Running Groups

Malnad Ultra Group Challenge – 2018 Results

Congratulations to The Chennai Trekking Club, the Winners of the Malnad Ultra Group Challenge 2018! We will be stopping by Chennai to award you the Group Challenge Trophy in the next few weeks.

We would like to thank all the Running Groups for their enthusiastic support in our 2018 Edition. Also thanks to all the Group Leaders for their tireless efforts in putting together the teams and coordinating between the runners and us.

Results of the Group Challenge 2018

Group Name Registrations Total Starters 50 KM Starters 80 KM Starters 110 KM Starters 50 KM Finishers 80 KM Finishers 110 KM Finishers Total Points
Chennai Trekking Club 284 222 146 36 40 64 25 33 932
Mountain Trail Blazers 128 95 67 17 11 42 15 11 433
Bhukmp 23 20 11 6 3 10 5 2 95
Sussegado Fitness Freaks 23 15 8 1 6 5 1 6 88
Soles of Cochin 23 15 2 3 10 2 1 6 82
KBR Runners 27 24 23 0 1 10 0 1 77
Unived Trail Running Club 17 12 8 1 3 8 0 3 63
Quads of Fury 12 11 6 5 0 6 3 0 47
Ultra Pothole Hoppers 11 7 5 0 2 4 0 2 38
ITEN Runners Club 12 8 3 1 4 2 1 1 34
Crazy Passionate Runners 10 10 10 0 0 6 0 0 32
OMR Dreamers 9 6 5 0 1 1 1 1 23
Pune Runners 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6


What is It?

The Running Group that aggregates the most points at our event will be awarded with The Malnad Ultra Group Challenge Trophy in their city at a special function in November-December 2018. Points are accrued by runners within each Running Group. We will award points as described in the table below.

Item Description Point(s)
For each Registration from the Group to Malnad Ultra 2018 1
For Participation (the registered participant starts the race in registered category) 1
For each 50 Km Finisher 2
For each 80 Km Finisher 4
For each 110 Km Finisher 6

Why Groups should participate?

There are several reasons why a Group should participate in our challenge but the most important, hopefully, because it is FUN! We will do our best to make this a simple yet interesting challenge by adding the following:

  1. Timing Bibs will mention the Name of the Running Group
  2. Flags/Banners for all registered Running Group will be displayed at the Event
  3. Malnad Ultra will Follow/Like Social Media handles
  4. And..the Trophy with its bragging rights!

How it Works?

  1. The Running Group should register for our Group Challenge
    1. The Group will nominate a Captain to coordinate with us
    2. The Captain will email us or use the Contact form to provide us the following details:
      • Name of Running Group
      • City in which the group is based
      • Their name and mobile number
    3. We will share a link to an online sheet in which the Captain can add details of the runners in their group participating in The Malnad Ultra 2018. They can manage entries by editing this online sheet through September 29, 2018. Runners can be added or deleted until the last date for registration
    4. Individual Runners must register as participants prior to being added to a Group
    5. All communication will be routed via the Captain who will represent the Running Group
  2. Final Composition of Groups
    1. We will freeze the groups when registrations close at 7:00 p.m on September 29, 2018
    2. If a Participant is a member of more than one Group, they will be removed from all Groups prior to the event
  3. Points will be awarded after Final Results
    1. Points will be awarded to each Running Group after the final results are available
    2. The Group with the maximum points will be announced as the Winner
    3. If there is a Tie, we will use the number of participants who started the race to break the tie. If still tied, we will use the number of 110 K finishers, 80 K finishers and 50 K finishers in that order to decide the Winner
  4. Ceremony
    1. We will organise a special event to award The 2018 Malnad Ultra Group Challenge Trophy
    2. The Time, Date and Location will be determined by the Group and the Captain will inform us
    3. All Group Members will be invited to the function

Additional Details

  1. All formal/informal running groups are eligible to participate. As a courtesy, we request that the group Follows and/or Likes us on our official Social Media handles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  2. A Group must consist of a minimum of 10 registered participants. There is no maximum limit in a Group.
  3. Each participant will register individually prior to joining a group
  4. Each Group must contain a minimum of 10% ladies. For example:
    • A Group consisting of 10 runners will have at least 1 lady participant
    • A Group consisting of 23 runners will have at least 2 lady participants
    • A Group consisting of 28 runners will have at least 2 lady participants
    • A Group consisting of 100 runners will have at least 10 lady participants
  5. The Captain must obtain consent of the participant prior to adding them to their team.
  6. If a participant is registered in more than one Group, they will be deleted from all Groups prior to the event
  7. If a participant is added to a Group without their consent, the entire Group will be disqualified
  8. As always, decisions made by the Race Director are final and binding

List of Teams (updated June 18, 2018)

Team Name Location Team Leader
Ultra Pothole Hoppers Bengaluru Kannan Sundararajan
ITEN Runners Club Thiruvananthapuram Shinomol
Chennai Trekking Club Chennai Ahamed Hanifa
Crazy Passionate Runners Bengaluru Sajith P.P
Pune Runners Pune Amol Birajdar
KBR Runners Hyderabad Anell Ambati
Quads of Fury Bengaluru Murthy Udupa
Sussegado Fitness Freaks Goa Ghanesham Mishra
Mountain Trail Blazers Bengaluru J.P Gowda
Soles of Cochin Ernakulam Vidhya P.G
Bhukmp Bengaluru Vishy Kuruganti
OMR Dreamers Chennai Kishore AV
Unived Trail Running Club Mumbai Amit Mehta