The Spirit of Ultramalaivasi Virtual Ultramarathon – FAQs

About the Spirit of Ultramalaivasi Virtual Ultramarathon (2)

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, our new event, will be conducted between the 1st to 4th of April, 2021, in place of OOTYULTRA!

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.

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Important Dates (2)

The virtual event will start on the 1-Apr-2020, Thursday and will end on the 4-Apr-2020, Sunday.

Start: 1-Jan-2021, Friday

End: 3-Apr-2021, Saturday

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

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OOTYULTRA 2020 registered / returning runners (8)

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 launch price given below. This amount is valid only for this virtual running event. Please understand the conditions listed below.

Your 2020 registered category –>15k30k60k90k
Refund credit code preloaded value for the 2021 virtual run –>Rs. 1295Rs. 1410Rs. 1540Rs. 1650

The following conditions apply,

  • 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.
  • Any changes to the distance category can be done only after your re-registration in the same category (ex. you have registered for 30k in 2020 and want to run 60k OOTYULTRA 2021, first register in 30k and write to info@ootyultra.com for an upgrade or downgrade.
  • All category upgrades are priced at Rs. 400+18% GST.
  • The virtual run ticket prices are set to be increased from 1-Mar-2021. Complete your registration before this time window to get a 100% ticket entry waiver. After this date, you will have to pay the difference amount.

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/- + 18% GST after completing your re-registration – write to info@ootyultra.com with your

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.

At this time we are evaluating the options to include foreign participants and also to send the goodie bag with the event souvenir T-Shirt and the Medal for additional international shipping and courier charges. We will make some announcements regarding this in the coming weeks.

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.

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Registration, goodie bags and more - Virtual Run (4)

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
  • A memorable goodie bag will be sent to all runners registered address anywhere in INDIA with,
    1. Whey protein starter pack, worth Rs. 300/- from Food Strong
    2. Receive a flat 35% discount at Foodstrong online store
    3. A Bees Wax soap for Rs. 50 from Last Forest
    4. Revitalize & Reload samples from Fast & Up
    5. Black tea worth Rs. 300 from GavaTea
    6. Authentic Cooking Masalas worth Rs. 300 from Thillais
    7. 20% discount on your first visit to Heilsa, Sports Performance and Rehab Center located in Bangalore.
    8. Surprise discounts for buying products in the Heilsa online store
    9. A comfortable Capri (only for women runners) for a value of Rs. 379 to Rs. 429 (depends on the size) from Twin Birds.
    10. A beautiful #ultramalaivasi anytime-wear T-Shirt (all participants)
  • The OOTYULTRA signature 4″ personalized medal will be sent only when you complete your chosen distance in ONE SINGLE ATTEMPT reported in the HDOR virtual platform. NO MEDAL WHEN NO DATA IS REPORTED IN HDOR. NO MEDAL WHEN THE CHOSEN DISTANCE IS COMPLETED IN MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS.

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!

The packaging & courier charges included in your ticket price.

Brace yourself for an awesome #ultramalaivasi experience!

You can register for multiple distance categories. Please write to info@ootyultra.com to learn more about this.

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

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

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Qualification (2)

Running an ultramarathon is considered to be extremely demanding. Unless the regular OOTYULTRA no pre-qualification is required to participate in the virtual ultramarathon. If you are not a regular ultramarathon runner (esp. the 60k & 90k distances), you can complete the chosen category during the 4 days event window.

However, it is highly recommended that you are aware of the physical / mental demands and choose your running category matching your potential.

Minimum15 years18 years18 years18 years
MaxNo limitNo limitNo limitNo limit

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Virtual Event - HDOR (3)

After you create your profile in HDOR 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.

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

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.

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