TMM 2020 HALF MARATHON CONFIRMATION CRITERIA

Entry to the half marathon race category is only against a timing certificate, as elaborated below. You must have fulfilled the requirements under each criterion spelt out below, to apply for the half marathon category. Please go through all details mentioned in this overleaf and the Application Form before submitting your application.

I] Fastest Runners First (Timed runner only)

    (7 am IST, 1ST AUGUST 2019 to 30TH AUGUST 2019)*

  • Registration in this criterion will not be on first come first served basis. The application forms with fastest timing certificates in respective gender and age groups will stand a higher chance to qualify first for half marathon.
  • After accepting all the applications received under the 1st preference slab (given below) and if there are running spots available, applications falling under 2nd Preference Slab will be processed, followed with the applications received under final Preference Slab. Applicants will get their confirmation post 15 working days of closure of Half Marathon registration i.e. 30th August 2019, subject to availability of running places.

'Applicants' please note –

You must have participated in a distance running event which fulfils the following requirements –

  • The running event must have been conducted within the period of 18 months preceding the Tata Mumbai Marathon race day, i.e. 19th January 2020.
  • Timings of only marathon (42.195 km), 25 km, half marathon (21.097 km) and 10 km distances will be considered to qualify for the half marathon race category – timing cut-offs of each distance basis age of applicant (men and women) to apply for the half marathon category is given below. Recognized timed relay races, where an individual runner covers minimum 10 km, will also be considered to qualify for Half Marathon race category only.
  • The course participated in is measured either by an accredited IAAF-AIMS measurer using the calibrated bicycle method http://aims worldrunning.org/measurement/MeasurementOfRoadRaceCourses.pdf or by a local state athletic association representative using a GPS measurement device. Measurement by GPS device has been found to underestimate course length by approximately 200m over a half marathon distance so the target reading for a GPS-measured half marathon should be 1% more than the advertised distance, i.e. 21.31km. Equivalent GPS device target lengths for other race distances would be: 10km - 10.1km; 25km - 25.25km; Marathon - 42.62km. The measurement report must be uploaded onto the official website of the event.
  • All runners are compulsorily timed using the RFID technology.
    • Timing tags must be pasted on to the bibs before handing over the running number bibs to the runners; timing tags must not be handed out loose to the runners.
    • The provisional timing results are displayed on the website within 12 hours of published close hour of the race.
    • Race results should be available on the event website for a period of 24 months from the date of the event.
    • Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018 and 2019, The Tata Steel Kolkata 25K 2018 and the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019 are the official qualifiers for the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020. THE TATA MUMBAI MARATHON DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY OTHER RACE AS AN OFFICIAL QUALIFIER and no advantage may be sought by any participant claiming a finish time from any such race.
    • To be eligible for this confirmation under this criterion, your timing certificate needs to show your finish time as per age category and gender category specified below:
  • Preference Slabs:

    Where submitting finish time of Marathon (42.195 km) distance:

    Age Group Preference Men – Finish Time Women – Finish Time
    Age 18 to under 30 1st Preference Under 4 hrs 16 min Under 4 hrs 48 min
    2nd Preference Under 4 hrs 37 min Under 5 hrs 09 min
    Final Preference Under 4 hrs 58 min Under 5 hrs 29 min
    Age 30 to under 35 1st Preference Under 4 hrs 27 min Under 4 hrs 58 min
    2nd Preference Under 4 hrs 48 min Under 5 hrs 19 min
    Final Preference Under 5 hrs 09 min Under 5 hrs 40 min
    Age 35 – under 40 1st Preference Under 4 hrs 37 min Under 5 hrs 09 min
    2nd Preference Under 4 hrs 58 min Under 5 hrs 29 min
    Final Preference Under 5 hrs 19 min Under 5 hrs 50 min
    Age 40 – under 45 1st Preference Under 4 hrs 58 min Under 5 hrs 29 min
    2nd Preference Under 5 hrs 19 min Under 5 hrs 50 min
    Final Preference Under 5 hrs 40 min Under 6 hrs 11 min
    Age 45 – under 50 1st Preference Under 5 hrs 09 min Under 5 hrs 40 min
    2nd Preference Under 5 hrs 29 min Under 6 hrs 01 min
    Final Preference Under 5 hrs 50 min Under 6 hrs 22 min
    Age 50 – under 55 1st Preference Under 5 hrs 23 min Under 5 hrs 54 min
    2nd Preference Under 5 hrs 44 min Under 6 hrs 15 min
    Final Preference Under 6 hrs 05 min Under 6 hrs 36 min
    Age 55 – under 60 1st Preference Under 5 hrs 34 min Under 6 hrs 05 min
    2nd Preference Under 5 hrs 54 min Under 6 hrs 26 min
    Final Preference Under 6 hrs 15 min Under 6 hrs 47 min
    Age 60 + 1st Preference Under 5 hrs 54 min Under 6 hrs 26 min
    2nd Preference Under 6 hrs 15 min Under 6 hrs 47 min
    Final Preference Under 6 hrs 36 min Under 7 hrs 07 min

    Where submitting finish time of 25 km distance:

    Where submitting finish time of the half marathon (21.097 km) distance:

    Where submitting finish time of 10 km distance:


    II] Women’s Criteria (Timed runner only)

    (7 am IST, 1ST AUGUST 2019 to 29TH NOVEMBER 2019)*

    To encourage women applicants’ participation, there are a limited number of running places reserved for women applicants, women applicants under this criterion will be required to submit a latest timing certificate, at the time of registration, fulfilling all the requisites mentioned in “Fastest Runners First” confirmation criteria, to get confirmed.

    III] Outstation* Criteria (Timed runner only)

    *not applicable for applicants residing in Mumbai city limits, Navi Mumbai and Thane.

    (Online registrations only, 7 am IST, 31ST AUGUST 2019 to 27TH SEPTEMBER 2019)*

    Limited running places are reserved for outstation runners to encourage participation from across the country. For applying under this criterion an applicant needs to submit a copy of his/her passport or Aadhaar Card. Please note PAN Card will not be accepted as identity proof. Outstation applicants under this criterion will be required to submit a latest timing certificate, at the time of registration, fulfilling all the requisites mentioned in “Fastest Runners First” confirmation criteria, to get confirmed.

    IV] #Overseas Criteria (Timed runner only)

    #applicants residing outside India

    (Online registrations only, 7 am IST, 1ST AUGUST 2019 to 29TH NOVEMBER 2019)*

    Limited number of running places reserved for overseas runners to encourage participation from across the world. For applying under this criterion an applicant needs to submit a copy of his/her passport. Overseas applicants under this criterion will be required to submit a latest timing certificate, at the time of registration, fulfilling all the requisites mentioned in “Fastest Runners First” confirmation criteria, to get confirmed.

    V] Official Qualifiers (ADHM+TSK25+TCSW10K) (Timed runner only)

    (Online registrations only, 7 am IST, 31ST AUGUST 2019 to 29TH NOVEMBER 2019)*

    Limited number of running places reserved for applicants applying with the valid timing certificate of Procam Running events which includes ADHM 2018, ADHM 2019, TCSW10K 2019, TSK25K 2018 and TMM 2019. Applicants under this criterion will be required to submit a latest timing certificate, at the time of registration, fulfilling all the requisites mentioned in “Fastest Runners First” confirmation criteria, to get confirmed.

    VI] Good For Silvers (60+) Age Criteria (Timed Runners Only)

    (Online registrations only, 7 am IST, 31ST AUGUST 2019 to 29TH NOVEMBER 2019)*

    Limited number of running places reserved for applicants of 60+ years of age as on race day i.e. 19th January 2020. To be eligible for this confirmation under this criterion, your timing certificate needs to show your finish time as specified below:

    Distance Participated in Finish Time cut-off (Men) Finish Time cut-off (Women)
    Marathon (42.195 km) 7 hrs 18 Min 7 hrs 49 Min
    25K Run 4 hrs 11 min 4 hrs 29 min
    Half Marathon (21.097 km) 3 hrs 30 min 3 hrs 45 min
    10K 1 hr 35 min 1 hr 42 min

    VII] Runners With Disability (Timed runner only) *

    (Online registrations only, 7 am IST, 31ST AUGUST 2019 to 29TH NOVEMBER 2019)*

    Limited number of running places reserved for applicants with disability. Applicants with following disabilities can apply under this criterion: blindness, visually impaired, hearing impairment and locomotor disability. Amputees can also apply under this criterion. Please note no wheelchair/ wheeled vehicle is allowed in half marathon race category on race day.

    To be eligible for this confirmation under this criterion, your timing certificate needs to show your finish time as specified below:

    Distance Participated in Finish Time cut-off (Men) Finish Time cut-off (Women)
    Marathon (42.195 km) 7 hrs 18 Min 7 hrs 49 Min
    25K Run 4 hrs 11 min 4 hrs 29 min
    Half Marathon (21.097 km) 3 hrs 30 min 3 hrs 45 min
    10K 1 hr 35 min 1 hr 42 min

    To apply, please send your request along with the valid timing certificate as per above finish timing at tatamumbaimarathon@procam.in. We will verify your timing result and will inform about the process to register online.

    VIII] Charity Running Places: (Timed & non-timed)

    NGO's registered with the Event's official Philanthropy Partner, United Way Mumbai, have been allotted limited charity running places which can be availed by applicants on first come first serve basis. These limited running places will be available with the participating NGO's at a premium from 01 August 2019 onwards. The last date to apply via charity running places is 29th Nov 2019 or as soon as running places are filled, whichever is earlier. You may log on to the philanthropy partner's website for more details.

    Important –

    • *As and when the limit of entries to be accepted in half marathon is achieved, the registrations will close.
    • Recognized timed relay races, where an individual runner covers a distance of minimum 10 km, will be considered to qualify for Half Marathon race category only.
    • The qualification timings mentioned above are only to consider eligibility for confirmation in the half marathon race category. However, on race day, Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 timing results, ranking and online certificates will be generated only for runners who complete the half marathon distance within 3 hours 30 min from start time.
    • Please note, the final acceptance of timing certificate of an event for entry confirmation is at the sole discretion of Procam International.
    • Guidelines for race Promoters/Organizers of running events –

        Given below are guidelines for promoters/organizers of running events for the timing certificates of your races to be accepted as part fulfilment of confirmation criteria by an applicant. Please note where any of the guidelines are not followed by a promoter/organizer, or where there are many issues/complaints relating to timing, distance or facilities provided by race organizers on race day, Procam may at its sole discretion, not accept the timing certificates of such running events. The decision of Procam shall be binding and final.

      • The running event must have been conducted within the period of 18 months preceding 19th January 2020.
      • Please note your running event cannot use the term 'official qualifier to Tata Mumbai Marathon/ Mumbai Marathon' in any/all communication.
      • The course must be measured either by the AIMS ratified/local state athletic association representative and the measurement report must be uploaded on the official website of the event.
      • All runners are compulsorily timed using the RFID technology.
        • Timing tags must have been pasted on to the bibs before handing over the running number bibs to the runners – timing tags must not be handed out loose to the runners.
        • In addition to the timing mats at the start and finish gates, the course should have the following minimum number of mats on the course (split points) –
          • For a full marathon course (42.195 km) – at least 3 split point timing mats.
          • For a 25 km course – at least 2 split point timing mats
          • For a half marathon course (21.097 km) – at least 2 split point timing mats
          • For a 10 km course – at least 1 split point timing mat
        • The provisional timing results are displayed on the website within 12 hours of published close hour of the race. Results and timing certificates should be available for verification by Procam on the website.
        • Final Race results should be available on the event website for a period of 24 months from the date of the event. Such final results must include and showcase timings of runners recorded on the minimum number of split points as mentioned in 4(b) above.
      • Adequate verifiable mechanisms are required to be put in place to verify that the applicant for Tata Mumbai Marathon is the runner who registered and ran at the running event in concern.
      • Runners with results showing missing timing split point data / split point timing not available, their timing result/ certificate will not be considered for Tata Mumbai Marathon.
      • In case it is observed that there are substantial number of finishers with one or more timing split point missing data/ data not available, Procam may at its sole discretion, not accept the timing certificates of such running events. The decision of Procam shall be binding and final.
      • An organizer/promoter to give a written declaration to Procam confirming the following –
        • The technical conduct of the race in question is being assisted by the local/state athletic federation.
        • Number of timing mats used (in addition to mats at start and finish gates) and the course map specifying locations where mats are placed (indicating kilometre point) on course map of timed race categories.
        • The course has adequate verifiable anti-cheat mechanisms, including timings mats at split points, functional cameras at important junctions throughout the duration of the race with footage available for verification and officials present at crucial junctions.
        • It is advised that the final timing results declared for all timed categories be shared with Procam International in an excel file capturing the appended details of all finishers of the race, at tatamumbaimarathon@procam.in. This is required for verification of results
          • First Name, middle name & Last Name.
          • Bib no.
          • Gender
          • All Split point timings data including Start point.
          • Net finish time
          • Rank

    -All applicants and confirmed participants of the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 are requested to visit the event website: https://procam.in/tatamumbaimarathon for regular updates.