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Why “IDBI Federal Future Fearless Marathon”?

With uncertainties all around us due the ongoing pandemic situation, it is to keep up the spirit of sportsmanship and instill positivity between everyone that this virtual run is being introduced for. Independence Day is a day to celebrate freedom for all of us… What better time than this to have a virtual marathon that makes us feel truly free?!
This running event is scheduled on 15th August, 2020.
The distance run by participants will be collected and tracked in the tracker provided by us.

Take Aways


Event T-Shirt,Medal (if paid for)

And a lot of good feelings!


For the avid runners and enthusiastic marathoners. For all those who had kept a marathon distance as their for 2020. Everything about this category will be Saffron. We request all participants to wear orange during their Run on the Event Day.
For all the runners who have been at it all this year. Everything about this category will be Green. We request all participants to wear green during their Run on the Event Day.

How about we encourage our running buddies, family and friends who have been fitness enthusiasts? A peaceful 10K could be on the cards. Everything about this category will be White. We request all participants to wear white during their Run on the Event Day.
All the beginners and amateur runners, fret not! One step at a time and an easy 5K might just give you all the push you need. Everything about this category will be Navy Blue. We request all participants to wear navy blue during their Run on the Event Day.

Charity Partners

OSCAR Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to empowering children and youth in low-income communities in India. OSCAR uses football as a tool to deliver education and life skills sessions enabling children and youth to become role models in their community.
Oscar Foundation is a GuideStar India Gold Certified NGO. Click here to view its transparency profile.

GOONJ (means an echo) a multi award winning organisation, using the cities discard for fueling widespread development work across village India. While dealing with more than 5500 of materials annually, Goonj reaches this material as a resource, as a parallel currency with dignity to the rural communities as they take up large scale development work like recharging water bodies, rebuilding local infrastructure, education, for addressing their own issues. For over 2 decades, Goonj’s work has also led to the systematic changes in the disaster relief & rehabilitation work; while it has also opened up the most taboo issue of menstrual hygiene and providing clean cotton cloth as a viable solution.

In the current COVID-19 pandemic, amidst lockdown, people in many parts of India are facing the blow of other disasters such as cyclone Amphan, Nisarga & annual monsoon floods in Assam & Bihar. The concoctions of disasters along with sinking informal economy has severely impacted the financially weaker, vulnerable and ignored communities which will take years to come back to normal.

Over the last 3 months,Goonj has been reaching out to daily wagers, migrants and other vulnerable groups (tea plantation workers, transgenders, sex workers, terminally ill patients) with access to basic consumables in 25 states/UTs of India Through its flagship initiative ‘Dignity For Work’ (formerly known as - ‘Cloth for Work’), Goonj is now encouraging the communities to work on their local issues. Goonj is now gradually extending to provide local livelihood opportunities to the affected communities, with an aim to stabilize the communities, through our initiative, Vaapsi (Restoring livelihood). For details, please refer- www.goonj.org

It is more critical than ever for everyone to come together as one for people who have been left behind stranded in this crisis. We are there...Need you too... !!

Goonj is a GuideStar India Transparency Key Certified organisation. Click here to view its transparency profile.

GuideStar India (GSI) is India’s most exhaustive source of NGO information with the most reliable online NGO information repository, serving as the backbone for India’s philanthropy ecosystem. Through www.guidestarindia.org, it makes available, civil society information that advances transparency & public accountability, enables better decision-making and encourages charitable giving. GuideStar India enhances the discovery, visibility and credibility of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) by making information on 10,000+ NGOs accessible in the public domain. It has carried out over 3000 certifications of NGOs after thorough due diligence on transparency, public accountability, governance and legal & financial compliance. GuideStar India Platinum, Gold and Silver Seals are widely recognised as credibility indicators for Indian NGOs.

GuideStar India anchors the global generosity movement, GivingTuesday, in India to engage millions of citizens in acts of giving through innovative and collaborative programmes by civil society (samaj), businesses (bazaar) and government (sarkar).

Both Oscar Foundation and Goonj, charities you can support with your run, are certified by GuideStar India.

Online Contests

  Motivate, Register and Tag your Running Buddy

  Get a Family Member to Register

  Add the Frame to your Facebook Display Picture and Tag Us

  Add the Category Frame to you Facebook Display Picture and Tag Us


  BE THE THEME – Run with the Costume on Event Day

  Freedom Selfie – Show your Category Colour during your Run on the Event Day.

Keep checking out our Social Media Accounts – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the Website more information on the Online Contests

Care Tips

   Follow your State, City and the Marathon guidelines.

   Keep yourself sanitised.

   Maintain safe social distance.

   Use the right kind of face cover, which will double up as a mask.

   Choose known route and terrain.

   Do not run long distances without training.

   Keep yourself hydrated.

   Keep taking breaks.

   Wear comfortable clothing.

   Wear used socks and shoes.

   Preferably, have someone physically or manually track you during your run.

   Make sure you have good enough hydration and aid support during your run.

   Listen to good music which may pep you up… for this run might not give you the exact feels of a ground marathon event.

   Most importantly, do what you love or love what you do – be a runner or be a support to a runner.

The Pledge

All registered participants will take the pledge of honour - "I promise that we shall take part in this virtual run, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship."

Please write to virtualrace@nebsports.in for any clarifications you may require.