Considering the challenges posed by the course and the weather in Vagamon, we are introducing entry criteria to the race.
- You must be 18 years of age or older before January 05, 2019.
- You must have completed (or will complete) one Full Marathon in 05hrs 30mins between January 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018.
You have completed an Ultra Marathon of 50 Km and above within the cut off prescribed by the respective organisers of the race that you ran, between January 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018. You are requested to submit the details in the registration form along with the web hyperlink of the certificate of the race that you have run. Alternatively, you can also email us the results justifying your qualification to Vagamon Ultrail. If you are unable to produce the proof by December 15, 2018, we will cancel your registration.
Vagamon Ultrail offers two categories in the 2019 edition – 60 Kilometres and 90 Kilometres.
The 60K run is a point to point course taking runners through the most beautiful locales in Vagamon while still posing enough challenges for a regular marathon runner. The course takes you through different terrains.
The event starts just before day break at 06:30 AM from Kolahalamedu Post Office. This is near Orchidarium. Runners are required to report at 06:00 AM. The course map can be accessed here. Runners in this category are given a total of 12 hours from the start of the race to finish the 60K event, i.e a finish no later than 06:30 PM. However, the runners must pass two stage cut-offs; 24 Km stage cut-off point by 11:30 AM (5 Hours from start) & 42Km stage cut-off by 03:00 PM (8.5 hours from start).
The 90K run will start and finish at St. Thomas LP School, Pullikkanam. Initially, the runners will run towards the 60K start and then will take a different route to return to the finish line. Runners are required to report at the start line latest by 04:30 AM to start the race at 05:00 AM. The course map can be accessed here. Runners in this category are given a total of 18 hours from the start of the race to finish the 90K event.
The stage cut-off times for the 90K race will be strictly implemented and are as follows:
||11:00 AM (6 hours from start)
||04:00 PM (11 hours from start)
||08:00 PM (15 hours from start)
Note 1: All time and distance mentioned here are tentative and subject to very minor changes, which will be confirmed at a later date.
Note 2: Runners still on the course after the cut-off time (both stage and overall cut-offs) will be picked up by the sweep vehicles and will not be permitted to continue the race. There will be no exception as the cut-off times are implemented to ensure the safety of runners.