Mussoorie Jungle Trail 2020

Through the forests and up the mountain

The Mussoorie Jungle Trail (MJT) is one of a kind marathon that is sure to  get everyone excited. It will help you attain that dream of ‘healthy-lifestyle’ while adding to it the extra hurdles and beauties of the mountain. The narrow roads filled with dirt and rocks will  give you the feel of connecting back to nature. This marathon taking place in the hill ranges of Mussoorie of the Dehradun district, filled with lush green forests is the perfect location to rekindle your love for nature and hiking.

The marathon’s route is designed in a way that will ensure that the running will be a safe but challenging event. Being organized on 21st of March, 2020 MJT is the second ‘all-mountain trial’ experience that is hosted by ‘La Ultra- The High’. The run begins at 7 a.m so be there on time.

Where is the location?

The start point is at Jabarkhet located on Tehri Road. This is exactly 1.4 km from the main gate of Woodstock School in Landour and 1.2 km from Bhataghat Chowk, which is a junction on Tehri Road & New bypass road (Chamba-Mussoorie road). Jabarkhet is conveniently located on the Mussoorie-Dhanolti road, just a few kilometers from the centre of Mussoorie.

If you are staying in Mussoorie, you can take a taxi or drive to the entrance of the Reserve. Parking space is available outside the entrance. It takes about 30 minutes to get here from the Library end of Mussoorie and 15 minutes from Picture Palace or Landour by car.

The Run to Registration

Tickets are available for booking. The event is registration based so get your spot now by heading over to the price section below.

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  • Starting Rs. 1,600 Book Now
    Registration ends on 5th March'20.

The categories

There are two racing categories that are available:

  1. 12 KM: This begins from the same start point but runners take a u-turn at Matholi village. This is a perfect option for those who haven’t run on different terrains like these before.
  2. 24 KM: Don’t miss this chance to test your true limits.

 

An early morning start and 7,500 ft of max. altitude will ensure windy & chilly weather. So all you runners need to be ready.

The Race Route

Start Point: Jabber Khet is the start point for both 12 Km and 24 Km categories. All the participants need to reach Matholi village from the start point.

12Km: The participants of this category will run from Jabber Khet, running past through Coulti village to reach the next destination, Matholi village. This is the point where 12Km runners reach their finishing point and will take a U-turn.

24Km: This category’s runners have got some extra energy and so will be running ahead, leaving Matholi village to Kanda Jhak to run past the ancient temple of Kanda Jhak. Run for another 3 Km to reach your finishing point towards Thaytur.

Do not forget to bring these!

  • Wind & water-resistant outer shell because one can never predict the weather up there. Be ready to literally brave the storm.
  • Handheld sipper or hydration pack. This is done to avoid generating plastic waste and littering the area. No bottles will be provided at the venue.
  • Whistle – Even though the route is fairly simple and will be well marked, in case of any emergency a whistle will be handy for the organizer to know that you need help.

 

Aid stations will be provided at a gap of 1.5 – 2 km. These will be water refill points with big capacity water cans. No 200 ml water bottles will be provided, so carrying a handheld sipper or hydration pack is compulsory.

Don’t just run

A visit to Mussoorie will be incomplete without going to Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls and the famous cloud end. So, make sure you gift yourself some extra time with the Queen of hill stations.

Happy Running!

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Himani Choudhary - Author

A strongly opinionated bookworm. Writer hidden in the skin of an engineer. Currently trying to buy myself new trips and Vero Modas.

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