Javadhu Hills Ultra, Nov 2nd - Registrations Open

Friday, September 19, 2014

A flat tar city run is a good start....
A trail run is running bliss...
An ultra run separates the men from the boys...
A hill ultra trail run is absolute running nirvana...

(registrations limited to 250 only)

Event Summary

Event - Javadhu Hills Ultra
Date - Sunday, Nov 2nd, 2014
Organizer - Chennai Trekking Club
Type - Ultra running, trail running, hill running
Venue - Jamunamarathur, Javadhu Hills
Timing - Reporting 5am, Start 5:30am
Location - 4-5 hours from Chennai/Bangalore, 1.5 hours from Vellore

Terrain - off road trail through rolling green hills, tribal villages, paddy fields, cool mountain climate
Altitude - 700-1000m
Elevation gain - 800m (50K)
Categories - 25K, 42K, 50K
Entrance criteria - HM (3 hours), FM (6 hours)
Headcount - 25K [150], 42K+Ultra [100]
Aid stations - every 3km

Registration - 750Rs + optional t-shirt: 200Rs
Association - Tamilnadu Forest Department, Environment Ministry, Tribal Welfare Development
Cause - create awareness and conservation of local bio-diversity and tribal welfare
Elevation profile - link (first half of 50K route)
Contacts -  Durai - 9840807457, Krishna - 9962486076

How to reach, Where to stay?

Runners can choose between three convenient travel options either through private or public transport:

1. Free overnight stay at venue on Saturday evening

St. Joseph Higher Secondary School, Athipet, 5km from Jamunamarathur, Javadhu hills 
Route from Chennai (4.5 hours)
Route from Bangalore (3:30 hours)

2. Accommodation at Polur

3 hours drive from Chennai on Saturday, 1.5 hour drive to venue on Sunday
Hundreds of clean AC and non-AC rooms available in 9 lodges
Runners staying at Polur can avail the option for bus drop to venue and return on Sunday (300Rs)

3. Accommodation at Vaniyambadu 

3 hours from Bangalore on Saturday, 1:15 hour to venue on Sunday
40 rooms available in 3 lodges

Detailed information on travel, stay accommodation and time schedule can be found over here.

What about food?

Saturday dinner at venue (optional 100Rs)
Saturday dinner at Polur/.Vaniyambadu - available at hotels
Sunday breakfast - free for runners, 50Rs for guests

About Chennai Trekking Club

The Chennai Trekking Club (CTC) is a volunteer based, non-profit outdoor group. With 22 thousand members and hundreds of outdoor and sports events organized throughout the year it’s one of the largest and most active groups in South India. Weekly events include trekking, cycling, biking, running and triathlons. The group is active in environmental conservation - on June 6th, 6000+ volunteers participated in the Chennai Coastal Cleanupacross 10 cities in South India in association with The Hindu. 

On September 7th 2014, 1200 runners participated in the third edition of the Chennai Trail Marathon - a multi-terrain trail challenge and first Ultra distance run near Chennai. CTC has organized 12 Triathlons including the Full Iron distance Triathlon in Dec 2013 - one of India's first. CTC was co-organizer of the Dawn 2 Dusk 2014 Kids Run in which more then 4000 kids and families participated. The group has been featured in more then 180 media publications.



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