Event Details

Bangalore Ultra 2009

Time: November 15, 2009 from 6am to 6pm
Location Hessarghatta
Website or Map: http://www.bangaloreultra.com
Phone: 080 4112 3851
Event Type: trail, run
Organized By: Runners for Life
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2011

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Event Description

Welcome to India’s only Ultra Marathon. An Ultra Marathon is a run where the distances covered by the participants are greater than the standard marathon’s distance of 42.2km. It usually consists of a mix of trail and road running across scenic surroundings.

At the Bangalore Ultra, runners can pick any distance (the favoured one is 50 km) provided they manage it within the 12 hours that the course is open. The distances in an Ultra Marathon (up to 100 km) are truly testing and the event attracts runners for whom the only competition is against themselves. That is why the tagline of the Bangalore Ultra is “It’s Tough. Are you?”

This year the Bangalore Ultra will happen at the same location. We go back to the picturesque route in Hessarghatta.

The distances are

1. 12.5km
2. 25km
3. 37.5km
4. 50km
5. 75km
6. 100km

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Comment by strangway on November 20, 2009 at 14:02
Put beautifully by a runner-

Nothing's better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you. Aaron Douglas Trimble, Runner

Thank you RFL Team!
Comment by sachiv nijhawan on November 19, 2009 at 19:17
from calcutta. was running after 21 years and a major illness ! wonderful experience , beautiful ambience, excellent organisation . simply great ! hope i can make it an annual event. thanks mahesh. finished 12.5 Km in 1 hr 24 mins.
Comment by Adi Raghavan on November 19, 2009 at 10:19
Yeah.. hats off to RFL. Loved it.
Comment by Venkata Rachur on November 18, 2009 at 23:25
Thanks RFL for a wonderful event. Completed 50 Km and it was an amazing feeling to cross the finish line.

This event helped me raise funds for Aadhara, a Breast Cancer Support Group which is part of Division of Molecular Medicine in St Johns Research Institute, Bangalore. Though we decided in the last minute, we are able to raise more than Rs 36 K for the cause. I am sure this will go a long way to help Aadhara which supports Breast Cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers. If anyone is interested to know more, please drop me a note.

Thanks to Atul for making announcements during the run and spreading the message. Thanks to fellow runners like Manju Mysore, Yogesh and others for supporting the cause and encouragement.
Comment by Partha Madhukar on November 18, 2009 at 18:50
Congrats everyone for a fantastic event - well organised, superb turn out , great camaraderie - couldn't have been done better.
...am confused with the bib colours - could some one explain the colour codes and the respective distances.
Comment by Ajay Kumar on November 18, 2009 at 18:16
Thanks RFL team for good arrangements. I was a wonderful show with lots of energy and I made couple of friends there. Thanks for the medical staff who helped in completing the race.

I used to run on road and comfortably completed ADHM in 2 hrs 22 mins but Bangalore Ultra was really tough for me, I completed 25 kms in 3 hrs and 20 mins with pains in my legs and feet. I don't know if it was due to no experience of running on trails or lack of preparation.
Comment by Runners for Life on November 18, 2009 at 10:10
Hi Dr Ramesh, the senior category in our runs is for anyone over the age of 45.
Comment by DR.RAMESH SOMAYAJI on November 18, 2009 at 0:55
my daughter was asking me why i was categorized as senior.An innocent question.she was wondering age more than sixty as senior.would any one help me answering her question?I was affled.I am 53 yrs and was listed first in 37.5 kms in ultra run.Thanks
Comment by Mazhar on November 17, 2009 at 17:34
event well organised....great weather, neither sunny nor rainy, just perfect....I enjoyed the event.
Comment by Gopal Chandra Halder on November 17, 2009 at 14:38
Awesome event..best so far for me...will definately come back next year...

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