30k OOTYULRA will be run on the mountain roads (~1000 m elevation) with close to 25 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, its an uphill 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. 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, which will bring you back to the Tea Park.
Distance accuracy: The 30k distance is approximate with a +/- 1 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
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