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Sinhagad Running Trail | Sinhagad Epic Trail

Sinhagad Epic Trail

The beautiful route of the Sinhagad Epic Trail race is a point to point route, without any loops. Runners will experience new surroundings and a variety of technical as well as normal terrain in the course of the race. The race will be conducted within the limits of Sinhagad Ghera.

All the 3 categories is that all of the races will be held in month of June, and that there will rain, and wind during the race timings. So be prepared to get wet, muddy, and dirty in the forest trails.

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11 K.M.

  • Starts & End at: 6:15 am - 9:15 am
  • Maximum Time: 3.30 Hours
  • Ascent & Descent: 790~ metres - 780~ metres
  • Highest & Lowest Point: 1296 metres - 739 metres
  • Total distance: 11 Km
  • Aid Station: 1

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22 K.M.

  • Starts & End at: 6:10 am - 12:10 pm
  • Maximum Time: 6 Hours
  • Ascent & Descent: 1280~ metres - 1270~ metres
  • Highest & Lowest Point: 1296 metres - 739 metres
  • Total distance: 22 Km
  • Aid Station: 3

UTMB Points: 1

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32 K.M.

  • Starts & End at: 6:05 am -2:05 pm
  • Maximum Time: 9 Hours
  • Ascent & Descent: 1560~ metres - 1560~ metres
  • Highest & Lowest Point: 1296 metres - 975 metres
  • Total distance: 32 Km
  • Aid Station: 4

UTMB Points: 2

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42 K.M.

  • Starts & End at: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Maximum Time: 12 Hours
  • Ascent & Descent: 2380~ metres - 2380~ metres
  • Highest & Lowest Point: 1296 metres - 674 metres
  • Total distance: 42 Km
  • Aid Station: 4

UTMB Points: 2

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SRT ULTRA

The beauty of the SRT Ultra Marathon course is that it is a point-to-point route, without any loops. So every moment will be a new experience in the heart of the Sahyadri mountains. Runners will pass through evergreen mountains, dense forests with abundance of flora and fauna.

SRT Ultra is highly challenging in the sense that almost 70% of the marathon route comprises of technical trails, rocks, mud, scree, grass & roots, at an average altitude of 1000 metres. The SRT Ultra not just involves mountain running, but also considerable amount of climbing, which is encountered while ascending as well as descending one of the most pristine locations in Pune.

Select which Marathon you want to participate in:

11 K.M.

  • Starts & End at: 6:10 am - 9:10 am
  • Maximum Time: 3 Hours
  • Ascent & Descent: 700~ metres - 700~ metres
  • Highest & Lowest Point: 1296 metres - 646 metres
  • Total distance: 11 Km
  • Aid Station: 1

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25 K.M.

  • Starts & End at: 6:05 am - 12:05 am
  • Maximum Time: 6 Hours
  • Ascent & Descent: 1000~ metres - 1000~ metres
  • Highest & Lowest Point: 1296 metres - 633 metres
  • Total distance: 25 Km
  • Aid Station: 2

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53 K.M.

  • Starts & End at: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Maximum Time: 12 Hours
  • Ascent & Descent: 2320~ metres - 2240~ metres
  • Highest & Lowest Point: 1400 metres - 640 metres
  • Total distance: 11 Km
  • Aid Station: 5

Intermediate Cut Off Time: (8 hours) At Km 34 - Aid Station no. 4

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Expert knowhow of Pune's Sahyadri Mountains, & surrounding villages. Explorer of historical architecture.
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Founder of Sahyadri Trekkers Club & Sahyadri Garjana Dhol-Tasha Pathak.
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Mt.Everest Summiteer 2016, Mt.Kanchenjunga Summiteer 2018. Former Software Professional.
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Rules And Regulations

1. SRT Ultra Marathon is conducted in the forests of Pune, which are conserved by the Maharashtra State Forest Departments of Pune and Bhor regions. The Pune forests are a part of the Sahyadri Mountains of the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, a Unesco World Heritage Site for BioDiversity Hotspot. These forests are having a fragile eco-system, and must be respected by each and everyone who is present there before, during, or after the SRT Ultra Marathon.

2. The 3 forts Sinhagad, Rajgad, and Torna are protected monuments of State of Maharashtra Archaeology Department, and they are presently the only remnants of 16th century architecture which have survived war and natural disasters. They are very fragile and it is advised to runners and guests to not damage the structure in any way. Some parts of these 3 forts are currently under renovation, restructuring, it is understood that runners should not disturb the work in progress.

3. SRT Ultra Marathon will be held 70 percent of its course at an average altitude of 1300 meters above sea level. The mountains are a very different territory from what anyone will experience in the day to day urban life. You are responsible for your own safety and physical ability to cope with the mountains, its terrain, height, altitude, and the risks and threats it can pose to your body and physical ability. Nausea, vomiting, headaches, vertigo, palpitation, chest pain, abdomen pain, muscle pain, fatigue, small injuries, scratches from trees/bushes, are some of the symptoms that you can experience in this environment. Western Ghats Running Foundation, SRT Ultra Marathon Race Director, Volunteers, Police Department, Maharashtra State Forest Department, Maharashtra State Archeology Department, under no circumstances, shall be held responsible for your physical ability or to help you cope with these problems. We want you to consult your doctor/physician about your physical ability and get yourself checked before registering yourself for SRT Ultra Marathon

4. The Sahyadri mountains of Western Ghats are a very fragile eco-system. You should be aware of the fact that there are constant weather changes in the mountains, like wind, rains, storm, fog, heat, cold, darkness, along with geographical changes like erosion, landslide, rockslide. You will have to be constantly aware of these changes that are a possibility during the course of your marathon. You should also be able to confront these natural difficulties on your own, without any external help during the entire duration of the marathon

5. It should be understood that SRT Ultra Marathon is not like a city marathon, but a mountain running marathon set on an altitude of more than a 1000 meters above sea level, so make sure you stay on the marked trail course at all times, and do not drift away from the course for any reason. Chances are you will be going towards the edge of a cliff!

6. Do not try to shortcut the marathon route, always follow the marked route. Remember these are fragile mountains and your forced shortcut entry in any other direction will cause erosion to that area

7. Do not argue, fight, verbally or physically with any of your fellow runners, volunteers, organisers or guests. Lets enjoy the run with a good spirit and have a good time with one another. Who knows you might find a friend in one another!

8. The forests of Pune and Bhor are a habitat for a variety of flora and fauna of the Western Ghats. So there is an unlikely chance of your encounter with leopards, wild boar, barking deer, macaques, grazing cattle or other small animals like hares, mongoose, squirrels, snakes and birds during the marathon. It is understood that under no circumstances you harm these animals. If you encounter with any of these, then stop and let the animal pass through. It is best to quietly move away from the animal without teasing or throwing stones at it, other wise there could be a chance of you being hurt! Sometimes local village dogs accompany you on route, they are friendly.

9. It is illegal to throw garbage/rubbish anywhere on the marathon course. Throwing of plastic bags, empty gel tubes, paper, wrappers, cloth, or any other rubbish anywhere on the course is strictly prohibited. Trash bins are available at every aid stations / refreshment posts, so make use of them to dispose off your rubbish. All participants must keep rubbish and wrappers with them until they reach the next aid station / refreshment post to dispose it off.

10. Wearing headphones is strictly prohibited during your run. We do not want you to play loud music on your phone or play songs on bluetooth speakers in your bag and disturb fellow runners and the local wildlife. . The beauty of this race is to run in the heart of the forest, experience its grandeur, hear the waters low, birds chirp, feel the air. You can always hit your music when you reach home. We encourage you to conserve your phone battery in case of emergency situations

11. SRT Ultra Marathon is a self supported marathon although there are refreshments, water, electrolytes, and some finger food provided along the course at various check points. However, it is advised that runners keep at least 1 litre water, and some food on them for emergency. Detailed list of items to be carried is provided in the itinerary section.

12. It is very important to note that the entire marathon is a timed event. As per the guidelines of the Pune Forest Department, all running activities must begin at 6 am IST and halted at 6 pm IST. The maximum hours of running the SRT Ultra Marathon is 12 hours. After this period, 1 hour is kept for searching and evacuating runners who have a DNF or Did Not Finish in the final stage. All decisions are in accordance with Pune forest department, Pune rural police department, and WGRF volunteers. There will be no change whatsoever in this decision.

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