1. Qualifying time of both the race categories?

    50 km event - Full marathon (42.195 km) completed within 5hrs 30mins.

    35 km event - Half-Marathon (21.097 km) completed within 2hrs 45mins.

  2. Cut-off time for: -

    1) 50 km - 1) Cut-off time for 50 km is at 40 km – 5hrs 20mins. (Pace- 8 min/km)

    2) 35 km - 2) Cut-off time for 35 km is at 25 km – 3hr 20mins. (Pace- 8 min/km)

  3. Training:

    Tata Challenge Run 35 km

    35 km Training Plan 2019

    Tata Challenge Run 50 km

    50 km Training Plan 2019
  1. You understand the risks involved and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance running race.
  2. You have gone through necessary training to compete in the race. The race will begin in the dark of early morning and will be operational for 8 hours from the start of the Tata Ultra Marathon at 2:30 am.
  3. You will be responsible for yourself and should have the ability to deal with any problems that you may encounter during the race.
  4. You will be able to deal with, by yourself without assistance, deteriorating weather conditions (low temperatures, strong winds, and rain) and other troubles encountered on the route.
  5. You will be able to deal with extreme fatigue, internal organ, and digestive problems, muscle pain, mild physical injuries and psychological problems on your own.

You understand that you are fully responsible for complying with the above conditions 1 to 5. The race organizers shall bear no responsibility for non-compliance of the same. You are fully aware that when participating in an outdoor activity such as this race, your safety depends on your own skills and abilities.

Video/television footage, photos, articles, race results, etc. may be used and/or shown in newspapers, television, magazines, internet, pamphlets, etc. You understand and agree that these rights belong to the race organizers and title sponsor and may be used for these purposes by them or entities authorized by them.

CHANGES TO THE ROUTE, CUT-OFF TIMES AND CANCELLATION OF THE RACE

  1. The organizers reserve the right, at any time and without prior notice, to make changes to the route and locations of checkpoints/water station points or to the cut-off times.
  2. In the event of adverse weather conditions, the race may be postponed or delayed.

IMAGE RIGHTS

Each participant expressly foregoes his/her image rights for the photos taken for the duration of the race and undertakes not to take any action against the organizers and sponsors.

FORCE MAJEURE

In the event of poor weather conditions and/or for safety reasons, the organizers reserve the right to suspend the race or modify the race course at their discretion of the race organizers.

PROTEST

Complaints, especially on the podium finishers, must be made in writing with sufficient proof and should be submitted to the race organizers before the awarding ceremony. Post-race feedbacks or complaints may be emailed to tataultramarathon@striders.in / sushil@striders.in with sufficient proof. Any online or social media protest will not be entertained.

Participants may be disqualified or penalized at any time during the race for the following reasons:

  1. Taking shortcuts and/or running off the trails.
  2. Not carrying the mandatory equipment.
  3. Throwing garbage onto the course (this applies to both the racers and his/her supporters).
  4. Receiving outside support at other than the stipulated aid stations.
  5. Running with people who are not officially registered in the race as racers.
  6. Cheating (e.g. using other means of transportation, using substitute runners, and other unlawful actions).
  7. Not abiding by the instructions given by official race staff including doctors, nurses, and emergency staff.
  8. Continuing to run after the cut off times.
  9. Doping and the use of prohibited drugs.
  10. Following activities are not allowed:
    • Use of trekking poles
    • Pacers
    • Carrying other runners' stuff or gear while the race is in progress
    • Outside support (except at designated areas)
    • Personal support vehicle

Bib number should always be worn in front and should be visible on CHEST at all time during the race.

  1. Runners must understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance road race. They must have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such a race.
  2. Runners should be self-reliant and will be responsible for their own safety by having the ability and skills to self-diagnose and deal with any problems that may be encountered during a race of this nature.
  3. Runners should be able to take care of themselves without any external assistance, under deteriorating weather conditions (e.g. rain, strong winds, hot, dry and humid weather) and other unforeseen circumstances that may arise while the race is in progress.
  4. Runners must be able to deal with extreme fatigue, digestive problems, muscle pain, mild physical injuries, and other discomforts during the race.
  5. Runners who accept assistance and support from any person who is not an official race organizer may be disqualified.
  6. Runners should run on the official race course. In case a runner gets lost, he/she should go back to the proper course. In no case shall the distance outside the race course be considered valid.
  7. In the event of a runner assisting another runner who is in need of emergency aid, he/she must inform the nearest aid station or race organizers for medical assistance.
  8. Runners are responsible to ensure they pass all-time checkpoints. A list will be announced during the briefing and signage will be in place. Failure to do so would mean time penalty and/or disqualification.
  1. Runners who decide to pull out or discontinue voluntarily must proceed to the nearest checkpoint.
  2. Runners who fail to notify the organizers immediately, thereby setting in motion a search and rescue operation by the organizers' rescue team will be liable to pay for the entire cost thereof.

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