Kaveri Trail Marathon - India’s first trail marathon, the trail which will leave your legs cooked when you cross the finish line and the marathon which will put your finest hour of training to test is calling all the brave men and women to take up the challenge. Kaveri Trail Marathon began its journey in 2007 as a training run for the Bangalore Ultra with 170 runners. What started out as a training run, is now one of the flagship events for Runners for Life and a popular trail marathon, with avid runners from across the country joining in. The Kaveri Trail Marathon as one of the scenic trails runs alongside the calm and pristine River Kaveri. Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary in Srirangapatna, Karnataka is the venue for the Kaveri Trail Marathon. One can choose to run the marathon, half marathon, 10K or the newly launched 5K run.
Registration for this trail marathon entitles you to the following:
A timing tag
A finisher medal
An online timing e-certificate for digital proof of your conquests
A post-race meal
Race Transport (additional cost)
Race T-shirt (additional cost)
Kaveri Trail Marathon - Schedule:
Marathon, Saturday, 24th November 2018, 6:00 AM
Half Marathon, Saturday, 24th November 2018, 6:30 AM
Rewind to 2005 - the running movement in India was picking up the pace with the introduction of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon. There were no organizations to support the rapidly growing number of amateur runners. Enter Runners for Life in March 2005 with the first ever 'Long Run' - a monthly affair at the time. A forum for runners to meet, train together and exchange ideas was what Runners for Life was conceptualized as at the time and to this day it retains the running community as its core. The attention that we pay to the needs of the runners at our events has now become industry standards for race organization country-wide! Indian runners are pampered at races, and the seeds for that were sown at a small 'practice run' for the Bangalore Ultra 2007 - a run we christened the 'Kaveri Trail Marathon'. Today, the Kaveri Trail Marathon and the Bangalore Ultra are our flagship events for the long-distance runners. Add to it, Urban Stampede, which is our multi-city event that aspires to get more and more people running country-wide. We’ve also been consulted for multiple races across the country and helped these events find their perfect racing shoes. In addition, we’ve had 7 years of publishing a running newsletter, being at the center of growing a thriving national community of runners, and consulting to build local running clubs.
In other words, it’s very simple. If it’s running, we do it.
Kaveri Trail Marathon Route Map
Kaveri Trail Marathon Route Map
Route map for 5K - The race will begin and end outside Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary.
Route map for 10K - The race will begin and end outside Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary.
Route map for Half marathon and Marathon - Ranganathittu is the race start point.
We offer transport from both Bangalore and Mysore to the base of the Kaveri Trail Marathon. If you would like to avail of this, please make sure you book transport at the time of registration as you will not be able to pay for it on the day or after registrations close.
Half Marathon, Saturday, 24th November 2018 2:30 AM
5 K & 10 K, Sunday, 25th November 2018 3:00 AM
Kaveri Trail Marathon - Categories
Kaveri Trail Marathon - Categories
Winners, 1st Runners-up and 2nd Runners-up will get the top honor in their respective categories.
Men’s Open: Includes all ages
Men’s Senior: 45 years to 59 years of age as on race day
Men’s Veteran: 60 years of age and above as on race day
Women’s Open: Includes all ages
Women’s Senior: 45 years to 59 years of age as on race day
Women’s Veteran: 60 years of age and above as on race day
About the Location
About the Location
The start point for the trail marathon is a lovely canal that you run adjacent to, while impossibly green fields greet your eyesight on both sides. Starting next to the Ranganathittu bird sanctuary, this beautiful route follows the meandering canal of the river Kaveri close to Balmuri Falls. The 10k route ends back at Ranganathittu bird sanctuary. The half and full marathon route need you to turn back at the 10.5k mark and return to the start and will end at Ranganathittu bird sanctuary. The proximity to the water body, plus the pleasant November weather makes for ideal running conditions. So, read up well in advance and plan your hydration strategy for a safe race without any unpleasant experiences.
Q. What are the various modes for fee payment?
A. When registering online you will have to pay by credit card or debit card. If you are playing offline, you have the option of paying by cheque or demand draft. Demand drafts and cheques are to be addressed to 'TFL Continuous Learning PVT Ltd'.
A. Registrations for all categories will close once all the slots have been filled. No one will be permitted to register on the day of the race. Entries that have not been received by the closing date will not be considered.
Q. What is the last date for the change in the category?
A. The last day to change your category is 5th Nov 2018.
Q. I have sent the cheque to the address mentioned by you. When will I get my confirmation mail?
A. If you are a resident of Bangalore, you will receive the mail within 3 working days from the date on which we receive the cheque. If you are an outstation participant, you should receive it within 7 working days. However, this depends upon when we receive the cheque at our office. If you have not received the confirmation mail a week from the day you sent it, please drop us a mail at email@example.com.
Q. Will I be able to cancel my registration and get a refund once my application has been accepted?
A. We do not accept refund or cancellation requests on race categories. Refunds are applicable to race t-shirt (1 month before race day) & transportation (2 weeks before race day) only. A processing fee of INR 100/- will be charged on each item you choose to cancel.
Q. I have not received my registration confirmation mail.
A. The confirmation mail is a computer generated mail sent to all participants upon payment of registration fee. If you have not received it, mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with as many details of your registration (e.g date, payment details, mode of registration, order number) and we will send you a copy of the confirmation mail.
Q. My registration is pending. How do I get it confirmed?
A. All pending registrations will get confirmed only upon realization of the registration fee. If you have not yet paid up, kindly do so on or before the registration deadline failing which your registration to the event will be automatically canceled.
Q. I missed the last date to register. Can I register if you still have a vacant slot?
A. Historically, all our races get booked out before the last date of registration. So it’s highly unlikely that we may have a slot left. But we hate to dampen your spirits. Do send us a mail at email@example.com. If there are any slots, we will mail you back on the same.
Q. Can I register under more than one category?
A. Yes, since the Half Marathon and Marathon are on Saturday 24th November, and the 5km and 10km on Sunday 25th November, you may register for one event on each day.
Q. Will I be permitted to transfer my registration to a friend?
A. We are sorry to say that no transfers will be permitted.
Q. Will I be able to register on the day of the event?
A. No registrations will be permitted on the day of the race.
Q. Will I be permitted to register for a friend?
A. You will not be permitted to register for a friend as every participant will be required to sign their own disclaimer.
Q. On what grounds can my entry be declined?
A. There are a number of reasons that may result in your entry being declined:
A credit card transaction that is not accepted when registering online More than one category option for one form is selected on the entry form An invalid cheque or demand draft is issued
Q. If I am accompanied by a family member/friend, can they avail of food at the event?
A. Yes. Food coupons will be available for purchase at the helpdesk on race day. Visit our helpdesk to buy the extra coupons.
Q. How and when do I collect my racer-kit?
A. A mail on the racer-kit collection containing all necessary information will be sent to you, 1 week before race day. We request you to read the mail and follow the instructions mentioned in it
Q. I have not received the mail on racer-kit collection. What do I do now?
A. No sweat. Drop in a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall send you the mail.
Q. Can someone collect my racer-kit on my behalf?
A. Yes. You can authorize your friend/relative to collect your racer kit. Kindly send an authorization email along with your confirmation mail which you would have received at the time of registration. Please instruct them to show the authorization email on their phone and not a printout, so as to save paper.
Q. What will my racer-kit contain?
A. The racer-kit will contain:
Your running Bib
T-shirt (If paid for)
Bus ticket (If paid for)
Q. Can I collect my racer-kit on race-day?
A. No. We will not distribute racer-kits on race-day. This applies to all Bangalore participants.
Only outstation runners are allowed to pick up their race kits on the morning of the race.
Q. Is it necessary to collect my racer-kit to take part in the event?
A. Yes, it is. Your racer-kit will contain essentials without which running this race will not be possible.
Q. By what time should I reach the venue?
A. Kindly reach the venue an hour before the start of your race. This is important as instructions pertaining to the event will be announced during this time. Also, you will get an opportunity to interact with runners from across the globe. You don’t want to miss this part. Trust us!
Q. I have reached the venue. What do I do now?
A. Regular announcements will be made at the start venue. Keep your ears peeled for the same.
Q. I have registered for 5K & 10K. If I feel good after I finish, can I run more?
A. Yes, you can. But remember, if you register for a particular race category, your timings and race-day certificates will reflect data only for the category you have registered.
Q. Is it mandatory to wear the timing chip?
A. Yes. All participants must wear the timing chip before they start their race and must keep it on them till they cross the finish line. The chip tracks your race timing and we don’t have manual timings. If you don’t wear one, you will not
Get your timings
Be eligible for prizes
Receive the finisher certificate.
Do wear yours!
Q. Can I be accompanied by a family member(s)/friend(s) to your event?
A. Yes and we encourage it. It is always a wonderful feeling to have someone cheering for you on-route or waiting for you at finish line. Do instruct them not to obstruct the passage of runners on route/at the finish line
Q. You have a very unique rule to determine winners. Can you explain the rule?
A. Oh yeah! We do have one. Here’s how it works:
We have three categories - Open, Senior and Veteran. 3 winners for both male and female - Winner, 1st runner-up, and 2nd runner-up
Open category includes all runners who take part in the race - Every single runner for that distance, the only difference being the gender.
Senior is a category within the Open category. To be part of this subcategory, a runner has to be between 45 to 59 years in age on the day of the race.
The veteran is a category within the Open category. To be part of this subcategory, a runner has to be 60 years or above in age on the day of the race.
Q. Is it necessary to take part in the event wearing the official event t-shirt?
A. No. But it would be wonderful if you could run in it. But hey, if you are someone who won’t try anything new on race-day, we strongly recommend that you stick to your plan.
Q. I forgot to buy the race-day t-shirt at the time of registration. Can I buy it on race-day?
A. Yes. You can buy it on race day. However, this is subject to the availability of t-shirts. Drop in at the Helpdesk to buy the race-day t-shirt.
Q. Is there any prize money for winners?
A. No. There is no prize money for winners. All winners will receive a winner medal, winner t-shirt and a winner certificate to commemorate their achievement.
Q. Will I receive a finisher medal?
A. Yes. All finishers will receive a medal as soon as they finish.
Q. Where can I find my timings?
A. Timings will be uploaded 4 days after the event. We will also send out a mail on this. Kindly check your inbox for this.
Q. When will I get my finisher certificate?
A. All finishers will receive a finisher e-certificate which will indicate their timing. This will be available for download a few days after the event. We will not distribute a hard copy of your certificate.
Q. I cannot find my race-day timings. What do I do?
A. Mail us at email@example.com and we will look into the issue.
Q. Till what time does the course remain open or is there a cut off time for your race?
A. Yes. We do have a cutoff time for all our races.