We hope you enjoyed running in the third edition of the Chennai Trail Marathon/Ultra near the beautiful Cholavaram lake on the Northern outskirts of the city. This year we tried our best in bringing you a challenging multi-terrain 21K loop trail amidst scenic natural surroundings. We hoped that entry level Half Marathon raised the bar for many 10K runners to step up to the next level. At the other end of the runners spectrum we introduced Chennai's first Ultra distance run (on trail!) to push the mental and physical limits of the regular runner. We tried our best in bringing you a memorable running experience, credit goes to many of our close to 200 volunteers, some of which spent sleepless nights to get things in place in a location distant from the city.
We wish to thank the 120 runners who generously donated 60.000 Rs to support the less privileged children of Anbu Illam home in Manali. This amount will go towards building a more spacious accommodation for the growing number of children in the home.
Like any outdoors or sports event in CTC our focus is on creation of awareness on sports, adventure and health through a non-profit spirit by minimizing the entry cost and focus on the passion for the sport. We believe in transparency and will be publishing the accounts of CTM within a few days on our web site. Balance amount will be also donated to the above cause.
We would be publishing finishing timings, rankings (age category, gender-wise) and e-certificates shortly.
We do appreciate your feedback to understand what was appreciated and to learn on areas that need work. Please spend a moment to share your feedback over here.
Please do share your experiences and photo links on our CTM FB Page.
Find below the initial set of photos taken by our volunteers. Request you to tag, share, comment and like with your friends.
Best of CTM14:
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On Saturday The Hindu Metro Plus published an article on Ultra running announcing CTM -
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Former Chennai's Mayor Mr. Subramanian running at CTM:
CTM was less slushy this year due to pre-poning of the run from end October last year to early September this year. Still the runners shoes got their fare share of mud along the trail:
We wish to thank our partners below for their association with and support for CTM 2014:
We thank the collector of Thiruvallur, RDO and police department of Ponneri and PWD for their support in granting permission towards organizing this sports event near Cholavaram
We appreciate the help of the boy and girls from the nearby local villages in cheering up the runners and helping out at the aid stations along the trail.
We wish to thank all running groups below for their participation in CTM14:
Ready for the next level?
On November 2nd we bring you the Javadhu Hills Ultra run. An ultra trail run along a scenic off road trail through rolling green hills of Javadhu at an altitude between 600 to 1050 meters in a cool mountain climate. If you liked the CTM14 trail then you are gonna love this one! Categories 25K, 42K, 50K. Entry - 750Rs (+200Rs t-shirt). The Javadhu hills are located near Vellore and Tirunvanmallai, just 4-5 hours from Chennai/Bangalore. Arrangements are made for overnight stay near the venue. This run is organized in full collaboration with the Tamilnadu Forest Department, Environment and Tribal Welfare Development to create awareness on and conservation of local bio-diversity and tribal welfare. Online registrations will open shortly. Practice trial sessions will also be organized - stay tuned!
Video Trailer -
We thank you for your patronage and hope to welcome you during next years' CTM 2015