SOLANG SKYULTRA 2023 - THE DNF RACE | 30 SEPT - 1 OCT, 2023 | SOLANG VALLEY
The Hell Race brings you the infamous DNF Ultra we love to call Solang SkyUltra. A grueling and brutally testing race through the rugged, jagged and mean single track technical trails of the Solang Valley, this is one of the most ego -altering ultra trail marathons of the world. It not only humiliates the runners but also breaks them to help rebuild stronger human beings.
For starters, Skyrunning is an extreme sport of mountain running above an altitude of 2000 meters where the incline exceeds 30% and the climbing difficulty does not exceed Grade 2. The term was first coined by Italian mountaineer Marino Giacometti in the 90’s. Skyraces are the most popular mountain races in the world and are governed by the International Skyrunning Federation.
The Solang SkyUltra brought the much-required mindset shift to the ultra running trail community in India. We are grateful to announce the opening of the registrations of the 08th edition of the Solang SkyUltra 2023. Apart from the usual 30, 60 & 100K races, The Solang Sky Ultra also hosts the Mt. Patalsu Challenge. Mt. Patalsu is a 4,200m peak in the Solang Valley with a beautiful view of the Manali far into the distance. The total distance up and down the peak is 14 kms. However, it gets a little tricky for the inexperienced near the top of the climb.
The Indian ultra-trail running community is certainly holding its ground in the country, much like what we would like to see. Join us in this ultrarunning extravaganza in the first week of October in the Solang Valley, 12 kms from Manali.
Mt. Patalsu Challenge
Distance: 14 KM
Elevation gain: 1910 meter
Cut-off time: 5hrs
SSU 2023 - 30 KM
SOLANG - SNOW GALLERY - PALCHANI BRIDGE - BEAS KUND - NAULLI NALLAH - PALCHANI BRIDGE - SNOW GALLERY _ SOLANG
Elevation Gain: 2110 meter
Cut-Off time: 7 hrs
SSU 2023 - 60 KM
SOLANG - BURWA - VASHISTH TEMPLE - MORI DUGH _ BRITISH BRIDGE - KOTHI ROAD - KHOBI - SOLANG - PALCHANI BRIDGE - BEAS KUND - NAULLI NALLAH - PALCHANI BRIDGE _ SOLANG
Elevation Gain: 4210 meter
Intermediary Cut Off: 34.12 KM in 08:30 HOURS, 42.2 KM in 10:15 HOURS
Final Cut-Off time: 15 hrs
SSU 2023 - 100 KM
SOLANG - BURWA - VASHISHT - MORI DUG - KOTHI - 14 MOD - BHRIGU LAKE - PANDU ROPA - MORI DUG - KOTHI - KHOBI - SOLANG - PALCHANI NALA - BEAS KUND - PALCHANI NALA - PALCHANI NALA - SOLANG
Elevation gain: 7350 meter
Intermediary Cut Off: 27.45 KM in 05:00 HOURS, 51.1 KM in 15:00 HOURS, 79.73 KM in 27 HOURS
Cut-Off time: 32 hrs
This is a tough event and for your own safety, we strongly recommend that you are adequately prepared for it. Please review and ensure that you meet the following criteria before you register. We will not make any exceptions.
You must be 18 years of age or older before September 30, 2023. Younger participants may be allowed at the discretion of the Race Director if they have sufficient experience with distance-running. However, we will require written consent from their parents.
To be accepted in the 60 KM category, you must fulfill any one of the following criteria:
You must have finished 30km of Solang SkyUltra or have participated in 60km of Solang SkyUltra.
You must have finished 30km of The Buddha Trails or have participated in 65km of The Buddha Trails.
You must have finished, or you will finish, two Full Marathon between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023 within 5 hours.
You must have finished, or you will finish, any Ultra Marathon of 50 Kms or more between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023
To be accepted in the 100 KM category, you must fulfill any one of the following criteria:
You must have finished 60 km of Solang SkyUltra.
You must have finished 65 km of The Buddha Trails.
You must have finished, or you will finish, Two Full Marathons between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023 within 5 hours.
You must have finished, or you will finish, any Ultra Marathon of 75 Kms or more between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
# Any cancellation before 60 days will be eligible for a 100% refund of registration fee.
# Any cancellation between 60-45 days will be eligible for a 50% refund of registration fee.
# Any cancellation between 44-30 days will be eligible for a 25% refund of registration fee.
# Any cancellation between 30-0 days will not be eligible for a refund under any circumstances.
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