15k OOTYULRA will be run on the mountain roads with close to 12 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 its an uphill (~500 m elevation) which will take you to the second-highest peak in South India.
Most runners will reach the peak at the time the daylight is already broken and you can have the 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 even see the Ooty town, the lake, and the racecourse clearly.
After the 10 km, its a downhill run to 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.
Start & Finish locations
Start point: YWCA Anandagiri
Finish point: Government Tea Park, Battarkambai) ~8.3 km away from the start
this route is subject to approval from the local authorities
To qualify for this category, a runner must be 18 years of old must be physically fit and healthy encourage first-timers to a mountain run there will be no qualification and there will be no cut-off rule applicable.
The last mobile aid-station (approx. 12k) before the finish will be operational only for the first 2 hr 30 min from the start
Check the registration page
Plan to reach Ooty on Saturday before 12.00 pm plan to depart from Ooty on either Sunday evening or Monday after a good rest on Sunday
Aid Station Supplies
- First-Aid kit
- Rock Salt
- Your BIB must be worn on your chest
- A working mobile phone with event emergency number stored in it
- 2 layers of clothing to protect from cold/wind (first 1 hr)Headscarf to protect ears
- Hand gloves
- 4.00 am @ the #ultramalaivasi Expo
- Light breakfast
- Medical & Recovery tent at the finish area
- Buses will bring you back to Ooty, please check the pre-event announcements regarding the bus timings