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BIR BILLING HALF MARATHON

April

Feel the spirituality
and the tranquility of Bir

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PEACE IS IN THE AIR

RUN & EXPLORE

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BIR BILLING
HALF MARATHON

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation is not included in the race fees package.

*We will offer 2-3 days packages for runners to choose from.

*The list of Hotels, resorts and camping for bookings will be updated soon

RACE KIT

Official event T-shirt, bib, finisher medal & online certificate.

WEATHER

During the day weather in Bir will be pleasant with temperature varying from 22°C to 15°C.
The temperature seems to drop in evening after sunset varying from 15°C to 6°C.
The breeze in March will carry the winter chill and one will feel the bite if sitting in shade for too long.

GEAR
During Race:

  1. Long Sleeve Thermal Top
  2. Winter running tights
  3. Cap/Hat for face
  4. Windcheater
  5. Sun glasses

Pre and Post Race:

  1. Winter clothing
  2. Fleece for cold conditions
  3. Balaclava
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Lip balm

REACHING BIR
By Air:

The nearest airport is ‘Dharamsala-Kangra Airport’ at Gaggal, located approximately 14km from Dharamshala. Domestic flights connect Gaggal with Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh. Once at the airport, you can make the onward journey of 68km to Bir by bus or a prepaid taxi. However, owing to weather conditions, flights are not the most reliable option for getting to or out of Kangra region.

By Bus:

Bir-Billing is still a lesser known tourist destination and not very well-connected to major cities. A network of state-run as well as private local buses connects Bir to important tourist destinations like Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and New Delhi.

There is only one direct air-conditioned HRTC volvo bus from New Delhi to Bir, which departs from Kashmiri gate ISBT at 6:45 PM and arrives in Bir at 6:30 am. The bus journey from Delhi to Bir is 575km, and it is advisable to book your tickets in the air-conditioned Volvo coaches, as the buses are more comfortable than ordinary ones, keeping in mind the long distance of the journey. Alternatively, many volvo buses connects Delhi or Chandigarh to Baijnath and Joginder Nagar, which is 16kms away from Bir.

Road/Self Drive:

The drive up to Bir is simply breath-taking! You can catch scenic glimpses of the adjoining mountains and valleys from almost every turn that the twisty uphill road throws you in. Though a lot of tourists prefer a self-drive up to Bir, it is advisable to hire a taxi in case you are not comfortable with driving in mountainous regions.

THINGS TO DO IN BIR
Paragliding

Bir-Billing is widely known for being the world’s second best paragliding destination; Treat yourself with a tandem paragliding post race.

The Hell Race offers a special discount to all the runners participating in BBHM, one can collect coupons at the expo.

Nature Walk and Meditation

There are a number of monasteries and shedras (monastic colleges) in Bir area. One can visit to following places around

  1. Nature Walk and meditation at Sherab Ling Monastery
  2. Bir Tea Factory
  3. Chokling monastery
  4. Deer Park Institute
  5. Dharmalaya Institute
  6. Tibetan Colony

 

Mountain Biking, Trekking and Camping

  1. Hanumangadh Trek – A 30kms trek from Billing takes 2-3 days
  2. Rajgunda Trek – A 20km day trek from Billing
  3. Camping at Billing

The Hell Race will offer 2-3 days packages to choose from if required.

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