Sun, 16 Feb | New Katraj Tunnel

The Jumping Gorilla Trail Run

Indian Sports revolution has organized The Jumping Gorilla Trail Run which is in the rugged and perfectly textured ranges of Sahyadri (forest trails). The rip-roaring run is on the ancient route which connects the Katraj and Sinhagad Sahyadri range.
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The Jumping Gorilla Trail Run

Time & Location

16-Feb-2020, 6:00 am – 6:00 pm GMT-11
New Katraj Tunnel, NH 48, Mangadewadi, Maharashtra 411046, India

About the Event

                                                                        Race Date : February 16, 2020

                                                   THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN| Katraj + Sinhagad |

Starting Line: New Katraj Tunnel, Marathi Bana Hotel, Near New Kartaj tunnel, Mumbai-Pune-Bangalore Highway.

Finishing Line: New Katraj Tunnel, Marathi Bana Hotel, Near New Kartaj tunnel, Mumbai-Pune-Bangalore Highway.

Course Summary:

The rugged and perfectly textured ranges of Sahyadri (forest trails) are where the route of The Jumping Gorilla Trail Run – Series 2020 is a mind baffling route, with multiple loops to explore. Each runner will experience barely palpable and harsh craggy landscapes and precipitous mountain ranges in the course of the race. The race will be conducted within the limits of Katraj + Sinhagad.

All the categories is that all of the races will be held in month of February, which means it will be cozy cold when your race starts but exclusively humid as you finish the race.

10K

Starts at 6:45 am | Ends: 9:45 am

Maximum Time:  3 hours

Total distance 10 Km | Aid Stations/Check points 01

30K

Starts at 6:30 am | Ends: 12:30 pm

Maximum Time: 6 hours

Total distance 30 Km | Aid Stations/Check points 03

60K

Starts at 6:15 am | Ends: 04:15 pm

Maximum Time: 10 hours

Total distance 60 Km | Aid Stations/Check points 05

80K

Starts at 6:00 am | Ends: 09:00 pm

Maximum Time: 14 hours

Total distance 80 Km | Aid Stations/Check points 07

                                                                   CATEGORIES TO CHOOSE FROM: 

                                                                       10Km - 30Km - 60Km - 80Km

The 1st edition of The Jumping Gorilla Trail Run will take place on 16th February 2020, in Pune, India at the Marathi Bana Hotel, Near New Kartaj tunnel, Mumbai-Pune-Bangalore Highway.

· All individual categories – 10Km - 30Km - 60Km - 80Km   determined by distance, total elevation gained and cut off timings.

· 30Km - 60Km - 80Km   categories are open for men and women of all nationalities above 18 years of age on 16/02/2020.

· 10Km category are open for men and women of all nationalities above 14 years of age on 16/02/2020.

· A 30Km participant must have completed (or will complete) one Half Marathon (21kms) in between January 1, 2019 and February 15, 2020.

· A 60K and 80k participant must have completed (or will complete) one Full Marathon (40kms) between January 1, 2019 and February 15, 2020.

· Or, the participant must have completed (or will complete) an Ultra Marathon of 50 Km and above within the cut off time prescribed by the respective organisers of the race that you ran, between January 1, 2019 and February 15, 2020.

                                                                               Registration Privileges:

Each runner will get T-Shirt

Bib number with timing barcode

Display of results on website post-trail run

Well stocked Aid-Stations

Finisher medal

Podium Finishers get Trophy

Post race meal

Aid stations:

Aid stations will be at 07 set locations.

Aid stations will provide drinking water, electrolyte drink, sweet snacks, glucose biscuits, salted snacks, fruits, ice, primary first aid, recovery/resting tents.

Please plan to run with at least half to 1 litre of water with/on you, and some food for self-support.

  

RULES 

  1. All participants must abide by the rules and      regulations of THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN. The Race Director’s and      other associates of Indian Sports Revolution’s decision is final in any      case.
  2. All participants of THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN must      have completed 18 years of age on or before 16/02/2020.
  3. All participants must understand and participate in THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN at their own personal risk.
  4. All participants must be physically fit and mentally      able to participate in THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN. Medical certificate      is a must for all participants, you will email us the medical certificate      at runwithitro@gmail.com
  5. You release and waive Indian Sports Revolution, their      volunteers, and partners from liability for all losses, damages, injury,      claims, demands, expenses, and any other liability, physical,      psychological, or otherwise, directly or indirectly arising out of your      participation in THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN.
  6. You will be present at the pre-race briefing meet where      you will be collecting your race bib on time. Race bib will strictly not      be provided any time after the meet.
  7. While collecting your bib and number, you will produce      a photo identity proof like Aadhar card/ passport and your receipt of      registration at the bib collection counter for verification purpose. ID      proof can be in digital form.
  8. Individual numbered bibs will be provided to each and      every participant, which should be worn and visible in the front part of      every runners body. Do not hide your bib numbers with clothing.
  9. On race day all participants must arrive and report at      the venue 1 hour prior to the start of THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN.
  10. All participants must possess all the necessary gear      for mountain and trail running with them during the trail run. The list of      items include mobile phone with our helpline number 8007865822 saved,      trail running shoes and socks, choice of running apparel, bandana, gloves,      wind proof jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, minimum 1 litre of water,      electrolyte powder or tablet, headlamp, also trekking poles (if      necessary), 1 or 2 fruits, energy bar/gels.
  11. You must be aware that the property you will be running      on is the property of Maharashtra State Forest Department, Maharashtra      State Archeology Department, Maharashtra State Public Works Department,      Village Gram Panchayat limits, and that you will respect the environment      you are passing through at all times.
  12. You will deal with any difficulties that arise during      the run by yourself, without outside help, with regards to changes in      climatic and geographical conditions at high altitude.
  13. You will manage yourself with physical and mental      problems that arise from small injuries, muscle and articular pains,      fatigue, nausea, digestive problems. Be totally aware that Indian Sports      Revolution will not be able to help you manage these problems.
  14. We reiterate that you will be present in a very fragile      eco-system, we require you to have prior mountain running      training/experience to have the required presence of mind during the trail      run.
  15. All participants must stay on the official marked      course during their run of the race.
  16. The entire course will be well marked, ensure to keep      an eye on the stewards stationed at various points who will caution you to      go slow. There are points where the soil is very loose, so in order to      avoid accidents it is mandatory for the runners to look before you proceed.
  17. There are special check points where chains and bolting      have been done, please tread carefully in this area.
  18. The course is marked on the route, summits, passes,      forks, junctions, hazardous locations. Keep your eyes open for marked      signs along the way.
  19. The course is filled with beautiful single track      trails, and breathtaking single track mountain ridges. Strictly no      overtaking in these areas, watch out for no overtaking signs. We do not      want you or your fellow participants to risk your safety.
  20. In case of emergency or injury to you or fellow      participant, contact our helpline numbers 8007865822 and mention      your current location and type of assistance required.
  21. Usage of trekking poles is optional, but if you are      using them, you will have to make sure you are not getting them in fellow      runner’s way, and protect them from the points of the poles.
  22. Participants must not throw      trash/rubbish/garbage/plastic outside of 50m radius of an aid station.      There will be a penalty of 60 minutes loss in timing for throwing      trash/rubbish/garbage that you possess anywhere on the trail route.
  23. There will be disqualification from the race if you      shortcut the route by not following the signage, voluntarily or      involuntarily.
  24. There will be disqualification if you do not pass      through compulsory check points.
  25. There will be a straight disqualification from the race      if you have caused physical harm and injury to any of the fellow      participants.
  26. You will give your full consent to the medical staff      for providing you medical treatment during the trail run.
  27. Competitors must give assistance to fellow participants      who may be injured or distressed. We will take into account the time spent      on this assistance taking into consideration the type of assistance.
  28. Any retirement (self or forced) from THE JUMPING      GORILLA TRAIL RUN must take place only at a check point unless in extreme      situations. If you think you cannot go any further, we strongly recommend      you to take retirement, albeit sportingly, and come back stronger in the      next edition, there will always be another time.
  29. You agree to pay the registration fees in full at the      time of registration, and understand there will not be any refund for paid      amount in any circumstance.
  30. You agree that there will be no transfer of      registration to any other person apart from you, in any circumstance.

                                                                                     REGULATIONS

The following regulations are applicable to those attending the trail run including participants, organizers, volunteers, friends and family:

ECOLOGY

The Jumping Gorilla Trail Run are conducted in the forests of Maharashtra, which are conserved by the forest territory offices of respective regions. The forests are a part of the Sahyadri Mountains of Maharashtra, a Unesco World Heritage Site for BioDiversity Hotspot. These forests are fragile eco-system and the area must be respected by each and everyone who is present there before, during, or after the race.

PROTECTED MONUMENTS

The forts are protected monuments of State of Maharashtra; they are presently the only remnants of 16th century architecture which have survived war and natural disasters. They are very fragile and it is advised to runners and guests to not damage the structure in any way. Some parts of the forts of Maharashtra are currently under renovation & restructuring. It is understood that runners should not disturb the work in progress.

SELF ADAPTATION

The race course is at an average altitude of 1400 meters above sea level. The mountains are a very different territory from what anyone will experience in the day to day urban life. You are responsible for your own safety and physical ability to cope with the mountains, its terrain, height, altitude, and the risks and threats it can pose to your body and physical ability. Nausea, vomiting, headaches, vertigo, palpitation, chest pain, abdomen pain, muscle pain, fatigue, small injuries, scratches from trees/bushes, are some of the symptoms that you can experience in this environment. Indian Sports Revolution, Race Director, Volunteers, Police Department, Maharashtra State Forest Department, Maharashtra State Archeology Department, under no circumstances, shall be held responsible for your physical ability or to help you cope with these problems. We want you to consult your doctor/physician about your physical ability and get yourself checked before registering yourself for the race.

GEOGRAPHY

The Sahyadri Mountains of Maharashtra are a very fragile eco-system. You should be aware of the fact that there are constant weather changes in the mountains, like wind, rains, storm, fog, heat, cold, darkness, along with geographical changes like erosion, landslide, and rockslide. You will have to be constantly aware of these changes that are a possibility during the course of your race. You should also be able to confront these natural difficulties on your own, without any external help during the entire duration of the race.

STAY ON COURSE

The Trail run is not like a city marathon, but a mountain running race set on an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level, so make sure you stay on the marked trail course at all times, and do not drift away from the course for any reason. Chances are you will be going towards the edge of a cliff! Do not try to shortcut the route, always follow the marked route. Remember these are fragile mountains and your forced shortcut entry in any other direction will cause erosion to that area.

ATTITUDE

Do not argue, fight, verbally or physically with any of your fellow runners, volunteers, organisers or guests. Let’s enjoy the run with a good spirit and have a good time with one another. Who knows you might find a friend in one another!

WILDLIFE

The forests of Maharashtra are a habitat for a variety of flora and fauna of the Sahyadri’s. So there is an unlikely chance of your encounter with leopards, wild boar, barking deer, macaques, grazing cattle or other small animals like hares, mongoose, squirrels, snakes and birds during the trail run. It is understood that under no circumstances you harm these animals. If you encounter with any of these, then stop and let the animal pass through. It is best to quietly move away from the animal without teasing or throwing stones at it, otherwise there could be a chance of you being hurt! Sometimes local village dogs accompany you on route, they are friendly.

BE CLEAN

It is illegal to throw garbage/rubbish/plastic anywhere on the trail run course. Throwing of plastic bags, empty gel tubes, paper, wrappers, cloth, or any other rubbish anywhere on the course is strictly prohibited. Trash bins are available at every aid stations / refreshment posts, so make use of them to dispose off your rubbish. All participants must keep rubbish and wrappers with them until they reach the next aid station / refreshment post to dispose it off.

NO MUSIC ZONE

We do not want you to play loud music on your phone or play songs on bluetooth speakers in your bag and disturb fellow runners and the local wildlife. The beauty is to run in the heart of the forest, experience its grandeur, hear the waters low, birds chirp, feel the air. You can always hit your music when you reach home. We encourage you to conserve your phone battery in case of emergency.

BE PREPARED

This trail run is a self-supported race although there are refreshments, water, electrolytes, and some finger food provided along the course at various set check points. However, it is advised that runners keep at least 1 litre water, and some food on them for emergency. Detailed list of items to be carried is provided in the itinerary/gear section.

TIMING DEADLINES

It is very important to note that the entire trail run is a timed event. As per the guidelines of the Pune Forest Department, all running activities must begin at 6 am IST and halted at 6 pm IST. The maximum hours of running the race is 12 hours. Last 1 hour is kept for evacuating runners who have a DNF in the final stage. All decisions are in accordance with Pune forest department, Pune Rural Police Department, and Indian Sports Revolution volunteers. There will be no change whatsoever in this decision.

  

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