One of the most popular runs in Mumbai-Thane-Navi Mumbai Running circuit is back for its 5th Edition - The Runtastics Dilse 6 hour Midnight Run.
This run is open to all runners. We will be providing Water, Electrolytes, Bananas, boiled potatoes, sweet candies and other snack items to sustain the runners through 6 hours.
All registered runners will receive a T shirt and all finishers will receive a Finishers medal. Light Breakfast/snacks will be provided after the run.
To avoid overcrowding on route, the event will be restricted to the first 250 runners only. The BIB collection center will be at Thane.
Please note that it is a practice run to prepare for Ultra Marathon or full Marathon events without any competitive angle, prize money, timing chip, etc. This run is not a commercial run and is managed at marginal cost with support from running group.
This is an endurance event – please register only if you have been training regularly and are fit enough to complete the 6 hours run.
Runtastics Dilse is one of the oldest running Groups in Thane. It has been founded by Coach Haridasan Nair, Ex-serviceman. It has several passionate member runners in Thane and Navi Mumbai locations. It is one of the few running groups that focusses on training for Full Marathon and Ultra running events.
Runtastics Dilse has a tradition for a MahaRun each month. The MahaRun is a typical long, slow, distance run designed to build endurance.
The MahaRun for the month of June will be the much-awaited Annual Midnight Run!
This run is an ideal preparation for those who are preparing for Ultra Marathon or full Marathon events.
History of the Event:
The Midnight Run was started in 2015 as a practice run to help the group members to prepare for Ultras, specifically the 12-hour Mumbai Ultra Marathon and Bangalore Ultra. Since June-July has one of the worst weathers for running (given the high temperatures and humidity), the midnight start time was conceived to help runners survive for the 6 hours duration. The invitation was extended to other Mumbai & Thane Runners to provide them the opportunity to prepare for Ultras by availing of a supported practice run. Over time, this has emerged as a much loved, ‘one-of-its-kind’ event.