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HDFC BANK GOA TRAIL RUN: POSTPONED

Biodiversity experts have urged that the HDFC Bank Unite Goa Trail Run should not be held on 18 August 2019, as it is right in the middle of the breeding season for certain birds and snakes that are indigenous to the Socorro Plateau, and which lay their eggs on the ground.

Consequently, we have decided to postpone the HDFC Bank Unite Goa Trail Run. We are very sorry for the inconvenience we are causing to you. It breaks our heart too, but we feel the cause of the Earth takes priority.

The new dates will be announced in due course.

We will initiate a full refund to each and every participant.

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The HDFC Bank Goa Trail Run is off the road and out of the box. Instead of pounding on asphalt, participants will be lightly treading through dense forests, dirt trails and pristine grasslands dotted with thousands of tiny, colourful wild flowers. They will see nature at its finest, and hear calls of peacocks and cries of lapwings as they race to the finish.

OUR SPONSORS

  
 TITLE SPONSOR: HDFC BANK – UNITE 
ACRON HOMESDECATHLON AT CALANGUTE MALLGOA TALES

IT'S REALLY CLOSE
Most surprisingly, the state’s first-of-its-kind trail run is not deep in the state’s interiors. Rather, it is on the Socorro Plateau in Porvorim, a virgin, unspoiled wonderland; an oasis in the very middle of Goa’s fastest-growing urban area.

10K or 21K RACE?
There are two distances — 10K (one loop of 10km) or 21K (a Half Marathon — two loops of 10km and a wee bit more). Participants can run or walk, stopping to smell the thousands of wild flowers along the route; they have a full three-and-a-half hours to complete the distance (four hours for 21K).
Here's your chance to win a medal and get crowned by a traditional 'Copel' — a beautiful Goan floral wreath.

DON'T WANT TO RACE? DO THE 7.5K FUN RUN
For those who want to enjoy and not stress about their timings, we have the 7.5K Fun Run. It's a 7.5km route for walking and/or running, with no timings and all winners.

START BRIGHT AND EARLY
Reporting time is at 6:15am on Sunday 18 August 2019 at the cricket ground on the Socorro Plateau.

BE PREPARED FOR RAIN
The HDFC Bank Goa Trail Run is held during the latter half of the monsoon season. That's when the wild flowers bloom. The monsoon is also the season when Goa's day temperatures are at their lowest — less than even winter. But it may rain during the run. It's unlikely that the rain will be continuous. The Goa Trail Run is held during the month of Shravan (or Saavan, as it is known in North India), when the rain pattern is usually sunshine, followed by showers, and once more followed by sunshine. Still, it is best to take along a lightweight waterproof jacket if you have a problem getting wet.

OPEN  OR VETERAN?
There are two categories — Open and Veteran (45+). 

STUDENT CONCESSION
Students get a concession in the entry fee on production of a valid ID card from an educational institution. A xerox of this card must be submitted (you need to show the original) during bib collection. Students compete in the Open category. Students younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult runner.

ENTRY FEES

(1) 7.5K Fun Run (7.5km)
Open Category:                             Rs900 (includes Decathlon T-Shirt)
Veteran Category:                         Rs900 (includes Decathlon T-Shirt)
Students (Open Category)             Rs600 (includes Decathlon T-Shirt)

(1) 10K Race (10km)
Open Category:                             Rs1,200 (includes Decathlon T-Shirt)
Veteran Category:                         Rs1,200 (includes Decathlon T-Shirt)
Students (Open Category)             Rs800 (includes Decathlon T-Shirt)

(1) 21K Race (21.1km)
Open Category:                             Rs1,500 (includes Decathlon T-Shirt)
Veteran Category:                         Rs1,500 (includes Decathlon T-Shirt)
Students (Open Category)             Rs1,000
(includes Decathlon T-Shirt)

LAST DAY FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION IS 23:55HRS ON SUNDAY 28 JULY 2019
LAST DAY FOR REGISTRATION AT AN HDFC BANK BRANCH IN GOA IS CLOSE OF BANKING HOURS ON WED 7 AUGUST 2019

 

HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE

Once you click on the 'REGISTER' button, you will reach a registration page where you have to select the distance that you want to run | walk as well as your age category. Students must opt for the 'Student' category in their chosen distance.

IF YOU WANT TO ENTER AS A STUDENT, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING A XEROX COPY OF YOUR STUDENT ID CARD ALONG WITH THE ORIGINAL WHEN YOU COLLECT YOUR RUNNING NUMBER BIB.

Students is not a separate prize category. Students get a hefty concession on the entry fees, but no special prizes, They compete in the 'Open' category, unless they are 45 years or older.

LAST DAY FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION IS 23:55HRS ON SUNDAY 28 JULY 2019

 

HOW TO REGISTER OFFLINE (AT HDFC BANK BRANCHES IN GOA)
*Rs100 discount on entry fee for those who register at an HDFC Bank

Most HDFC Bank branches in Goa accept entries. Ask for an entry form, fill and sign it, and make the payment in the bank.

IF YOU WANT TO ENTER AS A STUDENT, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ATTACH A XEROX COPY OF YOUR STUDENT ID CARD ALONG WITH THE ENTRY FORM.

Students is not a separate prize category. Students get a hefty concession on the entry fees, but no special prizes, They compete in the 'Open' category, unless they are 45 years or older.

LAST DAY FOR REGISTRATION AT AN HDFC BANK BRANCH IN GOA IS CLOSE OF BANKING HOURS ON WED 7 AUGUST 2019

WAIVER
Every competitor has to sign a waiver indemnifying the organiser in case of any accident. If a runner is under 18 years of age, the waiver has to be signed by his or her parent | guardian. 

MEDALS & PRIZES
There are medals and prizes for the first three men and women in both categories, for the 10K and 21K races.

FINISHER MEDALS
All participants get Finisher Medals and online certificates.

REGISTER ONLINE
Online registration is open till 23:55hrs on Sunday 28 July 2019. No spot registration will be allowed.

ENJOY THIS URBAN WILDERNESS
The HDFC Bank Goa Trail Run — actually — is a fun-filled competition where athletes run on little paths or in the wilderness (where there are no paths) in verdant green surroundings on an uninhabited and densely forested plateau that has miraculously survived in the very middle of Goa's fastest growing urban area.

BE COOL
Given that day temperatures in the state are at their lowest in the monsoon, we envisage that this will be a very attractive event for runners from all over the country, and especially from Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru. 

 

OUR SPONSORS

HDFC BANK – UNITE
ACRON HOMESGOA TALES
DECATHLON, CALANGUTE

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