Pune International Marathon is now widely used as a platform to spread social messages and to raise funds for charitable causes. Athletics Federation of India has awarded the status of National Marathon Championship to Pune International Marathon. The Marathon route consists of Pune's scenic and historic locations with thousands of spectators lining up along the course to cheer the participants. It is the most anticipated running festival in the City of Pune. This event is held under AFI and IAAF Rules. This event is sanctioned by Athletics Federation of India and certificate of course accuracy is provided by IAAF certified International Route Measurer.