Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon – 2023 Registration & 2022 Results

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New Delhi, India October 15, 2023 Registration Open

Touted as one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world, the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon (VDHM) – a winter marathon held in Delhi provides the participants with a perfect opportunity to achieve a new personal best. Earlier known as the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM in short), the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon, with an AIMS-certified course & IAAI Gold label race certification, has been instrumental in making Delhiites embrace a healthier lifestyle and turn to running in large numbers

First organized by Procam in 2005, VDHM has become one of the largest events in the country attracting runners not only across India and neighboring countries but from across the world. Initially sponsored by Hutchison Essar/ Vodafone Essar for 3 years, Airtel held the sponsorship role from 2008 till 2020.

The Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon route is akin to a world-class running track – with clean & sanitized roads, exhaustive on-route medical support, and huge volunteer support to ensure that the event is conducted smoothly. The race route takes the runners across a few of Delhi’s iconic landmarks like – Lodhi Garden, Jantar Mantar, and India Gate.

Over the years the event has consistently recorded the top five fastest HM timings in the world. Even running legend Eliud Kipchoge chose to run Delhi after his Rio Olympic gold and claimed the title for the Delhi Marathon in the year 2016. The event has been a springboard for Indian elites as well. Global sporting icons like Asafa Powell, Sanya Richards Ross, and Sir Richard Hadlee, amongst many others, have endorsed this prestigious event as ambassadors.

The course record is currently held by Amedework Walelegn for 0:58:53 while Yalemzerf Yehualaw holds the women’s record at 1:04:46. Both records were set in 2020

Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon also provides one of the largest philanthropy platforms in the country. India Cares Foundation, the official philanthropy partner, along with fundraisers have raised a whopping total of Rs 76.82 crore towards charity.

The following categories of races are offered during the event:

  • Half marathon (21.1 km)
  • 10km
  • Great Delhi Run (Approx 4 km)
  • Senior citizen run (3 km)
  • Champions with Disability (3 km)

The last mass/public participation live event was held in 2019 and had 40,000+ participants with 17,000+ running the 5k Great Delhi Run. In 2020, the VDHM was held as a live event only for elite runners while a virtual run was organized for general participants. VDHM 2021 was canceled.

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Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Half Marathon# 10K Great Delhi Run Senior Citizen Run Champions with Disability
Distance 21.1km 10km 4.5km (approx.) 2.5km (approx.) 2.5km (approx.)
Start Time 6:40 am^^ 5:20 am 9:10 am 7:50 am 7:25 am
Eligibility Criterion 18 years & above 15 years & above 12 years & above 60 years & above 12 years & above
Other Eligibility Criterion Earlier participation Required. Check Details below @ Earlier participation not compulsory. Check Details below @ No other criterion No other criterion Disability Criterion applicable. Check Details below**
Fees Live event- Domestic INR 2200 INR 1500 INR 700 INR 350 INR 350 ^
Fees Live event – Oversees USD 50 USD 45 USD 20 USD 10 USD 10^
Registration Live Event Register here  Register here  Register here  Register here  Register here 
Fees Virtual event- Domestic INR 499
Fees Virtual event – Oversees INR 4150/USD 50
Registration Virtual event  Register here Register here Register here
Expo Details Venue: Mirchi Get Active Expo, Major Dhyanchand Stadium, Gate no. 3, Opp High court, India Gate Cir, National Stadium, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Date & Timings: October 12th & 13th (10:30am-7pm) ; October 14 (10am – 5pm) -only through online slot booking

** Anyone with the following disabilities can apply under the CWD category – Have physical/locomotor disability, Intellectual impairment, Visual impairment, Hearing impairment, Orthopedic or neurological disorder. 

^ For Champions with Disability Buddy, the age requirement is 18 years and the Fee is INR 175/USD 10.

^^ Race Start time for Elite runners was 06:40 am and for Open category & Police Cup race start time was 06:41 am.

@ Below Time Eligibility criterion applicable for VDHM 2023 :

Half Marathon: Must have participated in Marathon, 25k, Half Marathon, or 10km race conducted on or after October 1, 2019, with the following eligibility criterion.

  • marathon: 07:18:00 or faster
  • 25k: 04:11:00 or faster
  • Half marathon: 03:30:00 or faster
  • 10k: 01:35:00 or faster

10K: While it is not compulsory for participants to apply with a timing certificate, if the participant wishes to get into a time specified corral group, then they can submit a timing certificate. Criteria is as follows. Must have participated in Full Marathon, 25k, Half Marathon, 10km, or 5km race conducted on or after October 1, 2019, with the following eligibility criterion.

  • Full marathon: 06:54:00 or faster
  • 25k: 03:58:00 or faster
  • Half marathon: 03:18:35 or faster
  • 10k: 01:30:00 or faster
  • 5k: 00:45:00 or faster

# Group/ Corporate Registrations are also available.

Route/Course Map

Information about Route Map for Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2023 is given below

Half Marathon 10K Great Delhi Run Senior Citizen Run Champions with Disability
Route Map HM Route Map 10K Route Map GDR Route Map
Event Handbook* HM Handbook 10K Handbook GDR Handbook SCR Handbook CWD Handbook
Venue Maps* HM Venue Map 10K Start Venue Map GDR Venue Map
Generic Venue Map

* Details of Event Handbook and Venue maps for the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2023 have not yet been released. Above are details from the 2022 event for reference.

The Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon route is an OUT & BACK course for most races (except 10K) while the 10K was a POINT TO POINT course with the below-mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Half marathon, Senior Citizen Run, Great Delhi Run & Champions with Disability Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
10K Sansad Marg Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi

Prize Money

Information about Prize Money for Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2023 is detailed below. All prizes were equal for men and women

Half Marathon

The top 3 Half Marathon finishers falling within the age groups* given below, shall be eligible for the following prize money:

  • 1st position: INR 35,000
  • 2nd position: INR 25,000
  • 3rd position: INR 15,000

*Age groups (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)


The top 2 10K finishers falling within the age groups* given below, shall be eligible for the following prize money:

  • 1st position: INR 15,000
  • 2nd position: INR 10,000

*Age groups (15-20, 20-25, 25-30, 30-35, 35-40, 40-45, 45-50, 50-55, 55-60, 60-65, 65-70, 70+)

Police Cup

The members of the top 3 Police cup team finishers (male & female teams), shall be eligible for the following prize money:

  • 1st position: INR 45,000
  • 2nd position: INR 30,000
  • 3rd position: INR 15,000

2022 and Earlier Edition Results


Important Points

  • Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Group entries are accepted for all race categories i.e. Half Marathon, Open 10K, Great Delhi Run, Senior Citizens’ Run and Champions With Disability categories. There shall be a minimum of 20 individual entries from the said participative categories to comprise a group and all members of the group must fulfill the minimum age eligibility to apply.
  • Limited slots are also available for women runners and charity runners.
  • Half Marathon and 10K Line up sections/corrals: Race corrals/ Line up sections assigned to runners depend on the timings submitted by the runners at the time of registration.
  • Aid stations: Water and Energy drinks are available at aid stations.
  • Medical and washroom facilities would also be available on the route/course as well at the start point and finish line of the race.
  • Time limits are applicable for all the races after which the course would be open for regular vehicular traffic.
  • Pacers are available for Half Marathon and 10K.
  • Registration Surrender: Confirmed participants of Half Marathon who are unable to participate on race day due to unavoidable circumstances can surrender their bibs to Procam International. The application fees paid will be refunded post deduction of INR 300 as bib surrender processing charges. Confirmed participant can surrender his/her bib with effect from 30th August 2023 (1000 Hrs) to 15th September 2023 (1900 Hrs) by filling the bib surrender request form.

Procam Slam

Procam Slam is a running program that recognizes and rewards amateur runners for their devotion and hard work if they participate in all key Procam International-sponsored running events.

In order to become a Procam Slam Champion, a runner must finish four feature races within the specified time limit. These are listed below:

  • TCS World 10K Bengaluru: The 10k race in under 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon: The Half Marathon in under 3 hrs 30 minutes.
  • Tata Steel Kolkata 25K: The 25K run in under 4 hrs.
  • Tata Mumbai Marathon: The full marathon in under 6 hrs 30 minutes.

Key points

  • To begin with his/her Procam Slam Cycle, a runner can take part in one of the above-mentioned Procam events and then run the three Procam-sponsored distance running events that follow.
  • The Procam Slam Cycle would be considered complete if the runner completes all four consecutive races.
  • One would need to restart the cycle in case a race is missed. Then the runner must run all four Procam running events in a row without stopping.

Contact Information

Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 
Event helpline: +91 8527276694 (Mon to Sat, 10 am to 7 pm)
Procam International Private Limited
Head Office: 14, ST. James Court, Marine Drive,Mumbai – 400020, India+91 22 22020284+91 22 22025112
Delhi office: 09650033333 and 8976994484 (for Whatsapp)
Bangalore Office: Arshiya Manor,#489/28, S-3, 3rd Floor,13th Cross, Near Sunrise Travel, Wilson Garden, Bengaluru – 560027, India+91 80 22117828
Kolkata Office: 1/A, Ballygunge Circular Road, Tivoli Court, Main Block, 11th Floor, Kolkata – 700019, India +91 33 40655087

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  1. Dear Sir, i am interested this 2023 marathon complete in 60…minit below. pls guide me. about registration.

    1. Dear Santosh,

      The registration for Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2023 is not open yet. Please visit the page again once the registrations are open we will update the page.

      1. Hi my name is Shivansh i am 20 years old and i want to participate in any of these events,i haven’t participated in any previously so which event is applicable for me ?

        1. Hi Shivansh,

          While the half marathon has a pre-participation criterion, 2022 edition for VDHM did not specify any earlier race participation criterion for 10K and Great Delhi Run.

          The next edition of Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon is scheduled for October 15, 2023. Since registrations are not yet open, we can not confirm whether the events have a pre-participation criterion or not in the next edition. We will update the page once organizers announce the registration dates. Please visit again.

    1. Dear Ayush,

      Yes- 10K participants also receive a finisher’s medal after they cross the finish line.

      The next edition of Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon is scheduled for October 15, 2023 though registrations are not yet open. We will update the page once organizers announce the registration dates. Please visit again.

    1. Dear Anil,

      The next edition of Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon is scheduled for October 15, 2023 though registrations are not yet open. We will update the page once organizers announce the registration dates. Please visit again.

  2. Dear organizer
    How can I registration for 10 k great delhi run and what’s the registration fee..

    1. Hi Nikhil,

      The registrations for VDHM have opened and you can register for the 10K by clicking at this link You will be prompted to fill in your email address (and then an OTP) for you to log-in to the VDHM site. You can follow the instructions and register yourself for the 10K after logging in.

      The registration fees for 10K is Rs 1500 for domestic applicants and USD 45 for overseas applicants for the 2023 edition. While there is no confirmation criterion, if you have any prior race results (timelines applicable), they can be used to get into a better starting sections/ corral


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