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The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, abbreviated as SCMM, is an annual international marathon held in Mumbai, India, on the third Sunday of January every year. It is the largest marathon in Asia as well as the largest mass participation sporting event on the continent. It is the richest race in India with a prize pool of USD 377,000.
SCMM has five different race categories: Marathon (42.195 km), Half Marathon (21.097 km), Dream Run (6 km), Senior Citizens' Run (4.3 km), and Champions with Disability (2.4 km).
The course records set in 2013 were the fastest times ever run for a marathon in India in the women's marathon category – 2:24:33 by the women's winner Valentine Kipketer, Kenya. In 2016, Gideon Kipketer broke the men's marathon record, completing the race in 2:08:35.
The marathon is an event where people from all walks of life participate including Bollywood celebrities, sports personalities, business tycoons and amateur athletes.
SCMM is India’s largest charity platform for non-profit organisations to raise funds. NGOs represent causes such as arts, culture and sports, civic and community development, disability, education, environment and wildlife, health, human rights, social services, vocational training, and women, children and the aged. Organizations register with the Event’s official Philanthropy Partner, United Way Mumbai. Some NGOs used this event as a platform to raise awareness for their work, and some to directly raise funds. Fundraising is facilitated by an easy-to-use model designed for all groups to raise funds.
Over ₹1.6 billion (USD 24 million) has been raised from year 2004 to year 2016.
The first race in 2004 had 22,000 participants and raised ₹14.4 million (USD $269,000). Both the number of participants and amount of money raised rose drastically over the years with 30,000 people running in 2007 (₹79.4 million, USD $1,490,000). The 2016 edition hosted 42,000 runners (₹281 million USD 4,194,000 for 286 NGOs).
This special category is meant for highly motivated individuals who feel passionately about a cause and commit to raise a substantial sum of funds. Over the years, the Dream Team has seen a mix of business magnates, celebrities, socialites, NGO trustees and students. Levels include:
Dream Champion – minimum pledge of INR 1 million.
Dream Wizard – minimum pledge of INR 500,000
Dream Maker – minimum pledge of INR 100,000
The Corporate Challenge is a category for companies who wish to sponsor employee teams to participate in event and raise funds. 166 companies fielded 257 Corporate Challenge teams at SCMM 2013.
Fundraising through SCMM is encouraged through donations/contributions received from friends, family, and colleagues in support of the charity/cause chosen by the participant.
The 10th edition raised a record INR 180 million for 217 NGOs.
United Way of Mumbai is SCMM's Philanthropy Partner. UWM assumes the role of a "Philanthropy Exchange" for charities and non-profit organizations that register with the Event. The Philanthropy Partner's roles are to:
Facilitate & supplement pledge raising efforts of individuals, companies and NGOs.
Create, build and communicate the Charity Structure.
Work on all aspects of Charity like registrations, race day logistics, communications and receiving donations.
Accounting & reconciling of Pledges.
Disbursement of funds to beneficiary NGOs.
80G receipts to all donors.
UWM maintains neutrality and ensures a level playing field among all participating NGO's. UWM also serves as an assurance to the donor that the NGO and the cause for which money is being donated are credible.
SCMM was the youngest marathon to be awarded the "Flame of the Marathon". It was flown in from Greece by Maria Polyzou, Greek Marathon Champion and Director of the Museum of Marathon Runs. They were received by then Mayor of Mumbai Smt. Shraddha Jadhav at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The flame was carried by sports luminaries, celebrities, sponsors/partners and dignitaries from the government in a flame relay to the Hutatma Chowk in Fountain, Mumbai. The participants of the torch relay were celebrities including Priya Dutt, Jaspal Bindra, Rahul Bose, John Abraham, Shobha De, Milind Soman, Dhanraj Pillay and Kiran More.