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7th Edition




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 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, you will run down, reach the four 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 last 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 NumberNameGenderFinish timePace
20186015Chris Walter (Ireland)Women7:14:46 (WR)0:7:15
20186022Georgy Cherian (IND)Men7:29:4507:30
2019S-747Murali Gaddam (IND)Men6:16:3206:17
2019S-783Nikita Seth (IND)Women8:06:1008:06
2022S-259Vijay Kumar Singh (IND)Men6:14:58 (CR/MR)06:15
2022S-128Anitha Mysore Shivanna (IND)Women8:49:490:8:50
WR – indicates course record all-time in the Women category, MR – amongst men, CR – Course Record.

Expo, Start & Finish locations

#ultramalaivasi expo and BIB-collection

Visit this page to learn more


  • Must be 18 years old (born on or before 1-Apr-2005).
  • Must be physically/medically fit and healthy
  • Must have completed an official Half Marathon within 3 hrs or a Full Marathon after 1 Aug 2022
  • Read the FAQ Race Rules pages carefully.
  • Your qualification race must have been completed and submitted to us on or before 28-Feb-2023.
  • Read the FAQ Race Rules pages carefully
  • Must be physically/medically fit and healthy
  • Must be 18 years old (born on or before 1-Apr-2005).
  • A valid full marathon completion with 5 hrs 50 mins completed after 1-Aug-2022.
  • Your qualification race must have been completed and submitted to us on or before 28-Feb-2023.

Race start time

  • 6.00 am, reporting time is 5.15 am

Cut-off time

Time from the startNo cut-off5:30:0010:30:00

Registration fees

Check the registration page


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

  • 4.30 pm @ the #ultramalaivasi Expo on Saturday, 1st April, 2023


  • 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

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