60k OOTYULTRA

About 60k OOTYULTRA

60k OOTYULRA will be run on mountain roads (~2000 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 its an uphill which will take you to the second highest peak in South India.

Most runners will reach at the time the day light 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 race course 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 the fuel reloads, you will get out of the Tea Park and get to the 15km section. Follow the route markers on the roads/road intersections carefully.

From 15k to 30k is a loop of 15k with steep downhill sections and an uphill section to get back to the Tea Park where you will find adequately stocked fuel station to recharge before heading out to finish the longest 30 km section, which will be a non-repearing section.

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

Qualification

To qualify for this category, a runner

  • Must be 18 years of old on the day of the OOTYULTRA
  • Must have completed at least one Ultra Marathon (50k and above) during the last one year
  • Sub 5 hrs 55 mins Full Marathon completed in the last 4 months
  • Must be physically fit and mentally strong
  • Must sign a waiver before the run
  • Registration

    Registration fee

  • Rs. 1950 includes a free T-Shirt
  • Unique custom medal
  • Travel

  • Plan to reach Ooty on 28-Apr-2018 Sat before 2.00 pm
  • plan to depart from Ooty on Monday after a good rest on Sunday
  • Aid Stations

  • Every 5 km
  • last 3 aid stations in a 4 km interval
  • Aid Station Supplies

    Planned supplies (Actuals could change)

  • Fast & Up electrolyte pre-mix
  • Banana
  • Boiled potato (some stations)
  • Chikki
  • Chocolate
  • First-Aid kit
  • Lemon/Rock Salt
  • Oranges
  • Sweet potatoes (some stations)
  • Toilets roll
  • Water
  • Water/Sponge
  • Watermelon
  • Mandatory Equipments

    The Mandatory equipments a participant would need to have

  • Headgear/torchlight
  • Your BIB must be clearly visible
  • mobile phone with emergency number +919980890374 in it
  • Recommended Gear

    The recommended gear a participant would need to have

  • 2 layers of clothing to protect from cold/wind (first 1 hr)
  • Headscarf to protect ears
  • Hand gloves
  • Pre-Race Briefing

  • 4.00 pm onwards
  • On Saturday 28th Apr 2018
  • Opportunity to interact with runners
  • Post-Race Information

  • Lunch will be served at the finish line
  • Buses will bring you to the city



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