RACES – 2015

Racing on Foot:

Below are the races that are finalized and scheduled for 2015 racing season. Newer races will be added pending recce completion and will be updated for 2016 calendar. Please click on the race link to go to the respective race website.

Have a great racing season. Run well!

Month and Day, 2015 Race Description Affiliation/Points Registration Open-Close
February 06-07, 2015COMPLETED The Great Indian Thar Desert Ultra – Run of Kutch 2nd Edition: The toughest race in terms of heat and terrain, in dry desert conditions of the Rann of Kutch, with long stretches of the White Desert, marshy lands, hills and seacoast. The race route travels from the tip of the Indian west coast through abandoned fort villages, historic towns, and culminates in a small town with ancient ruins. The route also passes through sparsely inhabited villages and some surprising lush green areas. Terrain includes salt flats rough trail, village ruins and rocky stretches. 160Kms, single stage Working towards UTMB qualifying status March 24, 2014 – December 15, 2014.
July 27- 31, 2015 The Himalayan Crossing 2nd edition: A route to enchant, punish and torment! The Himalayan Crossing has altitude, climbs, unbeaten path, snow capped mountain ranges, weather extremities and a road that takes you to very old and beautiful monasteries such as Key Gompa of Kaza, and in to the mountain passes of Kunzum and Rohtang, while high altitude lakes in the form of Chandar Tal will have you feeling refreshed despite the grueling run that brings you to it. Format: 353kms, 5 stages. The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® – 4 Points for 2016 Now – Jan 31, 2015. Register your in the race along with your running history. Qualifying requirements: Completion of a 160km race in the past one year, multi-day race, high altitude races, UTMB sanctioned races, Canadian Death race.
Aug 28-30 Uttarkashi 135 3rd Edition of 135 mile single stage race, through lower Himalayas, with a cumulative 30,000 + feet of climbing and just as much descent! Experience beautiful Himalayas in the month of September. Jan 1 – July 07
Oct 2-4, 2015 Bhatti Lakes Ultra 6th Edition – Tough endurance and supported race in the trails of Bhatti Mines. 50 Kms, 80Kms, 100 miles, 220kms and 24 hours in solo and relay categories. The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® – 3 points (160Kms) 4 points (220kms) Points for 2016 Jan 1– August 30, 2015
Dec  05 (Men) Dec 06 (Women) Nilgiris 100 4th Edition: A race in the Nilgiris is a true Blue Battle as ‘Nil’ ‘giris’ mean Blue Mountain, and they are part of the larger Western Ghats extending in to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® – 2 Points for 2016 Jan 1– Oct 25, 2015

Racing on Wheels:

Dates Race Description Affiliation Registration
Mar 06-08, 2015 Ultra BOB RAAM Qualifier, UMCA World Cup race, and shorter race categories. RAAM category, 500Kms, 300Kms, 150Kms. This is one route that challenges even the best riders. This year, the race route will be off the Mysore highway and take the back roads via Kollegal, Chamrajnagar, Gundulpet and to Bandipur forest, making it a lot more scenic with just enough toughness. UMCA, RAAM qualifier June 1, 2014 – Jan 31  01, 2015

Duathlon and Triathlon series – 2015

Dates Race Description Registration
September 26-27, 2015 Iron 3X Triathlon Olympic and half-ironman distances Dec 1, 2014 – August 1, 2015