Run the 6th edition of OOTYULTRA 2023; registration is open now, early bird discount till 31-Dec-2022 Tamil Nadu Tourism and TTDC are the Tourism Parnters to OOTYULTRA

6th Edition




15k OOTYULRA will be run on mountain roads with close to 12 km of 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’s an uphill (~500 m elevation) which will take you to the second-highest peak in South India.

Most runners will reach the peak when 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 even see the Ooty town, the lake, and the racecourse.

After the 10 km, it’s a downhill run to reach the four roads junction and towards Kothagiri. At 15 km, you will reach the Tea Garden, this is the finish point for all categories.

Distance accuracy: The 15k distance is approximate with a +/- 1 km due to variations in the measurements approach vs. GPS device accuracy

Top finishers & course record

YearBib NumberNameCategoryFinish timePace
20181522Giorgos Manoudis (Greece)Men1:33:5706:16
20181520Chandni Shyam (India)Women1:55:2407:41
2019F-246Ben Reynolds (UK)Men01:17:22 (MR)05:09
2019F-005Bhavani Ramamurthi (India)Women01:48:58 (WR)07:16
WR – indicates course record all-time in the Women category, MR – amongst men.

Start & Finish locations

#ultramalaivasi expo and BIB-collection

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  • Must be 16 years old & physically fit, and healthy
  • Must be able to run 10k
  • No pre-qualification race is needed for registration

Race start time

  • 6.30 am, reporting time is 5.45 am.

Cut-off time

  • No cut-off rule is applicable – all finishers will receive the finisher medal.
  • However, the last mobile aid station (approx. 12k) before the finish will be operational only for the first 3 hr from the start.

Registration fees


Aid Stations

  • Every 4-5k

Aid Station Supplies

  • Electrolytes & water
  • Banana
  • Lemon & salt
  • Oranges & more

Mandatory Equipment

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

Recommended Gear

  • Two layers of clothing to protect from cold/wind (first 1 hr)
  • Headscarf to protect ears at the start line
  • Hand gloves (recommended for first-timers to the mountains)

Pre-Race Briefing

  • 4.00 pm @ the #ultramalaivasi Expo on Saturday


  • Light breakfast
  • Medical & Recovery tent at the finish area
  • Buses will bring you back to Ooty; check the pre-event announcements regarding the bus timings.