Chennai Metro Rail promotes running, to start train services early

Sketchers Performance Chennai Marathon 2019 powered by Chennai Runners is scheduled to be held on 6 January 2019. Chennai Metro Rail is the Official Metro Partner for the event. The starting point of the marathon event is just 400 meters away from Nandhanam Metro station (Towards Saidapet).

According to a press note, the Sketchers Performance Chennai Marathon 2019 comprising of four race categories:

1. Full Marathon (42.195 KM) - Starting at 0400 hrs
2. Perfect Miler (32.186 KM) - Starting at 0430 hrs
3. Half Marathon (21.097 KM) - Starting at 0500 hrs and
4. 10 K Run (10 KM) - Starting at 0530 hrs.

On 6 January, Chennai Metro Rail has planned to run the train service from 0400 hrs early in the morning at 15 minutes headway on both corridors from Chennai Central to St. Thomas Mount and Chennai Airport to AG-DMS for the benefit of the marathon participants.

Marathon participants can avail free parking at all Chennai Metro Stations on 6 January by showing the BIB number provided for participating in the Marathon. Marathon participants can collect BIB number from Hall No: 1, Chennai Trade Centre, Mount Poonamallee High Road, Nandampakkam, Chennai. Date and Timings for collecting the BIB Number are as follows:

4 January 2019 - 0930 hrs to 1830 hrs
5 January 2019 - 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs

Chennai Metro Rail has planned to put up a kiosk at Chennai Trade Centre for the benefit of the Marathon participants for buying the Chennai Metro Rail preloaded Travel Cards. Marathon participants are requested to avail the facilities provided by Chennai Metro Rail