PLEASE NOTE THIS IS INDIA'S TOUGHEST 25K AND CROSS COUNTRY ANYONE PLANNING ON THE 25K OR HALF MARATHON ARE REQUIRED TO SCAN AND SEND US A CERTIFICATE OF 2hrs 15 mins OR BELOW AT A RECENT HALF MARATHON. ELSE - MORE THAN WELCOME TO RUN THE 15K WHICH IS ALSO TOUGH IN THE LAST 6K WITH THE ROUGH TERRAIN. OTHERS CAN DEFINITELY SIGN UP FOR THE 9K WHICH IS UP AND DOWN BUT ON THE ROAD AND NOT TOUGH
Registration Fee 14% Service Tax + 0.5% Swachh Bharat Cess + 0.5% Krishi Kalyan Cess Extra
16'th Oct 2016, 06:00 AM
India's toughest 25K. The ultimate trail, spectacular views and an experience you will be super proud of at the finish line. Rs 3000 spot regn pre race day at expo on 15th Oct 9am -2 pm at Himalayan River Runners Base Camp at Shivpuri.
16'th Oct 2016, 06:00 AM
India's toughest Half. The ultimate trail, spectacular views and an experience you will be super proud of at the finish line. Regn Rs 2500 spot regn pre race day at expo on 15th Oct 9am -2 pm at Himalayan River Runners Base Camp at Shivpuri.
16'th Oct 2016, 06:00 AM
The 1st 9k on road along the Ganga and the next 6k on rough trail India's toughest 25K. The ultimate trail, spectacular views and an experience you will be super proud of at the finish line. Regn at Rs 2000 spot regn pre race day at expo on 15th Oct 9am -2 pm at Himalayan River Runners Base Camp at Shivpuri.
16'th Oct 2016, 06:00 AM
A 9k run on the road along the Ganga. Nice views and an experience you will be proud of. Regn at Rs 1500 spot regn pre race day at expo on 15th Oct 9am -2 pm at Himalayan River Runners Base Camp at Shivpuri.
The half marathon starts 1km beyond Shivpuri at the Himalayan River Runners Ganga Base Camp- 18km upstream from Rishikesh and then essentially travels up stream past The Glass House until it reaches Malakunti Village. This is where the 9km run finishes and the other runners cross the river on the bridge and then move downstream on the other side of the river where the route is very tough cross country. Rocky, pebbly terrain gives way to concrete paths, and a bit of river sand and then steep climbs on shale. There is a tough climb to Kota Village and there is a U turn on reaching Kota. And the route takes you back to the Malakunti bridge where you finally thank God that it is over. Coming down is trickier than going up, so watch your step. This is a tough run so treat it with respect. On the way back from Kota you may want to take a dip in the Cold water of the Ganga and fix all your muscular aches - this is a great part of the experience since this run is not as much about your timing but about the overall experience.
SO CALLED 'PACERS OF FRIENDS' OR ANY OTHER 'FREELOADERS' ARE NOT WELCOME IN OUR RUNS. ALL PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BE REGISTERED. WILL LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION OF FRIENDS TOO AND ERASURE OF ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ETC FOR STARTERS
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
Participants need to be at least 12 years old for the 9km run
Participants need to be at least 15 years old for the 15 km run
Participants need to be at least 18 years old for the Half Marathon and 25Kand should have run a few runs of this distance before- this is India's toughest Half marathon
Race packets MUST be picked up at expo in person, else by any representative
Best to come in person to also get familiar with the location, parking and anything else you may need
Connect with others on the facebook events page early to train together and car pool
No race packet pick up on race day. Race packs and bib numbers have to be picked up at the expo
Plan to be at the start at least 30 minutes before the start of the race as the races start on time and that is when the clock for the 15k, 21.1k and 25k starts ticking at the gun start. At 6:05 am we all move to the finish area 9km away.
Certificates and medals must be collected at the finish line
Any race related queries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org within 2 days of the race results being put up on the website
No refunds of registration amount or transfer of registration
In the remote case of the run being canceled due to reasons of State or Nature, beyond the control of the organisers, there will be no refund of the registration amount
NO BIB - NO RUN - NO MEDAL - NO CERTIFICATE.
TRAIN WELL FOR THIS TOUGH CROSS COUNTRY HALF MARATHON and 25K
Your entry is not transferable to other people and is not cancelable.
Running Safe on this cross country route
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 a lot of cross country terrain which CAN have a incidence of ankle twisting, slipping and falling. Loads of up hill and downhill so take short slow steps while coming down on loose shale. This would be rated as the toughest half marathon in the country so sign up for this one only if you have already run quite a few half marathons and done some cross country running earlier. Train well and be ready for a timing 1 hr more than that of your most recent half marathon.
Train well We want you to have fun and stay safe, and do your bit towards that.
Cut off time will be 3:30 hrs for the half marathon and 4:30 for the 25K and the aid station at the 18km mark at Kota will be wound up in 3:00 hours from the start.
The Half Marathon expo will be at Himalayan River Runners Camp at Shivpuri on Sat Oct 15th from 10 am - 2 pm Race chest number pick up will be at the Half Marathon expo. Definitely pick this up else you will not be able to participate.
There will be loads of information on river rafting, the runs, yoga and more. 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 weekend. 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
While you are getting your training in shape and booking tickets, we would suggest that you ideally plan to come in to Rishikesh by Friday or if at all possible - Thursday.
That way you can take in both Rishikesh town and the Ashrams and Arti etc and then the rafting and the wilderness around Shivpuri - at Hideaway - 21km upstream. We have some great stay and rafting packages for you that Himalayan River Runners - our Hosts are providing.
Accommodation at HIMALAYAN HIDEAWAY on Sat 15th Oct and Fri 14th Oct available on a sharing basis for 3 people to a room @Rs 3500 per head per day which includes lunch, dinner, and breakfast
THE FOOD AND VIEW AND PEOPLE HERE ARE AWESOME.
This is definitely the recommended option as there will be a bonfire on Fri night, to chill out and get to relax. River rafting @ a concessional Rs1000 per person per trip for all run registrants.
The race pack pick up is from here and this is where we get together post the run for a slide show over brunch :-)
Email us at email@example.com with your information about whether you need Fri, or Fri and Sat, or just Sat night reservations and for how many people. We will then give you our bank details for transfer and then look forward to meeting you there.
COME IN ON FRIDAY AND DO SOME RAFTING AND A WALK ON A PART OF THE ROUTE. IF YOU CAN - COME IN ON THURSDAY AND DO A WALK/JOG ON SOME PART OF THE ROUTE OR CHECK OUT THE ASHRAMS OF RISHIKESH.
If there are one or two of you who want a room to yourself/yourselves - then you can do so by paying the three person fare.
We recommend staying at Shivpuri and around since the runs are at 6am and the assembly time is 5:30am.
There will also be options to raft down from the finish point to the Himalayan River Runners Camp for the post run breakfast and slide show. More information and bookings can be made through Himalayan River Runners for rafting down to their camp.
Camp fires and more at the Himalayan River Runners Camp the evening before the run with fellow runners
This is a lovely family holiday so look at it like that and plan for it:
Leave home on Fri Oct 14th and arrive in Shivpuri.15th Nov take in a spa or massage and possibly do a morning rafting trip and visit the Mini expo between 9am and 2pm at Himalayan River Runners Camp at Shivpuri. Link up with fellow runners on the Facebook event pages and travel together -
River rafting post the run from 9am to 12 noon - you will definitely be on a high Return for the post race brunch slide show at Himalayan River Runners Camp starting from 11am. Return home post 2pm or stay on for an extended holiday
Smile for the cameras. Hydrate and have your snack. Medals will be given to each Half Marathon finisher at the finish line and a certificate with name, and timing will be handed over at the certificate counter. Finisher certs will be given to each finisher. Check for photographs at the finish. There will be a post half marathon run lunch to get us to have a relaxed catch up with each other and celebrate your victory over a slideshow. Cost is Rs 400 pp and you can book a lunch coupon for a friend or family member too if they are with you.
Congratulations to all the participants of these runs.