Our event is intentionally scheduled in the middle of the Dussehra-Deepawali festival season to encourage participants to bring their family and friends to experience our event and the spectacular Malnad. However, our event is conducted in a remote area with limited options for accommodation. Amongst these limited options, the better ones get booked out by end of August. We recommend that you make your reservations well in advance to ensure that you have a great experience.
Our Travel Partner, Active Holiday Company will offer a complete package for our participants. All details on this and online booking should be available on their web site by April 1st 2018. We recommend that our participants book this package because it offers both value and convenience:
- Accommodation for 2 nights, October 13 & 14, 2018
- Meet and transfer from Birur to Accommodation
- Return transfer to Birur after event
- Lunch on Friday, October 12, 2018
- Transfers from your accommodation to the pre-race Dinner and Event
- Breakfast on Sunday, October 14, 2018
Most of the accommodation organised by Active Holidays is within a few hundred metres from where our Shuttle buses are operated (The Last Resort). However a few of these homestays are 5-10 kms away from The Last Resort. For these, Active Holidays will organise transport from your accommodation directly to the pre-run dinner and the race.
If you want to organise your own accommodation, you can search on the Internet for options in Ballavara, Nandi Battlu or Kallathigiri. If these are not available, you can expand your search to Kemmanagundi or Birur. We have marked these locations on the map for your reference. However, be assured that the most convenient and best accommodation is booked out by Active Holidays well in advance.
If you opt make your own arrangements, it is your responsibility to reach The Last Resort, Ballavara to board our shuttle buses to the pre-race Dinner or the Start Area on the day of the run. Please note that the roads are narrow, windy and in poor condition in this region and travel times are at least double of what you are used to. Please give yourself plenty of time to reach our shuttle buses in time. Private vehicles will not be allowed to the Start Area and you will miss your run if you miss the shuttle bus!
We are grateful to the owners of the coffee plantations that have allowed us to conduct our event on their estates. These owners do not permit any camping or parking in their estates and they are closed to the public. We know that there are a few who want to make this part of your adventure. You are welcome to find your own solution. We just ask that you respect privacy of others and reach The Last Resort, Ballavara to board our shuttle buses for the event.