Running has come a long way. From being a fringe sport, a few years back, today running is the sport of choice for all those wanting to get fit.
Marathon runners in India mark January as the start of the year with the prestigious Tata Mumbai Marathon. Almost exactly a month later, comes Tata Ultra Marathon- Certified by IAF - on 24th February 2019.
It is accredited by Athletics Federation of India, course certified by AIMS and Bronze Medal Event presented by International Association of Ultrarunners [IAU]. Certified by the Athletic Federation of India, Tata Ultra Marathon covers a distance of 50 kms for men & women and there will also be Tata Challenge Run of 35 kms for men & women
Practice - Gear up for the International Ultra Marathons by testing your endurance and ability closer home
Level up – The 35 kilometres shorter run is a perfect level up from 21 kms in preparation for the full marathon
Convenient - Save yourself the trouble of planning and making arrangements for the long run. Refreshment, water, physio, medical aid, ambulances, portable toilet and other facilities are all planned for you and will be available on the route
Scenic – If all this isn't reason enough, the undulating slopes (ascents and descents) and view of picturesque forts and Pawna lake are enough to uplift your motivation levels
The challenging undulating slopes (ascents & descents) of the Sahyadri range give every runner an opportunity to test their endurance level to the fullest.
Enjoy the pleasant February climate with a late midnight start
As the day breaks, enjoy the breath-taking views of the beautiful Bhushi Dam, INS Shivaji, Lions Point, Shivling Point, Monkey Point, Peth Shahapur Fort, Morgiri Fort, Majestic Fort of Tungi, Pawna Lake view and Tikona Fort.
Lonavala is conveniently located for runners from Mumbai, Pune and other major towns in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
These hills have a historic association with the Tata Group's own ultra-marathon, which began 150 years ago. The Founder, Jamsetji Tata, built India's first hydroelectric plant on these hills, over a century ago, to provide clean power to the Mega City -Mumbai.
Sport has always been an integral part of Tata for over 75 years. Tata's association with multiple sports ranging from cricket, football, hockey, badminton, chess, athletics, mountaineering and motor racing, among others, has produced many award-winning sportspersons, helped the development of marginal communities and supported sporting teams, national and international events as well as training academies. The Tata Sports Club was set up in 1937 to encourage sports among its employee base across the country.