Javadhu Hills Ultra, Nov 2nd - Travel, Stay, Schedule

Friday, September 19, 2014

Welcome to the Javadhu Hills Ultra (JHU) organized by the Chennai Trekking Club (CTC). CTC is a non-profit and volunteer-based group which organizes outdoor and sports events throughout the year. We promise you a wonderful hill trail running experience on Nov 2nd amid beautiful green rolling hills, scenic paddy fields and small tribal villages of Javadhu. This run is supported by the Tamilnadu Forest Department and associated cause is to create awareness on local bio-diversity and tribal welfare.

We recommend you to Follow our JHU Facebook Page for regular updates regarding the run.

You can find photos of the trail over here to get an idea of the location or check out our promo video.

Find below information on travel, stay and schedule to assist you in planning your journey to running heaven.

A. Travel

The venue (start/finish point) for the Javadhu Hill Ultra is near Jamunamarathur, Javadhu hills at  St. Joseph Higher Secondary School, Athipet, along the Jamunamarathur Main Road.
(3km before Jamunamarathur when coming from Polur side)

Own transportation:

Route from Chennai (4.5 hours) - Bangalore Highway - Ranipet - Polur - Jamunamarathur
Route from Bangalore (3:30 hours) - Chennai Highway - Vaniyambadi - Jamunamarathur

Public transportation:

From Chennai take any bus to Vellore (Bangalore Highway)
From Vellore take any bus to Polur (Thiruvannamalai Highway)
We have arranged private bus to pick up/drop the runners between Polur and Jamunamarathur on Sunday morning (choose Polur transport option during registration)

B. Stay


We have arranged free overnight stay on Saturday evening at St Joseph Higher Secondary School (start/finish venue)
Bring along a sleeping mat, thick blanket or sleeping bag (night will be cold) and torch with you. 50+ volunteers and runners will be staying here.
You can also bring your own tent and pitch the same at the starting point to have a wonderful outdoor camping experience. 


There are lots of clean AC and non-AC rooms available at Polur. Please make your own advance booking:
  • Deepam Lodge, 9442415844
  • Ramanuja Lodge, 9965527503
  • KK Lodge, 9943163733
  • APS Lodge, 9092650872
  • Sabari Lodge and Raja Lodge, 9442673994
  • Mani Lodge, 9843474451
  • Kanna Lodge, 9944303933
  • SRM Lodge, 9244288678
  • Raja Lodge, 9443687354
From Polur it's a 1.5 hour drive to the venue (starting point)
We have arranged private bus to pick up/drop the runners between Polur and Jamunamarathur on Sunday morning (choose Polur transport option during registration)


A number of AC and non-AC (average) rooms are available at Vainyambadu. Please make your own advance booking:
  • Sri Vetri Lodge, 9791317731
  • Kanna Lodge, 9787385574
  • Babu Lodge, 8754749441
From here it's a 1:15 hour drive to the venue.

C. Schedule

We recommend runners to reach the venue or Polur/Vaniyambadi on Saturday evening to minimize travel on Sunday morning
From Polur a private bus will start at 3:30am on Sunday morning and reach the venue at 5am (choose Polur transport option during registration)

Reporting at venue: 5am Sunday morning
Flag of run for all categories (25K, 42K, 50K) at 5:30am

D. BIB distribution

Runners from Chennai based running groups will be given their BIBs/t-shirts in advance through their respective running group coordinators
Other runners can pick up their BIB/t-shirt at the venue near Jamunamarathur on either Saturday evening Nov 1st or Sunday morning Nov 2nd

Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!



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