What is the minimum age for participation?

18 years old completed on 29-Apr-2018, Sunday.

When is the last date for the registration?

31-Mar-2018, 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?

60k Rs. 1950/- 30k Rs. 1650/- 15k Rs. 950/-

What does the registration fee include?

Your entry to the event

What are the cancellation/transfer - refund rules?

Cancellation If you cancel your participation or your status is NOSHOW, no refund will be provided Transfer (allowed only before 10-Apr) 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 coachkay@kfita.in with your registration reference number

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. Qualification requirements for the 60k a Sub 5 hrs. 55 mins Full Marathon (run in the last 4 months) & at least one Ultramarathon run (min. 50k) during the last one year first time ultra-runners are not allowed Qualification for 30k a Sub 2 hrs. 45 mins Half Marathon (run in the last 3 months) Qualification for 15k Must be fit, healthy and must be running regularly.

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 (Rs. 190 per runner). The dinner will be strictly served against the coupons only and the organizers suggest you buy along with your registration. The dinner arrangements may be cancelled if we do not have enough requests.

Why is the ticket cost high for the event categories?

Firstly, the event will have only limited runners. The elevated cost is due the non-repeating course which requires adequate volunteer support. Also, this is the peak summer time, and everything gets very expensive in Ooty. At present OOTYULTRA doesn't have any sponsors and the benefits will be certainly passed on to the runners if sponsors are found

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

Timing chip is a wonderful way to obtain the official finish time and every runner is excited about seeing this. Considering the limited number of runners, the cost of bringing the timing technologies is really high. A decision to bring the timing will depend on the minimum number of threshold runners participating in this event and it will be decided 2 weeks before the event.

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 5 km apart, and a bit closer for the 60k runners for the last 15k stretch. 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.

What will be the weather conditions at Ooty?

  • End of April & May is the most amazing time to visit Ooty - it is also the peak summer season.
  • Min 15 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?

On 28-Apr-2018, at 5.30 pm (location will be announced) - followed by pre-marathon dinner Both the above locations are subject to approval.

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. Do not keep any valuables.

What is the event venue, start & finish time + cut off times?

The start time will be at 5.00 am Cut-off 10 hrs. for the 60k runners 5 hrs. for 30k runners 2:30 hrs. for 15k runners) Starting location: YWCA Anandagiri Finish location: Government Tea Park, Battarkambai) ~8.3 km away from the start Shuttle buses will take you back to Ooty town

What are some hotels near the start point?

It's better to block the rooms through Oyo rooms or similar sites. 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 (28th) and leave either on Sunday afternoon (15k, 30k runners) and Sunday night or Monday morning (60k runners). OYOROOMS is our hospitality partner and will provide additional discounts over the listed price. 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?

Information will be updated soon

What can I buy from Ooty?

Information will be updated soon

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