JAVADHU HILLS ULTRA, July 12th 2015

EVENT SUMMARY
  • Organizer: Chennai Trekking Club 
  • Web site: www.chennaitrekkers.org
  • Facebook: Javadhu Hills Ultra
  • Objective: non-profit event to promote hill running, outdoors, active lifestyle
  • Venue: Athipet near Jamunamarathur, Javadhu Hills 
  • Cause: conservation of bio-diversity through native tree plantations
  • Target: active long-distance runners. Headcount restricted to 250 runners
  • Categories: 75K, 50K, 25K
  • Registration: 850Rs (all categories) includes free overnight stay, breakfast, refreshments, medal, certificate, photos, NO timing chip (manual)
  • T-shirt: optional: 250Rs
RUNNING ROUTE
  • Track: off-road hard trail through paddy fields, remote tribal villages, lush greenery
  • Route: 25K linear trail 
  • Altitude: 800-1000 meters. 
  • Elevation gain: 1500m, 1100m, 600m
  • Aid stations: every 4-5K
  • Weather: mornings / evenings – 18 to 25 degrees. Mid-day 25 to 30 degrees

TIMINGS/ENTRY/CUT-OFF
  • Entry criteria:
    • Minimum age 18 years
    • 25K: min HM timing 2:15 hours (men) 2:30 hours (women)
    • Open Cateory 50/75K: min FM timing 5:30 hours (men) 6 hours (women)
    • Veteran (43 years+): no criteria
  • Start timings/Cut off: (eligibility for medal/certificate)
    • 75K: 5:30am – 11 hours (men), 12 hours (women) – All categories
    • 50K: 5:45am – 7 hours (men), 7:45 hours (women) – All categories
    • 25K: 6am – 3:30 hours (men), 4 hours (women) – All categories
TRAVEL/STAY
  • Travel: 
    • 4.5 hour drive from Chennai through Polur
    • 4 hour drive from Bangalore through Vaniyambadi
    • (recommended to drive previous afternoon and stay overnight)
  • Car pooling: contact of car owners willing to car pool will be shared among runners from same location
  • Public transport: last bus from Polur to Jamunamarathur at 6pm
  • Overnight stay: 
    • St. Joseph Higher Secondary School near Jamunamarathur (free)
    • Possibility for camping on school grounds
    • (Non)A/C lodges available at Polur, 1.5 hour from venue (details will be shared)

REFRESHMENTS/FOOD
  • Refreshments: available at aid stations every 4-5K
  • Food: 
    • South Indian buffet breakfast at finish (25K)
    • Sandwiches at 25K/50K + lunch/dinner (50K/75K)
  • Optional: Saturday dinner / Sunday lunch / dinner coupons available for runners/friends/relatives (75Rs)
  • Stalls: availability of organically produced millets and honey by local Tribal farmers
BIB/MEDAL/AWARD
  • BIB distribution: Saturday evening/Sunday morning at venue
  • Medal: received at finish line if completing within cut-off time
  • E-certificate: emailed post-event if completing within cut-off time
  • Awards: 
    • NO price money. 
    • Podium awards for top 3 finishers, all distances, open and veteran age categories, men and women
  • Photos: extensive photo coverage will be shared free immediately after event

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Happy Running,

Team JHU

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