Chennai Trail Marathon, Sep 11th - Registrations Open

Monday, August 22, 2016
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Event Summary

  • Event: Chennai Trial Marathon 
  • Date: September 11th, 2016
  • Organizer: Chennai Trekking Club 
  • Venue:  Cholavaram Lake near Red Hills, Chennai
  • Categories: 21.1Kms/42.2Kms/50Kms.
  • Registration: 550Rs optional (Kalenji) t-shirt : 300 Rs.
  • Objective: non-profit event to create awareness on hill / trail / ultra running (accounts shared with runners)
  • Cause: Support CTC rehab programs near Pulicat: building school, developing poor hamlets...
  • Target:  Headcount restricted to 1200 runners
  • Queries:

Running Route

  • Route:  21K circular trail
  • Terrain:  lakes, canyons, dams, rivers, paddy fields, forest and grasslands
  • Track: off-road hard trail
  • WEATHER: On rainy days the terrain might be wet and slushy. On sunny days it might be hot and humid even after 7:30am
Entry Criteria

  • Age: minimum 13 years
  • Timings: maximum allowed entry timings
  • Option 1: link to finish timing / certificate of official race
  • Option 2: link to running log on personal account: Garmin Connect / Strava / Dailymile / etc.
  • Veterans: (43+) no entry criteria
Entry CriteriaHalf MarathonFull Marathon50K Ultra
10Kms1:20 (men)
1:30 hours (women)
Not EligibleNot Eligible
21.1Kms3:00 (men)
3:15 hours (women)
3:00 (men)
3:15 hours (women)
Not Eligible
42.2Kms6:00 (men)
6:30 hours (women)
6:00 (men)
6:30 hours (women)
6:00 (men)
6:30 hours (women)
50Kms6:45 (men)
7:15 hours (women)
6:45 (men)
7:15 hours (women)
6:45 (men)
7:15 hours (women)
Start / Cut-Off Timings

TimingsReportingStartCut-off (men)Cut-off (women)
50Kms3:30 AM4:00 AM7:00 hours7:30 hours
42.2Kms4:00 AM4:30 AM6:15 hours6:45 hours
21.1Kms5:00 AM5:30 AM3:30 hours4:00 hours


  • Stay: Free overnight stay at GOJAN School school at the venue (open room on floor)
  • Car pooling: contact of car owners willing to car pool will be shared among runners from same location
  • Hotels: list of hotels near venue for out station runners will be shared after registration

  • Refreshments: available at aid stations every 3-4K
  • Food: South Indian buffet breakfast at college canteen
  • Optional:  Saturday dinner (runners / friends), Sunday breakfast (friends) available (100Rs). Coupons available later on.
BIB Distribution

  • BIB distribution: hotel venue in Chennai city being finalized
  • Training runs: weekly trail practice runs will be organized by CTC (schedule communicated shortly)

  • Criteria: only for those finishing within above cut-off timings.
  • Podium: trophy for first 3 finishers in each run / age / gender category.
  • Medal: received at finish line if completing within cut-off time
  • E-certificate: emailed post-event if completing within cut-off time
  • Timings: timings/rankings published few days post-event
  • Awards: NO price money. Podium trophies for top 3 finishers in each run / age / gender category.
  • Photos:  extensive free photo coverage by volunteers shared immediately post event

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