FAQs

FUN RUN

REGISTRATION

Q: What is maximum and minimum permissible age for participation?

A: We firmly believe that anyone can run at any age. There is no upper age limit, but we will not allow children unless you are running with them.

Q: Can I pick-up my bib on the same day as the race?

A: Yes, bibs can only be picked up on the race day on 12th June, 2021, between 05:30 AM & 06:45 AM

Q: Once applied can I cancel my entry and get refund?

A: After registration, If you cannot participate in the race for some reason, you should notify us by 31th May, 2021 and get your registration cancelled. Your registration cannot be swapped with anyone else or carried over to future editions. We will issue a refund upto1250/- for all such voluntary cancellations, subject to all slots being filled on the day of the race. If you don’t participate in the race without cancelling the registration, you will only be allowed to enter after 2 editions of Vagamon Ultrail (i.e. 2024)..

Q: Can I change my race category once I have applied/my entry is confirmed?

A: Yes, please write to us. However, this facility will be only available till 31st May 2021.

Q: Can I transfer my registration to another person?

A: No transfers between races or transfers of race entry to another runner will be allowed i.e., Race Bibs are NOT interchangeable under any circumstances. Violation of the same will result in immediate disqualification.

Q: How will my entry acceptance be intimated to me?

A: On successful completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation email from tickets@townscript.com and an SMS on your registered mobile number. Please ensure that you set your spam filter appropriately so that mails from the above email address do not go to spam folder. Closer to the event, you will receive more details on your E-mail.

Q: Can I register for Vagamon Ultrail 2021 even if I have not yet run a qualifying race?

A: You should have run atleast a half marathon to participate in the Fun Run.

Q: How can an overseas applicant apply for the Event?

A: Overseas applicants are required to register in the same manner as non-overseas applicants. However, foreign nationals are required to show their passport along and also hand-over a copy of the same during bib collection.

Q: What is the Registration Fee for Fun RUN?

A: ₹1750/- including GST & Registration portal charges.

Q: Can I register on the day of the event?

A: No, registrations will be closed on 31st May, 2021 or as all 100 slots get filled up. This will be strictly enforced.

Q: When is the Vagamon Ultrail 2021?

A: The next edition of Vagamon Ultrail, the 2021 one, is scheduled for 12th June, 2021.

REACHING VAGAMON

Q: How can I reach Vagamon?

A: Vagamon is a hill station located in Idukki district of Kerala, India. This is at a distance of 110 Km from Kochi.

Road: Vagamon is well connected by roads, connecting it to the rest of the state.

Rail: The nearest city railway station is Kottayam, located at a distance of 60kms from Vagamon. However, no transport facilities are being arranged by the organisers from Kottayam to Vagamon. For runners interested in availing the transport facility provided by the organisers, please ensure that you disembark at Ernakulam Junction or Ernakulam Town railway station(s).

Air: The Kochi International Airport at Nedumbassery has flights from all over the world coming in almost daily. You will find no problem in flying in.

Q: Do organisers provide any transit to Vagamon, since the site is remote?

A: There is a travel and accommodation package available for all categories. More details on the package and its schedule will be soon available in the Travel & Accommodation section of the website.

Q: Is public transport available?

A: Yes. However, please note that the timings and the mode of transport (you will need to change en-route) may prove to be inconvenient for our race schedule.

Q: Is vaccination compulsory for all participants above 45 years of age?

A: Yes. If you are 45 years and above as of 01st April 2021, then you must upload a copy of your vaccination certificate before you will be allowed to participate in the race. This is mandatory for all participants and volunteers. However, this vaccination certificate doesn't give you immunity from any future Government orders issued regarding entry of travelers to the State of Kerala.

Q: Can I reach by private vehicle?

A: Yes, Vagamon is well-connected by roads. The start-point is Vagamon Eco Adventure Park .


STAY AT VAGAMON

Q: What are the options of accommodation?

A: Details will soon be available in the Travel and Accommodation section of our website.

Q: Is it compulsory to opt for accommodation provided by the organisers?

A: No, participants can arrange their own accommodation & transport. If you chose to do so, we strongly recommend that you stay at places close to the start-point of your category, as Vagamon has very limited local transportation facilities.

Q: Are there camping facilities?

A: No, there are no camping facilities arranged by the organizers.

BIB DISTRIBUTION

Q: Where is the venue for bib distribution?

A: Bibs will be distributed to registered participants at the start line (Vagamon Eco Adventure Park) on 12th June, 2021.

Q: Can I authorize another person to pick up my race packet?

A: No. Runners are required to check-in and collect their bibs/race-packets personally. Runners cannot authorise a third party to collect the bib/race-packet on their behalf.

Q: What are the documents required at the time of BIB Pick-up?

A: All participants will be required to show a valid Government ID (Driver’s License, Passport, PAN or Voter ID) during bib collection. Foreign nationals will have to show their passport during bib-collection. Participants are also requested to keep their registration confirmation email/SMS handy.

Q: Is a Govt. issued photo ID proof compulsory?

A: Yes. Failure to show a valid Government issued photo ID may result in the runner being disallowed from participating in the race.

ABOUT THE RACE

Q: How many UTMB points will be awarded for completing the Vagamon Ultrail 2021?

A: Need points? – run the 60K!

Q: Is there food available on the course?

A: The aid stations will be well-stocked with water, energy drinks from our Nutrition Partner (Unived Sports), fruits etc. during the race. The rest areas along the course will be additionally stocked with light snacks. We will also provide cooked food at specific aid stations/rest areas, which will be communicated closer to the race day.

Q: How many Aid Stations are on the course?

A: Aid stations will be set up at average intervals of 10 Km along the course. There will also be some covered areas along the course for runners to stretch and lie-down for a bit. Everyone must carry mandatory 1L of bottle and they must fill it at every aid station.

Q: Where can I find a Vagamon Ultrail 2021 course map?

A: Course map section of the website will be updated soon.

Q: What sports drink will be available on the course?

A: We will be using Unived’s “RRUNN During” as the energy & hydration drink which will be served at all the aid-stations and rest areas on course. “RRUNN During” is a blend of carbohydrate, electrolytes, amino-acids and a key osmolyte and ensures adequate hydration and endurance through the run. Details are available at Unived Sports.

Q: Can I walk the course?

A: Yes, participants may feel free to complete the race by running, walking or crawling. However, no motion enhancing devices are permitted.

Q: What are the cut-off timings?

A: Just make sure that you reach back before the dark.

Q: When does the finish line close?

A: The finish line for the Fun Run closes 10 hours from the start of the race.

Q: Where does the race start and finish?

A: Fun Run will start from Vagamon Eco Adventure Park & finish at at St. Thomas LP School, Pullikkanam.

Q: Will I be dropped back to the start point after the race?

A: There will be shuttle every 2 hours at 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM to drop the runners from finish point to the start point. This drop facility is available even if you have not opted for the travel & accommodation package.

Q: What time does the race start?

A: The fun run will start at 07:00 AM on 12th June, 2021.


RESULTS AND PRIZE MONEY

Q: Where will be results published?

A: The results will be updated here soon after the race. All finishers can obtain their official time from the website of our timing provider within a week following the event. Results from the run will be uploaded to the site within a week from the race day.

Q: What is the prize money for the podium finishers?

A: The Vagamon Ultrail does not have any prize money. The race is conducted purely for the love of running and for people to experience the beauty of the breathtaking route. Every runner who successfully completes their race within the stipulated time will earn a unique medal to take home.

***Timing and distance are tentative and subject to minor change.


ULTRA (60K)

REGISTRATION

Q: What is maximum and minimum permissible age for participation?

A: The minimum permissible age is 18 years as of 12th June, 2021. We firmly believe that anyone can run at any age. There is no upper age limit, although we will require proof of prior completion of an event or assurance that you have put in the effort to train for a trail ultra marathon. For participants above 45 years, covid vaccination certificate must be uploaded during the registration.

Q: Can I pick-up my bib on the same day as the race?

A: Yes, bibs can be picked only on the race day. For those opting for travel and accommodation package, we will be handing over the bib on the previous night of the race.

Q: Once applied can I cancel my entry and get refund?

A: After registration, If you cannot participate in the race for some reason, you should notify us by 31st May, 2021 and get your registration cancelled. Your registration cannot be swapped with anyone else or carried over to future editions. We will issue a refund upto2750/- for all such voluntary cancellations, subject to all slots being filled on the day of the race. If you don’t participate in the race without cancelling the registration, you will only be allowed to enter after 2 editions of Vagamon Ultrail (i.e. 2024)..

Q: Can I change my race category once I have applied/my entry is confirmed?

A: Yes, please write to us. However, this facility will be only available till 31st May, 2021.

Q: Can I transfer my registration to another person?

A: No transfers between races or transfers of race entry to another runner will be allowed i.e., Race Bibs are NOT interchangeable under any circumstances. Violation of the same will result in immediate disqualification.

Q: How will my entry acceptance be intimated to me?

A: On successful completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation email from tickets@townscript.com and an SMS on your registered mobile number. Please ensure that you set your spam filter appropriately so that mails from the above email address do not go to spam folder. Closer to the event, you will receive more details on your E-mail.

Q: Can I register for Vagamon Ultrail 2021 even if I have not yet run a qualifying race?

A: No, Runners must submit the hyperlink to the timing certificate or a shareable result link or link to their ITRA profile during registration. If you have any questions, please write to us before registering.

Q: How can an overseas applicant apply for the Event?

A: Overseas applicants are required to register in the same manner as non-overseas applicants. However, foreign nationals are required to show their passport along and also hand-over a copy of the same during bib collection.

Q: What is the Registration Fee for 60K?

A: 3250/- including GST & registration portal charges.

Q: Can I register on the day of the event?

A: No, registrations will be closed on 31st May 2021 or as all 150 slots get filled up. This will be strictly enforced.

Q: When is the Vagamon Ultrail 2021?

A: The next edition of Vagamon Ultrail, the 2021 one, is scheduled for 12th June, 2021.

REACHING VAGAMON

Q: How can I reach Vagamon?

A: Vagamon is a hill station located in Idukki district of Kerala, India. This is at a distance of 110 Km from Kochi.

Road: Vagamon is well connected by roads, connecting it to the rest of the state.

Rail: The nearest city railway station is Kottayam, located at a distance of 60kms from Vagamon. However, no transport facilities are being arranged by the organisers from Kottayam to Vagamon. For runners interested in availing the transport facility provided by the organisers, please ensure that you disembark at Ernakulam Junction or Ernakulam Town railway station(s).

Air: The Kochi International Airport at Nedumbassery has flights from all over the world coming in almost daily. You will find no problem in flying in.

Q: Do organisers provide any transit to Vagamon, since the site is remote?

A: There is a travel and accommodation package available for all categories. More details on the package and its schedule will be soon available in the Travel & Accommodation section of the website.

Q: Is public transport available?

A: Yes. However, please note that the timings and the mode of transport (you will need to change en-route) may prove to be inconvenient for our race schedule.

Q: Is vaccination compulsory for all participants above 45 years of age?

A: Yes. If you are 45 years and above as of 01st April 2021, then you must upload a copy of your vaccination certificate before you will be allowed to participate in the race. This is mandatory for all participants and volunteers. However, this vaccination certificate doesn't give you immunity from any future Government orders issued regarding entry of travelers to the State of Kerala.

Q: Can I reach by private vehicle?

A: Yes, Vagamon is well-connected by roads. The start-point is Vagamon Eco Adventure Park .


STAY AT VAGAMON

Q: What are the options of accommodation?

A: Details will soon be available in the Travel and Accommodation section of our website.

Q: Is it compulsory to opt for accommodation provided by the organisers?

A: No, participants can arrange their own accommodation & transport. If you chose to do so, we strongly recommend that you stay at places close to the start-point of your category, as Vagamon has very limited local transportation facilities.

Q: Are there camping facilities?

A: No, there are no camping facilities arranged by the organizers.

BIB DISTRIBUTION

Q: Where is the venue for bib distribution?

A: Bibs will be distributed to registered participants at the start line and for those who have opted for travel and accommodation package on the night before the race.

Q: Can I authorize another person to pick up my race packet?

A: No. Runners are required to check-in and collect their bibs/race-packets personally. Runners cannot authorise a third party to collect the bib/race-packet on their behalf.

Q: What are the documents required at the time of BIB Pick-up?

A: All participants will be required to show a valid Government ID (Driver’s License, Passport, PAN or Voter ID) during bib collection. Foreign nationals will have to show their passport during bib-collection. Participants are also requested to keep their registration confirmation email/SMS handy.

Q: Is a Govt. issued photo ID proof compulsory?

A: Yes. Failure to show a valid Government issued photo ID may result in the runner being disallowed from participating in the race.

ABOUT THE RACE

Q: How many UTMB points will be awarded for completing the Vagamon Ultrail 2021?

A: Vagamon Ultrail 2021 is a qualifying race for UTMB®. 2 ITRA Points will be awarded for completing 60K

Q: Is there food available on the course?

A: The aid stations will be well-stocked with water, energy drinks from our Nutrition Partner (Unived Sports), fruits etc. during the race. The rest areas along the course will be additionally stocked with light snacks. We will also provide cooked food at specific aid stations/rest areas, which will be communicated closer to the race day.

Q: How many Aid Stations are on the course?

A: Aid stations will be set up at average intervals of 10 Km along the course. There will also be some covered areas along the course for runners to stretch and lie-down for a bit. Every runner must compulsorily carry atleast 1L of hydration bag and fill them at all the possible opportunity. They must also carry some snacks with them as the aid stations are far apart.

Q: Where can I find a Vagamon Ultrail 2021 course map?

A: Course map section of the website.

Q: What sports drink will be available on the course?

A: We will be using Unived’s “RRUNN During” as the energy & hydration drink which will be served at all the aid-stations and rest areas on course. “RRUNN During” is a blend of carbohydrate, electrolytes, amino-acids and a key osmolyte and ensures adequate hydration and endurance through the run. Details are available at Unived Sports.

Q: Can I walk the course?

A: Yes, participants may feel free to complete the race by running, walking or crawling. However, no motion enhancing devices are permitted. Regardless of how a participant chooses to complete the course, please note that the races have overall and stage-wise cut-off times, which all runners are required to adhere to and will be enforced strictly. But, you are not likely to reach the intermediate stage cut-offs within stipulated time, if you just resort to walking.

Q: What are the cut-off timings?

A: Runners are given a total of 12 hours from the start of the race to finish the 60K event. However, there will be multiple stage cut-offs; of 5 hours at 25 Km, and a second cut-off of 8.5 hours at 42 Km. Runners still on the course after their cut-off times (both stage and overall cut-off) will be picked up by the sweep vehicle and will not be permitted to continue the race.***

Q: When does the finish line close?

A: The finish line for the 60K race closes at 12 hours from the start of the race.

Q: Where does the race start and finish?

A: 60K will start from Vagamon Eco Adventure Park and finish at St. Thomas LP School, Pullikkanam. The course map will be available here soon.

Q: What time does the race start?

A: The 60K race will start at 05:30 AM on 12th June, 2021.

RESULTS AND PRIZE MONEY

Q: Where will be results published?

A: The results will be updated here soon after the race. All finishers can obtain their official time from the website of our timing provider within a week following the event. Results from the run will be uploaded to the site within a week from the race day for those interested in using Vagamon Ultrail qualify for other races.

Q: What is the prize money for the podium finishers?

A: The Vagamon Ultrail does not have any prize money. The race is conducted purely for the love of running and for people to experience the beauty of the breathtaking route. Every runner who successfully completes their race within the stipulated time will earn a unique medal to take home.

***Timing and distance are tentative and subject to minor change.