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# What is the Green Run?
Green Run as name it defines an initiative to go green, Green Run is first of its kind, to create awareness to preserve greenery, develop a healthy environment and an importance of fitness amongst every citizen, organized by Makvik Events Pvt Ltd. in Cosmopolitan cities (Varanasi, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Lucknow and Pune). There are 3 categories of the run: Green Run - 10 KM | Freedom Run - 5 KM | Joy Run - 3 KM.
# Where is it happening?
It is happening at Varanasi and other three cities Mumbai (24th Nov 13), New Delhi (6th April 14), Lucknow, Chandigarh, Bangalore and Pune (Other city’s date will be announced soon).
# When is the Green run in Varanasi?
Green run is on the Sunday, 9th February 2014.
# Where is the start and finish area?
All the runs will start and finish at Sigra Stadium only. (400 meters inside from the main entry gate)
# What are the different categories of Runs?
There are 3 Types of Runs - The Green Run is 10 Km, The Freedom Run is 5 km, The Joy Run is 3 km.
# What is the route for Green Run 2014?
All the runs will be started and Finished at Sigra Stadium only.
Green Run 10k Route (Sigra – Rathyatra – Bhelupur – Durgakund – Lanka – BHU Gate and Return to Sigra Stadium through Same Route downwards)
Freedom Run 5k Route- (Sigra – Rathyatra – Bhelupur Round about and Return to Sigra Stadium through Same Route downwards)
Joy Run 3k Route - (Sigra Stadium – Sigra – Rathyatra round about and Return to Sigra Stadium through Same Route downwards)
# How do I get my Run Package?
You will receive an email from us on 2nd of Feb 2014 for the same.
# Can I register and pick up Run Package on event day?
No, Run Packages are not available for pick up on race day.
# When is the last day for the Registration?
25th January 2014 is the last day for submission of registration forms.
# How can I register for a group?
You can register for a group of 10 people or more.
# How will I know that my entry has been accepted?
You will receive a confirmation mail / sms upon your successful registration. You can take a print out of the mail / sms, which will be needed at the time of bib collection at the Green Carnival on 25th Jan 2014. You could also present the confirmation received by sms on your phone along with a photo id while collecting your bibs.
# Do I get a refund if I choose not to participate after registration?
NO, there is no such policy of refund after registration.
#Can I change the Race Category after my registration?
Yes, but you will have to re – register yourself with the additional Rs.50.
# What is the cost for the registration in the Green Run 2014?
INR 250, you will get the value of Rs.250 as Run Merchandise.
# What would I get on completion of the run?
There will be certificates awarded to all those who complete the
run. Winners will be awarded prizes and Lots of Gift Hampers in various categories.
# Is there any arrangement for the kids of the participants?
No there are no such arrangements available, however they can cheer their family members from the other side of barricading area.
# Can my dog run/walk with me in any of the run?
With the exception of the hearing and vision impaired participants, no, we are NOT allowing dogs on any run routes.
# Can I walk instead of run?
Yes. Walkers are invited to participate at all the run events except the Green Run (10 km)
# Are there course markers?
Yes, there are markers along with the route. Directional arrows will also be in place.
# Will there be any water stations?
Yes, there will be water stations along with the course of runs.
# Can I wear my headphones / iPod during the run?
Not recommended. The Green Run 2014 takes place primarily on roadways at Varanasi City and we are not able to obtain complete closures of all course route roadways. To ensure the safety of all runners, headphones and music players are not recommended.
# What are the events organized prior to and post the event?
There will be a Green Carnival on 25th January 2014, where so many entertainment programs will be conducted. Also a Candle march along with an entertainment program will be organized prior to the green run event on 8th February 2014 at Sigra Stadium in between 6.30pm -10pm. And a prize distribution on 9th Feb 2014 at the presentation area at 10.30 am after the main event of The Green Run 2014.
# Will I be getting T-shirt for Green Run?
Yes, T-shirts for the run will be provided as part of the running kit.
# Is there any entry ticket to Sigra Stadium on the Run Day.
No, there is no entry ticket required to watch this event.