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  • PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon

    PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon

    We are delighted to be awarded as the "Most people in a mountain run - Single mountain" by the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for three consecutive years. This year it only gets better with a record number of registration for the 21k run. The seventh edition of this race will take place on Sunday, 2nd September 2018.

    The PNB METLIFE SHHM is held annually in the historic city of Satara, the erstwhile capital of the Maratha Kingdom founded by the legendary Warrior King Shrimant Chhatrapati ShivajiRaje Bhosale.

Marathon Highlights

Our accomplishments over the years

  • Guiness World Record

    Guinness World Record for 'Most people in a mountain run- single mountain'

  • Half Marathons in India

    Acclaimed as one of the best organized half marathons in India

  • Featured among the top best marathons across the globe

  • CHALLENGING AND SCENIC COURSE

    CHALLENGING AND SCENIC COURSECHALLENGING AND SCENIC COURSEWITH AWESOME RUNNING CONDITIONS

    The half marathon route passes through the majestic Western Ghats (Part of the Sahyadri range of forests in Western Mahatrashtra) It is a challenging out and back run, through the hills around Satara, taking the runners on a roller coaster ride, through spectacular scenes of natural beauty.

    Run alongside waterfalls, through clouds, and often through light to heavy rain showers, if mother nature smiles on you on race day!

  • INTERNATIONAL STATUS

    INTERNATIONAL STATUSINTERNATIONAL STATUS

    The PNB METLIFE SHHM is a proud member of the AIMS [ International Association of Marathons and Distance Races ] The AIMS is a member based organisation of more than 380 of the world's leading distance races, from over 100 countries and territories. It aims to foster and promote distance running throughout the world.

  • JOY OF A PERSONAL TRIUMPH

    JOY OF A PERSONAL TRIUMPHJOY OF A PERSONAL TRIUMPH

    The challenging and unique nature of the course sets it apart from all other half marathons organised anywhere in the country. In fact, it is considered to be among the toughest half marathon courses anywhere in the world. That's why it's known as "Ultra Half Marathon". Veteran marathoners of some of the most difficult distance races over the world have described this course as a tough nut to crack. It is clearly not a race to beat your own P.B (personal best / record), but if you do run this half marathon and finish it, rest assured that it will be a feather in your cap. The route is test for the runner, but the challenge is worth it. This may not produce your personal best time, but it is very likely to be your personal - best route!

  • MARATHON WINNERS

    MARATHON WINNERSMARATHON WINNERS

    After a brilliant 01:08:28 run, Chala Benga won the Elite Men's title with a 36 second lead over runner-up, Biruk Jifar (Our 2016 winner). Alula Woblemaryam came in third, clocking his time at 01:09:38. All three runners hail from Ethiopia.

    The Ethiopians struck again under the Elite Women's Category as well, as Zewditu Woekie came first, completing the run at 01:24:08.20, followed by Bruktawit Getachew at01:36:19, and Ehtebrahn Wolde at 01:48:12.

    Both first place winners went back home with the grand prize of INR 1,50,000.

  • ABOUT THE ROUTE

    ABOUT THE ROUTEABOUT THE ROUTE

    The route for the PNB METLIFE SHHM has been described in many ways by past runners. It's been called Beautiful, Scenic, Blessed with Nature's Bounty, a run in the clouds etc... But one thing is for sure - NO ONE has ever called it "EASY!

    The race starts in the heart of the historic city of Satara, the erstwhile capital of the Maratha Kingdom, winds through its snaky roads for about 3.8 kms, the steady climb leads to the famous Kaas - Plateau of Flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It continues into a twisting climb of about 3.25 km to the mountain at Niwant Hill Resort. Here on the 3.5 km is relatively comfortable up to the half way mark just beyond Prakruti Ayurvedic Health Resort. Once completed, you need to run back from here, all the way to the Finish, along the same scenic route,.

    All in all, we assure you that this race will be worth the effort!