand people took part in 2011 and this year should just see an increase. Get into shape, fast!
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(This story appears in the 20 January, 2012 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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