RACES ON FOOT

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RUN OF KUTCHutmb_qualifyingrace_2016_en

FEB 10-12, 2017

REGISTRATION CLOSES: JANUARY 2, 2017


RACE CATEGORIES:

SOLO:

XTrail categories

  • 25Kms

Ultra categories

  • 50Kms/100Kms/160Kms

START/END TIMES AND TIME LIMIT:

Race Start time Finish time Time Limit
135 Miles TBA TBA TBA
160kms Feb 10, 7am Feb 11,  7pm 36 Hrs
100kms Feb 10, 8am Feb 11,  5am 21 Hrs
50kms Feb 11, 7am Feb 11,  3pm 8 Hrs
25kms Feb 11, 7am Feb 11,  11am 4 hrs

QUALIFICATION TERMS:

  • Applicants must have completed at least two 100km races in the previous 12 month period to apply for the 160km category. Please provide your running history/other relevant activity in the application if you think you may be otherwise eligible for this category.
  • Applicants must have completed at least two 50km races in the previous 12 month period to apply for the 100km category. Please provide your running history/other relevant activity in the application if you think you may be otherwise eligible for this category.
  • Applicants must have completed at least a half marathon in the previous 6 months.

Please note that every application is assessed by our team and will receive a confirmation email only if the applicant meets necessary qualifying requirements. These terms ensure no runner attempts a category of the race that they are not prepared for, without ample training and understanding of long-distance running. Please bear with us while we work towards creating a strong and fun endurance running community.  Your registration is complete only after the application is accepted and payment received.


PARTICIPANT GUIDELINES:

Any race in desert conditions can test a participant’s mental and physical strength. One must be prepared to acclimatize to the prevailing weather conditions, mandated race format and familiarize oneself with information provided to complete the race in safe conditions within the set rules and terms.

  1. Run of Kutch is a semi-supported race for 160Kms and 100Kms categories – A racer must carry enough food and water to last between aid-stations, which are anywhere between 5kms and 15kms apart. One must come equipped with a hydration pack, night gear such as headlamp and reflective vest, safety gear such as a whistle, a charged cell phone and carry the GPS tracker if provided by the organizer.
  2. Run of Kutch is a single stage, continuous race: A participant must come prepared to run through the night in desert landscape. One must follow the markers on the route. When in doubt the racer must be able to retrace their steps to the last known flag and locate the next flag, and in the event of the racer not being able to locate the next flag, they must remain in the current location and seek help from the route marshals, other participants of the race or call the organizers on the numbers provided in the race kit.
  3. A racer must be aware of their surroundings at all times and in the event a racer is unable to safely proceed further and complete the race, the racer must withdraw from the race for their own safety.
  4. Organizers provide medical assistance in the form of ambulances and also have physiotherapists on hand. In case a racer is in doubt of their medical condition or is known to be hallucinating, they must seek medical help from the medical team on the route and/or withdraw from the race if their condition worsens after medical attention is provided and the racer rests adequately.
  5. If the racer arrives at the race without mandatory gear that is listed in the gear section, they will not be allowed to participate unless they are able to procure the gear prior to the race start.

RACE SCHEDULE:

ARRIVAL AND PREPERATION:

Arrival at base-camp (Lakhpat for 160Kms and 100Kms runner) February 09, 5am –10am
Arrival at base-camp (Dhorodo for 50Kms,25Km runners) February 10, 5am – 10am
Race dates February 10 – 11, 2017
Pre-race briefing and bib pick-up at Lakhpat Gurudwara (160Kms and 100Kms) February 09: 5pm – 6pm
Dinner at Lakhpath Gurudwara February 09: 7pm – 8pm
Pre-race briefing and bib pick-up at Dhorodo camp (50Kms and 25Kms) February 10: 12pm – 1pm
Dinner at Dhorodo Camp February 10: 7pm – 8pm
Race start: 160Kms, 100Kms – Feb 10 at 7am  @Lakhpath.
Race start: 50Kms, 25Kms – Feb 11 at 7am @Dhorodo
Post-race get-together February 11: 8pm – 10pm

RACE FEE:

We will be working with runners to raise funds for the athlete program Globeracers’ funds. You can choose to pay the entire race fee and raise funds for a cause of your own, or pay us no fee but raise funds for the Globeracers’ athletes program, which already sponsors national level athletes and international level athletes. Funds raised must be over and above the fee for your race category. We believe this program benefits not just the athletes sponsored by us, but also the runners in connecting with their friends, family, athlete community and as a bonus have their fee waived in support of athletes just as themselves who are excelling at national and international levels. If you choose to raise funds, please choose ‘Alternate Payment Method’ on the registration page and email us with your fund raising plans and details. All funds raised must match the criteria set herein and be submitted to Globeracers two weeks before the race day for your registration to be complete. If you have any questions regarding the same, please mail us at info@globeracers.com

We also accept  entries from armed personnel runners including BSF, Police, Army, Navy, CRPF, Air Force and ITB, with a deeply discounted race fee when they are recommended and registration submitted through their respective departments, with contribution from the respective services to the logistics and organization of the race.

 

Till December 15, 2016

  • 160 km solo: $300/Rs.18000
  • 100km: $250/Rs.15000
  • 50km: $135/Rs.8000
  • 25km: $100/Rs.6000

From December 16, 2016

  • 160 km solo: $350/Rs.21000
  • 100km: $280/Rs.16800
  • 50km: $150/Rs.9000
  • 25km: $115/Rs.6900

What’s included in the fee:

  • Water at aid-stations and nutrition.
  • Aid-stations are at 20km intervals for the 160Km, and 100Kms race and 4Kms apart on the 50Km and 25Km route
  • Medical aid through the race
  • Stay at start (Lakhpat) and end point(Dhorodo) for 160Kms and 100Kms runners Feb 9 – 11, 2017, and at Dhorodo base camp Feb 10 – 11, 2017 for 50Kms and 25Kms runners
  • Pre-race nutritious meals at the base-camp including breakfast, lunch and dinner – Feb 9 – 11, 2017
  • Post race refreshments and entertainment  on Feb 11, 2017, 8pm
  • Transfer of luggage from start point to the race end location for the 160Km and 100Km category runners (One large bag and one small supplemental bag allowed per participant)
  • Medal/memento, tee shirt and digital certificate
  • Transfer from Bhuj to Dhorodo and back to Bhuj from Dhorodo.

Not included:

Transfer from Bhuj to Lakhpat for the 160kms and 100Km runners.


RACE PREPARATION AND RACE GUIDELINES:

Participant mandatory gear check: (Runners will not be allowed on the route without passing the gear check)

  • 2-litre hydration pack (160KMS AND 100KMS)
  • Running water bottle (50Kms and 25Kms)
  • 2 additional 700ml water bottles (160Kms and 100Kms)
  • Whistle (160Kms and 100Kms)
  • Head lamp with spare batteries  (160Kms and 100Kms)
  • Desert Cap (160Kms and 100Kms)
  • Sunglasses (All categories)
  • Sun-protective sleeves (160Kms and 100Kms)
  • Packed food to last a minimum of one day (for 100Kms and 160Kms runners)
  • Personal medicines if needed.
  • Copy of permission from authorities to be on the route (provided by the organizer)
  • Emergency medical information (160Kms and 100Kms)

Recommended gear:

  • Hiking pole
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Running gear in white
  • Gaiters for shoes
  • Road ID (Link provided above

BRIEFING DETAILS:

160Kms and 100Kms runners:

  • Location:Briefing is held at Lakhpat for 160Kms and 100Kms runners.
  • Date and Time: February 9, 2017 @5.00pm

50Kms and 25Kms runners:

  • Location: Rann Utsav Tent City, Dhorodo.
  • Date and Time: February 10, 2017 @ 12pm

TRAVEL DETAILS AND OPTIONS:

Travel to the race start location varies for 160kms/100kms runners and 50kms/25Kms runners. Please read instructions carefully.

For 160kms and 100Kms runners: Point of arrival is Lakhpat. Once you arrive in Bhuj, you can either take a bus or taxi to reach Lakhpat. Road travel time is between 2-3 hours. You will need to reach Lakhpat fort within which the Lakhpat Gurudwara is housed.

For 50Kms and 25Kms runners: Point of arrival is Dhorodo, Rann Utsav location. Once you arrive in Bhuj, you will have transportation to reach Dhorodo Rann Utsav. Schedule of transportation that will ply between Bhuj airport and train station to Rann Utsav location will be provided to racers closer to the date of the race. You will be required to share your arrival and departure details with us once registration closes.

Return journey: Rann Utsav vehicles can take you up to Bhuj post race, starting February 20, 2016. Taxis and shared transport are easily available from Dhorodo during this period.  Ensure you coordinate your return journey from Bhuj or Ahmedabad to accommodate travel time from Dhorodo.

Travel time to consider: 

  • Dhorodo to Bhuj: Approximate 1 hr 45 min
  • Bhuj to Ahmedabad: Approximate 5 – 6 hours.
  • Bhuj to Lakhpat: Approximate 2 -3 hours.

 

Travel Options:

Some travel options are provided below for your information. Please choose your convenient mode of transport.

FlyingFlying to Ahmedabad – Jet airways, Indigo, GoAir, SpiceJet Flying to Bhuj – Jet Konnect connects to Bhuj. Most airlines have their own websites or one can visit http://www.makemytrip.com orhttp://www.cleartrip.com to check available flights and booking for travel to Ahmedabad or to Bhuj. There are other travel websites as well which may provide options.

Trains: From Ahmedabad to Bhuj: Kutch Express (19131), Ala Hazrat Express (14311), BDTS Bhuj Express (19115). You can book train tickets from your start point to the destination by visitinghttp://www.irctc.co.in or seeking assistance of your travel agent.


STAY:

160Km and 100Km runners

  1. Organizer-provided accommodation is at Lakhpat Guruduwara pre-race and at Rann Utsav post race.
  2. Arrival at the Lakhpat Gurudwara is between 5am-10am.
  3. In case of runners quit before their race end time and require accommodation, you will be accommodated in the tents as and when you arrive at Dhorodo via organizer provided transport.

If you wish to arrive earlier than scheduled and explore the region, Gurudwara welcomes everyone to stay as many days and nights as one wishes. They recommend that you take part in Langar activities as the place is maintained and tended to by volunteers. Nirmal babaji is the head of the Gurudwara at Lakhpat and is a learned gyani with much information to share.

 

50 and 25Kms runners

  1. Your organizer provided accommodation is at Dhorodo Rann Utsav location from February 10, 2017, two days and two nights. Stay is in desert tents on a twin sharing basis.
  2. Recommended time of arrival is between 5am-10am.

If you wish to arrive earlier than scheduled and explore the region, please ensure you book your accommodation either in Bhuj or Rann Utsav on your own accord. If you wish to travel with family/friends, their accommodation has to be directly booked by you.


RACE LOCATION:

Please note that race location varies for 160Kms/100Kms categories and 50Kms/25Kms categories.

Race starts at Lakhpat and ends at Dhorodo for 160Kms and 50Kms categories.

Race starts and ends at Dhorodo for 50kms and 25kms categories

ROUTE MAPS:

Following are the route maps for 160kms and 100kms courses.

160Kms Course Map. Download GPX file.

100Kms Course map. Download GPX File.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

WEATHER:

It is desert weather predominantly. Temperature will be in the high 30s during the day and in the low teens to single digits during the night. Dry weather conditions where dehydration and nose bleeds are common. While running on the salt flats, hot winds prevail and can cause skin burn.

PLACES TO VISIT:

There is plenty to see in the land of Kutch. Plan a visit to Koteswar, the western most tip of India. Kutch is home to ancient Harappan civilization and the local folk art and handcrafts are unique.

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THE HIMALAYAN CROSSING/THE SPITI/THE GOMPA RUNutmb_qualifyingrace_2016_en

AUGUST 2-6, 2017

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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 the toughness of the route, surely asking for a repeat!


Please follow the link to each category for information and race details.

NOTE THAT IN 2017 ALL RACES ARE SOLO CATEGORIES.

THE HIMALAYAN CROSSING 338KMS

THE SPITI 168KMS

THE GOMPA RUN 55KMS

UTTARKASHI 135

SEPT 2, 2017

REGISTRATION CLOSES: AUGUST 2, 2017

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BHATTI  LAKES ULTRA AND XTRAIL 

October 6-8, 2017

REGISTRATION CLOSES: September 1, 2017


RACE CATEGORIES:

SOLO:

XTrail CATEGORIES

  • 10Kms/20Kms/30Kms

ULTRA CATEGORIES

  • 50Kms/80Kms/100Kms/160Kms/220Kms/24 Hrs

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

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 SCHEDULE:

CATEGORY START TIME END TIME
220 KM: Solo  October 14, 2pm  October 16, 11am
100 mile: Solo  October 14, 2pm  October 15, 10pm
24 hours: Solo  October 15, 6am  October 16, 6am
100 KM: Solo  October 15, 6am  October 15, 12pm
80 KM: Solo  October 15, 6am  October 15, 8pm
50 KM Solo  October 15, 6am  October 15, 2pm
30 KM Solo October 16, 6am October 16, 12pm
20 KM Solo October 16, 6am October 16, 10am
10 KM Solo October 16, 6am October 16, 8am
10 KM relay (5Km per runner) October 16, 6.30am October 16, 8.15am

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  1500/25
30 KM Solo 1500/25 1800/30
50Kms Solo 2500/40 3300/55
80Kms Solo 2800/45 3600/60
100Kms /24 Hours 4500/75 5400/60
160Kms Solo 5000/85 6000/100
220Kms Solo 7000/115 7800/130
Tee shirt 600/10 600/10
Crew Member 500/8 500/8

What’s included in the fee?

  • 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 Preparation

Please ensure you bring ample energy supplements, food, and personal medical supplies (if any are needed). You will be allowed one drop-bag at each aid station (as per your race category). There will be aid-stations at every 5km interval.

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.
  • 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.
    • 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

BRIEFING DETAILS:

  • Race briefing and bib pickup Oct 13, 2016 (5pm – 7pm) and 10am till 7pm on October 14, 2016
  • Lodhi Sports, Ghitorni. Time: 5pm – 7pm. In case you require directions to the store or have any questions, please callMr N K Jain +91 9873408955. He is the owner of the store, a great gentleman and can help you with directions to the store only. Please direct your race related question to us by sending an email to info@globeracers.com

    Attending pre-race briefing is highly recommended. No bibs will be distributed beyond the designated time of October 13 and October 14. If you are unable to attend the briefing or pick-up your bib personally, ensure you assign someone to the task. 

  • Race packet and orientation pickup location:
    • 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.

      b. Drop bags will also be collected for the ultra categories (100Kms, 24 hours, 80Kms, 50Kms) on October 14, 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.


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: No fee reimbursement but a one time roll-over of 80% of the fee to next year is allowed.


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

Below is the Google map of the race location. One can find directions using the same.

Below that map are the elevation and route details of the 220Kms, 160Kms, 100Km and 80Kms categories.

All race categories use the same 10Kms out and back course (One loop makes 20Kms), and are assigned appropriate number of loops for their category).


Race Location:

The race starts at Kant Enclave, Suraj Kund, Faridabad. The best way to reach the location is to follow directions to Karni Shooting range near Asola Wildlife Sanctuary (also Tuglakabad Fort area). If you are arriving from Delhi side and the Shooting range is on your left, continue and follow the road till you reach the police check post and Kant Enclave is immediately after that on your right. If you arriving from Faridabad side, Kant Enclave is on your left before the police check post. If you reach the shooting range, you have gone too far.


220Kms Route Details. Download GPX File

160Kms Route Details. Download GPX File.

100Kms Route Details. Download GPX File:

80Kms Route Details. Download GPX File


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RACE DATE: DECEMBER 2, 2017

REGISTRATION CLOSES: NOVEMBER 1, 2017


Race categories:

Solo:

25/50/75/100 Kilometers


Cut – off times:

  • 100 Kms – 16 hours
  • 75 Kms – 12 hours
  • 50 Kms – 8 hours
  • 25 Kms – 4 hours

Race Schedule:

December 1, 2017

  • 100 kilometers: December 2, 2am –December 2, 6pm
  • 75 Kilometers: December 2, 2am –December 2, 2pm
  • 50 Kilometers: December 2, 6am –December 2, 2pm
  • 25 Kilometers: December 2, 6am –December 2, 10am

Race Fees:

Race Distance Race Fees  $/ ₹
25 KMs 40/2500
50 KMs 60/3600
75 KMs 70/4200
100 KMs 80/4800

What’s included in the fee?

  • Aid-station support providing water, electrolytes, and medical aid at 6.25 km intervals
  • Medal and digital certificate

Refunds.

No refunds but a one-time roll-over of the race fee to the next year’s race is allowed per race


Race Preparation

Please ensure you bring ample energy supplements, food, and personal medical supplies (if any are needed). You will be allowed one drop-bag at each aid station (4 for 100kms, 2 for 50kms and 75Kms, and, 1 for 25kms, which will be made available to you at aid stations you pre assign them to).

The race is semi-supported with water, electrolytes, fruits and biscuits. Plan and train well to carry water between aid-stations, have your energy and nutrition supplements on you or in your drop bags. 50Km and 100Km runners will have only one aid-station at 37.5km between 25Km and 50Km aid-stations. Plan to carry enough water and supplements between these aid-stations.


Race Guidelines

  • All participants are required to be at the start line 30 minutes prior to their scheduled start times.
  • Time guidelines for aid-stations:
    • 100 Kms
      • 25 kms, AS2 – 5 am (3 hours into the race)
      • 50 kms AS4 – 9 am (7 hours into the race)
      • 75 kms AS2 – 1 pm (11 hours into the race)
      • The finish line – 6 pm (16 hours into the race)
    • 50 kms
      • 12.5 kms, AS1 – 8.00 am (1.5 hours into the race)
      • 25 kms, AS2 – 9.30 am (3.5 hours into the race)
      • 37.5 kms, AS1 – 11.30am (5.5 hours into the race)
      • The finish line – 2.00 pm (8 hours into the race)
    • 25 kms
      • 12.5 kms, AS1 – 8 am (2 hours into the race)
      • The finish line – 10 am (4 hours into the race)
  • 50 kms and 100 kms participants are allowed to bring 2 and 4 crew members respectively for pacing and/or support. 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.
  • 100 kms and 75Kms participants should carry mandatory night running aids such as headlamps or torchlight, reflective vests or armbands and whistle.
  • Drop bags are allowed for all race participants.  All drop bags must be clearly marked with your name tag provided, bib number and aid-station number to which it is assigned.
    • 100Kms – 3 drop bags
    • 75Kms – 2 drop bags
    • 50Kms – 1 drop bag
  • Aid-stations will have water, electrolytes, salt, sugar, bananas, oranges, salty snacks, honey, candy. At some aid-stations our partners/sponsors make hot tea available throughout the race.
  • You must bring your own bottle. We will have only large containers of water and you will need to refill your running bottle/hydration pack. Remember that aid-stations are 6.25kms apart, and between 10am-4pm sun is strong and dehydration can be a cause for concern if you do not carry water in between aid-stations.

Briefing Details

Location: Briefing at YWCA Anandagiri

Date and Time: Decemer 1, 2017 @ 1.30pm


Race Location

Race will start and end at YWCA Anandgiri in Ooty. Please find race location map and route elevation details below for 100Kms, 75Kms, 50Kms and 25Kms routes respectively.

Download the GPX track for the 220Km route. (20Kms x 11 loops). Each category of the race is held on the same route and assigned appropriate number of loops to cover the total distance.