4th EDITION, 2nd DEC 2018, COORG

World's first BAREFOOT MARATHON


Calling all tribes, all clans, all barefoot running people!

Join the 18 tribes of Coorg in an adventure that will change your life.



You are invited by the Coorg Wellness Foundation, the Coorg Wildlife Society and the United Sisters Foundation, to India's first Barefoot Marathon. Much has been spoken, much has been heard, read and said. It is time to feel for yourself. It is time to reconnect with the earth and with your innermost being. It is time to take a step in a new direction, barefoot. This will be the first ever meeting ground for barefoot runners from across the country so be there to share your story.


Choose your distance!


  • The barefoot mile also known as 1650 mts run, is the shortest distance, ideal for first-time runners.
  • The barefoot 10k and 21k is ideal for runners who have run those distances comfortably in the past.
  • and of course the 42k for those for whom barefoot is the way, and the path, and the life :)

At 6 am on Sunday, 2nd of December 2018, be there to run or cheer, at the start of the 4th edition of the world's first barefoot marathon!!!

Note: On Spot Registrations will also be available on the event day i.e - 2nd December 2018 at the venue from 5.30 am onwards

Barefoot Marathon Prize money

Only local residents of Kodagu are eligible for cash prizes (not partial residents but Permanent residents only)
Prizes for non residents of Coorg will be goody bags with Rice, Pepper and Coffee sourced from local producers.

Cash prizes - Men and Women

1.5 KM | 5 KM | 10 KM

Medals, T shirt and Bib for all

1st Place - ₹ 10000

2nd Place - ₹ 5000

3rd Place - ₹ 2500


21 KM

Medals, T shirt and Bib for all

1st Place - ₹ 21000

2nd Place - ₹ 15000

3rd Place - ₹ 10000


42 KM

Medals, T shirt and Bib for all

1st Place - ₹ 42000

2nd Place - ₹ 25000

3rd Place - ₹ 15000

On Spot Registrations will be available during Tshirt and Bib Distribution on first come first served basis.

Details for the T-shirt & BiB distribution are given below.

Date: 30th November and 1st December 2018
Time: 11.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Venue: Tata Coffee Sports Ground
Pollibetta, South Coorg 571215

For homestay bookings:

Call Ricky Monappa: +91 9632338111
Email: ricky@coorgexpress.com

Rs 1000-3000 / person

Breakfast and Dinner for camp sites and home stays

Good Reads

Barefoot Pioneers
Courtesy: Soft Star
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The Barefoot Running HIgh
Courtesy: Open Magazine
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The Benefits of Going Barefoot
Courtesy: Elephant Journal
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