MAKING A DIFFERENCE BY AIESEC
Sunday, June 14th, 4:30am
Anna Salai Mount Road
Here's what you gotta know about our event...
SAFETY & PERMISSION
We have taken again all precautions for the safety of runners for the MADathon. We would also like to advise you that we have obtained permission to conduct the MADathon scheduled on 14th JUNE 2015 at Island ground and the route has been approved by The Commissioner of Police, Chennai Police
We have also tied up with UBER, a premium and reliable car service to help you get around safely and in style! To avail of this offer all you have to do is download the Uber application. This offer is valid for new Uber users only and can be used in Chennai only.
FINISHER MEDAL / PHOTOGRAPHS
FINISHER MEDAL / PHOTOGRAPHS
- After finishing the run on the distance you have chosen, you could collect the Finisher medal and take lot of pictures to save them as happy memories!!
HYDRATION POINT / AID STATIONS
Lot of efforts have been put in by all running groups of Chennai to volunteer at the hydration points along the route. The Hydration points will have plain water + Tata Glucon plus + lemon + salt + fruit + pain killer sprays for adults.
Whenever you are at the aid stations, go to the middle or end instead of the beginning to help control congestion.
Don't throw paper cups/bottles inside the venue or on the roads. Use the waste bins kept near the refreshment points. Don't be a litterbug!!
APOLLO MEDICAL FACILITY AND EMERGENCY SUPPORT -
We have ambulance and emergency support team of Doctors from Apollo Hospitals just in case there is any emergency that needs to be attended. Don’t worry we’ll take good care of you!
WE HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN..
We have made arrangement for the Baggage Counters at the venue, Island ground for your change of cloths and other belongings. Please note MADathon team will not be responsible for loss of any valuables.
MOBILE TOILETS –
We have made arrangements for the Mobile toilets which will be placed on the route, which you can view in the route map.
THINGS TO REMMEMBER....
- Ensure that your toe nails are trimmed. Keep your race kit (dry fit t-shirt and shorts) ready, hydration bottle water or belt the previous day itself.
- If you are prone to chafing, apply Vaseline/petroleum jelly wherever there is friction
- Do not have anything unusual the day before the run. You might like to have something like a banana or a slice of bread about 1 hour before the run. It is very important to fuel your body with plenty of carbohydrates, which will give you energy to run well and complete the run comfortably. Also drink enough liquid before the run to stay hydrated and to avoid cramps and for your muscles to stay relaxed.
- Hydrate yourself well but do not over-hydrate. Do not gulp too much water all at once. Consume water sip by sip, just enough to replenish lost fluids. Along with water, also have some solids (biscuits/ bananas) and/or electrolyte.
- Please ensure to do dynamic stretch before and after the run. Our physio will be leading a warm up and cool down sessions. Post run walk for a while and do static stretches to relax your muscles.
- Line yourself according to your estimated finishing time. Faster runners should line up in front and slower runners, joggers/ walkers should take their place at the back.
- Do not sprint. Pace yourself comfortably. You should be able to carry on a conversation while running.
- Do not obstruct the runners behind you. If you choose to slow down/ walk, move to the left of the trail, giving way for the faster runners to overtake you.
- Rest well before the Marathon.
- Pace yourself correctly and run your race in completing comfortably.
- Listen to your body. If for any reason you feel you cannot continue, there is no shame in throwing the towel. Please walk slowly to the nearest refreshment point and inform our volunteers that you need assistance. We have ambulance and Doctors in case of emergency separately.
- It is important that the next day you go for a small walk or run or cycle or swim or relax or get massage – it all depends on the race distance, intensity & how much you have pushed to keep your muscles intact and feel good factor for your body.