Frequently Asked Questions

1. Registration

What are your T-Shirt measurements?

Complimentary T-Shirt is only available for the first 4000 registrations (or until 1st October) and for those who have not opted out and availed the green warrior discount of ₹200/- . After the first 4000 registrations, complimentary T-shirt won’t be available for any participants and the green warrior discount will be automatically applied.

When is the last date to register for Ageas Federal Kochi Spice Coast Marathon?

The last date of registration is October 13, 2024.

Can I register offline or as a group?

Group registrations are only available for 25 or above participants. If you are the group administrator of such a group, then please fill your group details here and we will get back to you with the process to register your group members.

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?

If you are facing issues with your online registration, please write to us scm@solesofcochin.org with all details and we can address your concerns.

What is a Fun Run? Can individuals participate with family for the Fun Run?

The Fun run is an 5 km run at the Spice Coast Marathon. It is meant to introduce runners to the beauty of running. Anyone can register for the 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?

Race Category can be changed from Family Fun Run to Half Marathon or Full Marathon by paying the balance amount.  However this is only possible till 13th October 2024. Please drop us an E-mail if you would like to change this.  If you would like to downgrade from FM to HM or from HM to Fun Run, it is also possible if you notify us before 13th October 2024. However, no refund will be given if you downgrade the 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.

How will my entry acceptance be intimated to me?

On successful completion of registration, you will receive an email confirming your registration.  Please add scm@solesofcochin.org in your spam filters or add as a contact in your address book.

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?

If the participant is below 18 years, they should be accompanied by a parent/guardian for Full and Half Marathon distances.  The parent/guardian must also be registered in the same category and must accompany the minor at all times during the race.

Can I register on the day of the event?

No registrations will be accepted on the day of the race. This will be strictly enforced. Please do comply with the same.

I am having trouble while registering online. What should I do?

Please contact us on our E-mail address or any social media handles with the error message and we will do our best to solve the issue.

When is the Ageas Federal Kochi Spice Coast Marathon?

The Ageas Federal Kochi Spice Coast Marathon will be conducted on the 27th of October 2024.

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

Early Bird Offer- Till 15th August 23:59 Hrs 16th August Till close of Registrations
Marathon ₹ 1000 ₹ 1200
Half Marathon ₹ 1000 ₹ 1200
Fun Run ₹ 550 ₹ 600

Registration charges are inclusive of GST and payment gateway charges. You also have the option to take a step towards the Five R of sustainability – ‘Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle’ and get a discount of ₹200, when you opt-out of complimentary T-shirt.

Registration Charges includes complimentary T-Shirt for the first 4000 registrations (or until 1st October) and for those who have not opted out and availed the green warrior discount of ₹200/- . After the first 4000 registrations, complimentary T-shirt won’t be available for any participants and the green warrior discount will be automatically applied.

2. Race Expo

When and where is the bib distribution?

Will update later.

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

Yes, the authorized person will be required to produce a copy of 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. Fun Runners can use the Metro.

4. About The Race Course

Are pets allowed on the Course?

Pets or animals are not allowed to register or participate in the Ageas Federal Kochi Spice Coast Marathon.

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 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 2 kilometres on the course.

There will be six Medical stations on the Full Marathon course.

Details are available in the course map.

Where can I find a Spice Coast Marathon course map?

Please check the respective race information pages for course map.

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

The Ageas Federal Life Insurance Spice Coast Marathon is a road race.  For a trail race, sign-up for The Vagamon ULtrail. 

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 10:00 hrs.  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 race?

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.

However, there is no cut-off for completing the Half Marathon and Fun Run.

Where does the race start and finish?

The race will start and finish at GCDA ground, Marine drive.

When does the race start?

The Full Marathon will start at 03:30 hrs

The Half Marathon will start at 04:30 hrs

The Fun Run will start at 06:30 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 & Accommodation

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 race will start and finish at GCDA ground, Marine drive.

6. Results and Prizes

What are the different award categories?

Awards / mementos will be presented to both Men & Women running the Half & Full Marathon according to the following age categories:

  • Open
  • Young (Under 45 Years)
  • Veteran (45-54 Years)
  • Senior (55-64 Years)
  • Super Senior (65 and above)

The overall winner will be declared based on the gun time. However, the age category winners will be decided based on one’s net time.

There is no podium position for the Fun run as we believe that everyone who stands at the starting line for the Fun run is a winner.

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?

Results for all editions are available in the Results Page.


What is the prize money for podium finishers

The Ageas 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 scm@solesofcochin.org 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 info@solesofochin.org with all the details of sponsorship that you are interested in.

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