Jawadhu Hills Ultra, Aug 6th 2017 - Registrations Open

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What's new in this edition?
  • UTMB/ITRA qualifier points
  • Extended 37.5K running route
  • Relaxed entry criteria (none for 25K)
  • Relaxed cut off timings
  • 50/75/100K ultra runners should be semi self sufficient: carry 1L water (6K distance between aid stations)
Event Summary

CategoryElevation GainCut-off timeEntry CriteriaStartFeesITRA Points
100K1790m18 hours42K finisher in 6 hours2:00 AM1500 Rs3
75K1220m13 hours42K finisher in 6 hours2:00 AM1300 Rs2
50K890m8 hours42K finisher in 6 hours5:00 AM1100 Rs1
25K390m4 hoursNone6:00 AM900 Rs0

  • Date: August 6th, 2017
  • OrganizerChennai Trekking Club 
  • Venue Athipet, Jawadhu Hills
  • Regs closing - July 8 or max. headcount (300)
  • Objective: non-profit event to create awareness on hill / trail / ultra running
  • Associated Cause: Jawadhu Hills Tribal welfare - education children

Running Route

  • Route37.5K linear trail with different return loop in first section
  • Start/Finish: runners will start / finish at St. Joseph School, Athipet
  • Aid Stations (25K): every 3K / (50/75/100K): every 6K
  • Altitude:  750-1000 meters
  • Terrain: 80% off-road hard trail, 20% rolling tar road
  • Location: rolling terrain, farm lands, tribal villages, forest sections
  • Climate: Morning / evening - 18 to 25 degrees. Mid-day 30+ degrees

100KU-turn2U-turn175K + 25K

Mandatory Requirements for 50/75/100K

  • Runners which do not meet below requirements will be disqualified:
  • Entry: Should have completed full marathon (42K) successfully in last 1 year within 6 hours
  • Disclaimer form to be signed. Can be downloaded from web site after registration
  • Hydration set (Camelback type or belt pouch with minimum capacity of 1 litre - 6K distance between aid stations)
  • Headlamp
  • Cap/bandana to protect yourself from the sun
  • Mobile phone with the registered number
  • Runners to carry GPS log of running route in their smartphone. Can be downloaded from web site after registration

Recommended Gears (all categories)
          • Sunglasses
          • Proper running shoes due to rocky terrain
          • Snacks to consume during the race
          • Salt caps or ORS to prevent cramps
          Elevation Profile


          • Chennai: 4.5 hour drive from Chennai through Polur
          • Bangalore: 4 hour drive from Bangalore through Vaniyambadi
          • Vellore: airport / bus
          • Public transport: last bus from Polur to Jamunamarathur at 6pm


          • Recommendation: travel previous day and stay overnight near venue
          • Note: 75/100K runners should stay overnight at the venue given the early (2AM) start time.
          • Accommodation: free stay available at venue at St. Joseph Higher Secondary School
          • Camping:  bring your own tent to camp on school grounds
          • Lodging: Hotels / lodges available at Polur, 1.5 hour from venue. Details will be shared after registration


          • Aid Stations: water, lemon, salt, banana, orange, ORS, chicies + sandwiches for 50/75/100K runners
          • Breakfast: South Indian buffet breakfast at finish (25/50K) or lunch (75K) or dinner (100K)
          • Coupons: Saturday dinner / Sunday lunch / Sunday dinner coupons available for runners/friends/relatives (100Rs). Separate form to be submitted after registration
          • Stalls: availability of organically produced millets and honey by local Tribal farmers
          BIB Distribution

          • Venue: St. Joseph Higher Secondary School, Athipet
          • Saturday: evening 6-8pm
          • Sunday:  Sunday: 2-6am
          • Timing chip: attached with the bib
          • T-shirt: optional (400Rs)


          • No Rankings / Podiums
          • JHU Medal (if finished within cut-off timing)
          • Timings: posted on web site 1-2 days
          • Photos: running route + finisher podium: extensive free photo coverage posted 1-2 days
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