On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of liberation of Bangladesh, India’s victory in the 1971 war and to celebrate Indo-Bangladesh friendship, 'Indian Navy Swarnim Maitri Half Marathon-2021' (SMHM-21) is being organized in New Delhi on 19th December 2021. The mega event will pay tribute and honour the sacrifices made by our brave armed forces and 'Mukti Bahini' during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

We are expecting a big turnout in both On-ground and Virtual modes across three distance categories; 5K, 10K and 21.1K. The likely venue for on-ground INSMHM-21 will be in Delhi Cantt. The route will be the flattest, greenest and most runner-friendly to give everyone the best running experience.

This is a one-of-a-kind Hybrid event with On-ground and Virtual categories and is open to participants all over India and internationally too. The participants will receive running bibs with timing chips, t-shirts, goody bags, medals, refreshment, finishers' photos post the run and most importantly a rare opportunity to run stride to stride with men and women of our armed forces to celebrate the victory and to honour the sacrifices they have made.

Race Director
Coach Ravinder

Popularly known as Coach, is the catalyst behind creating the most revolutionary running environments in India. A marathoner, fitness coach and mentor to the budding running enthusiasts, it is befitting to call him the ‘thinking machine’ in the world of Running. It’s not just because he championed the art of inspiring masses towards the journey of fitness and running. It’s because of his humble - determined - innovative attitude towards bringing ‘Running’ to the most unexpected and average household in Delhi and NCR.

He strongly believes that running events, like marathons, are the only places one will find equality and inclusivity at the same time. Because at the start and finish lines you, the college student, the CEO and the person from the nearest village are all the same. They are just talking to each other about running. Running builds a sense of community and camaraderie, rather than competition. Ravinder hopes to help grow this community as much as he can.