2018 will be the first edition of OOTYULTRA and an Ultramarathon event in Ooty, is a perfect way to connect with the local tradition, history, natural beauty, culture and the people of Ooty. Running in such a beautiful mountain will also provide an unique opportunity for the runners to experience the gift of nature given to all of us.
OOTYULTRA will be a tough ROAD running event, with steep up/down gradients, for the regular amateur runners to the serious recreational Ultramarathon lovers. The race will have three distance categories, i.e 15k, 30k & 60k. The Ultramarathon will be run through the important streets of Ooty, key Ooty landmarks, green wooded forests and innocent village roads. As you run, you will quickly escape into the mountains reaching the second highest peak in south India and also view breathtaking sceneries.
The race is timed perfectly for the ultramarathon runners (coincides with their longest training run) training for the Comrades Marathon in South Africa. Some of the Comrades runners running the OOTYULTRA are featured in the INSPIRATION page.
The first edition of OOTYULTRA is expected to attract many runners from across India to The Nilgiris district and also be platform local participants to be part of an Ultramarathon event happening in their town.
Why should you run the OOTYULTRA?
Proudly unveiling the #ootyultra2018 logo, which signifies the local culture, flora & few iconic places in Ooty.