THE HIMALAYAN CROSSING / THE SPITI / THE GOMPA RUN

AUGUST 14-17, 2019

STORY OF HIMALAYAN CROSSING

The Himalayan Crossing – Four best elements of this race – Unmatched Stunning Himalayan landscape, high altitude, rough terrain and extreme temperatures.  It’s a celebration of the mountain spirit. These mountains sing to you with their silence, enchant you with their color hues, and silence you with their majesty. True to its name, the route criss-crosses through mountain ranges of The Himalayas, taking you through Kinnaur and Spiti Valleys before ending on one of the toughest passes on this planet – The Rohtang La. This route cuts through mountains and splendid landscapes, is surrounded by snow capped majestic peaks, goes over two of the highest passes, Kunzum and Rohtang, extends through wide valleys, camps by high altitude lake, The Chandra Taal, and takes you to the highest village in Asia, Komic.

So what makes this route a must-do as we make it out to be? We may be masochistic to some extent, to want pain and suffer these climbs, terrain and landscape, but, we believe no runner is left untouched by the beauty, serenity, and tough terrain of the route, surely asking for a repeat!

BOOK YOUR TICKET AND ACCOMMODATION, FOR RUNNERS AND CREW.

NOTE THAT IN 2019 ALL RACES ARE SOLO CATEGORIES.

RUNNERS NEED TO APPLY TO BE ACCEPTED TO RACE IN 338KM AND 168KM CATEGORIES.

RUNNERS CAN REGISTER DIRECTLY TO RACE IN 100KM AND 55KM CATEGORIES IF THEY MEET THE QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS.

Himalayan Crossing/338Kms The Spiti I/168Kms The Spiti II/100Kms The Gompa Run/55Kms
RACE DATES AUG 14-17, 2019 AUG 16-17, 2019 AUG 16-17, 2019 AUG 16, 2019
ACCLIMATIZATION AUG 8-13, 2019 AUG 10-15, 2019 AUG 10-15, 2019 AUG 10-15, 2019
ACCLIMATIZATION LOCATION KAZA KAZA KAZA KAZA
ROUTE KAZA – ROHTANG PASS KAZA – ROHTANG PASS LOHSAR – ROHTANG PASS KAZA-KAZA
APPLICATION DATES NOVEMBER 1, 2018 – APRIL 1, 2019 NOVEMBER 1, 2018 – APRIL 1, 2019 REGISTRATION WITH QUALIFYING RACES REGISTRATION FOR QUALIFYING RACES
ACCEPTED APPLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT MAY 15, 2019 MAY 15, 2019 NA NA
LAST DATE FOR PAYMENT June 1, 2019 June 1, 2019 NA NA
FORMAT SINGLE STAGE / 72 HOURSCREW SUPPORTED SINGLE STAGE / 34 HRSCREW SUPPORTED SINGLE STAGE / 21 HRSCREW SUPPORTED SINGLE STAGE/ 10 HRSORGANIZER SUPPORTED
RACE FEE
  • Till January 15, 2019 -$835/Rs.58,500
  • Till FEBRUARY 15, 2019 – $1030/Rs.72,000
  • Till March 31, 2019 – $1160/Rs.81,000
  • From April 1, 2019 – $1286/Rs.90,000
  • Till January 15, 2019 -$600/Rs.42,250
  • Till FEBRUARY 15, 2019 – $740/Rs.52,000
  • Till March 31, 2019 – $835/Rs.58,500
  • From April 1, 2019 – $930/Rs.65,000
  • Till January 15, 2019 -$465/Rs.32,500
  • Till FEBRUARY 15, 2019 – $570/Rs.40,000
  • Till March 31, 2019 – $640/Rs.45,000
  • From April 1, 2019 – $715/Rs.50,000
  • Till January 15, 2019 -$280/Rs.19,500
  • Till FEBRUARY 15, 2019 – $340/Rs.24,000
  • Till March 31, 2019 – $385/Rs.27,000
  • From April 1, 2019 – $430/Rs.30,000
TRANSPORTATION RS.3000 RS.3000 RS.3000 RS.6000
STAY AND FOOD RS.15000 RS.15000 RS.15000 RS.15000
INCLUDED IN RACE FEE
  • Pre-race lunch on AUGUST 13, 2019
  • Finish line meal
  • Acclimatization activity:
    • Day 1 – Short 15km evening run towards Lohsar and back
    • Day 2 – Trek to Dhankar/Visit to Key Gompa
    • Day 3 – Trek/run to Komic village
  • Tents at approximate 30Km intervals for runners and crew to rest and refresh.
  • Rest tents at ChandraTal for those arriving earlier than 3am
  • Route safety
  • Medical support
  • Medical consultation before the race for altitude related issue management
  • Apparel, medal or memento, digital certificate
  • Pre-race meal on AUGUST 16, 2019
  • Finish line meal
  • Acclimatization activity:
    • Day 1 – Short 15km evening run towards Lohsar and back
    • Day 2 – Trek to Dhankar/Visit to Key Gompa
    • Day 3 – Trek/run to Komic village
  • Tents at approximate 30Km intervals for runners and crew to rest and refresh.
  • Route safety
  • Medical support
  • Medical consultation before the race for altitude related issue management
  • Apparel, medal or memento, digital certificate
  • Pre-race meal on AUGUST 16, 2019
  • Finish line meal
  • Acclimatization activity:
    • Day 1 – Short 15km evening run towards Lohsar and back
    • Day 2 – Trek to Dhankar/Visit to Key Gompa
    • Day 3 – Trek/run to Komic village
  • Tents at approximate 30Km intervals for runners and crew to rest and refresh.
  • Route safety
  • Medical support
  • Medical consultation before the race for altitude related issue management
  • Apparel, medal or memento, digital certificate
  • Pre-race breakfast on AUGUST 16, 2019
  • Finish line meal
  • Acclimatization activity:
    • Day 1 – Short 15km evening run towards Lohsar and back
    • Day 2 – Trek to Dhankar/Visit to Key Gompa
    • Day 3 – Trek/run to Komic village
  • Aid-stations
  • Route safety
  • Medical support
  • Medical consultation before the race for altitude related issue management
  • Apparel, medal or memento, digital certificate
NOT INCLUDED IN RACE FEE
  • Stay in Kaza from AUGUST 8-13, 2019 (6 nights) (can be purchased during registration)
  • Stay in Manali post race finish on AUGUST 17, 2019 (can be purchased during registration)
  • Food during acclimatization period (can be purchased during registration)
  • Transport to Kaza (can be purchased during registration)
  • Transport from Manali to your onward destination.
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Stay in Kaza from AUGUST 10-15, 2019 (6 nights) (can be purchased during registration)
  • Stay in Manali post race finish on AUGUST 17, 2019 (can be purchased during registration)
  • Food during acclimatization period (can be purchased during registration)
  • Transport to Kaza (can be purchased during registration)
  • Transport from Manali to your onward destination.
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Stay in Kaza from AUGUST 10-15, 2019 (6 nights) (can be purchased during registration)
  • Stay in Manali post race finish on AUGUST 17, 2019 (can be purchased during registration)
  • Food during acclimatization period (can be purchased during registration)
  • Transport to Kaza (can be purchased during registration)
  • Transport from Manali to your onward destination.
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Stay in Kaza from AUGUST 10-15, 2019 (6 nights) (can be purchased during registration)
  • Stay in Manali post race finish on AUGUST 17, 2019 (can be purchased during registration)
  • Food during acclimatization period (can be purchased during registration)
  • Transport to Kaza (can be purchased during registration)
  • Transport from Manali to your onward destination.
  • Emergency evacuation
QUALIFICATION
  • A runner must have completed a 220Km race or a multi-day race within cut-off, with a history of running 100mile races in the previous 12 months.
  • If you have completed any other high altitude events or ultra races around the world such as or similar to Western States, Tahoe 200, Jungle Ultra, Hardrock, H.U.R.T 100, 6633 Ultra, Spartathalon, UTMB or La Ultra, you can apply for the race by filling the form below
  • Ensure all details are complete so that application receives thorough evaluation.
  • A runner must have completed a 160Km race within cut-off, with a history of running 100mile races in the previous 12 months.
  • If you have completed any other high altitude events or ultra races around the world such as or similar to Western States, Tahoe 200, Jungle Ultra, Hardrock, H.U.R.T 100, 6633 Ultra, Spartathalon, UTMB or La Ultra, you can apply for the race by filling the form below
  • Ensure all details are complete so that application receives thorough evaluation.
  • A runner must have completed a 100Km race within cut-off, with a history of running 100km races in the previous 12 months.
  • If you do not meet the above criteria but have completed any other high events, endurance activities or ultra races around the world such as or similar to Western States, Tahoe 200, Jungle Ultra, Hardrock, H.U.R.T 100, 6633 Ultra, Spartathalon, UTMB or La Ultra, please email us on info@globeracers.com to be considered.
  • A runner must have completed a 4 marathons race within cut-off, with a history of running marathon races in the previous 18 months.
  • If you do not meet the above criteria but have completed any other endurance activities that can be evaluated and considered, please email us on info@globeracers.com to be considered.
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TRAVEL Closest airport: Buntar or DelhiBuses to Manali Closest airport: Buntar or DelhiBuses to Manali Closest airport: Buntar or DelhiBuses to Manali Closest airport: Buntar or Delhi

Buses to Manali

VISA FOR FOREIGNERS Foreigners require a visa to travel to India. Please email us on info@globeracers.com to request an invitation letter once you are approved for the race. Foreigners require a visa to travel to India. Please email us on info@globeracers.com to request an invitation letter once you are approved for the race. Foreigners require a visa to travel to India. Please email us on info@globeracers.com to request an invitation letter once you are approved for the race. Foreigners require a visa to travel to India. Please email us on info@globeracers.com to request an invitation letter once you are approved for the race.
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RACE SUPPLIES AND GEAR CHECK BEFORE THE RACE:

  • Whistle
  • Buff
  • Emergency medical supplies
  • 2 liter hydration pack
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Race patches stitched on to the sleeve of your tee shirt as prescribed in race rules.
  • Warmers or sleeves for legs and arms
  • Contact numbers of all race officials and emergency personnel
  • Stage route map
  • Race log

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

  • GPS watch
  • Warm clothing
  • USB spare/solar charging unit
  • Hiking poles

RACE PATCHES:

All participants must submit their race gear for inspection before start of each stage. All mandatory race gear must be procured and be lightweight. Racers must carry a minimum of 4000 calories in your pack, which can be restocked from your supplies at the camps. Your baggage, excluding your race pack, will be made available to you at camp at end of each race day.

All racers must wear their race bibs, one in the front of the tee shirt, and one attached to their race pack. All racers must also visibly wear the event organizer’s patch on the right sleeve, provided to you with your race welcome kit.

REFUND, CANCELLATION, ALTERATION:

In the event of cancellation by the participant, please refer to the cancellation terms below.

In the event of organizers canceling the race for any reason, before April 16, 2019, a full refund will be made to all participants.

In the event of organizers canceling the race, post April 15 2109, for unforeseen reasons such as natural calamities, and unsafe conditions, organizers will make all efforts to reschedule the event to a later date and or conduct the race on an alternate route or on a shorter route.

The event organizers reserve the right to change the race route to ensure safety of the racers and are under no obligation to provide prior notice to the participants. Organizers reserve the right to change the dates in light of any unforeseen conditions, and will not reimburse unless the race is cancelled in its entirety, in which case cancellation conditions stated above will apply.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

No refund or roll-over within two weeks of the race.

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.

WITHDRAWING FROM THE RACE:

When withdrawing from the race, a racer must notify the race marshals or the officials at the aid-stations and have their race log signed and handed over to the race official. The racers must then await transportation to the nearest evacuation facility and or end point, as and when organizers vehicles become available. In case of medical emergencies, the racer will be transported to the nearest hospital.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

You are racing in environmentally fragile locations. As ultra spirit goes ‘leave the place better than you found it’, ensure you do not leave trash on the route, carry all plastic and wrappers to the next aid-stations where you can deposit it in one of the waste containers. Ensure you are not loud, are respectful of the locals and their traditions, are friendly and considerate of your fellow racers and all organizing team members. All volunteers are working hard to ensure you have a good and safe race. Do smile and thank them for their assistance 🙂

DISPUTES:

  • Any disputes or appeals must be submitted in writing to the race director, by sending an email to Kavitha@globeracers.com, within 15 days of completion of the event, with all relevant data and/or any supporting documents/data. Race Director’s decision is final. All appeals must be submitted in English, which is also the official language of the race.

PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING.

  1. APPLY FOR THE RACE AS EARLY AS FEBRUARY FOR THAT YEAR’S RACE.
  2. AWAIT OUR ACCEPTANCE EMAIL
  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, ALTITUDE AND PLAN YOUR TRAINING ACCORDINGLY.
  8. CHOOSE A FEW WELL MANAGED AND MODERATELY TOUGH MOUNTAIN 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.

RACE ROUTE ELEVATION AND MAPS: