Ramanathapuram Kalam Half Marathon to Celebrate Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's Legacy

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In honor of the 92nd birth anniversary of the late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the "Ramanathapuram Kalam Half Marathon" is set to take place on October 15, 2023, in the historic town of Rameswaram. Organized by the Ramanathapuram District Administration, this half marathon aims to commemorate the remarkable life and achievements of India's former President and globally acclaimed leader, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Event Details:

Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023

Location: Rameswaram, Dr. Kalam's hometown

Categories: 21 km and 5 km races

Start Times:

21 km: 5:00 am

5 km: 6:00 am

The Ramanathapuram Kalam Half Marathon is more than just a sporting event; it's a heartfelt tribute to a visionary leader who left an indelible mark on the world. The marathon will feature two race categories, catering to participants of varying age and fitness levels.


21 km Race:

First Prize (Men and Women): Rs. 50,000

Second Prize (Men and Women): Rs. 25,000

Third Prize (Men and Women): Rs. 10,000

5 km Race:

First Prize (Men and Women): Rs. 10,000

Second Prize (Men and Women): Rs. 5,000

Third Prize (Men and Women): Rs. 3,000

Winners in both categories will also receive medals and certificates to honor their achievements along with prize money worth Rs. 2,00,000/-.

The primary objective of this marathon is to ensure that the present generation is aware of the extraordinary accomplishments and contributions of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. In addition to recognizing the winners, the marathon serves as a precursor to the celebration of Dr. Kalam's birthday in his native town in the years to come, providing a national platform to honor his memory.


Participation is limited to 500 individuals. Registrations are essential to participate in the event.

Booking fees are as follows:

21 km Marathon: Rs. 500 ( Inclusive of GST)

5 km Marathon: Rs. 350 (Inclusive of GST)

Registered Participants will get a TShirt, Certificate of Participation and Medal on successfully running in the race.

Registration Contact: 

For further details and registration, please contact the dedicated event line : 80980 - 30808 (10 AM - 7 PM). Registrations can also be completed through the official event website at rkhm2023.com.

The Ramanathapuram Kalam Half Marathon promises to be a memorable event, uniting people of all ages in celebrating the life and vision of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. We invite participants, sponsors, and well-wishers to join us in making this a resounding success.


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