Dudhsagar Ultra Trail, Goa


Event Details

🌊 About Dudhsagar 🌊

Dudhsagar is a stunning four-tiered waterfall located in the Western Ghats of India. It is one of the most prominent and beautiful waterfalls in the country. Situated on the Mandovi River in the state of Goa, near the border with Karnataka, the name "Dudhsagar" means ‘sea of milk’. The milky appearance of the water as it cascades down the rocky tiers resembles a stream of milk.

🏰 Mythical Story 🏰

The name "Sea of Milk" for Dudhsagar Waterfall comes from a myth. The story goes that a princess, the daughter of the king of the Ghats, used to bathe in a nearby lake. She and her maidens would drink milk from a jug. One day, a prince was crossing the lake and stopped upon hearing the laughter of the princess and her maidens. To protect her honor, the maidens poured the jug of milk into the water around her. Hence the name “Dudhsagar”.

🏃‍♂️ Why Run Dudhsagar Ultra Trail? 🏃‍♀️

Goa is famous for its beaches, pubs, and nightlife. However, the majestic hills of the Western Ghats, near the Karnataka border, are dotted with waterfalls and beautiful trails in Mollem National Park & Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, like the Dudhsagar trek trail. So, even if you are not a beach lover, there is another reason to visit Goa – the scenic Western Ghats and its forests.

🏅 Categories 🏅

110 KM:

  • Elevation Gain: 1690m
  • Highest Altitude: 650m
  • Cut-Off Time: 16 hrs
  • ITRA Points: 4

55 KM:

  • Elevation Gain: 640m
  • Highest Altitude: 201m
  • Cut-Off Time: 8 hrs
  • ITRA Points: 2

21 KM - Half Marathon:

  • Elevation Gain: 280m
  • Highest Altitude: 201m
  • Cut-Off Time: 4 hrs
  • ITRA Points: 0

10 KM – Trail Challenge:

  • Cut-Off Time: 2 hrs
  • ITRA Points: 0

3 KM – Fun Run:

  • Cut-Off Time: 1 hr
  • ITRA Points: 0

🌲 Route Description 🌲

The trail starts from the beautiful, rustic 50-acre Dudhsagar Plantation with a natural pool. It passes through dense forests and the beautiful rural side of Goa, with all races taking a U-turn at the Dudhsagar waterfalls, located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park in the Western Ghats. The magnificent view of the waterfalls and the natural beauty surrounding them are praise-worthy.

The course includes sanctuary jeep trails, crop fields, and mountainous terrain with a mix of easy-ascent slopes and a few rocky sections. Participants can expect moderate technical sections with loose rocks but no big boulders. Organized by Grand Indian Trails, participants are advised to understand and accept the risks of accidents that can occur during the race. Regular practice is recommended to endure the challenge, especially for the longer distances which cover an elevation gain of over 1600m through the lush forests in the Ghats.

📝 Qualifying Criteria 📝

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older before Nov 12, 2023, to take part in 110K, 55K, 21K, and 10K. For the 3K, participants must be 12 years or older.
  • For 21K registration: Must have completed a 5K in 00:45 hrs.
  • For 55K registration: Must have completed a Half Marathon in 02:30 hrs.
  • For 110K registration: Must have completed a Full Marathon in 05:00 hrs or any Ultra Marathon within the cut-off time prescribed by the organizers. For 12-hour runs like stadium runs, must have run at least 50 km.
  • Only races run after 01-Jan-2022 will be considered as qualifying races.
  • No qualifying criteria for the 3K.

🔄 Cancellation & Refund Policy 🔄

  • Any cancellation before 60 days will be eligible for a 100% refund of the registration fee.
  • Any cancellation between 60-45 days will be eligible for a 50% refund of the registration fee.
  • Any cancellation between 44-30 days will be eligible for a 25% refund of the registration fee.
  • Any cancellation between 30-0 days will not be eligible for a refund under any circumstances.

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