The Malnad Ultra is entirely supported by a team of volunteers. Many of us are experienced runners and we have used this collective experience to include all the information that participants would need on this site. We request you to take the time to read this information and the FAQs before contacting us.
However, if you feel that you need extra help, you may contact us via email or using the Contact Form provided here. Please give us 24-48 hours to respond. Thanks
Though our core team of volunteers has been together for some years now, there might be a few volunteering positions open. If you are interested, please drop us an email and we can begin the conversation in March.
We are strict about runners meeting our qualifying criteria and require all participants to have completed at least one Full Marathon between January 1, 2018 and September 29, 2018. We know that many of you might have plenty of running experience, but we require our runners to prove their current running ability. You can complete the registration prior to running your Full Marathon, and then provide proof of your Full Marathon via email before September 29th, 2018. Participants who do not meet this criteria will not be allowed to start their race.
All participants are entitled to a goodie bag that contains your Bib. Runners must wear their own bib during the event at all times. Please review information provided on where to collect your goodie bag. If you do not collect your goodie bag and cannot participate, we will not courier your goodie bag to you post-event.
We realise that plans change, or worse, you have suffered an injury that does not allow you to participate. Unfortunately, we do not allow cancellation or transfer of your registration. We also do not refund the registration amount. Don’t feel too bad about this. We are a not-for-profit event and we use your registration fees to organise this event. Think about it as a contribution!
If you want to cancel/transfer you paid Package, you can email Active Holidays and they may be able to transfer you Package
Registered participants can change their category at no additional cost by sending us a written request via email or by submitting a request via the Contact form provided here. Please be sure to send this request from the Email ID used during registration before the end of registrations on September 29th, 2018. We will not entertain late requests.
We have partnered with Active Holiday Company to offer a package that will help take care of all the local logistics in an area that is unfamiliar to many. This package includes transfers from Birur, Accommodation and Meals. This package provides great value and convenience and we recommend that you sign up for this. Having said that, if you want to organise your own travel and accommodation, you are welcome to do so. Please review the information in the Preparation section.
Our event takes place in an area that is unfamiliar to many. Additionally, due to very poor mobile networks, it will be difficult to navigate using Google Maps. We also do not allow any private vehicles on the course. All participants must use our shuttle buses to reach the Start Area. Parking is also very limited because the roads are very narrow and windy. For all of these reasons, we encourage participants to use very convenient public transport options. If you do choose to drive, we strongly recommend carpooling.
Please ensure that you are familiar with our shuttle bus schedules.
The Malnad Ultra is organised by GIREM (Global Initiative for Restructuring Environment and Management).