Kovalam Marathon

Terms & Conditions

By registering for the Kovalam Marathon by Young Indians, the participant agrees to abide by the conditions of entry listed below, as well as any instructions given by the race organiser and officials of the race.

For reasons of safety:

Roller skates, wheelbarrows, bikes, cycles, or any other form of motion-enhancing devices will not be permitted on the course.

Entry Fee:

All entry fees, related tickets and purchases are non-refundable. No transfers between races or transfers of a race entry to another runner will be allowed ie Race Bibs are NOT interchangeable under any circumstances. Violation of the same will result in immediate disqualification. Registrations will not be carried over to the following year’s event.

No Animals on the course:

Animals will not be permitted except guide dogs; arrangements for the guide dogs must be made with the organiser, ahead of the event.

Medical Conditions:

It is the responsibility of all participants to ensure that they are medically fit to participate in the event.

Race Memento:

Only upon completion of the course distance for their respective events will finishers be awarded their medals. Non-participants are NOT eligible for race medals.

Use of Image:

By entering the race the participant consents to the free use of their name, voice or picture in any broadcast, telecast, advertising, promotion or other account of this event.

Age Category Winners:

First 3 positions for Men & Women in the Full Marathon & Half Marathon will be given mementos. The winners will be declared based on the net time (chip time). However, the overall winner in both categories will be declared based on the gun time.

Event Cancellation:

The event will only be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances. The organiser shall not be liable with respect to any entry fees, costs and expenses the participant may incur as a result of such cancellation or postponement.

Collection & Use of Information:

By registering for the race, the participant acknowledges and agrees that any personal information entered on the race form or collected by event staff, before, during or after the event may be stored, used and disclosed by the organiser at their discretion, for the organisation, promotion and administration of the event as well as for the compilation of statistical information. The participant’s names will be added to the organiser’s mailing list to keep them informed about other events and activities.

Race Bib Numbers:

For safety reasons and primarily for identification by medical staff, the swapping, sale, resale, or transfer of race bib numbers is strictly prohibited. Violation of the same will lead to immediate disqualification.


Race Day T-shirt is complimentary. The sizes are ordered well in advance. While we try our best to get you the correct size, the organizers will not be held responsible in case of a shortage of any t-shirt size. No T-shirt will be provided if one has opted out of receiving the T-shirt.


Race Ejection:

The organiser reserves the right to refuse an entrant’s attendance at or participation in the race. Any participant who is found putting themselves or anyone else at risk will be immediately evicted from the course and event venue.

Fun Run:

Participants under the age of 14 years in the 5K Fun Run must be accompanied by an adult guardian (parent, friend or relative). Participants aged 10-18 do not have to be accompanied by an adult unless a special requirement necessitates adult accompaniment.

Banners and Posters:

No stationary banners/standees or creatives shall be allowed on the ground or on the Kovalam Marathon course. Violation of the same will lead to immediate disqualification.

Entry Details:

Participants must ensure that they provide correct details during the registration process and inform the organiser well in advance of the race, of any changes.

Change of Address:

If the participant’s contact information changes after the submission for the registration, the organiser must be notified by email at info@kovalammarathon.com before the commencement of the event.


The organiser of Kovalam Marathon is the Young Indians (CII) – Trivandrum, Young Indians (Yi) is a dynamic youth leadership initiative of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), empowering individuals aged 21 to 45 to drive social change and economic development. With a mission to create a platform for young professionals to contribute to India’s progress, Yi engages in diverse activities, including entrepreneurship, skill development, and community service. By fostering leadership and networking opportunities, Yi cultivates the next generation of responsible citizens and changemakers, committed to building a better future for India.

Violation of Terms & Conditions:

The organiser shall reserve the right to remove, ban or exclude any participant who is found in breach of these terms and conditions. Participants are required to comply with the organiser’s decision.