The Malnad Ultra

2024 Schedule

Registrations Open — July 15

Registrations Close — October 15

Qualification Deadline — October 15

Event Date — November 23

The 8th Malnad Ultra

The Malnad Ultra, scheduled for Saturday, November 23, 2024, 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 1000 to 1600 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 Western States Endurance Run

Please note that the race details below are subject to minor changes before the event

21 hours, Net Ascent/Descent: +3429/-3429 m, Start Time: 6:30 a.m

A UTMB Index Race, the big daddy of our event beckons experienced ultra runners. Runners must complete two loops of 50K in 21 hours. Expect over 90% of Jeep and walking trails meandering through coffee plantations. The night section should get your adrenalin pumping and give you goosebumps from the sounds. Headlights are mandatory in the night!

Course Details

10 hours, Net Ascent/Descent: +1712/-1712 m, Start Time: 6:45 a.m

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.

Course Details

30KM

6.5 hours, Net Ascent/Descent: +991/-991 m, Start Time: 7:15 a.m

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 and half hours is likely to test you. Take back lifelong memories; you are unlikely to go back to road running again!

Course Details

Please note that our Start Area is about 2 kms from Mallanduru. Participants must follow signs to Parking on Race Day and be prepared to walk 10 minutes from the parking lot to the Start Area. Participant vehicles will not be allowed near the Start Area

Event Location

(Near Mallanduru, Karnataka, India)

Map Location

Supported By

Karnataka Tourism

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