Visit the FAQ & the Register page for more details.

About the 15k route

15k OOTYULRA will be run on the mountain roads with close to 12 km non-repeating sections. The first 4 km is run on flat roads, and the ascend to the Dodabetta Peak starts from the 6k onwards. From there till about 10k, its an uphill (~500 m elevation), which will take you to the second-highest peak in South India.

Most runners will reach Doddabetta peak at a time when 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 also 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 the 15 km, you will reach the Tea Garden, this is the finish point for all categories.

Distance accuracy: The 60k distance is approximate with a +/- 1.5 km due to variations in the measurements approach vs. GPS device accuracy

Start point: YWCA Anandagiri

Finish point: Government Tea Park, Battarkambai) ~8.3 km away from the start

this route is subject to approval from the local authorities

Qualification requirements

Read the FAQ & Race Rules pages carefully

  • Must be 18 years of old
  • Must be running regularly and is capable of running or walking for a minimum of 2-3 hours continuously
  • Must be physically fit and healthy
  • To encourage first timers to a mountain run there will be no qualification and there will be no cut off rule applicable
  • The last mobile aid-station (approx. 12k) before the finish will be operational only for 2 hr 30 min
  • Registration fee includes

  • Entry to run OOTYULTRA
  • Souvenir T-Shirt
  • 4" personalized laser cut finisher medal (must finish within cutoff)
  • Travel & stay recommendations

    Read the Travel section carefully for more information

  • Plan to reach Ooty on Saturday before 12.00 pm
  • plan to depart from Ooty on either Sunday evening or Monday after a good rest on Sunday
  • Aid Station locations

  • Every 3-4 km
  • Aid Station Supplies

    Planned supplies (Actuals supplies may vary depending on availability)

  • Electrolyte
  • Groundnut candy
  • Lemon/Rock Salt
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • First-Aid kit
  • Must carry

  • Your BIB must be clearly visible and worn in the front
  • mobile phone with event emergency number stored in it
  • Recommended Gear

  • 2 layers of clothing to protect from cold/wind (first 1 hr)
  • Headscarf to protect ears
  • Hand gloves
  • Expo day arrangements

  • 4.00 pm onwards
  • On Saturday
  • Opportunity to interact with runners
  • Post-Race Information

  • Breakfast
  • Medical & Recovery tent
  • Buses to bring you back to Ooty

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