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The 6th Himalayan Running And Living XC Marathon

Date : 5'th May 2017
Time : 6:00 AM
Running Distance Start Time Description Registration Fee
14% Service Tax + 0.5% Swachh Bharat Cess + 0.5% Krishi Kalyan Cess Extra
5'th May 2017, 07:00 AM Registration 6500+ till Apr 2nd when online registrations close. Rs. 7500 all inclusive for the 2-3 spot registrations at Sangla on 1st May at Bib and race packet pick up at 11 am - 4pm at Banjara Camp at Batseri Village, Sangla, Kinnaur District. You HAVE to make it in person as part of the acclimatization requirement. This includes automatic regn for the 10km run on 3rd May for your acclimatization Rs. 6500.00
5'th May 2017, 07:00 AM Registration 5500+ till Apr 2nd when online registrations close. Rs. 6500 all inclusive for the 2-3 spot registrations at Sangla on 1st May at Bib and race packet pick up at 11 am - 4pm at Banjara Camp at Batseri Village, Sangla, Kinnaur District. You HAVE to make it in person as part of the acclimatization requirement. This includes automatic regn for the 5km run on 3rd May for your acclimatization Rs. 5500.00
3'rd May 2017, 08:00 AM Registration 2500+ till Apr 2nd when online registrations close. Rs. 3500 all inclusive for the 2-3 spot registrations at Sangla on 1st May at Bib and race packet pick up at 11 am - 4pm at Banjara Camp at Batseri Village, Sangla, Kinnaur District. You HAVE to make it in person as part of the acclimatization requirement. Rs. 2500.00
3'rd May 2017, 08:00 AM Registration 2100+ till Apr 2nd when online registrations close. Rs. 2500 all inclusive for the 2-3 spot registrations at Sangla on 1st May at Bib and race packet pick up at 11 am - 4pm at Banjara Camp at Batseri Village, Sangla, Kinnaur District. You HAVE to make it in person as part of the acclimatization requirement. Rs. 2100.00
Dear user if you are registering for another person(Family/Friend) then create/login into his account to register them.
The course is gentle and altitude acclimatization when you come in, is key – train well with hill training or a load on your back.
 The 10K and 5K are tough runs
 
 
 

Acclimatise well on your way to, and at Sangla, get used to the altitude and stop off at Narkanda/ Thanedar on the way in and do a jog or trek early morning. When you reach Sangla – do a few treks – it is breathtakingly beautiful. Phenomenal to come with your family.

 The 5km and 10km runs start and finish at Banjara Camps and have a great view of the Sangla Valley as they cross the Baspa River and go through varied forest terrain on an adventure of a lifetime which will include running over an ice field and doing an exciting stream crossing.The 5km and 10km runs have a phenomenal view of the Kinner Kailash range.

The Half and full Marathoners start at Banjara Camps in Batseri Village and do a run to Raksham – around 9 km away and carry on a bit further to Chitkul and beyond where the half marathon finishes. Participants will return in vehicles to Banjara Camp.

 
The full marathoners will do a U turn beyond Chitkul and run back the way they came, to Banjara Camps

See the Map and the Elevations - come prepared to stay a few days after the run too - Enjoy the fresh mountain air and nature.

The route and elevation for the half and full marathons are at https://runkeeper.com/user/RahulVerghese/route/4415532
The route and elevation for the 5k and 9-10k runs are at https://runkeeper.com/user/RahulVerghese/activity/778272445

It is going to be cold there. A light wind cheater to be prepared for rain and a couple of layers of T shirts may be required during your run.

In the 10km run be prepared to run across some snow patches and carry an extra pair of socks. Wind cheaters, gloves, mufflers, umbrellas for your treks - are all essential.Sunblock, cream, vaseline are critical too.

 

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Your entry is not transferable to other people and is not cancelable. You must wear your race bib as issued, pinned on front Participants must be over 18 years of age

 

Please note - those who register at the expo at Banjara Camps may not get some items of the race kit or a medal at the finish line since these items will have already been ordered

Those who are running the full/half marathon are automatically registered for the 10km/5km runs respectively as these are pre requisite acclimatization runs for these participants.


The runs are organised by runners for runners. Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you cross the finish line. The course is tough – so altitude acclimatization is key. With Sports Drinks, Water, Ambulance and Medical
Care, our Half Marathon will remain open for 3.5 hours and the full marathon for 7 hours.

An attractive medal, certificate with timing for each finisher of the Full and Half Marathon and a medal and certificate for every finisher of the 5 km and 10km runs.

The race number pick up will happen at Banjara Camp at Batseri Village on Mon May 1st between 11 am and 4 pm. You need to be there in person as part of the strict acclimatization requirement. Do not take the half or full marathon lightly – this is both at altitude and a long steady climb and you need to be acclimatised well for this.

Plan to be at the start at least 30 minutes before the start of your race. Get as many of your family and friends to join you on this amazing holiday experience and those who are not running can cheer you.

The Medical Care will be available, But this is a very remote location and you need to be your own best judge first- we want you safe and injury free with treatment close at hand if required. Please rest and ask for aid if you ever do feel dizzy or unsteady or have your heart pounding.


NO BIB - NO RUN - NO MEDAL - NO CERTIFICATE.

Hydration is available at several points along the way but you will be carrying a water bottle for the half and full marathon which will be provided in the running kit.

If you are training for your Half Marathon or Full Marathon click on the advanced schedules here http://runningandliving.com/HalfandFullMarathon/. These are not runs for the 1st timer marathoner or half marathoner.

Remember – train well and you will finish smiling. All the very best and congratulations on your decision.

 

 

 

 

 

Running Safe at altitude: Acclimatization is key - come as many days in advance as possible

Running is a fun activity but running in a race, like engagement in any activity, also comes with attendant risks, which you should be aware of, and only then enter.

Anyone registering for this race should make sure that he/she is medically fit and does not have any precondition – however minor it may seem to them, that would indicate that they should not run eg being on some medication, onset of a cold or flu, not yet recovered from a flu or an injury etc.

This run includes some cross country which CAN have a incidence of ankle twisting, slipping and falling.

These runs are at altitude which require good acclimatization, and also listening to your body and heart and not pushing yourself beyond a limit. Walk when tired.This is critical. Also preferably, find a partner for the relay half or full marathon.
Some parts of this run will be colder weather which should also require some ingestion of salty items – sports drinks or other solids or liquids to prevent cramping.
We want you to have fun and stay safe, and do your bit towards that.

 

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The Marathon expo will be at Banjara Camp in Batseri Village (which is just beyond Sangla in Himachal Pradesh) on May 1st from 11 am - 4 pm come and trek the 1st section of the course which is a trail.

Race chest number pick up will be at the Marathon expo. Definitely pick this up else you will not be able to participate.

There will be loads of great information provided by specialists in their field which will be of great value to you. So if you are planning to run, block off time for the expo - you will get to know the way to the race location and will also meet several other runners and make new friends and also plan a few treks along the route both for acclimatization and familiarization.

Most importantly have a blast whether you are running, volunteering or spectating, because that will help make it the most spectacular run for all of us.

 
 Baggage storage - within your own vehicle
Slow runners –we will be there – whatever time you finish – you are the hero that day, Don't worry about anything but completing your enormous achievement that you have embarked upon

 

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This is a great time to add in a few days and take in what Kinnaur has to offer - breathtaking views, rugged treks, quaint walks, fresh mountain air, fruit, smiles, friendly people and a close up experience of a wonderful part of the world.

Connect with Banjara Camps and resorts to help you reach Shimla from wherever you are, and organise transport and stay facilities in the area.

Accommodation around Sangla and around Narkanda/Thanedar can be coordinated through Banjara Camps.
The race pack pick up, the start and finish of the runs, camp fires and post run slideshow and dinner are all at Banjara camps so try and stay there as your first options.

Start planning your trip, doing your research of how you want to get there and where you want to stay depending on the size of the group and your budget and Banjara will give you a special package rate. We would STRONGLY urge you to stay at Banjara Camps and be a part of the camp fires and walks and activities with fellow runners in this boutique run - http://banjaracamps.com/
For other accommodation options from Banjara Camps and Retreats for the Sangla area connect with them. If you are looking to travel with others or share a room or tent - click on the tab of Train and Travel together to link up with fellow participants.

If you are looking for something very basic (and colder) then check out Rupin River View at Raksham which is 10km upstream of Batseri, and given them the reference of the marathon for special rates there.

Remember these roads from Shimla onwards are long, rough in parts, and go along steep gorges in parts. Best to have a driver who is comfortable on mountain roads.

Our recommendation
This is a lovely family holiday so look at it like that and plan for it:
Leave home on Sat 29th April and arrive in Delhi.

Take the night train to Kalka and connect with the Toy train to Shimla which covers the 100km train journey in around 5 hours with a few stops at some quaint stations.

Hire a car in Shimla on Sunday noon and drive towards Thanedar/ Narkanda which are around 2 -3 hours away and at an elevation of around 8000 ft. Spend the night there and take in a nice trek and picnic. Early morning start around 7am. Reach Sangla on Monday May 1st after a 6 hour car drive to the Banjara Camp at Batseri village. Come to pick up your race pack and stay at Banjara Campwith fellow runners and enjoy the evening camp fires and daytime treks and picnics on the route. 

Tue May 2nd . Trek in the morning to Raksham along the route of the 10k run. Drive to Chitkul 11500 ft and trek around and picnic there- do some short runs too and come back to stay at the Banjara Camps. picnic / trek - lots of scenic, easy and challenging routes.

Wed May 3rd : The 5 and 10km runs. Assembly at 7am at Banjara Camps. The runs start at 8 am.

Thu May 4th - light trek - trip to Chitkul by car

Fri May 5th Run in the morning to the afternoon. Party at Banjara Camp at Batseri dinner starting at 630pm with a slide show of all the pics - do share all your pics too.

Depart on Sat May 6th early am and reach home on May 7th - Sunday

 

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Train with fellow runners, ask your queries, and then link up with folks to travel and stay together via the 2 facebook event pages - you can also link in your friends to these event pages to get them to join in
https://www.facebook.com/events/317250325278794/#
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https://www.facebook.com/events/1673470176306324/

 

 

Smile for the cameras. Hydrate and have your snack. Medals will be given to each Full and Half Marathon finisher at the finish line and a certificate with name, and timing will be handed over at the certificate counter. Check for photographs at the finish.

There will be a post run dinner to get us to have a relaxed catch up with each other and celebrate your victory over a breakfast and a slideshow. Cost is Rs 500/ person and you can book a dinner coupon for a friend or family member etc too if they are with you. Children 5 and under free and 6-12 half rates.

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For pictures of the races click on
Album 1 for the half and full marathon
Album 2 for the 5 and 10k

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