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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



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General (2)

Our event is 100% volunteer-driven and we fully appreciate offers to volunteer with us. All volunteer positions for our 2018 edition are filled currently.

The weather in October is generally pleasant with high temperature around 25 ℃ and lows in the teens. Usually, the monsoon has faded before our event, but runners might encounter a short burst of rain or drizzle. You can view current weather conditions here.

Registration (4)

Our registrations for 2018 close at 7:00 p.m IST on September 29th. We will not entertain any late registrations or category changes post this deadline.

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.

We plan to courier Bibs before the end of September to participants with addresses within India.

If the courier company cannot deliver to your address, we will hold your bib with us. Such bibs and International runners can collect their Bibs at the October 12th High Tea/Dinner event or just before start of the Run on Saturday, October 13th from the Helpdesk at the Start Area.

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

Accommodation (2)

Unfortunately all homestays near by event are already sold out. You can search for accommodation in these towns (in the order of preference):


Please review information provided for transport to our event. Please note that you will have to make your way to The Last Resort, Ballavara on your own since you have not booked the package. You will have to use local transport (cabs, buses) or drive your personal vehicles to travel from all of the above towns to come to Last Resort, Ballavara.

Please contact Active Holiday Company directly for any queries or assistance with the accommodation package. Contact information is available on their web site. We will not be able to provide assistance for these.

Travel (1)

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.

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The Malnad Ultra is organised by GIREM (Global Initiative for Restructuring Environment and Management).

GIREM, 141, 7 A Cross, HMT Layout, R.T Nagar, Bangalore 560032, India
+91 94828 80263