90k

OOTYULTRA 90k

THIS IS BY INVITATION/APPLICATION ONLY CATEGORY

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, its 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 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

Start point: YWCA Anandagiri

Finish point: Government Tea Park, Battarkambai) ~8.3 km away from the start

Qualification Requirements

Read the FAQ & Race Rules pages carefullyMust be 18 years of oldOnly for experienced ultramarathonersA sub 4:10 hrs full-marathon finish (and)(or) OOTYULTRA 2019 60k in sub 7:45 hrs(or) Comrades Marathon 2019 in sub 9.30 hrs (or similar mountain ultras completed in the year 2019)(or) with similar/challenging terrain/elevation/distance/time credentials must apply to info@ootyultra.com

Registration Fees

Check the registration page

Travel

Plan to reach Ooty on Sat before 2.00 pm and plan to depart from Ooty on Monday after a good rest on Sunday

Aid Stations

Every 5 km. The last 3 aid stations will be spaced in a 4 km interval

Aid Station Supplies

  • Electrolytes
  • Banana
  • Chikki
  • First-Aid kit
  • Lemon
  • Rock Salt
  • Oranges
  • Potatoes / Sandwiches
  • Breakfast (at 30k)
  • Lunch (at the finish)

Mandatory Equipment

  • Your BIB must be worn on your chest
  • A working mobile phone with event emergency number stored in it

Recommended Gear

  • Your BIB must be worn on your chest
  • A working mobile phone with event emergency number stored in it

Pre-Race Briefing

  • 4.00 am @ the #ultramalaivasi Expo

Post-Race

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