About Vodafone Coimbatore Marathon
The Vodafone Coimbatore marathon was conceived by the Coimbatore Cancer Foundation (CCF) as a means to build awareness about its activities amongst the citizens of Coimbatore and to create a platform for one and all to contribute to the cause. The event takes inspiration from the fact that city-based marathons have galvanized cities - and people - to come together and celebrate the spirit of running and giving, the world over.
CCF's vision is to create a world-class marathon which the citizens of Coimbatore will be proud to host, year on year, with runners from all over taking part.
By hosting the marathon every year on the first Sunday of October, with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CCF aims to make the Coimbatore Marathon a permanent fixture in the running calendar of the country. The beautiful vistas, the brilliant weather and the warm, hospitable people of the city are sure to make the event exciting - in all, this has all the makings of a not-to-be-missed occasion that the running community can look forward to every year.
CCF has teamed up with Coimbatore Runners and Tango to bring to you the Coimbatore Marathon. Coimbatore Cancer Foundation was conceived by "Padmabhushan" Shri. K. Sreenivasan, who was himself a cancer patient. The Foundation was and established on 4th March, 1991 and currently functions as a registered charitable trust and a research institution providing Counseling and Cancer Care Support to patients and their family members in the cancer wards (VNCC) of G Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore.
'Coimbatore Runners' was founded in December, 2011 and is an informal assembly of people, who share a passion for running. Presently the group has around 100 members from various age groups, who share a broad spectrum of interests and belong to different professions. The primary intent of the group is to promote recreational running as one of the choices for a healthier life.