19th May, 2018 - Bib collection day at Jibhi | 20th May, 2018 - Race Day
The run kicks off at Jibhi and goes up the Gadagusheni Rd. Passing by Bahu, it goes all the way to Village Mohni where it takes a U – turn and returns back down the mountain to Jibhi Waterfall. The runners go through a varied terrain of terraced fields, alpine forest and high meadows on an adventure which will include running along a mountain ridge.
The course begins at Jibhi with a moderate ascent for about 0.5 km and then climbs steadily up for about 7 km with a short steep incline at the end. On reaching the top of the hill and we run along the ridge for 3 km and make a U-turn at Mohni village. The total altitude gained is 944 m.
After the U-turn we go back down the path we’ve come up and finish at Jibhi.
The course is moderate and altitude acclimatization is key – train well with hill training or a load on your back.
See the Map and the Elevations - come prepared to stay a few days after the run too - Enjoy the fresh mountain air and nature.
Who should participate (qualification criteria/pre-requisites)
Participants need to be at least 18 years old to run for the Half-Marathon and must have completed a half-marathon in the last 24 months (information required)
Participants need to be at least 15 years old for the 10 K run.
Participants need to be at least 8 years old for the 5 K run.
These are not runs for the first time half-marathoner or 10 K runner.
- By Road
- Chandigarh - 268 KM away. Head north on the Manali Highway (NH3). About 37 km north of Mandi, instead of turning in to the Aut tunnel you take the right and head on towards Jibhi 30 km away
- Kullu - 55 KM away. Head south on the Manali Highway (NH3). About 20 km south of Kullu, as soon as you cross the Aut-tunnel turn Left and head on towards Jibhi 30 km away.
- There are many HRTC buses and private Volvos from Chandigarh and Delhi to Manali. You can get off at Aut (40 km from Mandi) and take a bus to Jibhi.
- Chandigarh (IXC) | Kullu (KUU) | New Delhi (DEL)
Nearest Rail Junction
Remember – train well and you will finish smiling. All the very best and congratulations on your decision.
Running Safe at altitude: Acclimatization is key - come as many days in advance as possible.