04 Mar, 2018 | 5:00 AM

MEPZ Economical Zone, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Event Organiser's Details
Organiser MEPZ MA
Address NA
Chennai City, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Day Phone 7010056166
Evening Phone NA
Contact Person R. Prashanth

Event Features

MEPZ Run Facilities
Run Surface: Road
Profile: Flat
Route Measurement: Measured using GPS/Cycle
Settings: Urban
Water Stations: Yes
Distance Markers: Yes
Traffic Free?: Partly
Affiliation Status: State Certified
MEPZ Run Distance
Half Marathon : 21.097 KM : Rs 950
10K Run : 10.000 KM : Rs 950
5K Run : 5.000 KM : Rs 950
MEPZ Run Awards
MEPZ Run Venue Facilities

Organiser's Note


For those of you who don’t know MEPZ it is one of the oldest Export Processing Zones in India created in 1984. It is located in a beautiful valley between the hills south of Chennai Airport between Chromepet and Tambaram. During 2014 we discussed in MEPZMA how we could make better use of the beautiful campus and make it more known. Out of this the idea about an annual MEPZ run came about!

The MEPZ Run 2018 will host 3 Race Categories

  • The Half Marathon (21.09Km)

The 21.1 Km race goes through the beautiful MEPZ campus and through the forests areas behind MEPZ and follows the service roads along the Chennai Bypass and the Outer Ring road and returns back and finish in MEPZ.

  • The MEPZ Run (10 Km)
  • MEPZ Run (5 Km)

Event Location
Mepz Campus,
1st MAIN ROAD, Mepz campus,

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change my running category?
While we can’t commit that we can accept any changes, we will try to accommodate any requests but may have to limit such changes close to the race.

Can I give my BIB to someone else?
No! It is personal and non-transferable.

Will there be any bag deposit service?
Yes we will provide a bag deposit service in MEPZ badminton hall. More details will be provided closer to the race.

What are the age criteria for running the different categories?
For the Half-Marathon (21.09 km) the participant must be 18 years and above unless he or she has permission from parents to run the race.

For the MEPZ Run (10 km) we recommend that participant are 14 years and above, but we will not enforce this.

For the (5 km), the participants should be 6 and above

What are the cut-off times for the different categories?
For the Half-Marathon, 4 hours

For the MEPZ Run (10Km), 2 hours

For the (5km) Run, 1 hour

We will drive a car along the route which reaches the finish line at the cut-off time. Any runner reaching the finish line after the cut-off time will not receive a medal or get his or her time noted.

What if I am injured during the race?
First aid stations will be located along the routes. Medical assistance will be available to injured participants. An ambulance service will also be available.

However, participants not completing the race within the cut-off time will not be issued their Medal or Finisher’s Certificate.

What happens if the race is called off due to extreme weather?
While the normal weather in Chennai at the time of the MEPZ Run is normally stable, the organiser need to reserve the right to call off the race in case of a cyclone, other extreme weather or natural or other disaster. In case the race has to be cancelled and alternatives cannot be arranged no refunds will be given since costs to vendors would still have to be paid. If the race is cancelled the organiser will still try to make alternative arrangements, but this cannot be guaranteed. This is part of the Rules & Regulations. In case this happens the organisers will inform all applicants and give detailed information.

What should I consume during the marathon?
Exactly what you should consume before and during a race depends on what your stomach can handle, but you definitely want to make sure you consume enough carbohydrate to delay glycogen depletion and hypoglycaemia and enough fluid to delay dehydration. Both conditions cause you to slow your pace. Taking carbs and fluid at regular intervals throughout the race can make a huge difference in how you feel and perform. Bananas and salt may also be helpful since they helps you avoiding cramps.

Rules / Event Conditions

I release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue organisers for any and all losses or damages, any and all claims or demands, and any other injury or loss to me or my property or resulting in my death, whether caused by the active or passive negligence of organisers, arising from or related to my participation in the event.