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The Spirit of Ultramalaivasi Virtual Ultramarathon – FAQs

About the Spirit of Ultramalaivasi Virtual Ultramarathon (5)

A virtual run is a running challenge you enter where you are expected to meet a target e.g completing OOTYULTRA 2021 – The Spirit of #Ultramalaivasi Virtual run 30k distance

Virtual races are very similar to OOTYULTRA real event – you enter a race and when you finish, apart from accomplishing the goal, you get a medal, goodies, and bragging rights :). However, the OOTYULTRA 2021 virtual race will be different from the real in a few different ways:

  1. You can choose to complete the race whenever you like during the OOTYULTRA 2021 event window between 1-4th April 2021
  2. You can complete the race wherever you like but in a safe place, either by running alone or with your friends.
  3. In a real race, your start and finish time will be recorded with the help of the RFID tags attached to your BIB. But in a virtual run, you are expected to record your running data using a GPS watch or using a running tracking application on your GPS enabled phone like Strava, MapMyRun, or Garmin
  4. You must connect your tracking applications to the HDOR virtual platform and view the leaderboard information of individual or groups

“2020 has sure been a challenging and unpredictable year for all. Lockdowns, not being able to travel to see our family and friends, businesses closing down, and – yes – races being canceled! Yet, these setbacks can’t bring the runner’s in us down. We will continue moving!” – Olesja Ossipenko, GavaTea, the Title Sponsor of OOTYULTRA 2021

The Spirit of #Ultramalaivasi Virtual Run will be conducted between the 27-Mar to 4th of April, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has literally shut down all sporting events and the 3rd edition of the OOTYULTRA was postponed and eventually canceled. Conducting the regular OOTYULTRA marathon in April 2021 is not feasible at this time.

The prime idea behind this virtual run is to unite the OOTYULTRA running fans across the world through the spirit of running and at the same time provide greater value through the product & services engagement opportunities to the sponsors and partners.

The virtual event will offer 15k, 30k, 60k & 90k distances.

The registrations for this event will begin from the 1st of Jan, 2021.

OOTYULTRA 2021 will not have any cut off time to finish. To earn your custom finisher medal you must record and report (on our official virtual platform) your distance category in ONE SINGLE ATTEMPT.

There is no qualification time required to participate the virtual run.

  • OOTYULTRA 2021 virtual ultramarathon event window 
    • Start date / time : 27-Mar (00:00 hrs)
    • End date / time : 4-April (23:59:59)
  • Your activity must be STARTED after the Start date/time and before the end date/time
  • GPS data
    • All the category runs must have the supporting GPS timing data captured through a GPS watch or a GPS based running app (like Strava, Endomondo, Runkeeper, MapMyRun, etc.,) on your mobile phone which 
    • Link your GPS app to the HDOR platform (see the link to learn more about this)
    • You have an option to do a MANUAL submission of GPS application which are not supported by HDOR
  • To qualify to receive the OOTYULTRA signature finisher medal – you must complete your chosen category in one single attempt
  • Number of attempts within the window
    • You can run any number of times.  The HDOR system will automatically choose the fastest time matching your distance category.
  • Multiple categories
    • If you have registered for more than one category (say 30k & 15k) you must complete these distances in two separate runs
  • There is NO cut off time for finishing
  • The GROSS or the ELAPSED time is taken to complete your run will be considered as the finish time.  
  • Your running data must be submitted/synced with the HDOR platform before the 5th of April.  Ex. If you submit 6th you will be considered as DNF (Did not finish)
  • HDOR OOTYULTRA Leaderboard 
    • The leaderboard will show runners completing the chosen category based on the matching distance and time to finish basis
      • The leaderboard will show PACE/category / Name, Category, Time, City, State, Country, Number of attempts
      • Ranking, age group, and gender ran, the best time
    • Group-wise reporting available

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Important Dates - 2021 (6)

Transfer requests can be sent (before 25-Mar-2021) from your official email address to info@ootyultra.com. After 25-Mar no transfer requests will be entertained.

Downgrade

Downgrading is allowed at no additional cost if you send a request to info@ootyultra.com before 25-Mar-2021. We will not take any downgrade request after this date.

Upgrade

You can upgrade to a higher distance category by paying an upgrade fee of Rs. 400/- (including 18% GST) after completing your registration before 31-Mar-2021.

Payment options

UPI

  • UPI Code: kaysfit@icici
  • Mention “Upgrade to : your first name” in the purpose field.

Credit / debit cards

After the payment is made write to info@ootyultra.com from your registered email address with the payment confirmation receipt.

11-Apr-2021, Sunday, 6.00 pm

Your certificate will be available for download on the HDOR platform. We will be sending out an email whenever the certificate is made available on the platform.

Start: 1-Jan-2021, Friday

End: 3-Apr-2021, Saturday

100% Free entry for OOTYULTRA 2020 returning runners ends on: 28-Feb-2021

The virtual event will start on the 27-Mar-2021, Saturday and will end on the 4-Apr-2021, Sunday.

We will start shipping the goodie bags from 27th of April onwards.

UPDATE 22-Apr-2021: Most of the goodie bag items have reached our processing center in Virudunagar and a few more, scheduled to reach there this week might be delayed due to the new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in Karnataka/Tamil Nadu. The goodies shipments may be delayed by a few days due to this new development.

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Virtual Event - HDOR (6)

No, treadmill run data is not accepted for OOTYULTRA 2021 completion.

We need a valid GPS data to verify your run.

You must record your run outdoor with the help of a GPS watch or using a GPS-based running tracking app installed on your mobile phone.

Please visit the HDOR new user page to learn more

No, screen shots of your running data is not accepted for OOTYULTRA 2021 completion.

We need a valid GPS data to verify your run.

You must record your run outdoor with the help of a GPS watch or using a GPS-based running tracking app installed on your mobile phone.

Please visit the HDOR new user page to learn more

After you create your profile in HDOR, visit the SETTINGS page, CONNECTED App –> you will have an option to link your Strava, MapMyrun, or Garmin accounts. HDOR will automatically receive your running details and upload them into the OOTYULTRA virtual event dashboard. View HDOR Help page for new users

Leaderboard & Reports

Download the HDOR app (iOS | Android) and view your event stats for your submitted activities during the event window (1-Apr to 4-Apr)

Follow this image to learn more – if you are a new user of the HDOR platform

After you have connected your running tracking (only supported) applications to HDOR. Your activity will be available on the OOTYULTRA HDOR website within an hour of your activity data submission or post availability in your Strava account if you have connected your HDOR account to Strava.

If your run data is not available in your account within one hour, please submit the activity link and data manually via app or website.

HDOR is NOT A RUNNING TRACKING application. HDOR is hosting OOTYULTRA 2021 virtual event and provides all the runners with the ability to link their running data. You must continue to record your run data through supported GPS-based watches or mobile-based applications and link them to the HDOR platform. View HDOR new users page to learn more about the supported applications.

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Registration, goodie bags and more - Virtual Run (10)

This is not allowed. You will be considered as a individual participant running multiple categories. Please write to info@ootyultra.com to learn more about this.

  • You can choose more than one category for registration.
  • A flat discount of Rs. 350 is applied to each category that you choose.
  • All the category runs must be separately completed and you can not combine them in one single run attempt.   Ex. If you choose to run 15k & 30k, you must report 2 different activities within the 4 days event window (1st to 4th April 2021)
  • Only one goodie bag with 1 T-Shirt will be sent to your address.
  • The individual category medals will be sent to you upon verification of the running records on our HDOR virtual platform.

Transfer requests can be sent (before 25-Mar-2021) from your official email address to info@ootyultra.com. After 25-Mar no transfer requests will be entertained.

Downgrade

Downgrading is allowed at no additional cost if you send a request to info@ootyultra.com before 25-Mar-2021. We will not take any downgrade request after this date.

Upgrade

You can upgrade to a higher distance category by paying an upgrade fee of Rs. 400/- (including 18% GST) after completing your registration before 31-Mar-2021.

Payment options

UPI

  • UPI Code: kaysfit@icici
  • Mention “Upgrade to : your first name” in the purpose field.

Credit / debit cards

After the payment is made write to info@ootyultra.com from your registered email address with the payment confirmation receipt.

All group registrations will receive a flat Rs. 100/- off on the ticket price if the group size is 10 and above.

Visit the registration page and scroll down to the bottom to find the instructions for the group registrations

No, you will not receive any physical BIB from us. Please visit the Start List page to know your BIB number.

Age15k30k60k90k
Minimum15 years18 years18 years18 years
MaxNo limitNo limitNo limitNo limit

OOTYULTRA organizing crew knows that we will not be able to bring you the real-world experience of running in the beautiful and challenging Nilgiris Mountains. However, we are striving our best to make the entire experience a memorable and rewarding one for every runner. Join us in this Spirit of Ultramalaivasi Run and experience the love and hospitality of OOTYULTRA through the Goodie Bag contents. Excited!!

Coach Kay, Founder & Race Director, OOTYULTRA

Brace yourself for an awesome #ultramalaivasi experience!

By signing up for the OOTYULTRA, you will automatically have access to the HDOR OOTYULTRA 2021 virtual dashboard & an e-certificate (after completing the virtual run) + a load of bragging rights! Read the event rules, terms and conditions to learn more.

A memorable goodie bag approx worth Rs. 2500/- will be sent to all runners registered address anywhere in INDIA

OOTYULTRA 2021 #ultramalaivasi Goodie Bag contents

The OOTYULTRA signature 4″ personalized medal

Complete your chosen distance in ONE SINGLE ATTEMPT reported in the HDOR virtual platform to win this medal. NO MEDAL WHEN NO DATA IS REPORTED IN HDOR. NO MEDAL WHEN THE CHOSEN DISTANCE IS COMPLETED IN MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS. Read event Terms and Conditions

A beautiful #ultramalaivasi anytime-wear T-Shirt

Unisex T-Shirt Size1/2 Chest (inches)Length (Inches)Sleeve Length (inches)
XS19267.5
S19.526.59
M2027.59
L2128.59.5
XL222910.25

Premium Black tea worth from GavaTea

Value Rs. 320-400/-

Whey protein starter pack from Food Strong

Value Rs. 300/-
You will receive a code to avail a flat 35% discount at Foodstrong online store

A comfortable Capri (for all women runners) from Twin Bird

Value Rs. 379 to Rs. 429 (depends on the size)

Authentic Cooking Masalas Thillais

Value Rs. 300

Attractive discounts on COROS watch

20% discount on your first visit to Heilsa

at Heilsa’s Sports Performance and Rehab Center located in Bangalore. Surprise discounts for buying products in the Heilsa online store

A Bees Wax soap from Last Forest

Value Rs. 50

Top finishers (Men/Women) in each distance categories will receive a bottle of wild honey and wintergreen balm

Revitalize & Reload samples from Fast & Up

11-Apr-2021, Sunday, 6.00 pm

Your certificate will be available for download on the HDOR platform. We will be sending out an email whenever the certificate is made available on the platform.

We will start shipping the goodie bags from 27th of April onwards.

UPDATE 22-Apr-2021: Most of the goodie bag items have reached our processing center in Virudunagar and a few more, scheduled to reach there this week might be delayed due to the new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in Karnataka/Tamil Nadu. The goodies shipments may be delayed by a few days due to this new development.

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OOTYULTRA 2020 registered / returning runners (9)

All the OOTYULTRA 2020 runners had received a refund credit code sent along with the refund credit email. The refund credit codes were pre-loaded with a certain amount (equivalent to 30% of your OOTYULTRA 2020 entry ticket price) due to the cancellation of the event.

KaysFIT Academy, the organizers have decided to enhance the refund credit value and provide you with a 100% free entry to the Spirit of Ultramalaivasi Virtual run in the same distance category if you register before 28-Feb-2021*

* The virtual run ticket prices are set to be increased from 1-Mar-2021

Your refund credit code is now pre-loaded with the full ticket price given below. This amount is valid only for this virtual running event. Please understand the conditions listed below.

The following conditions apply,

Your 2020 registered category –>15k30k60k90k
Refund credit code preloaded value for the 2021 virtual run if registered before 28-Feb-2021, as an early bird offer –>Rs. 1295Rs. 1410Rs. 1540Rs. 1650
Preloaded value from 1-Mar-2021 onwards945106011901300
  • The refund credit code can be used to purchase your virtual run entry ticket
  • The refund credit code can be used only once
  • Your refund credit code MUST BE USED only on the same race category that of your OOTYULTRA 2020 or lesser distances.
  • All category upgrades are priced at Rs. 400 (including all taxes)

Yes – you must re-register again with the refund code sent to you.

However, if you do not wish to use the refund credit code you can use it for the 2021 edition. The pre-loaded amount will be the same as the refund code value sent to you through email on 31-Jul-2020.

Yes, anyone with the unique refund credit code can register. We will not do any further validation. We request you to keep the code safe if you wish to use it in the future.

You can upgrade to a higher distance category by paying an upgrade fee of Rs. 400/- (including 18% GST) after completing your registration before 31-Mar-2021.

Payment options

UPI

  • UPI Code: kaysfit@icici
  • Mention “Upgrade to : your first name” in the purpose field.

Credit / debit cards

After the payment is made write to info@ootyultra.com from your registered email address with the payment confirmation receipt.

Please write to info@ootyultra.com from your registered email address with your TOWNSCRIPT ticket ID as a reference. We will send you the code to your address.

Yes, you can use your refund credit code to register for a shorter distance category. The difference in the ticket prize will not be refunded to you or carried over to the future events. Your refund credit code can be used only once.

The registration for the international runners is now open. You must choose the currency as USD to complete your registration (see the separate link on the registration page) – your refund credit code equivalent in USD is preloaded on the ticketing system. Please visit the T&C page to learn more about receiving your T-Shirt & and medal (goodie bag with partner products will not be shipped outside India)

Please check the instructions (sent to you through email on 31-Jul-2020) on how you can use the refund credit code for participating in the OOTYULTRA or any other events organized by KaysFIT Academy.

All the OOTYULTRA 2020 runners can use their refund credit code to get a 100% free entry to the OOTYULTRA 2021 virtual run if registered before 28-Feb-2021.

You can use your refund credit code to register for the virtual run before 3-Apr-2021 (the last day for registration). A flat Rs. 350/- will be charged if you use your code after 1-Mar-2021.

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Qualification for other events (1)

Following qualification time & conditions apply

La Ultra distanceOOTYULTRA 2021 virtual distance cut off time
111k90k in < 12 hrs | 11:59:59
55k60k in < 8 hrs 7:59:59
33k30k in < 4 hrs | 3:59:59
  • The above qualification conditions are applicable for the OOTYULTRA 2021 virtual run completed between 27-Mar to 4-Apr-2021
  • You must complete the 90k, 60k & 30k within the cut off time specified to qualify for La Ultra
  • All completion GPS data must have Heart Rate recorded along with the run
  • Submit your OOTYULTRA completion certificate while registering for La Ultra
  • The decision taken by the La Ultra Race Director will be final
  • Learn more about La Ultra here
  • Questions?
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