The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, abbreviated as SCMM, is an annual international marathon held in Mumbai, India, on the third Sunday of January every year. It is the largest marathon in Asia as well as the largest mass participation sporting event on the continent. It is the richest race in India with a prize pool of USD $350,000.
SCMM has six different race categories:
- Marathon (26.218 miles (42.194 km),
- Half-marathon (21.097 km),
- Dream Run (6 km),
- Senior Citizens Race (4.3 km),
- Champions with Disability category (2.4 km) and
- DHL Corporate Champions (42.195 km, 4-person relay).
The marathon is an event where people from all walks of life participate including Bollywood celebrities, sports personalities, business tycoons and amateur athletes.