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

OOTYULTRA | 2 APR, 2023 | SUN

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OOTYULTRA 60K

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 it’s an uphill which will take you to the second-highest peak in South India.

Most runners will reach at the time 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 even 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 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 an adequately stocked fuel station to recharge before heading out to finish the longest 30 km section, which will be a non-repeating section.

Distance accuracy: The 60k 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
20186015Chris Walter (Ireland)Women7:14:46 (WR)0:7:15
20186022Georgy Cherian (India)Men7:29:4507:30
2019S-747Murali Gaddam (India)Men6:16:32 (MR)06:17
2019S-783Nikita Seth (India)Women8:06:1008:06
WR – indicates course record all-time in the Women category, MR – amongst men.

Start & Finish locations

#ultramalaivasi expo and BIB-collection

Visit this page to learn more

Qualification

  • Read the FAQ Race Rules pages carefully
  • Must be 18 years old
  • A valid full marathon completion with 5 hrs 50 mins completed after 1-Aug-2021. Your qualification run must be completed before 28-Feb-2022. You will be automatically downgraded to 30k after that period.

Race start time

  • 6.30 am, reporting time is 5.45 am.

Cut-off time

Distance15k30k60k
Time from the startNo cut-off5:00:00 #

#Suggested time to reach, not an official cut-off

10:30:00

Registration fees

Check the registration page

Travel

Aid Stations

Every 5k

Aid Station Supplies

  • Electrolytes
  • Ultramarathon-friendly fruits & snacks
  • Lunch (at the finish)

Mandatory Equipment

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

Recommended Gear

  • 2 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)
  • Cap

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, check the pre-event announcements regarding the bus timings