What is the minimum age for participation?

18 years old completed on 06-Apr-2019, Sunday.

What are the qualification criterion for participation?

OOTYULTRA will be a tough race due to its steep climbs and downhill terrain. Most first-time runners may find it extremely difficult to run. Hill running, in general, can be very technical and challenging but through experience one can gain mastery.

OOTYULTRA 2019 Minimum qualification & Cutoff

60k (10 hr 30 min cutoff)

A minimum of one timed/official Full Marathon completed after 1-Aug-2018 within 5 hr 50 min An official event timing records MUST be submitted. The timing records can be submitted/updated after the registration is done but before 10-Mar-2019

30k (5 hr 30 min cutoff)

One Half Marathon completed within 3 hr 00 min after 1-Aug-2018 An official event timing records MUST be submitted The timing records can be submitted/updated after the registration is done but before 10-Mar-2019 The last mobile aid-station (approx. 27k) before the finish will be operational only for 5 hr 15 min

15k (no cutoff)

To encourage first timers there will be NO CUT OFF for the 15k category The last mobile aid-station (approx. 12k) before the finish will be operational only for 2 hr 30 min

IMPORTANT --> Registration will not be confirmed if the timing qualifications do not comply. No refund will be provided if you do not qualify. All the participant must be fit, healthy and must be running regularly

I'm an Ultramarathon lover and don't run Full Marathon in events, can I qualify for the 60k category?

OOTYULRA encourages ultramarathoners and are most welcome to run. Include your Ultramarathon event details, distance category and finish times. See the FAQ section for qualification cut off date.

I've run the OOTYULTRA 60K in 2018, can I get a qualification waiver?

No you must still qualify for 2019 edition. See the FAQ section for qualification cut off date.

When is the last date for the registration?

28-Feb-2019, Sunday end of day or whenever the registration cap is reached, whichever is earlier.

What are the race categories

60k, 30k and 15k distances

What is the registration fee?

Follow the registration fee to learn more Click here to register

What does the registration fee include?

Your entry to the event. All registered participant will get a free T-Shirt and all runners successfully finishing the event will receive a personalized finisher medal.

What are the cancellation/transfer/refund rules?

Cancellation If you cancel your participation or your status will be NOSHOW/DNS (Did not start), no refund will be provided Transfer (allowed only before 10-Mar 12.00 noon) you can transfer your registration to another qualified runner without a transfer fee. You will have to pay the difference amount if a higher race category is chosen. Write a mail to coachkay@kfita.in for any queries.

While registering, I made some mistakes, can it be corrected?

Yes, write to info@ootyultra.com with your registration reference number

Is OOTYULTRA ITRA certified?

OOTYULTRA is a road race. ITRA is only for runs with min 80% trail.

What kind of pre-marathon dinner is provided?

The organizers will arrange only the pre-marathon night vegetarian dinner for those who have pre-booked along with the registration. The dinner will be strictly served against the coupons only and the organizers suggest you buy along with your registration.

Will there be a timing chip used to record my race timing?

Yes

How can I travel to Ooty?

Read the travel section for more information

Where can I stay in Ooty?

The OOTYULTA is happening in the middle of peak summer season time in Ooty. Getting hotel accommodation could be challenging if you do the last-minute reservations Use standard services like Oyo Rooms, also our Hospitality partner or pick an accommodation which is 500mts to 1km away from the start point.

Is there a prize money for podium finishers?

There will be no prize money for the podium finishers.

Route, elevation profile & GPX files

See the Route & Elevation page

How many hydration stations will be located and what fuel will be available?

The aid-stations will be spaced approximately 3-4 km apart. The exact number of stations will be updated 2 weeks prior to the event

Will I get a finisher timing certificate?

Yes - All finishers will receive a PDF copy of the finisher certificate after the event. This will be mailed to you by our timing partner.

What will be the weather conditions at Ooty?

  • The month of April is the most amazing time to visit Ooty. It is also the beginning of the summer season and many tourists flock that time.
  • Min 12 deg. C and max 23 deg. C, weather with a feel of 28 deg. C.
  • Check the online weather bulletins for information on latest weather info in Ooty around Race Day

What is the best way to reach Ooty?

You can reach Ooty by road, train and by air to Coimbatore/Bangalore and then take other transport options. See the travel section for more information

Where/When can I collect my BIB?

One day before the OOTYULTRA marathon day at the EXPO - look for latest announcements regarding the EXPO.

What is the event venue, start & finish time?

The start time will be at 6.00 am (TENTATIVE) (TENTATIVE) Starting location: YWCA Anandagiri (TENTATIVE) Finish location: Government Tea Park, Battarkambai) ~8.3 km away from the start Shuttle buses will take you back to Ooty town

How will I get back to the start point after my run?

Buses will be operating between the finish line and the start line - the departure time will be published before the event (timing is tentative) 15k runners - 10.00 30k runners - 11:30 60k runners - 16:30

Where can I deposit my baggage?

You can deposit your baggage at the start line - the baggage will be brought to the finish line. You are requested not to keep any valuables in your baggage.

What are some hotels near the start point?

It's better to block the rooms through online hotel service providers. Make sure you are staying within the city limits (look for lodges/hotels near places like Charing cross, commercial road, Ettines road, near collector’s office, Hospital road, or any place within the Ooty town) Plan to arrive in Ooty on Saturday morning and leave either on Sunday evening (15k, 30k runners) and Sunday night or Monday morning (60k runners). Write to coachkay@kfita.in regarding this.

Note: The organizers will not make accommodation arrangements and you are expected to make your own arrangements

What are the favorite food joints in Ooty?

  • Shinkos - a famous and very old Chinese restaurant located near the Collectors office
  • Nagar Hotels
  • Taj Savoy
  • Preeti Classic Tower - Good vegetarian lunch
  • A2B, if you want to grab a quick bite - is quite a popular joint, watch out for busy days and there could be some waiting time

What can I buy from Ooty?

  • Ooty Tea is world famous
  • Home made chocolates
  • Ooty Varkey, a type of biscuit snack, made of Wheat (Read more)
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Fruits including, plums, peaches, tree tomatos
  • Vegetables like Avacados, Broccoli, Potatoes, Carrots, Beetroots, Raddish, Cabbage & Cauliflower, visit the famous Market, carry a huge bag to shop since plastic is not banned in the mountains
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