So basically because I had no previous running experience
, I would come to the general category of participants although it is clearly mentioned in the form that there is a women quota too. So I was very confident about getting an opportunity to run this Marathon.
Well, I arranged all the necessary documents and got the printouts as per the instructions mentioned on the form available on the internet.
Being a full time mother and handling my Blog work, I took out time for this and made sure that all the papers are there which need to be submitted to the venue mentioned in the form. So, it just came to my mind that why not speak to the customer care executive once to make sure I have all the documents and that I don’t need to carry any other paper at the last moment because I really don’t have time for that.
So when I called the Customer care cell, the Executive wanted to know my Corporate ID, which I don’t have as I run my own business. As soon as she came to know about this, she straight away told me that there is no seat available and that all the general entries are occupied.
I was surely not convinced with this so I gave a thought of visiting the store where the important papers had to be submitted. And I went to the place and got the address from the form.
To my surprise,, when I reached the mall, I was literally shocked to notice that there was no such store at the mentioned place. And when I inquired about it from the adjoining Nike & Reebok stores, what they told me was even more shocking. They told that the address mentioned in the form was fake that was given in the Marathon enrolling form.
Talking about Professionalism, I even noticed that the form for Airtel Marathon
was uploaded in 2013 and they didn’t update it at all even after a year.
The company didn’t care to find out that even the store where the forms have to be submitted actually exists or not! All they wanted is to get some corporate connections & employees of MNC’s to run in the race.
This was really a dis-heartening experience for me and when I have struggled this far, I really feel bad about the unprofessional behavior of the organizers of this Marathon.
I tried my level best and proof is the weeks and weeks of practice which I have been doing although I never considered running
Well, I am surely disappointed but I will continue my running practice and hopefully I get to run in another Marathon soon.
A big sorry to all my readers and fellow fitness freaks as I won’t be running this Half Marathon due to the sad enrolling experience already mentioned above.
I am positive about the future and may be taking part in another one anytime soon. And till then I will continue my running practice with the 10K App.
See You later!