FAQ's

Online registrations- Visit www. coimbatoremarathon.com to register

Offline registrations- You need to visit the website and fill in your details online. Choose offline mode of payment while submitting the form. You will then be sent a verification code via SMS to the mobile number given. You then need to visit one of the approved outlets, show the code and make the payment [by cash only] to confirm the registration.

From the time you fill your details on the website you have only 3 days to complete the process. Else, your account becomes invalid. You may have to visit the website and repeat the process all over again.

Outlets to visit: Coimbatore Cancer Foundation, G.K.N.M.Hospital, P.N.Palayam, Coimbatore-641037

Bulk registrations [more than 30 registrations]: Write to us at info@coimbatoremarathon.com and we will get in touch with you within 24hours.

A timing chip is pasted on the bib for those participating in the Half Marathon [21.1 Km] and 10 Km categories. 5Km is not run a timed event; runners will not receive a timing chip for this race category.

The details will be updated shortly

Stay tuned to this space for details. Information will also be sent through email as we get closer to the race date.

We offer baggage collection and storage facility for the event. Details shall be shared closer to the event date.

We will be making all necessary arrangement to ensure all participants have a memorable experience, Stay tuned to this space for details

For any queries or clarification, reach out to us via email to info@coimbatoremarathon.com.

Museums -

If you love history and are always looking for places that would give you insight and stories, then museums are where you should start. Here are a few that are worth checking out,

G.D. Naidu Museum -

It has an excellent collection of various scientific devices and gadgets. It has collection of inventions by Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu who is also referred as Edison of India. A must visit for all science history enthusiasts. One can also see the history of Industrialization in Coimbatore. 8 AM to 4.30 PM on all days except on Sundays. Entrance is free. Next to Spencers, near Anna Salai, Avanaish Road.

Gass Forest Museum -

A museum for forestry established in the year 1902 by the then conservator of Forests, Horace Arichibald Gass. It houses rare species of butterflies; birds ; animals embalmed. You can see cultivation methods; model houses; armour of soldiers; hunting equipments etc., Maintained by forest dept. entry with nominal fee during normal office hours.Located in forest department trg centre, Cowley Brown Road, BetweenTadagam and Mettupalayam link road.

Gandhi Museum-

Located in Varadarajapuram, this museum is situated inside the Kasturbai Gandhi memorial Siddha Hospital & Research institute. Set up in 1993, it houses over 60 photographs, taken during various stages of Gandhi’s life.

The Ancient Industrial Artifacts Museum

Located off Nanjundapuram road, you will find artefacts from the Old and New Stone Age displayed here. Priced collections include stone tools and gigantic “burial urns? from that era. The dead were placed in the urn along with their favourite objects and buried. The museum also houses antiquities excavated from Boluvampatti (copper bangles, stone beads), Vellalur and Perur (coins, jewellery & shell bangles). Another rare artefact is the stone slab inscription from Udumalpet that lists the rules and regulations to be followed as per the king’s order.

And if you would rather go out exploring the city, the temples and heritage sites, here are a few of those as well,

Marudhamalai Hill temple-

Marudhamalai Hill Temple is among the most renowned attractions of Coimbatore. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The 12th century temple is surrounded by numerous trees, plants and herbs with hills in the backdrop.

Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple

Dhyanalingam,about 30kms from Coimbatore.. Set amidst the wilderness, this is a Isha Yoga centre at the foothills of the Velliangiri mountains. Dhyana, in Sanskrit, essentially means meditation, and Linga means, the form!! Call it a religious place of worship, or just a place where one finds peace, Dhyanalingam, and the palatial Spanda hall [spanning 64,000 square feet] has magical powers!! During our trip to Coimbatore nearly a decade ago, we had the pleasure of making this journey!! The entire family i remember piled into two cars and we drove down in search of this elusive spot.

Coimbatore is very famous for its textiles. There are many mills and factories that churn out beautiful fabrics here, which is sought after by those across the country. Some of the leading brands such as Arrow, Lee, United Colors of Benetton, Reebok, Puma, Adidas, Crocodile and so have outlets in this city, mainly on D B Road. Apart from these, there are quite a few stores that retail traditional fabric for salwar, skirts and sarees -RmKV, Pothys, The Chennai Silks, Sri Ganapathy silks,Shree Devi Textiles, and Kalyan Sarees. For those with a sweet tooth, Sri Krishna Sweets is where you should head to, and when you are there, do try their infamous Mysurpa [a sweet made using bengal gram flour and ghee) Some of the areas famous for shopping venues are – Cross cut road, RS Puram and the Town Hall Area (Oppanakara St, Big Bazaar St, Raja St)

Malls in Coimbatore:

Brookefields Mall is the newest and largest mall in Coimbatore. Located on Brookebond road, this mall houses some of the leading brands in textile, electronics, food, lifestyle products and others alike. There are quite a few ATMs inside the mall, so there is no worry of running out of cash. There is also a six screen multiplex cinema hall inside the mall.

Fun Republic is yet another mall and is located in Peelamedu [ Avinashi Road] in Coimbatore. There are stores such as Shoppers stop that is spread across 59000 sq ft and probably the largest McDonalds outlet as well. It is yet another mall with stores, food outlets and movie theaters. Ideal for families with children.

Local shopping

Nilgiris supermarket is found scattered across the town and provides all the basic items ranging from local fresh produce, dairy products, groceries, snacks, and so on. You will also find exotic cheese varieties here, like Colby, Gouda, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Haloumi, Camembert and Havarti, Feta. Some of these cheese come from Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farm in Coonoor.

Getting There

Since Coimbatore is one of the major cities and a hub for industrial enterprises, therefore it isn’t surprising that it is extremely well connected with the rest of the country.

Air

The Coimbatore Airport is at a distance of 11 km from the city. There’s even an air-force base at Sulur, 15 km from the city. The Coimbatore Airport now even features an extended runaway that can even cope with wide-bodied aircrafts that are often used for international flights.

You can book tickets through Makemytrip, Cleartrip,easemytrip, ezeego1.co.in, yatra or any of the other airline websites as well.

Rail

The rail service first began in the year 1872 in Coimbatore with Pothanur, and since then trains from various parts of Tamil nadu and Karnataka offer train service to Coimbatore on a daily basis. Check for ticket availablity via Indianrail.gov.in and book via irctc.co.in.

Road

Coimbatore has quite an impressive road infrastructure with six arterial roads and three National Highways. The NH 47 traverses from Cochin through Salem, NH 67 connect Mysore to Nagappattinam and NH 209 links Bangalore to Dindigul. There are several bus stands too that ply both intra city and inter city buses. The inter city buses operate from five bus stands primarily Gandhipuram Bus Stand, Singanallur Bus Stand, Thiruvalluvar Bus Stand and Ukkadam Bus Stand. Coimbatore is well connected to numerous cities and some of them include Erode (93kms), Tirupur (36kms), Salem (163kms), Ooty (98kms), Coonoor (100kms), Kodaikanal (170kms), Chennai (491kms), Kochi(193kms). You can book on KPN, Redbus and the many other sites!