India, a land of diverse terrain, ranging from the rocky faces of the Himalayas to the forested slopes of the Sahyadris and the Western Ghats, offers grueling and challenging race routes.
With the Deccan Ultra, the 2nd race in the Hell Race Trail Series, we introduce trails nestled deep within the Sahyadri Range, offering mesmerising views of the Deccan Plateau.
The Deccan Ultra route includes the highest peak of Maharashtra, Kalsubai at an altitude of 1646m and also the toughest triple-trouble forts in Sahyadri; Alanggad, Madangad and Kulanggad, commonly called the AMK.
The route is a mix of easy-ascent slopes as well as treacherous rocky outcrops overlooking the valley below. To climb the near-vertical slopes there are iron ladders along the course. The 75km category circulates around the Bhandardhara dam and involves climbing 5 forts and the Kalsubai peak.
We are back with the concept of Runners Village, setting it up now at Deccan Ultra too from 16th-18th Feb 2019.
The joy of staying in the middle of nature in a village raised exclusively for fellow runners. It’s the idea of extending co-running to co-living for the duration of the run in a makeshift village for runners and those who accompany them for the event.