NILGIRIS ULTRA. Nov 12, 2016 Edition V

MOUNTAIN FOOT RACE IN THE HEART OF NILGIRIS

The Race

Race registration is now open and closes October 01, 2016. Register now for the distance that provides the best endurance challenge to you. 

Race Schedule:

Nilgiris 100, in its fifth edition, comes with its unique characteristic of having a men only and women only ultra days.

A race in the Nilgiris is a true Blue run as ‘Nil’ ‘giri’ means Blue Mountain, and they are part of the larger Western Ghats extending in to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. The race is set amidst beautiful Nilgiri hills, taking you higher for breathtaking views and mist laden clouds. This is the second edition in the Nilgiris.

Race Schedule:

November  12, 2016

  • 100 kilometers: November  12, 2am – November  12, 6pm
  • 75 Kilometers: November  12, 2am – November  12, 2pm
  • 50 Kilometers: November  12, 6am – November  12, 2pm
  • 25 Kilometers: November  12, 6am – November  12, 10am

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 eligibility:

In order for us to encourage a smooth transition from marathons to ultras, there is a minimum qualification criteria that a runner must meet before applying for the Nilgiris Ultra.

  1. For 25Kms – A minimum of two half marathons must have been completed before the last date of registration for NU.
  2. For 50Kms – A minimum of two full marathons must have been completed before the last date of registration for NU
  3. For 75Kms – A minimum of two full marathons and a 50Kms ultra must have been completed.
  4. For 100Kms – A minimum of two full marathons or two 50Kms race and a 75Kms plus race must have been completed.
Nilgiris Ultra-Race details

Point of arrival for the race Nov 11, 2016: Ootacamund (Ooty)

§  Orientation, race packet pickup and pre-race briefing (2pm – 3pm)

§  Race starts at the city center for the 100Kms category and will require prior transportation arrangements to get to the venue. If there are enough entries, race organizers will try and help participants secure a larger vehicle for transportation.

§  Runners in the 25Kms, 50Kms category can opt for paid shared bus transport to the start venue which is 12.5Kms from the city center or arrive in their own vehicles.

§  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.

§  Race loops back to the start point and will finish where it started depending on your race category.

November  12, 2016

§  Race start timings:

  • 100 Kms – 2:00 am
  • 75 Kms – 2:00am
  • 50 Kms – 6.00 am
  • 25 Kms – 6:00 am

§  Race end timings:

  • 25 Kms – 10:00 am
  • 50 Km – 2.00 pm
  • 75 Km – 2.00 pm
  • 100 Km – 6:00 pm

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 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. Number of drop bags allowed for each participant will be stated in your registration confirmation letter, and equal number of name tags will be provided in your race packet. All drop bags must be clearly marked with your name tag provided, bib number and aid-station number to which it is assigned.
  • 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.

 

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28 thoughts on “The Race

  1. Can you mention fees for 100km Race?

  2. Hello Team,
    I am looking forward to participate in 100k race , however I don’t meet your eligibility criteria,
    But I have done 5 full marathon and 50k ultra in 2014.
    Will I get an entry to 100k race ?

  3. Hello Shiv,

    We encourage you to sign up for 75Km. But, if you are able to train for the distance and participate in other races in the time leading up to the race, you can sign up for 100Kms.

  4. Hi , How many UTMB points are awarded for 100Km for 2015 edition ?

  5. I have done two full marathon nd i have a certificate too:)

    I have done 24hrs run nd covered 83km in banglore ultra 2012 but i dont have a certificate but u can chk it my name in dat categry

    Am i eligible to participate 100km?

    • Hi Srikanth, your last long run was in 2012. Have you run any other long distances recently?

      • Thanks for the reply sir

        My last marathon is annur half marathon 2014

        Daily am running more than 15km Weekend more than 30kms run On 29-Jan-2016 4:39 pm, “NILGIRIS ULTRA. Nov 12, 2016 Edition V” wrote:

        > kkanaparthi commented: “Hi Srikanth, your last long run was in 2012. Have > you run any other long distances recently?” >

      • Hi Srikanth,

        That is not enough to qualify for 100Kms. Please review our timeline requirements for each distance. It needs be within the past 12 months, not earlier than that as that is what reflects a person’s readiness for the distance. You training, as per your reply, will qualify you for 50Km category.

        Happy running,
        Kavitha.

      • Thank you mam

        Suppose if i run 80 km in next april using endomondo can i have chance to register 75 km On 01-Feb-2016 5:03 pm, “NILGIRIS ULTRA. Nov 12, 2016 Edition V” wrote:

        > kkanaparthi commented: “Hi Srikanth, That is not enough to qualify for > 100Kms. Please review our timeline requirements for each distance. It needs > be within the past 12 months, not earlier than that as that is what > reflects a person’s readiness for the distance. You training, a” > Respond to this comment by replying above this line > > New comment on *NILGIRIS ULTRA. Nov 12, 2016 Edition V > * > > *kkanaparthi* commented > on The > Race . > > in response to *Srikanth Narayanan*: > > Thanks for the reply sir My last marathon is annur half marathon 2014 > Daily am running more than 15km Weekend more than 30kms run On 29-Jan-2016 > 4:39 pm, “NILGIRIS ULTRA. Nov 12, 2016 Editi

  6. Yes, that will work well, Srikanth. All the best for your training. Run well, run strong.

  7. Haven’t done a 50k event yet but have done long runs for the same distance. Are strava runs and the data counted ?

    • Yes, Varun, your training logs can be considered. Between now and November, hope you get to run a few marathons or hill train. Happy running.

  8. Hi sir,
    I am professional long distance athlete. I just came to know about these competitions conducted by your team. Im a professional 20km nd 50km racewalker. I have participated in many national nd state meets in 20k.
    Bt i dont meet the eligible criteria. So kindly tell me how could i be able to participate..

  9. Will my Runkeeper log of 21k runs be considered for the program I wish to run in 25k however I haven’t done any half marathons so far

  10. I registered for NIlgiris Ultra 2015. Since it was cancelled I had asked for transferring it to 2016. Do I need to register again? If not, when will I get the registration confirmation and bib number? Please do the needful.

  11. Hi, i am planning to register for 75k. I have done 1 full marathon on august 28, 2106 and one ultra in nov, 2015. am planning to do another full marathon on oct 16, 2016 after the last date of registration (oct 1st). am i eligible to register for 75k?

  12. Hi, I run 5 kms every alternate day and 10-15 kms on fortnights. I have my runtastic records to back this up. I want to run the 25K ultra marathon. Will I be eligible. If I register and then my application is not accepted will I be refunded my payment. Thanks

  13. Hello Organizer,

    I have completed only one full marathon this year – in Mumbai in January, 2016. I ran two full marathons in 2015 – Mumbai in January 2015 and Kaveri trail marathon in September 2015.

    Whether am I eligible to participate in 50 Km in Nilgiris race in November 2016?

    Pls confirm.

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