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18 Jan

Marathon Photos released

Check out your photos and download them from the 2020 edition of Karavali Marathon.

8 Jan

Bibs available now

Collect your bibs and T-shirt from Decathlon, Mangalore.

5 Jan

Routes available

Check the map routes for all categories.

Stats from 2019



3 million +

Calories burned


Kilometers covered



100 million

Steps taken

2.2 lakhs

Prize Money


NITK Karavali Marathon is an annual marathon organised by the students of NITK Surathkal and supported by NITK Surathkal Alumni Association. Initially starting off as NITK Beach Run in its first edition to celebrate India's only privately-owned college beach and promote a healthy lifestyle among the students and the staff of the institute, NITK Karavali Marathon has since grown by leaps and bounds and has carved a niche for itself in the hearts of the Karavali people. With the expected 4000-strong runners for the 5th edition of the event, NITK Karavali Marathon sees itself as the flag bearers of the Fit India Movement in the region and among the younger generation of the community.

Race Categories


NITK Karavali Marathon strives to improve year upon year, but have chosen to use the brand value to promote novel causes in our society. Being one of India’s only student-organised full marathons, the 2020 edition is themed with the verve to raise awareness about one of the biggest issues endangering the future of the younger generations: Combat Climate Change. Join us in helping to promote the importance of living a fit and healthy lifestyle, and the importance of co-existing with our ecosystem and protect the younger generations as well as Mother Earth from devastating effects of climate change.

Rules and FAQ

  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age for the 10km and at least 18 years of age for the 21.1km and 42.2km categories as on 12-01-2020.
  • Participants for the 42.2km category must have at least an official 21.1km or 42.2km run certificate 18 months prior to the race day i.e. 12-01-2020. Registrants will be asked to submit the timing certificate from the prior run, post registration.
  • Participants with health issues and pregnant women will be required to get a fitness certificate at least one week prior to the run.
  • Participants will be required to collect their bibs and t-shirts on 10-01-2020 or 11-01-2020 i.e. on Friday or Saturday. The distribution of the said items will not take place on race day.
  • All the details filled in by the participants must be accurate and any discrepancy in the application must be informed to the organizers. Failure in doing so will lead to rejection of the application.
  • Participants must bring along with them the ID proof that they’ve entered in the registration form, on the day of collection of BIBs and T-shirts i.e. on 10th and 11th of January.
Who are the organisers of the Karavali Marathon 2020?

The entire event is handled and organised by a dedicated team consisting of students from NITK, Surathkal. The event is backed by the NITK Alumni Association, Rotaract Club, NITK Students’ Council, TaskForce, NCC, NSS and CSD NITK Surathkal.

What do I do if there’s any change/mistake in the form that I filled?

Just drop us a mail with all the details in the ‘Contact Us’ section and we will get back to you as soon as possible

When will I get my t-shirt, BIB and my timing certificate?

T-shirt and the BIB can be collected on the 10th and the 11th of January (Location for the same will be updated). The timing certificate will be available within a month of the race day.

When will the routes by available to view?

The routes will be released a week before the race day i.e. 5th January, 2020

What are the minimum age criteria for running each category?

5km – 13+
10km – 16+
21.1km – 18+
42.2km – 18+

Additional Stats

How did participants know about the event?

  • Facebook642
  • Student Coordinators358
  • Word of Mouth338
  • Website89
  • Instagram31
  • Newspaper Articles6
  • Hoarding1
  • Others311

Participants from Nearby Districts

  • Mangaluru154
  • Udupi/Manipal36
  • Moodbidri15
  • Surathkal5
  • Mysuru1

Participants from Major cities

  • Bengaluru18
  • Goa3
  • Coimbatore2
  • Mumbai2
  • Kochi2
  • Visakhapatnam1

Media Mentions

Hundreds take part in NITK Karavali Marathon

by The Hindu

Hundreds of people took part in the NITK Karavali Marathon 2019, organised by the alumni association of the National Institute of Technology – Karnataka (NIT–K), Surathkal, here on Sunday. The themes of the marathon was ‘Save the oceans’ and ‘Run for unity’. It was aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle among the youth.

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NITK Karavali Marathon on January 12

by The Hindu

The Alumni Association of the National Institute of Technology-Karnataka (NIT-K), Surathkal, will organise the fifth edition of NITK Karavali Marathon on January 12, 2020. It is to promote fitness and healthy lifestyle among students and people in general. In addition, the marathon is aimed at creating awareness on combating climate change and starting action-based activities in the coastal belt, a release said.

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Good Response for NITK Karavali Marathon

by Deccan Herald

NITK Karavali Marathon 18 organised by NITKS Alumni Association (NITKSAA) at the NITK beach front received good response on Sunday. The half marathon of 21-km with 78 participants was flagged off by Raghunandan 2003 Batch Alumni of NITK and Co Founder Of Taxi for Sure (Which was merged with OLA).

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