For those of you who don’t know MEPZ it is one of the oldest Export Processing Zones in India created in 1984. It is located in a beautiful valley between the hills south of Chennai Airport between Chromepet and Tambaram. During 2014 we discussed in MEPZMA how we could make better use of the beautiful campus and make it more known. Out of this the idea about an annual MEPZ run came about!
The MEPZ Run 2019 will host 3 Race Categories
The 21.1 Km race goes through the beautiful MEPZ campus and through the forests areas behind MEPZ and follows the service roads along the Chennai Bypass and the Outer Ring road and returns back and finish in MEPZ.
The race goes through the beautiful MEPZ campus and through forests areas behind MEPZ and follows the service lanes along the Chennai Bypass and returns back and finish in MEPZ.
The Mepz run starts and ends at the same place as the 10KM race, but the route is entirely inside MEPZ creating a safe environment for children to run along with adults.
Frequently Asked Questions
While we can’t commit that we can accept any changes, we will try to accommodate any requests but may have to limit such changes close to the race.
No! It is personal and non-transferable.
Yes we will provide a bag deposit service in MEPZ badminton hall. More details will be provided closer to the race.
For the Half-Marathon (21.09 km) the participant must be 18 years and above unless he or she has permission from parents to run the race.
For the MEPZ Run (10 km) we recommend that participant are 14 years and above, but we will not enforce this.
For the (5 km), the participants should be 6 and above
For the Half-Marathon, 4 hours
For the MEPZ Run (10Km), 2 hours
For the (5km) Run, 1 hour
We will drive a car along the route which reaches the finish line at the cut-off time. Any runner reaching the finish line after the cut-off time will not receive a medal or get his or her time noted.
First aid stations will be located along the routes. Medical assistance will be available to injured participants. An ambulance service will also be available.
However, participants not completing the race within the cut-off time will not be issued their Medal or Finisher’s Certificate.
While the normal weather in Chennai at the time of the MEPZ Run is normally stable, the organiser need to reserve the right to call off the race in case of a cyclone, other extreme weather or natural or other disaster. In case the race has to be cancelled and alternatives cannot be arranged no refunds will be given since costs to vendors would still have to be paid. If the race is cancelled the organiser will still try to make alternative arrangements, but this cannot be guaranteed. This is part of the Rules & Regulations. In case this happens the organisers will inform all applicants and give detailed information.
Exactly what you should consume before and during a race depends on what your stomach can handle, but you definitely want to make sure you consume enough carbohydrate to delay glycogen depletion and hypoglycaemia and enough fluid to delay dehydration. Both conditions cause you to slow your pace. Taking carbs and fluid at regular intervals throughout the race can make a huge difference in how you feel and perform. Bananas and salt may also be helpful since they helps you avoiding cramps.