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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Registration

Can I register offline?

Yes, you can register at the following location:

  1. The Bike Store, Palarivattom
    35/1688 A2, Jawaharlal Nehru Intl, South Janatha Road, Palarivattom,
    Ernakulam, Kerala 682025
    Timing: 11am to 4pm
    View Location in Google Map


I tried to register. The registration amount was deducted from my bank account, but I haven’t received a confirmation email. What should I do?

Please email help@eventjini.com with a screen shot, your transaction id, your name and email id.

What is a Family Fun Run? Can individuals participate for the Family Fun Run?

The Family Fun run is an 8 km run at the Spice Coast Marathon. It is meant to introduce runners to the beauty of running. Anyone can register for the Family Fun Run, individuals, friends, families etc.

Can I pick-up my race kit on the same day as the race?

Sorry, all race kits must be picked up on the day prior to the race at the race expo. Race kits will NOT be provided to runners on the day of the race.

Once applied can I cancel my entry and get refund?

Sorry, refund requests will NOT be entertained once registration has been completed.

Can I change my race category once I have applied/my entry is confirmed?

Sorry, no category change requests will be entertained. Re-registration will be required to change a race category.

Can I transfer my registration to another person?

No transfer of registrations will be permitted. Individuals must register for themselves with the exception of the group registrations.

I am a student and do not possess any of the above ID proofs. What do I submit along with my application?

Please submit a scanned copy of you school/college ID card for registration.

Is attaching a Govt. issued photo ID proof with my application (including online) compulsory?

Yes, valid ID proof is compulsory for registration to the event.

Is attaching passport sized photograph with the application form/online application form compulsory?

Yes, a photo ID is compulsory for registration to the event.

How will my entry acceptance be intimated to me?

On successful completion of registration, you will receive an email from eventjini confirming your registration.

How can an overseas applicant apply for the Event?

Click here to go to the registration link for Spice Coast Marathon 2017

Is there any upper age limit for each race?

We firmly believe that anyone can run at any age. There is no upper limit to the age category for the Family fun Run and nor for the endurance events, although we will require proof of prior completion of an event or assurance that you have put in the effort to train for the event for the full and half marathon.

What is the minimum age eligibility for each race category?

The minimum age for the Full marathon is 18 years as on 12th of November 2017

The minimum age for the Half marathon is 13 years as on 12th of November 2017

The minimum age for the Family Fun Run is 3.5 years …uh… age? There’s no age to start running!

If you want an exemption for any of these age categories, please feel free to contact us, we’re sure to be able to make an exception for an enthusiastic fellow runner who has trained for an event!

Can I register on the day of the event?

No registrations will be provided to any runner on the day of the race. This will be strictly enforced. Please do comply with the same.

I am having trouble using the online entry form. What should I do?

If you are facing issues with your online registration, please write to help@eventjini.com clearly stating what issue you are facing and that it is for the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Spice Coast Marathon.

When is the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Spice Coast Marathon 2017?

The IDBI Federal Life Insurance Spice Coast Marathon will be conducted on the 12th of November 2017.

What is the Registration Fee for Full Marathon, Half Marathon and Family Fun Run?

On or before Aug 31, 2017 After Aug 31, 2017
1 Full Marathon ₹ 1000 + GST ₹ 1100 + GST
2 Half Marathon ₹ 900 + GST ₹ 1000 + GST
3 Family Fun Run ₹ 550 + GST ₹ 600 + GST
4 Corporate Relay ₹ 6500 ₹ 7500

2. Race Expo

When and where is the bib distribution?


Regional Sports Centre, Elamkulam Road, Kadavanthra P.O, Kochi, 682020
View Location in Google Map



Saturday, 11th November, 9am to 5pm


Please Note:-

  • 1. All confirmed runners need to personally come to collect their running number bibs from the Expo
  • 2. Bibs will not be posted to individual addresses nor distributed on race day

Can I authorize another person to pick up my race packet?

Yes, the authorized person will be required to produce your photo id and an authorization letter to collect your race kit.

3. Getting to the Race

Will there be space for car parking?

There will be limited space for parking of vehicles close to the start. We urge you to carpool or use a hired vehicle to the start to avoid excessive congestion at the venue.

What is the best way to get to the start?

The best way to get to the start would be to enter the island via Bristow Road. The Indira Gandhi road on the Island will be blocked as it is a part of the race course.

4. About The Race Course

Are skates, skateboards, bikes or carriages of any kind allowed on the course?

No form of assistance to complete the course will be allowed. hopping on a vehicle of any kind will result in a disqualification and a ban from the registration for next year’s event.

Can I run with an iPod/headphones?

Feel free to run the way you feel like running, anything that will augment your experience is allowed as long as you run the entire course yourself.

Is the IDBI Federal Spice Coast Marathon a Boston Qualifier?

Yes, The Course is USATF certified and thus your time from the course can be used to qualify for the Boston Marathon and other international races.

Is there food available on the course?

The aid stations will be stocked with electrolyte, water, oranges, bananas, biscuits and salt.

How many Aid Stations are on the course?

Aid stations will be at a frequency of 3 kilometres on the course.

There will be six Medical stations on the course.

Details of both will be published alongwith the course map, shortly.

Where can I find a Spice Coast Marathon course map?

The course maps have been published on their respective race information pages.

Is the Spice Coast Marathon a road race or a trail race?

The IDBI Federal Life Insurance Spice Coast Marathon is a road race.

Can I walk the course?

Of course! Walk-jog is a strategy used by a number of different runners, the world over. You can walk, run, roll or use your legs to complete the distance of the course in any way you like as long as you stick to the stipulated time limits and cut-off times.

When does the finish line close?

The finish line and the race shall come to a close at 10:30 hrs on the 12th of November.
This will be strictly implemented.
The race officials will begin packing up and wrapping up of the race at this time.
No runner will be allowed to continue after this time as we do not have permissions to continue blocking the roads, etc after this time and are required by administrative officials to wrap up.

Is there a time limit to complete the Full Marathon?

There is a 6 hour 30 minute time limit, within which all runners must have completed the full marathon. Any runners on the course after this cut-off time shall be asked to enter the sweep vehicle.

In addition to the overall cut-off time, there will be cut-off times at various checkpoints on the way as well, failing to reach these points in time will require the runner to enter the sweep vehicle.

Race officials and medical personnel will have the final say in whether a runner must leave the race, runners are asked to comply. The cut-off time will be strictly exercised. This is for the safety of the runners as well as to comply with the law.

Where does the race start and finish?

All the races will start and end at the K K Premachandran Sports Complex aka the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Port Trust ground which is on Bristow Road on Willingdon Island.

What time does the race start?

The Full Marathon will start at 04:00 hrs

The Half Marathon will start at 05:00 hrs

The Family Fun Run will start at 07:00 hrs

We runners tend to want to start on time, so we really do start at those times. Do ensure that you report well before, during the reporting time.

5. Travel & Accomodation

Need help in finding the right place for your accommodation?

We have partnered with OYO to provide runners the best deals.
Click the following link from OYO to avail the best stay options for the event.

What is the distance from airport to the race start?

Incidentally the Start/Finish Point is 42 km away from airport. So you could possibly do a marathon or your way to the race!

Getting to the city

Cochin is well connected and you will find it rather easy to get here considering it is a very vibrant tourist location.

Railroad: Two railway stations service the bustling city, Ernakulam North (ERN) or Ernakulam Town and Ernakulam South (ERS) or Ernakulam Junction

Air: The Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery has flights from all over the world coming in almost daily. You will find no problem in flying in. {Fun Fact: The Airport is almost literally a Marathon away from Fort Cochin ie 42km, do take a picture of the distance sign near the airport on your way to the city}

Road: Cochin is well connected by roads with NH 47 and MC road connecting it to the rest of the country and the state respectively.


Getting to the Race Start

The Start is located on Willingdon Island which is right here:

It is well connected by road. You can drive down using Bristow road while entering Willingdon Island. Carpooling would be advisable as there is limited parking space at the venue.

6. Results and Prizes

I am not able to download the certificate. What should I do?

If you experience issues like a pdf document without data then please follow the instructions below:

For Google Chrome browser 30.0:

  1. Type chrome://plugins/ in address bar.
  2. Find Chrome PDF Viewer and make it Disabled

For Internet Explorer 10.0 :

  1. Go Settings> Internet Options > Programs > Manage Add-ons
  2. Show > All add-ons > Adobe PDF reader >Status > Enabled

For Firebox 24.0 :

  1. Firefox > Options > Applications
  2. Portable Document Format > Use Adobe Acrobat ( in Firefox)

How can I find individual results?

Individual results can be found at http://www.timingindia.com/result.html on entering the name or bib number of the runner.


What is the prize money for podium finishers

The IDBI Federal Spice Coast Marathon does not have any prize money. The race is conducted purely for the love of running and for people to experience the beauty of the marathon route.
We do not want to lose focus of that with prize money.

Every runner who successfully completes their race within the stipulated time shall earn their unique medal to take home as their prize as well as souvenir from this scenic race.

7. Behind the scenes

I’d like to volunteer, where do I sign up?

Please drop us a line at support@spicecoastmarathon.com with your details such as:


Contact number

Email Address

Why you want to volunteer for SCM?

Where can I find information regarding becoming a Spice Coast Marathon Sponsor?

Please drop us a line at support@spicecoastmarathon.com with all the details of sponsorship that you are interested in.

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