The third edition of the OOTYUULTRA is tentatively scheduled on the 5-Apr-2020, Sunday
18 years old completed on the even day
OOTYULTRA will be a tough race due to its steep climbs and downhill terrain. Most first-time runners may find it extremely difficult to run. Hill running, in general, can be very technical and challenging but through experience one can gain mastery.
OOTYULTRA Minimum qualification & Cutoff
60k (10 hr 30 min cutoff to finish and 5 hr 30 mins at 30k)
A minimum of one, timed/official Full Marathon (42.2 km) completed after 1-Aug-2019 within 5 hr 50 min. An official event timing records MUST be submitted. The timing records can be submitted/updated after the registration is done but before 10-Mar-2020. Alternatively, you can submit your Ultramarathon run, any distance run above 50km, as a qualification. There is no finish time criteria for your qualification Ultramarathon.
30k (5 hr 30 min cutoff)
One, Half Marathon completed within 3 hr 00 min after 1-Aug-2019 An official event timing records MUST be submitted The timing records can be submitted/updated after the registration is done but before 10-Mar-2019 The last mobile aid-station (approx. 27k) before the finish will be operational only for 5 hr 15 min
15k (no cutoff)
To encourage first timers, there will be NO CUT OFF for the 15k category The last mobile aid-station (approx. 12k) before the finish will be operational only for 2 hr 30 min
IMPORTANT --> Registration will not be confirmed if the timing qualifications do not comply. No refund will be provided if you do not qualify. All the participant must be fit, healthy and must be running regularly.
The 60k and 30k runners must complete this distance categories within the cut-off time specified in order to receive their laser-cut custom medal at the finish.
The 60k runners will not be allowed to proceed to run if they arrive into the 30k distance outside the 30k cut-off time.
All runners completing the race outside the cut-off time will be marked "outside the time limit" or a DNF status in the race results.
No finisher medal will be provided
OOTYULRA encourages all ultramarathoners. Include your Ultramarathon event details, distance category and finish times during your registration. See the FAQ section for qualification cut off date.
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org with links to your Strava or Garmin online profile. We may consider giving you entry if your records are satisfactory. You will have to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500 + 18% GST for the manual review efforts, if we agree to provide you with an entry.
No, you must still qualify for the 2020 edition. See the FAQ section for qualification cut off date.
28-Feb-2020 end of the day or whenever the registration cap is reached, whichever is earlier.
60k, 30k and 15k distances
Follow the registration page to learn more Click here to register
Your entry to the event. All registered participant may receive a free T-Shirt and all runners successfully finishing the event within the cut-off time (read the cut off time for each race category) will receive a personalised finisher medal.
Your ticket is non-refundable. However, you can transfer it to another runner within the Ticket-Transfer window.
Yes, write to email@example.com with your registration reference number. Your First name can not be changed after 10-Mar, since we would have already placed the orders for the custom medals.
OOTYULTRA is a road race. ITRA is only for runs with min 80% trail.
The organizers will arrange the pre-marathon night vegetarian dinner, on the 6-Apr-2019 evening, for those who have pre-booked along with the registration. The runners-friendly buffet dinner will be served at the YWCA Anandagiri against dinner coupons which will be sent to your email address prior to the event.
Yes, our timing partner MACSHA will provide this support. There will be two timing mats, one at the start and one at the finish point. The finish point timing mat will also serve as a intermediate timing mat at the 30k for the 60k runners.
You can reach Ooty by road & or train only. If you are flying, the nearest airports are Coimbatore / Bangalore and you have to travel by road to Ooty. See the travel section for more information
The OOTYULTA is happening in the middle of peak summer season time in Ooty. Getting hotel accommodation could be challenging if you do the last-minute reservation. We encourage to contact our travel partner listed in the travel.
There will be no prize money for the podium finishers.
See the Route & Elevation page
The aid-stations will be spaced approximately 3-4 km apart. The exact number of stations will be communicated to you prior to the event
Yes, all finishers will receive an update to view and download the PDF copy of your OOTYULTRA finisher certificate after the event. This will be mailed to you by our timing partner along with one SMS message. We expect to send the SMS message on 7-Apr-2019 itslef, but this is subject to good quality network connectivity.
One day before the OOTYULTRA marathon day at the EXPO - look for latest announcements regarding the EXPO.
The start time will be at 6.00 am (TENTATIVE) (TENTATIVE) Starting location: YWCA Anandagiri (TENTATIVE) Finish location: Government Tea Park, Battarkambai) ~8.3 km away from the start Shuttle buses will take you back to Ooty town
Buses will be operating between the finish line and the start line - the departure time will be published before the event (timing is tentative) 15k runners - 10.00 30k runners - 11:30 60k runners - 16:30
You can deposit your baggage at the start line - the baggage will be brought to the finish line. You are requested not to keep any valuables in your baggage.
It's better to block the rooms through online hotel service providers. Make sure you are staying within the city limits (look for lodges/hotels near places like Charing-cross, commercial road, Ettines road, near collector’s office, Hospital road, or any place within the Ooty town) Plan to arrive in Ooty on Saturday morning and leave either on Sunday evening (15k, 30k runners) and Sunday night or Monday morning (60k runners). Write to firstname.lastname@example.org regarding this.
Note: The organizers will not make accommodation arrangements and you are expected to make your own arrangements