We welcome Ambal Auto as our Title Sponsor. OOTYULTRA will be driven by Ambal Auto. The 8th edition of OOTYULTRA will be held on 6-Apr-2025, Sunday. Registrations will open on 31-Oct-2024. Your qualification window for the 90k, 60k & 30k categories starts from 1-Jul-2024 onwards. KaysFIT Academy pledges Rs. 1,50,000 for building a play park at the Kenthorai Village. The total project cost is approximately 6,00,000; it will be executed with the help of ROTARY OOTACAMUND. OOTYULTRA 2024 results & photographs are now available.

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About The 90k

90k OOTYULRA will be run on mountain roads (~2642 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 is an uphill, taking you to the second-highest peak in South India.

Most runners will reach Doddabetta 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 also 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, 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, bringing you back to the Tea Park.

Tea Park is an adequately stocked fuel station to recharge before departing to finish the extended 30 km non-repeating section to return 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. Be prepared to pace your race accordingly.

Top finishers & course record

The 90k was featured on the 5th edition of Ootyultra 2022.

YearBIB NumberNameGenderFinish TimePace
2023N-0354Sugourav Goswami (IND)Male10:29:11 (CR/MR)0:06:59
2022N-040Preeti Lala (IND)Female11:38:27 (WR)0:07:46

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

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Qualification Requirements

Only experienced ultramarathoners are allowed to participate in this category.

  • Visit the FAQ & the Register page for details.
  • You must be 20 years old on race day | you must be a strong and fast runner.
  • You will get a guaranteed entry ticket if you meet the requirements below
  • History of running several full marathons and ultramarathons (above 50 km) + a ~sub 4:10 hrs full-marathon finish.  Along with this, the completion of one or many of the following,
    • 100 km road run completed in the year 2023, in < 12 hrs
    • 12 hr Stadium run finisher in the year 2023, with 100+ km
    • Malnad Ultra 2023, 100 km distance in < 15 hrs
    • Malnad Ultra 2023, 50km in < 6:30 hrs
    • The Border 100 Miler 2023 < 22 hrs
    • Comrades Marathon 2023 in sub < 11 hrs
    • OOTYULTRA 2023 60k in < 8:15 hrs – in the form below, choose “Yess! I have the #ultramalaivasi Golden Ticket.”
    • Or comparable mountain ultras completed in 2023 or early 2024 before the qualification window
  • If you meet the above qualifications, we encourage you to fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
  • The OOTYULTRA technical team will review your application and send you an invitation if you qualify.
  • We may seek additional medical examination certificates before the race day
  • Write to info@ootyultra.com if you have any questions

Race start time

  • 6.00 am, reporting time is 5.15 am.

Cut-off time

Distance15k30k60k80k90k – finish
Time from the start2:00:00*4:10:00*8:45:0010:50:0012:00:00
* Suggested time to target – official cut-off starts from 60k onwards

Registration Fees


Aid Stations

  • Approx every 5 km

Aid Station Supplies

  • Electrolytes
  • Ultramarathon-friendly fruits & snacks
  • Lunch @ 60k
  • Post-run meal snacks (at the finish)

Mandatory Equipment

  • Your BIB must be worn on your chest
  • A working mobile phone

Recommended Gear

  • Two layers of clothing to protect from cold/wind before the race starts
  • Light hand gloves & some to protect ears at the start line
  • Cap

Pre-Race Briefing

  • 4.30 pm @ the #ultramalaivasi Expo on Saturday, one day before OOTYULTRA race day)


  • 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

90k entry expression of interest to participate

Thank you for your interest in participating in the OOTYULTRA 2024. Unfortunately, the application process has already ended. However, if you are still interested in running the 90k, you are most welcome to submit the application and write to info@ootyultra.com and inquire about the possibilities.

Make sure to include all your credentials that match or are similar to the OOTYULTRA 90k qualification requirements mentioned on our website.

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