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  • ABOUT MARATHON
  • ABOUT REGISTRATION
  • ABOUT ORGAN DONATION
Q. Where will the marathon be held?
Ramanagara Marathon event will be held at Basavanapura (Off Bengaluru-Mysore Highway), Ramanagara. It is approx. 43Kms from Bengaluru city towards Mysore on Bengaluru-Mysore Highway.
Q. Do you provide transportation to the race venue on race day?
Transportation facility is available from Bengaluru. You can avail this paid facility during Online Registration.
If missed during registration, then you can avail at Transportation Booking
Q. How do I register online?
Click here to register online. Participants registering online will be allocated a unique Bib number. Please produce the same along with a photo id to collect your runners kit.
Q. Is online registration secure?
Online payment is protected using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We have partnered with one of the leading payment gateway CCAvenue.

CCAvenue's Verisign Secured Payment gateway services are used for processing transactions from your website.
Q. What are the different running categories and distance?
♦  Rural 7K = 7 Kilometers
♦  Seniors 7K = 7 Kilometers
♦  Rock 11K = 11 Kilometers
♦  Redefine 1/2 = 21.1 Kilometers
Q. What is the schedule for the event day?
The event starting timings are as follows:
♦  Redefine 1/2 = 6:15AM
♦  Rock 11K = 6:30AM
♦  Rural 7K / Seniors 7K = 6:45AM
Q. Is there parking at the starting area?
Yes. Parking space will be available at event location - Basavanapura, Ramanagara.
Q. Are there restrooms at the venue?
Yes. It will be mentioned in the brochure, provided in your Runners Kit
Q. Energy Stations, What do i get?
Energy Stations will be set up at regular intervals (approx. every 2Kms) and shall be serving water, biscuit, electrolytes and fruits. Also an emergency First Aid kit will be made available at every energy stations.
Q. What is the prize money for the event?
Ramanagara MARATHON is an event without any Prize Money as its primary focus is on Creating Awareness on Organ Donation.

All finishers will receive a Certificate and Medal after crossing the finish line as a token of appreciation.
Q. Do you use timing chips to record the timing of the runners?
No. We do not use any timing chips to record the timing of the runners, as it is a run for a social cause.
Q. Where can I store my baggage?
We will be organizing a cloak room for safe storage of your personal belongings. However, we request you not to leave any valuables with the baggage. Depositing personal belongings in the area is entirely each runner's responsibility and the Ramanagara marathon organizers are not responsible for any loss or damage of personal belongings.
Q. If I register for the Half Marathon and decide to stop after completing 11K, am I eligible for getting the medal and certificate for Rock 11K Run?
NO. Redefine 1/2 and Rock 11K are different run categories and have different start times. In order to honor the athletes in each category, We dont encourage shifting categories during the race.

If you decide to stop any time before completing the full distance, you will be considered as Did Not Finish (DNF). We also request such runners to co-operate with us and remove their bibs once they decide to opt out of the event to avoid any confusion.
Q. Can children participate in the marathon?
Minimum age criteria for participant is 14 Years. Participants under the age of 14 are also welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Q. Are there any cut-off times for finishing the event?
Ideally, we would like to give maximum time possible for every runner to finish the event. However, since the event is supported by volunteers, it would not be possible for us to support the event beyond 4 hours.

We would be closing the Energy Stations in a phased manner. Organizing team would still be available at the finish line until the last runner finishes the event.
Q. Meals / Refreshment options? What do I get?
Yes. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included in the registration package. Runners Kit will include the coupon for the buffet breakfast served at the end of the event.
Q. Will there be Medical Assistance during the event?
Yes. On event day, a team of skilled doctors and medical attendants will provide medical assistance to runners in need. A medical attendant with the First Aid Kit will be present at each energy stops and at the venue.

The medical team will reserve the right to disqualify any runner during the event based on his/her medical condition. Please note, all decisions made by the medical team or event officials are final.
Q. What is available at the Finish Area?
There will be Energy Stations serving water and light refreshments for all runners/walkers. The participants can take advantage of the medical tent at the finish area.
Q. Who are the organizers of the marathon?
The marathon is organized by Yellow and Red Foundations. To know more about Yellow and Red, please visit www.foundations.yellowandred.in
Q. I would like to be a sponsor for the event. Whom should I contact?
Please contact us at Ramanagara marathon for more details.
Q. What is the cost of registration?
The cost of registering for Ramanagara marathon is Rs.550/- (Rural-7K and Senior-7K) and Rs.590/- (Rock-11K and Redefine-1/2) and is non-refundable. Additional Registration might be accepted and charges will be added based on situation.
Q. How can runners who do not have access/not familiar to Internet register for the event?
We would consider such requests as Offline Registrations. We can provide them with paper application forms in designated locations. Please ask them to visit the below location between 10:00AM to 7:00PM for Offline Registrations

♦   Yellow and Red Service Pvt Ltd., Behind BGS Hospital, Ramanagara.
Q. What is last date to register for the event?
Registration will close on 15th January 2016 or as soon as running slots are filled. Close of registrations will be announced on the website.
Q. Can I register on the day of the event?
No. Requests for registration will not be entertained post closure of registrations.
Q. What is the minimum age eligibility for each run category?
Redefine 1/2 (21.1K): You should be minimum 18 Years of age on the event day.
Rock 11K: You should be minimum 14 Years of Age on the event day.
Rural 7K: There is no Age limit. But if the participant is under 14 Years he/she must be accompanied by an adult.
Senior 7K: Men should be minimum 55 Years and Women should be minimum 45 Years of Age on the event day.
Q. Is there any upper age limit for each run?
No upper age limit. Anyone who is healthy and willing to run can register.
Q. What are the various modes of entry fee payment?
♦  Onine Registration = Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking / Cash Cards / Mobile Payments
♦  Offline Registration = Cash Only
Q. How will my entry acceptance be intimated to me?
We will be sending an email confirmation post registration or alternately you can contact our Helpline No at
+91 080 27275624 or Email at Support
Please verify by checking your mails in spam folder before you contact our office.
Q. Can I register for more than one run category?
No. An individual can apply only for one run category in the Event. An application form received with two options chosen, will be rejected. Multiple applications will entail all being rejected.
Q. Are group registration allowed?
No. Group applications will not be accepted for any run category.
Q. Can I transfer my application/registration in favor of another person?
Registrations are NOT TRANSFERABLE.
Q. Can I opt to run another event after registering for one event?
We have mentioned during the registration that event once registered cannot be changed. We are sorry that it cannot be done after registration.
Q. Once applied can I cancel my entry and get refund?
Once you have applied, request for cancellation and refund will not be entertained.
Q. What will my Runners Kit contain?
All the registered participants will receive a Runners Kit with following items:
♦  Unique Bib Number
♦  Safety Pins
♦  Official Race T-shirt
♦  Coupons for Refreshment
♦  Event Info Brochure
Q. Now that I have registered as a runner, from where do I collect my Runners Kit?
You need to collect your Runners Kit from the below address on January 29th / January 30th / January 31st between 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Venue: To Be Declared
Q. Do I need to bring a print-out of the mail for collecting the bib?
It is not necessary to bring a print-out of the mail for collecting the bib. Instead, please carry any of photographic identity proof; eg: driving license, school/college identity card, passport, PAN card election card, etc.
Q. Can we collect Runners Kit on event day?
No. Runners Kit will not be distributed on event day.
Q. Can I send my representative to collect my Runners Kit on my behalf? If yes, what does he/she need to carry with him/her?
Yes. Your representative may come and collect your Runners Kit on your behalf. Your representative will be required to produce the following documents to our registration team.
♦  A printed copy of the email confirmation/ website confirmation/ original acceptance letter.
♦  A photocopy of photographic identity proof of the registered participant's identity; eg: driving license, school/college identity card, passport, PAN card election card, etc.
♦  Alternately, He/ She can show the forwarded email confirmation on their smartphone and collect the runners kit.
Q. What is organ donation?
Organ donation is the gift of an organ to help someone who needs a transplant. But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this life-saving or life-enhancing gift to others.
Q. When were the first organ transplants?
The first successful kidney transplant was in 1954. The first heart transplant took place in 1967.
Q. Why are even more donors needed?
Every day three people die while waiting for an organ transplant and many others lose their lives before they even get on to the transplant list. There is a serious shortage of organs and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for a transplant is increasing.

Transplants are very successful and the number of people needing a transplant is expected to rise steeply due to an ageing population, an increase in kidney failure and scientific advances which mean that more people are now able to benefit from a transplant.

However, the number of organs available for transplant has remained static over the past five years. Only a very small number of people die in circumstances where they are able to donate their organs. Because organs have to be transplanted very soon after someone has died they can only be donated by someone who has died in hospital. Usually organs come from people who are certified dead while on a ventilator in a hospital intensive care unit, generally as a result of a brain haemorrhage, major accident like a car crash, or stroke.

Another major reason for the shortage of organs is that many people have not recorded their wishes about donation or discussed it with their families. While only a very few people die in circumstances which would enable their organs to be donated, many people can donate tissue after their death. Scientific and medical advances in the treatments that are available for patients has led to an increased need for donated tissue.
Q. Which organs can be transplanted?
Kidneys, heart, liver, lungs and pancreas can all be transplanted.
Q. What is tissue donation?
Tissue donation is the gift of tissue such as corneas, skin, bone, tendons, cartilage and heart valves to help others.

Every year thousands of people with a severe eye disease or injury have their sight restored by donated corneas.

Bone, tendons and cartilage are used for reconstruction after an injury or during joint replacement surgery. A bone transplant can prevent limb amputation in patients suffering from bone cancer.

Heart valves are used to help children born with heart defects and adults with diseased or damaged valves. Skin grafts are used to treat people with severe burns.

Most people can donate tissue. Unlike organs, it may be possible to donate tissue up to 48 hours after a person has died.

Reproductive organs and tissue are not taken from deceased donors.
Q. How do they know you are really dead?
Organs are only removed for transplantation after a person has died. Death is confirmed by doctors at consultant level who are entirely independent of the transplant team. Death is confirmed in exactly the same way for people who donate organs as for those who do not.

Most organ donors are patients who die as a result of a brain haemorrhage, severe head injury, or stroke and who are on a ventilator in a hospital intensive care unit. In these circumstances, death is diagnosed by brain stem tests. There are very clear and strict standards and procedures for doing these tests and they are always performed by two experienced doctors.

The ventilator provides oxygen which keeps the heart beating and blood circulating after death. These donors are called heartbeating donors. Organs such as hearts, which deteriorate very quickly without an oxygen supply, are usually only donated by a heartbeating donor.

Patients who die in hospital but are not on a ventilator can, in some circumstances, donate their kidneys, and in certain circumstances, other organs. They are called non-heartbeating donors.

Both heartbeating and non-heartbeating donors can donate their corneas and other tissue.
Q. Can you be kept alive with machines?
No, not if brain stem death has been confirmed. In these cases a ventilator will keep the body supplied with oxygen and this means the heart will continue to beat and circulate blood. This preserves the organs so they can be donated for transplant. When the ventilator is turned off the heart will stop beating within a few minutes.
Q. Can I be sure doctors will try to save me if I am registered as a potential organ donor?
Yes. Health professionals have a duty of care to try and save life first. If, despite their efforts, the patient dies, organ and tissue donation can then be considered and a completely different team of donation and transplant specialists would be called in.
Q. Can I donate if I die in a hospital emergency department?
In an increasing number of hospitals, patients who die in the emergency unit can donate organs, eyes and tissue.
Q. Does donation leave the body disfigured?
Organs and tissue are always removed with the greatest of care and respect. This takes place in a normal operating theatre under sterile conditions by specialist doctors. Afterwards the surgical incision is carefully closed and covered by a dressing in the normal way.

Tissue can be removed in an operating theatre, mortuary or funeral home. The operation is carried out by specialist healthcare professionals who always ensure that the donor is treated with the utmost respect and dignity.

Only those organs and tissue specified by the donor or their family will be removed.
Q. Is it possible for family to see the body after donation?
Yes. Families are given the opportunity to spend time with their loved one after the operation if they wish and this is facilitated by the specialist nurse. Arrangements for viewing the body after donation are the same as after any death.
Q. Does a donor's family have to pay the cost of donation?
No. There is no question of any payment at all.
Q. Does being a donor cause delays to funeral arrangements?
No. The donation operation is performed as soon as possible after death.
Q. Are donors screened to identify if they have a transmissible disease?
Yes. Blood is taken from all potential donors and tested to rule out transmissible diseases and viruses such as HIV and hepatitis. The family of the potential donor is made aware that this procedure is required.
Q. Can I be a donor if I have an existing medical condition?
Yes. In most circumstances. Having a medical condition does not necessarily prevent a person from becoming an organ or tissue donor. The decision about whether some or all organs or tissue are suitable for transplant is made by a healthcare professional, taking into account your medical history.

There is only one condition where organ donation is ruled out completely. A person cannot become an organ or tissue donor if they have, or are suspected of having, CJD. In very rare cases, the organs of donors with HIV or hep C have been used to help others with the same conditions. This is only ever carried out when both parties have the condition. All donors have rigorous checks to guard against infection.
Q. Are there religious objections to organ and tissue donation?
No. None of the major religions in INDIA object to organ and tissue donation and transplantation. If you have any doubts, you should discuss them with your spiritual or religious adviser.
Q. Does the colour of my skin make a difference?
No. However, organs are matched by blood group and tissue type (for kidney transplants) and the best-matched transplants have the best outcome. Patients from the same ethnic group are more likely to be a close match. A few people with rare tissue types may only be able to receive a well-matched organ from someone of the same ethnic origin, so it is important that people from all ethnic backgrounds donate organs.

Successful transplants are carried out between people from different ethnic groups wherever the matching criteria are met.
Q. Why do I need to make a decision about whether to become a donor?
In INDIA, organs and tissue from a potential donor will only be used if that is their wish. You can indicate your wishes in a number of ways such as telling a relative or close friend, by carrying an organ donor card.
Q. Can I agree to donate some organs or tissue and not others?
Yes. You can specify which organs you would wish to donate. Simply tick the appropriate boxes on the donor card, and let those close to you know what you have decided.
Q. My relative wants to be a donor. What do I need to do when they die?
Inform the healthcare professionals who are involved either with your relative's care or are helping you in the immediate period following their death (this could be a member of the hospital staff) that they wanted to donate. The earlier you are able totell staff, the more likely it is that donation can take place.
Q. Do I need to discuss my wishes with my close family and friends?
Yes. They need to know what you would like to happen after your death so they can confirm your wishes in case of your death. If you register your wishes without telling the people closest to you, it may come as a surprise at a time when they are trying to deal with their loss.
Q. Do I need to write about my organ donation wishes in my will?
No. By the time your will is read it is likely to be far too late for you to become a donor. This is why it is so important to let your family and friends know that you have joined the Organ Donation Register.

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