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BHATTI LAKES ULTRA

DUSTY, SLIPPERY, THORN STREWN TRAILS ALONG 5 MIRROR-LIKE LAKES IN THE ARAVALI FOREST THAT HOUSES  BLUEBULLS, CAMELS, FOXES AND PEACOCKS

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • RACE REGISTRATION: JANUARY 1, 2017 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
  • RACE DATES: OCTOBER 6-8, 2017
  • BRIEFING: OCTOBER 5, 2017, 5.30pm (ALL CATEGORIES, VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED)
  • REFER TO THE TABLE BELOW FOR YOUR CATEGORY RACE START TIMING

CATEGORY RACE SCHEDULE:

CATEGORY START TIME END TIME
THE HOME LOOP October 7, 6am October 8, 12pm
220 KM: Solo  October 6, 2pm  October 8, 11am
100 mile: Solo  October 6, 2pm  October 7, 10pm
24 hours: Solo  October 7, 6am  October 8, 6am
100 KM: Solo  October 7, 6am  October 7, 12pm
80 KM: Solo  October 7, 6am  October 7, 8pm
50 KM Solo  October 7, 6am  October 7, 2pm
30 KM Solo October 8, 6am October 8, 12pm
20 KM Solo October 8, 6am October 8, 10am
10 KM Solo October 8, 6am October 8, 8am
10 KM relay (5Km per runner) October 8, 6.30am October 8, 8.15am

RACE CATEGORIES:

SOLO:

XTrail CATEGORIES

  • 10Kms/20Kms/30Kms

ULTRA CATEGORIES

  • 50Kms/80Kms/100Kms/160Kms/220Kms/24 Hrs/The Home Loop

RELAY: 

  • 10 KM – 2 member maximum (5Km per person)

CUT-OFF TIMES, SOLO AND RELAY.

XTrail CATEGORIES ULTRA CATEGORIES
10KMS SOLO – 2 HOURS 50KMS – 8 HOURS
10KMS RELAY – 1 Hr 45 Min(Cumulative) 80KMS – 14 HOURS
20KMS – 4 HOURS 100KMS – 18 HOURS
30KMS – 6 HOURS 160KMS – 32 HOURS
220KMS – 45 HOURS
24 HOURS
The Home Loop – Oct 8, 12pm.

HOME LOOP RULES:

This is an extreme race category and requires much racing experience coupled with focused training. We would love to see you attain excellence in running and this category is one such effort to push limits within the boundaries of safety rules and monitored performance.

The Home Loop starts on October 7, 2017 at 6am.

  1. Each loop (a 20Km distance) needs to be completed within 2hours 20 minutes
  2. There is a enforced timeout of 10 minutes between the first 3 loops .
  3. Thereafter the timeout is 15 minutes starting with the end of 4th loop
  4. Any runner who does not complete a single loop within 2 hours 20 minutes will not get to start the next loop
  5. No exception for the timeout will be given. It is enforced to ensure a runner is sufficiently able to complete a loop that is demanding physically and mentally.
  6. Partial loops before clock ends at 12pm on October 8, 2017 are not counted.
  7. If a number of runners complete the same number of loops at the end of the race, cumulative time taken for all the loops that are counted will be used to rank the runners.

RELAY RULES:

All relay members must complete an equal distance. No restriction on who may start first. The next relay member must be ready at aid-station 1 to start their leg of the relay once the previous member completes his/her portion of the relay.

All relay members must complete an equal distance. No restriction on who may start first. The next relay member must be ready at aid-station 1 to start their leg of the relay once the previous member completes his/her portion of the relay.

 

RACE FEE:

Distance Fee INR/$ (Till June 01) Fee INR/$ (After June 01
10 KM Solo 900/15 1200/20
10 KM relay 600/10 per runner 720/12 per runner
 20 KM Solo 1200/20  1700/25
30 KM Solo 1500/25 2000/30
50Kms Solo 2500/40 3500/55
80Kms Solo 3000/45 4000/60
100Kms /24 Hours 5000/75 6000/95
160Kms Solo 6000/95 7000/110
220Kms Solo 8000/125 9000/140
The Home Loop 5000/75 6000/95
Tee shirt 800/12 800/12
Crew Member 500/8 500/8

RACE FEE INCLUDES:

  • Aid-station support providing water, ice, electrolytes, fruit, energy drinks, salty snacks, candy, ice and medical aid at 5-km interval.
  • Stove facility at the start location for use by racers/crew members to heat up food and prepare coffee/tea
  • Tents for 220Kms, 160kms, 100kms and 24 hour category runners to rest, at the start point aid-station.
  • Water, basic food and first-aid provided to all registered crew-members carrying their crew tags.
  • Nighttime route safety and support
  • Medal and digital certificate

RACE FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Crew support
  • Personal food choices
  • Personal tents
  • Transport to and from race venue
  • Transport to and from race city.

BRIEFING DETAILS:

  • Race briefing and bib pickup Oct 5, 2017 (5pm – 7pm) 
  • BRIEFING VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED. 

  • Race packet pickup only on October 6, 2017:
    • Friday: Bib Collection at Reception Area of A & S Creations, 6/7 West Patel Nagar (close to Patel Nagar Metro Station on the Blue Line heading to Dwarka, Delhi Metro), New Delhi 110008. Phone +911145789911-18. Time: 10am – 7pm.

       

DROP BAGS:

Drop bags are allowed for all race participants. Number of bags for each category stated below. Each drop bag must be neatly tagged with the name tags provided in your race kit.

Drop bags will be collected for 220Kms and 100mile runners at the briefing on October 5, 2017 only. No drop bags will be collected post briefing time for these two categories.

Drop bags will also be collected for the other ultra categories (100kms, 24 hours, 80Kms, 50Kms) on October 6, 2016 until 6pm at the A&S Creations Office, 6/7 West Patel Nagar (close to Patel Nagar Metro Station on the Blue Line heading to Dwarka, Delhi Metro), New Delhi 110008. Phone +911145789911-18.

    • 220KM – 4 drop bags
    • 100 Miles – 4 drop bags
    • 24 Hours – 4 drop bags
    • 100KM – 2 drop bags
    • 80KM – 2 drop bags
    • 50KM – 1 drop bag

WEATHER, TERRAIN:

  • Temperatures: Mid to high 30 Centigrade during the day and teens at night. Day time sun beats down mercilessly on the trails where there is no tree or shrub cover causing dehydration, sun burn and dizzy spells.
  • Terrain: Harsh trail, thorn strewn path, rocky sections, troughs and gorges

TRAVEL, VISAS, SAFETY:

  • Inform your embassy where you are traveling to and why. Provide us with your embassy’s contact information in the registration form for communication in an emergency.
  • Foreign nationals will require a visa to come to India, which is the sole responsibility of the participant to procure one well within the event start date. Foreign nationals will also require an inner-line permit, which can be procured upon arrival at Reckong Peo.
  • Runners and their crew can travel to Delhi from any major city or town and then choose to live close to Faridabad, Kalkaji in Delhi for easier trail access.
  • Walkie-talkies and satellite phones: Runners and those without permit are not allowed to carry and use walkie-talkies or satellite phones. You are not allowed to bring them in to the country without prior permits.

Travel to and from race venue

  • Race venue is 30 km from Delhi city limits, and will require prior transportation arrangements to get to the venue.
  • All participants are required to be at the start line 30 minutes prior to their scheduled start times.
  • Please refer to directions, and location address provided to call for taxi or car-pooling if you are traveling to the venue individually
  • All participants are expected to secure transportation for post race travel to the city

 

PLEASE REVIEW RACE RULES AND GUIDELINES SECTION FOR ALL OTHER DETAILS.

GLOBERACERS’ BHATTI LAKES ULTRA’S trail is one amazing experience with a mix of tough trail, undulating thorn strewn paths, rocky sections that are slippery and sandy patches that one least expects in a city trail. The magic of this trail brings runners back to it, year after year, some of them having run almost all of its 7 editions so far. Experience the trail that mesmerizes the experienced and the amateur trail runner alike.

The route is an out and back of the same trail. One complete lap (out and back) is 20Kms. Based on your race category, you will need to do as many laps as needed. The 10Kms category runners will use the trail up to 5Kms and return to the start point.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Every runner must be eligible to participate in Bhatti Lakes Ultra through their participation in other ultras and marathons.

50Kms – Minimum 3 full marathons
80Kms – Minimum 2 50Kms ultra marathons
100kms – Minimum 2 50Kms and 1 75Kms+ ultra marathons.
160kms – Minimum 1 100Kms ultra timed finish
220Kms – Minimum 2 160km ultra timed finish

LINK TO REGISTRATION

RACE GUIDELINES:

  • All participants are required to be at the start line 30 minutes prior to their scheduled start times.
  • 100 mile and 220KM participants should be accompanied 2 and 4 crew members respectively for pacing and/or support. 24-hour participants are allowed 2 crew members each. Please ensure organizers are intimated at least two weeks before the race and register your crew members so they can receive their personal crew tags on the day of the race at the race venue. No crew members will be allowed on the route without registration or their crew tags missing.
  • No vehicular support is allowed on the route except for organizer’s vehicles.
  • 50KM, 80KM, 100 mile and 24-hour and 220Km participants should carry mandatory night running aids such as headlamps or torchlight, reflective vests or armbands and whistle. Please refer to your confirmation letter for mandatory gear requirement applicable to your race distance.

MEDICAL CHECK:

Please ensure you get a medical check at least a week before the race covering all vitals to ensure your physician clears your for running.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

CANCELLATION POLICY:

A participant can choose to roll-over to any of Globeracers’ races in one 12-month period following the race he or she is registered for as per the following terms.

  1. At 80% of the paid race fee for notifying 45 days prior to the race start.
  2. At 50% of the paid race fee for notifying 30 days prior to the race start.
  3. At 25% of the paid race fee for notifying 15 days prior to the race start.
  4. No refund of roll-over within two weeks of the race.

Above and beyond the notified terms, a participant’s request to roll-over will be considered by the Race Director of the race under special circumstances such as a death or natural calamities that the participant has no control over.

For any of your requests to be considered, please write to us on this email id: info@globeracers.com

We understand unavoidable circumstances can arise any time and we will do our best to consider your request. We also trust you understand that race logistics once in place cannot be withdrawn and our ability to offer you a fee roll-over becomes limited.

PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING.

  1. APPLY FOR THE RACE AS EARLY AS FEBRUARY FOR THAT YEAR’S RACE.
  2. PLAN YOUR TRAINING SCHEDULE AS PER YOUR RACE CATEGORY, WITH A COACH IF NECESSARY, AND FOCUS ON NUTRITION AS WELL.
  3. APPLY FOR YOUR VISA IF YOU NEED ONE TO TRAVEL TO INDIA.
  4. PLAN YOUR TRAVEL TO INDIA AND TO THE RACE VENUE AHEAD OF TIME.
  5. SEEK GUIDANCE FROM OUR RACE COORDINATOR ASSIGNED TO THIS RACE TO PLAN FOR YOUR CREW VEHICLE LOCALLY AND/OR ANY CREW THAT YOU MAY WANT ADDITIONALLY.
  6. PLAN FOR YOUR CREW STAY AT THE RACE VENUE AND LOGISTICS.
  7. UNDERSTAND RUNNING IN EXTREME CONDITIONS SUCH AS WEATHER, TERRAIN  AND PLAN YOUR TRAINING ACCORDINGLY.
  8. CHOOSE A FEW WELL MANAGED AND MODERATELY TOUGH TRAIL RACES PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL RACE AS TRAINING RACES.
  9. GET YOUR COMPLETE MEDICAL CHECK
  10. CHOOSE YOUR GEAR AND TRAIN WITH IT
  11. CHOOSE YOUR CREW CAREFULLY.
  12. WORKOUT YOUR RACE PLAN WITH YOUR CREW AND TRAIN WITH THEM IF POSSIBLE.
  13. ARRIVE IN INDIA EARLIER THAN THE RACE MANDATED SCHEDULE IF POSSIBLE.
  14. IF YOU NOT USED TO WATER OTHER THAN PROCESSED AND FILTERED WATER, ENSURE YOU CHOOSE YOUR WATER SOURCES IN INDIA CAREFULLY.
  15. ARRIVE AT THE RACE VENUE AS PER SCHEDULE TO ACCLIMATIZE
  16. HAVE A GREAT RACE. WE ARE READY FOR YOU.