Tamil Marathon 2023

Victory Beyond the Finish Line

16th July 2023 4:30 am

The early morning sun just broke through the dusk when around 10,000 enthusiastic runners, including children and adults, gathered in the Island Grounds, Chennai, for a noble cause.

The event is commemorated with special & colourful music & dance performances. 

Poikal kuthirai attam

After an active session of Zumba activities, the runners are stretched and warmed up ready for the journey they have in front of them.

This year’s honourable Chief Guest was Shri Viyagappa Antony Samy, an esteemed organic farmer from Puliangudi village, Tirunelveli district who has been farming for 65+ years.

He has won numerous awards such as the ‘Srishti Samman’ from our former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the Best Farmer Award from the former Governor of Tamilnadu Sir Surjit Singh Barnalala, the Pioneer in Organic Farming Award from NABARD, etc.

During the flag-off, it was not just a race that started, it was a continuation of the years-long endeavour of Rural Development. 

The 3rd Edition of the Tamil Marathon happened On-Ground in Chennai & Virtual across the world. Our mission has always been supporting the underprivileged people who live in Tamil Nadu villages.

The Virtual Edition of Tamil Marathon 2023 took place on 16th July 2023 to 23rd July 2023. Participants supported us from over 30+ countries and made contributions to the cause. 

The proceeds and other donations we received from the participants are used for Rural Development in villages on the following aspects: 

Food & Agriculture
Medical Facilities
Folk Artist Communities 

We hold immense pride to be a part of this event that upholds the unity and celebrates our Tamil culture, heritage and traditions. With every single person coming forward to make an impact, we can elevate the living standards of hundreds of villages.

The Tamil Marathon 2023 was a great success due to the relentless efforts of the volunteers, sponsors, and participants. Every step has not just been the progress of an individual but the growth of our society as a whole.

The Tamil Marathon has always been more than just a race. It symbolizes the power of our people. It is a testament to the spirit of Tamil Nadu.