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Want to run alongside Bollywood celebrities? Take part in the TATA Mumbai Marathon, one of the largest races in Asia that attract about 50,000 runners on the third Sunday of January. The competition that is sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is also the richest race in the country with a prize of up to half a million dollars. In addition to full marathon distance, the track features Half Marathon (21.097 km or 13.11 mi), Dream Run (6 km or 3.72 mi), Senior Citizens' Run (4.3 km or 2.67 mi), Champions with Disability (2.4 km or 1.49 mi), and a Timed 10K (6.21MI) run. There are many celebrities, legendary athletes, Indian business tycoons, and show business personalities among participants of the race.
The Mumbai Marathon has a fast and scenic course that starts opposite Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai. The route features many iconic landmarks like Marine Drive, Flora Fountaine, Chowpatty, Mahim Church, the Bandra–Worli Sea Link, Haji Ali, and others.
Mumbai Marathon dates back to 2004 and was inspired by the success of the London marathon. It was then named one of "The Greatest Race on Earth" and sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank. It was awarded the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 2019, which makes it one of the most prestigious running athletic events in the world that attracts many elite athletes that are capable of setting world records.