Vadodara Marathon was incepted in 2009 and is an independent Chapter-25 Non-Profit Company that undertakes the activity of conducting annual marathons in Vadodara.
VM is accredited to Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and BDAAA (Baroda District Amateur Athletics Association). It is the largest sporting event in Gujarat.
Each edition of VM attracts elite professional runners from all over the world and from India; along with citizens from cities and towns of Gujarat.
VM is committed to “Sports with Seva and Swachchata”, and supports local social and civic causes.
VM enthuses and encourages citizens to adopt a fitness oriented and healthy lifestyle.
Vadodara Marathon has successfully conducted 6 editions of the 21.1 KM Marathon, along with shorter di.stances and exciting pre events, since its inception in 2009
The first 4 editions were flagged off by then Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat (now Hon. Prime Minister) Shri Narendrabhai Modi. The 5th edition, held on 7th February 2016, was flagged off by former Hon. Chief Minister, Smt Anandiben Patel. The 6th editin which was held on 5th Feb 2017 was flagged off by Hon. Chief Minister, Shri Vijay Bhai Rupani.
Over the years VM has evolved into a “Citizens Marathon”, with participation of people from all walks of life, from 14 year olds to senior citizens. VM truly embodies the essence of "MY CITY MY MARATHON"
Vadodara Marathon aims to be a facilator to promote civic causes by
encouraging individuals, corporates and soical organizations to callaborate with shared time and resouces.
VM is committed to enhanceing and promoting health and wellness of the individual and nation at large through the joy of the sport of running.
Only Marathon to be flagged off all 4 times by Hon. PM (then CM) Shri.Narendra Modi.