OOTYULTRA is a tough ROAD running event, with steep up/down gradients, for the regular amateur runners to the serious ultramarathon lovers. With four distance categories 90k, 60k, 30k & 15k, OOTYULTRA offers an opportunity for everyone to experience this beautiful ultramarathon.
The challenging OOTYULTRA route is designed to take you through the streets of Ooty town, key landmarks, green wooded forests, and innocent village roads. As you run, you will quickly escape into the mountains, reaching the second-highest peak in south India and also view breathtaking sceneries.
For the runners training for the Comrades Marathon (or others similar races), OOTYULTRA acts as a perfect long training timed to align with mountain training needed for these races in April.
Some of the Comrades runners who ran OOTYULTRA are featured in the INSPIRATION page
90k 3800 m elevation, with 12 hr cut off, for the elite ultra runners. Only by invitation. 60k 2000 m elevation, with 10.30 hrs cut off best suited for the recreational and first-time ultrarunners. Also used as a training run for many other Indian/International ultramarathons. Sub 5:40 hr marathon finish, mandatory for qualification 30k For the regular half marathon runners planning to start ultramarathons, experience ultra-difficult terrain. Sub 3 hrs half marathon mandatory for qualification. 15k For the regular 10k runners planning to understand what it is to run in an ultra-difficult terrain
OOTYULTRA is a perfect way to connect with the local tradition, history, natural beauty, culture, and the people of Ooty and the Blue Mountains. Running in such a beautiful mountain will also provide a unique opportunity for the runners to experience the gift of nature.
Every year, OOTYULTRA attracts many local runners and runners from across India/abroad along with their family members to the Nilgiris district.
OOTYULTRA provides an opportunity for runners across the world to come and experience many unique things such as,
The first edition was conducted on the 29-Apr-2018 with few international and 278 runners across ten states in India and 2nd edition on the 7-Apr-2019 with 717 registered participants.
Coach Kay is a back to back Comrades Marathon (in South Africa) finisher and provides ultramarathon coaching for their preparations to run the Comrades Marathon. Interestingly, a 60k long training planned in Ooty for the KaysFIT Academy Comrades runners, Balaji Thulasiraman, Ajay Verma & Satyashil Pradhan, who was training for the Comrades Marathon down run in 2018, had instantly evolved as the OOTYULTRA.
We are proudly unveiling the OOTYULTRA logo, which signifies the local culture, flora & few iconic places in Ooty.