WHY MUNNAR :Marathons are held all over the world and are attended by millions of people. So what is special about the Marathon at Munnar?In general, the main programs carried out for tourist visiting Munnar are sight-seeing, trekking, camping, tea plantation walk, cycling and other adventure activities comprising of sports and games. “Munnar Marathon-2019” is an ‘out of box’ event, in comparison to the conventional activities conducted.
“Munnar Marathon-2019” hosted by Kestrel Adventures and Holidays Pvt. Ltd. is a first of its kind in Idukki District, Kerala. The event aims to promote a healthy lifestyle coupled with providing an exposure and opportunity to the athletes to showcase their caliber. The Marathon route follows a serene high altitude path seldom traversed by people. Traffic and pollution free, you get to breathe fresh air which in itself rejuvenates you. The mists slowly creeping in to envelope you in its glory while you walk, trek or run up the path are feelings to be experienced than explained.
Full Marathon :The 42.195 km track takes you through tea plantations, Shola forests and some of the scenic locales in Munnar. The varying gradient track takes you to a maximum altitude of 1850m MSL, which in itself is a tiring task, but definitely not impossible if you make up your mind. Refreshment points will be arranged every 4 Kms to keep you hydrated and fit throughout the race. Course marshals and backup vehicles will always be there to assist in case of need. Barefoot runners please note that you will have to maneuver through unpaved, tractor-able roads. Please be prepared for this.
CERTIFICATION:First 3 places-certificate and medal, next 7 places-certificate and memento, Completion/Participation Certificate and finishers medal for others
Half Marathon: The 21.098 Km track is for the beginners of High Altitude Marathon, a way to get used to the conditions and train yourself for the next Munnar Ultra challenge. The first 8 Kms is relatively straight after which the track is undulating till the end reaching a maximum height of 1750m MSL.
CERTIFICATION:First 3 places-certificate and medal, next 7 places-certificate and memento, Completion/Participation certificate and finishers medal for others
Munnar Ultra Challenge :A highly testing trail of 71 Kms, the Munnar Ultra Challenge takes you through ups and downs of Munnar. Starting from an altitude of 1420m MSL, the trail passes through tea plantations, Eucalyptus groves, Madupetty Dam, reaching a height of 2200m MSL.
CERTIFICATION:First 2 places-certificate and medal, next 7 places-certificate and memento, Completion/Participation certificate and finishers medal for others
Run For Fun :As the name portrays, “run for fun” is purely non-competitive and fun based. Advised for beginners, this 7km route passes through Munnar town and is a relatively flat terrain, giving you time to soak in the intricacies of life in Munnar.
CERTIFICATION:Participation certificate and medal
- Date: 10th February, 2019
- Venue: High Altitude Training Center, Munnar
- Distances: 71K | 42K | 21K | 7K