The Malnad Ultra
Event Date — November 25
Confirmation of Entries — November 1
Qualification Deadline — October 25
Registrations Close — October 22
Registrations Open — August 15
The 7th Malnad Ultra
The Malnad Ultra, scheduled for November 25, 2023, is a trail run designed to provide the next-level experience for runners. The course is laid out in the heartland of Indian coffee in the Malnad region of South India at elevations from 800 to 1500 m.
Our volunteer-driven and not-for-profit event is certified by ITRA and a UTMB Index Race. We are also the only Indian event on the Asia Trail Master Series and accepted as a Qualifier for WSER
A UTMB Index Race, the big daddy of our event beckons experienced ultra runners. Runners must complete two loops of 50K in 20 hours. Expect over 97% of Jeep trails meandering through coffee plantations. The night section should get your adrenalin pumping and give you goosebumps from the sounds. Headlights are mandatory!
Also a UTMB Index Race, this category is especially designed for experienced marathoners who are ready to take the leap into ultra and trail running. The course is laid out in a single loop across five coffee plantations. Take in endless miles of coffee with majestic trees. Apart from varieties of birds, look out for Malabar Giant Squirrels, Porcupines, Hares, Deer, Peackocks and other small wildlife.
Our entry category is designed to introduce city runners to trail running. We mildly suggest that participants do not worry about recording personal bests on our course and even the seemingly liberal cutoff of six hours is likely to test you. Take back lifelong memories; you are unlikely to go back to road running again!
Please note that the above course information is from our 2022 event. We will share final course map and other information for our 2023 event prior to opening registrations. There could be changes to the course layout, start/finish point, elevation profile and distances as we continue to refine our event.
(Near Attigundi, Karnataka, India)