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OOTYULTRA 90k

OOTYUTLRA 90k

THIS IS BY INVITATION/APPLICATION ONLY CATEGORY, SEE THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR 90k ENTRY

Visit the FAQ & the Register page for details.

About The 90k Route

90k OOTYULRA will be run on mountain roads (~3853 m elevation gain) with close to 50 km non-repeating sections. The first 5 km is run on flat roads, and the ascend to the Dodabetta Peak starts from the 6k onwards. From there till about 10k, it is an uphill which will take you to the second-highest peak in South India.

Most runners will reach Doddabetta peak at a time when the daylight is already broken, and you can have a breathtaking view of the blue mountains from that height. Some early runners can even witness the sun rising from the plains, and on a clear day, one can also see the Ooty town, the lake, and the racecourse clearly.

After the 10 km, you will run down and reach the 4 roads junction and run towards Kothagiri. At the 15 km, you will reach the Tea Garden, this is the finish point for all categories. After crossing the timing mat and the checkpoint, you will run towards Kotagiri to finish the next 15km section. Follow the route markers on the roads and road intersections carefully.

The 15k to 30k is a single route with steep downhill sections till about 23k and a steep uphill section, which will bring you back to the Tea Park.

Tea Park is an adequately stocked fuel station to recharge before heading out to finish the extended 30 km non-repeating section to get back to the Tea Park.

The final 30 km will be done in the reverse direction, and you will finish at the Tea Park.

Distance accuracy: The 90k distance is approximate with a +/- 2.5 km due to variations in the measurements approach vs. GPS device accuracy

Top finishers & course record

The 90k will be featured on the 5th edition of Ootyultra 2022 for the first time. On 3-Apr-2022, we are hoping to find runners both men/women setting a new course record.

Start & Finish locations

#ultramalaivasi expo and BIB-collection

Visit this page to learn more

Qualification Requirements

  • Read the FAQ & Race Rules pages carefully
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Only experienced ultramarathoners are allowed to participate in this category
  • a few of the qualification requirements are listed below
    • History of running several ultramarathons
    • A ~sub 4:10 hrs full-marathon finish
    • OOTYULTRA 2022 90k finisher
    • OOTYULTRA 2022 60k in sub 8:15 hrs
    • Comrades Marathon 2022 in sub 10.15 hrs (or comparable mountain ultras completed in 2022)
    • 12 hr Stadium run finisher with 100+ km
    • Or – other challenging ultras in a similar terrain/elevation/distance/time credentials
  • If you have the above qualifications, we encourage you to fill out the form found at the bottom of this page.
  • The race director will review your application and send you an invitation if you qualify

Race start time

  • 6.00 am, reporting time is 5.15 am.

Cut-off time

Distance15k30k60k80k90k – finish
Time from the start2:00:00*4:10:00*8:45:0010:50:0012:00:00
* Suggested time to target – official cut off starts from 60k onwards

Registration Fees

Travel

Aid Stations

  • Approx every 5 km

Aid Station Supplies

  • Electrolytes
  • Ultramarathon friendly fuel
  • Breakfast (at 30k)
  • Lunch (at 60k)
  • Post-run snacks (at the finish)

Mandatory Equipment

  • Your BIB must be worn on your chest
  • A working mobile phone

Recommended Gear

  • 2 layers of clothing to protect from cold/wind before the race starts
  • A light hand gloves & a some to protect ears at the start line
  • Cap

Pre-Race Briefing

  • 4.00 pm @ the #ultramalaivasi Expo, on Saturday

Post-Race

  • Post-race lunch
  • Medical & Recovery tent at the finish area
  • Buses will bring you back to Ooty, check the pre-event announcements regarding the bus timings

90k entry expression of interest to participate (application period 31-Oct-2022 to 28-Feb-2023)