The Bangalore Ultra is India’s first and longest-running ultramarathon. Most ultrarunners in India have cut their teeth in this event. Registration for all the categories for the 2015 Bangalore Ultra Festival is already underway. This year’s event will take place at the scenic Hennur Bamboo forest, and is spread out over two days, November 7 and 8. The Bangalore Ultra is just one of the events organised by Runners For Life, the Bangalore-based running and fitness group.
Participants have to register for each event separately. The registration fees for the 12.5km run is Rs 1,200. The 25K run’s registration fee is Rs 2,000, while the 50K, the 75K, and the 100K run have registration fees of Rs 3,000, Rs 3,700, and Rs 4,900 respectively. The Bangalore Ultra also has a 24 hour challenge; a grueling race where participants challenge their limits and try to cover the maximum possible distance in 24 hours. The registration fee for the 24 hour challenge is Rs 7,400. All details regarding the registration process and payments can be found here.
The 24 hour challenge starts at 5am on November 7, while the 50 Km and 75 Km runs are both flagged off at 6 am. The half marathon, covering a distance of 25 km, starts at 6 am and the 12.5 km run starts at 6:30 am, on the second day.
Registrations for all the categories will close on October 15, 2015 or once all the slots have been filled, whichever is earlier. Spot registrations are not allowed. Since there are two running days, participants can register for one event on each day.
The Bangalore Ultra team has organized a bus service to and from the venue to Bangalore city at a fee of Rs 450 per day. Accommodation is also provided for participants by the event organisers at Rs 1,800 per night. Participants can also wear the official Bangalore Ultra 2015 T-shirt which will cost an additional Rs 750. All participants will get medals and online certificates at the end of their respective events.
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