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When will the PNB METLIFE SHHM 2016 take place ?

The event is scheduled for Sunday, 18th September 2016.

When can I register for PNB METLIFE SHHM 2016 ?

The registration of PNB METLIFE SHHM 2016 will commence on 7th April 2016, on the occasion of World Health Day.

What is the last date of registration ?

Regular registration for the Half Marathon (for both Outstation as well as Local Satara District category) is now closed.

How do I register for event?

Registration for the Half Marathon (for Outstation Runnners,Local Satara District Runners and Charity ) is now closed.
Registration is open only for Dhamaal Run (till 15th July)

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How much is the Registration fee ?

The registration fees for the various events are as follows
Outstation Runners :1500 Rs.
Satara District Runners : 900 Rs.

What does the Registration fee cover ?

The fee covers entry to the event. We also provide you with the Official Race T-shirt, Timing chip, Goodie bag , Race Bib, a beautiful Finisher's medal, E-certificate and refreshments during & after the run.

What are the events at PNB METLIFE SHHM 2016 ?

HALF MARATHON (21.1 km) (a competitive timed run) and the DHAMAAL RUN (a non – competitive and non timed run).
The shorter distance events like 7.5k run have been dropped in 2016, on account of logistical and organisational issues, as well as to ensure a flawless experience for the main event, i.e the Half Marathon.

What time will it start ?

The Half Marathon (21.1 km) starts at 6:00 AM.
The DHAMAAL run [ Fun Run ] starts at 8:45 AM.

Is it a timed event ?

Yes, Timing chips for computerised recording of your run will be provided to all runners of the 21.1 km.
NO timing chips for the DHAMAAL RUN.

Where does the race start ? Where does it end ?

The route for all the races is an OUT & BACK course.
The Starting point as well as Finish point is the Satara Police Parade ground, near ST Bus stand Satara, meaning we start and finish at the same place ,the Police parade ground. A detailed map of the route, along with the photos of the course, and elevation profile is available on our website.
You can have a look at it below
Route Map

(Final details of the route are subject to approvals and permissions from the respective Official departments. There may be a change in the Starting point this year, though the route will largely remain the same. The final announcement in this regard will be made at the appropriate time.)

Can I transfer/cancel my registration? Will there be any refund ?

Sorry, no cancellations / transfers are possible and registration fees are non-refundable.

Oops! I have made a mistake in one of my registration fields. How do I correct it ?

Please send us an email with the correct details and we will update it.

There was a problem during registration. I have been charged but I did not receive a confirmation. What should I do ?

Under exceptional cases, in case the transaction failed at the payment gateway stage, and if the money was debited but a confirmation was not generated, the money will be credited back to your account within 3 working days automatically. However, please email us with details of your registration – date of registration, name and your mail id and we will follow up to ensure the problem is tracked and dealt with.

When and where can I collect my Race number/BIB and Race Kit ?

This Topic is covered in the RACE KIT DISTRIBUTION YEAR 2016 section. Please check it out for more details
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Can I collect my Race kit on any other day ? Can my friend collect it for me ?

The race kit can be collected only on Saturday,17th September 2016, at the Race Expo. It cannot be collected either before or after that (on race day)
It is not possible for us to courier the Race kit or hand it over to any unauthorized person.
If you are unable to collect your race kit personally, you can send a person with the Authorisation letter , duly filled in and signed by you , to collect it on your behalf. You will receive the authorization letter by email, in due time.

What are the Medal categories in the Half Marathon event ?

We have three categories of medals in the Half Marathon event, according to the Cut-off times, as follows :
HILL CHAMPION — UPTO 2 HRS ( 2:00:00 )
HILL CONQUEROR – 2 HRS TO 2 HRS 30 MINUTES ( 2:00:01 TO 2:30:00 )
NOTE : The above criteria apply to both male , as well as female runners, across all age groups.
The GUN TIME will be considered for the timing (NOT CHIP TIME)
We have done away with the separate timing and age criteria for Male and Female runners, to avoid confusion and bring simplicity to the process of medal allocation.

How much is the Prize money ?

To be announced soon.

What are the Age categories for the various events ?

To be announced soon.

How should I train for the event? Are there any training runs scheduled ?

This being a hilly run, training on slopes / inclines is recommended as a part of your training.
You can follow the Official Training program, prepared by Coach Norrie Williamson.

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You have mentioned that one should include “hill-runs” in the training. There are no hills in my area.
How should I train for the same, if I want to run and train for the PNB METLIFE SHHM ?
Please suggest an alternative if possible.

You can look out for manmade slopes like parking lots,ramps etc. You can also run on a Treadmill with an inclined ramp. Alternatively, running up and down stairs in a building
( gradually increasing the number of stairs and speed ) is also a good strategy.

Can you recommend a place to stay ?

Satara is a small city , with limited number of Hotels and other facilities for accommodation. In fact ,that is a one of the major reasons for the limit on the total number of outstation registrations we allow for the event . We are trying our best to help participants find a place to stay. Starting last year, we have initiated a novel scheme called Atithi Devo Bhava, where local families would host runners in their homes during their stay in Satara. While the challenges involved in such a novel arrangement are quite unique and still need to be addressed and improved upon, at least we have made a beginning and we got quite an enthusiastic response for the scheme from both the local Satarkars and runners alike ,last year.
If you are interested in such an arrangement or willing to consider any more options like Furnished tents, Register here
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What should I do If I have any other questions ?

You can send us an email at

Additional information will be added to the FAQs section from time to time.