Running has come a long way. From being a fringe sport, a few years back, today running is the sport of choice for all those wanting to get fit.
Marathon runners in India mark January as the start of the year with the prestigious Tata Mumbai Marathon. Almost exactly a month later, comes Tata Ultra Marathon - on 23rd February 2020.
It is certified by the Athletics Federation of India, course certified by AIMS and has been adjudged a Bronze Medal Event by International Association of Ultrarunners [IAU]. Tata Ultra Marathon covers a distance of 50 kms while the Tata Challenge Run covers a distance of 35 kms. Both race categories are open for being men and women to participate in.
Practice - Gear up for the International ultra marathons by testing your endurance and ability closer home
Level up – The 35 kilometres shorter run is a perfect level up from 21 kms in preparation for the full marathon
Convenient - Save yourself the trouble of planning and making arrangements for the long run. Refreshments, water, physio, medical aid, ambulances, portable toilets and other facilities are all planned for you and will be available on the route
Scenic – If all this isn't reason enough, the undulating slopes, view of picturesque forts and Pawna lake are enough to uplift your motivation levels
The challenging undulating slopes of the Sahyadri range give every runner an opportunity to test their endurance level to the fullest.
Enjoy the pleasant February climate with an early morning start
As the day breaks, enjoy the breath-taking views of the beautiful Bhushi Dam, INS Shivaji, Lions Point, Shivling Point, Monkey Point, Peth Shahapur Fort, Morgiri Fort, Majestic Fort of Tungi, Pawna Lake view and Tikona Fort.
Lonavala is conveniently located for runners from all over India.
These hills have a historic association with the Tata Group's own ultra-marathon, which began 150 years ago. The Founder, Jamsetji Tata, built India's first hydroelectric plant on these hills, over a century ago, to provide clean power to the Mega City - Mumbai.
Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising 30 companies across ten verticals.
The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents, with a mission 'To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust'.
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Sport has always been an integral part of Tata for over 75 years. Our association with multiple sports ranges from cricket, football, hockey, badminton, chess, athletics, mountaineering and motor racing, among others, and has produced many award-winning sportspersons, helped the development of marginal communities and supported sporting teams, national and international events as well as training academies. The Tata Sports Club was set up in 1937 to encourage sports among its employee base across the country. For more about our sports sponsorships, see www.tata.com/sponsorships