The Border

  • December 15, 2019
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Start Date 15/12/19
Start Time 6:00 AM
End Date 16/12/19
End Time 6:30 PM
Location Jaisalmer

Event Description

A run starting from the Golden City of Jaisalmer and ending at the battlefield of Longewala, via Ramgarh and some ruined, evacuated villages. The route has almost all the likes of any famous 100 milers and 100 kms. The participants are exposed to the elements of nature, face to face while fighting their own demons mentally as is the case with any ultra, philosophically speaking. Also, a great opportunity for the runners to bring home their Personal Best times in either 100 mile or 100 kms because the elevation gain is about 650 mtrs and 250 mtrs respectively; a pan flat course.

The race route is close to the Indo-Pak border. It passes through the famous dunes, vast landscapes, open spaces, long stretches of roads passing through the remote and tiny villages. Jaisalmer is a world heritage site that stands on a yellow-ish sandstone and is crowned by the ancient and uber-popular Jaisalmer Fort. The town lies in the heart of the famous Thar Desert.

Longewala is a border town in the Thar Desert in the western part of Jaisalmer district. It is very close to the border with Pakistan and is most notable as the location of the Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 (December 4-7). 120 jawans of the 23rd battalion, Punjab Regiment, held the post for the entire night until reinforced the next day (watch the movie Border if not yet done so). It was a decisive victory for the Indian Army. We devote this race to the martyrs and the brave soldiers who confronted the enemy the entire night. Plus, this is a really good terrain for a 100 miler and 100 km race.
Why you should do it and where did this idea come from (if any)?
The route is barren-beautiful that catches the eyes and vaporizes the thoughts. There’s a lot to discover in this part of India that’s yet to be experienced and to learn about. We have done it before and we thought of providing an opportunity to the people to feel the way we felt. The second edition is going to be grandeur.
Note: Foreign nationals cannot participate in the 100 miler category due to the proximity to the Indo-Pak border area (permission issue).

Categories and cut-off time:
160 km – 30 hrs
100 km – 18 hrs
42.2 km – 6 hrs
21.1 km – 3 hrs
10 km – 1 hr 30 minutes

Start Time:
100Miler, 100Km: 15th December 2019, 12:00 PM
Full Marathon: 15th December 2019, 6:00 AM
Half Marathon: 15th December 2019, 6:30 AM
10 km: 15th December 2019, 7:00 AM

Elevation gain: 600 meters (Yes it is 600 mtrs)Via: Kuldhara, Poonam Nagar, Ramgarh

Feed Stations: Water, Soft drinks, Gatorade, Glucose, Banana, Boiled potatoes, Tea-Coffee, Sandwiches, Main meals (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner). Hydration points and volunteers support will be at every 10 km mark.

If anyone has any personal requirements food-wise, they may let us know at least 2 weeks prior to the race. We suggest to carry them with you because that’s what your guts are trained with we assume and we will have that for you at the feed station or as per your likes.

Inclusions: Race bib, Race t-shirt, Medal, Certificate, Hydration support, Refreshment and food during the race, Medical support, Transport from the finish point to Jaisalmer(For 100 Mile/km).

Exclusions: Any personal expenses or not included in Inclusion.

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for more details please call 9711398211 , 8447782233

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