“RUGGEDIAN SHIVAJI Raje” Race is conceptualized based on Shivaji’s great escape from Bijapur’s Siddhi Johar’s seizing on the Maratha fort of Panhala. Hence, we have reserved the theme, duration and distance of the race to go hand in hand with the historic significance related to it. After all,being Shivaji is not easy!
Don’t just race with others for victory but race against yourself and for the fiery Shivaji in each one of you! Bask in the glory of a 12 hour duel with rough terrains & endurance! Let your patriotic Mavla spirit soar high & leap in the madness of an adventurous historic Race! This race will put your patience to test – mentally & physically! It’s definitely not for the faint- hearted! However, some kind words for all the participating athletes – you all will be heroes regardless of your victory; what will matter eventually is that you put up a great fight against all odds till the finish line!
This is a solo and self-supported race, categorized in 5 km, 15 km and 42 km; participants are at liberty to choose from these options based on their physical fitness and endurance capabilities. Although this race is open for all age groups, participants should keep in mind that this is not everyone's cup of tea. They will have to maneuver through gut-wrenching hills, forests,village back-roads, thick vegetation, single track, muddy trails on a rainy foggy day!
Let the Maratha Mavla meet modern-day athletics to create a truly unique and adventurous race. Be a part of something that will be remembered for ages to come, however, "easy" isn't a word in our dictionary; do you think you have what it takes?
Ruggedian Shivaji Raje Race is a self supported race in which participants have to carry their own food, water and other necessary material for the race tenure. No support is given from the organizers or from the outside. Race has been given a historical touch where in all participants will be given Sanman Patra, Rajmudra styles Medals ,etc. Excitement continues as you will see our volunteers dressed as Maaavlas. Experience and enjoy the jaw dropping performances of Mardani Khel, Powade, Dhol-taashe & many more exciting traditional enactments...!! The thumping Dhol tunes will keep the gear junkie in you charged at all times!!
Race is categorized into 5 km, 15 Km & 42 Km and further sub categorized into age groups. 18-35 / 35-50 / 50+
( 5 km : Non competitive category)
The route sketches from "Panhala to Pawankhind" in Kolhapur district .Participants will go through gut wrenching hills, forests, village back-roads, table land, thick vegetation, single track and muddy trails. Masai Table land in between route is one of the largest table land of Asia which is a paradise for runners. Weather is going to play a vital role with rains, fog and chilly climate making it more realistic for the runners . After all..Its a tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje.
Energy bar, fruits etc and water for race tenure, Rain Jacket , First aid kit, Haversack, Whistle, Water bottle, Good quality shoes, Torch ( especially for 42 km run),comfortable wear, extra pair of clothes( Please pack all your stuff in Plastic bag, So that it wont get wet and then put it in Haversack )
Date- 13th August, 2017
Location : Panhala, Kolhapur.
Reporting Time : 7:30 am
Flag off Time : 42km (8:00 am) / 15km (8:15 am) / 5km (8:30 am)
Cut off Time : 42km (First cutoff 15 km- 1 pm, Second cutoff 30 km – 4 pm, Last cutoff – 6 PM ) / 15km (1:00 pm) / 5km (10:30 am)
1. Why is it India's toughest trail race ?
Gruesome hills, forests, village back-roads, table land, thick vegetation single track and muddy trails. That pretty much sums it up as tough.
2. Where are the start and the end points?
The start point is Panhala (20kms from Kolhapur city.) to Pawankhind.
3. How do I reach the start point ?
The place is accessible by car and there is good frequency of public transport.
4. Do organizer provide support on route ?
Organiser do not provide any support. It is a self supported trail race. You have to carry sufficient water, food ,etc as per your requirement. Volunteers will be there to help you for directions.
5. Will I be provided transport from end point to reach back to the start point?
Yes, the organizer provides transport back to the start point.
6. Can I call my friends/ family to pick me at end point ?
Yes - 5km race ends at Masai resort / 15 km ends at Khotwadi / 42 km ends at Pandhra Pani ( Pawankhind Road )
6. Do i get instant transport back to start point after race ?
No, Transport will be given once all participants come at finish point or transport is full . If you finish first you have to wait till transport capacity gets full and participants reach. You can call your friends/ relatives to pick you if you don't want to wait.
7. Can i get race kit on event day ?
No, you need to collect kit compulsory on kit collection day. No kit will be given on event day.
I am fully aware of and appreciate that training for and running for a marathon may result in accident or serious injury. I am voluntarily participating in Ruggedian Shivaji Raje Monsoon Trail Race 2017 with complete knowledge of associated risks and I agree to accept responsibility of all risks to injury or death.
I also acknowledge that Ruggedian Shivaji Raje Monsoon Trail Race 2017 does not offer any formal marathon training program. By accepting the terms and conditions and this disclaimer/ this waiver and release, I declare that I am medically able, properly trained, physically fit and capable in participating in a marathon and that my medical provider has approved my participation. I agree to independently consult my physician in the event of injuries or medical questions arising from or related to my participation in Ruggedian Shivaji Raje Monsoon Trail Race 2017. I also agree my full and sole responsibility for my own medical expenses and that I am responsible for any and all medical expenses on my behalf.
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