THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN SERIES – 2020

JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN SERIES – 16 TH FEB 2020

Course Summary:

The rugged and perfectly textured ranges of Sahyadri (forest trails) are
where the route of The Jumping Gorilla Trail Run – Series 2020 is a
mind baffling route, with multiple loops to explore. Each runner will
experience barely palpable and harsh craggy landscapes and precipitous
mountain ranges in the course of the race. The race will be conducted
within the limits of Pune.
All the 4 categories is that all of the races will be held in month of February,
which means it will be cozy cold when your race starts but exclusively
humid as you finish the race.

Course Details:

10K complete detailed map with Aid Stations and check points.
Starts at 6:00 am | Ends: 12:00 pm
Maximum Time: 6 hours
Ascent 00 metres + | Descent 00 metres + 
Elevation Gain 1,302 m
Elevation Loss 1,320 m

Min Elevation 780 m
Max Elevation 1,126 m
Total distance 10 Km | Aid Stations 02
ITRA POINTS – 
UTMB POINTS –
GET 30K GPX FILE

30K complete detailed map with Aid Stations and check points.
Starts at 6:00 am | Ends: 12:00 pm
Maximum Time: 6 hours
Ascent 00 metres + | Descent 00 metres + 
Elevation Gain 1,302 m
Elevation Loss 1,320 m
Min Elevation 780 m
Max Elevation 1,126 m
Total distance 30 Km | Aid Stations 03
ITRA POINTS – 
UTMB POINTS – 
GET 30K GPX FILE – 

60K complete detailed map with Aid Stations and check points.
Starts at 6:00 am | Ends: 04:00 pm
Maximum Time: 10 hours
Ascent 00 metres + | Descent 00 metres + 
Elevation Gain 
Elevation Loss 
Max Elevation 
Min Elevation 
Total distance 60 Km | Aid Stations 05
ITRA POINTS – 
UTMB POINTS – 
GET 60K GPX FILE – 

80K complete detailed map with Aid Stations and check points.
Starts at 6:00 am | Ends: 09:00 pm
Maximum Time: 14 hours
Ascent 00 metres + | Descent 00 metres + 
Elevation Gain 
Elevation Loss
Max Elevation 
Min Elevation 
Total distance 80 Km | Aid Stations 08
ITRA POINTS – 
UTMB POINTS – 
GET 80K GPX FILE 

80Km and 120Km

Saturday February 27th 2021

Bib Collection Time: 10:00 AM onwards

Pre-Race Briefing Time: 11:30 Am to 12:30 Pm

 

10Km 30Km and 60Km

Saturday February 27th 2021

Bib Collection Time: 10:00 AM onwards

Pre-Race Briefing Time: 04:00 Pm to 05:00 Pm

 

Venue:  Oriental Education Society ITI College Campus, Gaud Dara, Near Khed Shivapur, Pune, Maharashtra, India 

Google Location: https://goo.gl/maps/YyZhhiv8XZKWDLFH8

 

Aid stations will be at 11 set locations, excluding start/finish station.

Aid stations will provide drinking water, electrolyte drink, sweet snacks, glucose biscuits, salted snacks, fruits, ice, primary first aid, recovery/resting tents.

Please plan to run with at least half to 2 litres of water with/on you, and some food for self-support during the race.

Make sure you can your bib qr code at the aid stations.
DO NOT LITTER THE PLACE WITH ANY WRAPPERS/PLATIC/NON BIODEGRADABLE WASTE ITEMS

Registration Privileges

Dry Fit The Jumping Gorilla Trail Run T-Shirt 

Bib number with timing barcode/chip

Well stocked Aid-Stations

Finisher medal

Podium Finishers get Trophy

Pre and Post race Meals

Precautionary Masks

Sanitizer

Display of results on website and social media post-trail run

 

Accommodation

Hall stay and Camping facility is arranged at the race venue.
Interested Runners can direct whatsapp on +918007865822
Participants are free to choose other mediums for accommodations as well

Venue:  Oriental Education Society ITI College Campus, Gaud Dara, Near Khed Shivapur, Pune, Maharashtra, India 

Google Location: https://goo.gl/maps/YyZhhiv8XZKWDLFH8

Marathi Bana Hotel, Mumbai-Pune-Bangalore Highway, with low cost
camping facility.
Participants are free to choose Other Hotels for accommodation.

Parking will be available at the race venue.

You will have to reach in prior time and park your vehicle on race day in the designated parking space.

Parking at owner’s risk!

Jumping Gorilla Team will cover all photography, videography duties during the entire Trail Run. Your candid moments when your Heart is pumping, muscles are burning, feet is aching and lungs are screaming for air, The Mud, The sweat, & The tears, and Smile on the course from the start till the finish line! All the Photos and Videos will be available on www.thejumpinggorilla.com

Trail running shoes & socks
Running Sando/T-shirt & shorts/pants
 Protective Jacket (which will protect you from wild weeds and sun)

Hydration pack/sack with drinking water

Headband, Cap, Scarf or Bandana

Gloves

Whistle

Headlamp for long distance runners

Sunglasses

Sunscreen lotion with UV protection

Mobile phone fully charged + External Portable USB battery charger (if needed)

Photo copy of a valid govt. identity proof

Trekking poles for long distance runners

1 litre of drinking water

Fruit, energy bar, gels

Electrolyte powder/tablet

Emergency cash like Rs. 500. (KEEP CHANGE with you)

GPS watch/device with .gpx file of the route preloaded in it

Portable USB Battery charger for watch/phone
Extra set of clothes to change post race
Bag drop and rest area available after 40kms of distance participants


All the above gears are to be chosen as per runner’s choice.

All participants must abide by the rules and regulations of THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN. The Race Director’s and other associates of Indian Sports Revolution’s decision are final in any case.

 

  1. All participants of THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN must have completed 18 years of age on or before 26/02/2021.

 

  1. All participants must understand and participate in THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN at their own personal risk.

 

  1. All participants must be physically fit and mentally able to participate in THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN.

 

  1. You release and waive Indian Sports Revolution, their volunteers, and partners from liability for all losses, damages, injury, claims, demands, expenses, and any other liability, physical, psychological, or otherwise, directly or indirectly arising out of your participation in THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN.

 

  1. You will be present at the pre-race briefing meet on Saturday 27th February 2021 where you will be collecting your race bib on time.

Those who cannot attend Pre-race briefing can collect Race bib 1 hour before the race.

 

  1. While collecting your bib and number, you will produce a government approved photo identity proof like Aadhar card/ Passport and your receipt of registration at the bib collection counter for verification purpose. ID proof can be in digital form.

 

  1. Individual numbered bibs will be provided to each and every participant, which should be worn and visible in the front part of every runner’s body. Do not hide your bib numbers with clothing.

 

  1. On race day all participants must arrive and report at the venue 1 hour prior to the start of THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN 2021. Please refer to categories to know your flag off time and date.

 

  1. All participants must possess all the necessary gear for mountain and trail running with them during the trail run. The list of items include mobile phone with our helpline number +918007865822 saved, trail running shoes and socks, choice of running apparel, bandana, gloves, wind proof jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, minimum 2 litres of water, electrolyte powder or tablet, headlamp, also trekking poles (if necessary), 1 or 2 fruits, energy bar/gels.

 

  1. You must be aware that the property you will be running on is the property of Maharashtra State Forest Department, Maharashtra State Archeology Department, Maharashtra State Public Works Department, Village Gram Panchayat limits, and that you will respect the environment you are passing through at all times.

 

  1. You will deal with any difficulties that arise during the run by yourself, without outside help, with regards to changes in climatic and geographical conditions at high altitude. However, there will be Jumping Gorilla Volunteers to guide to every 5-7 kms.

 

  1. You will manage yourself with physical and mental problems that arise from small injuries, muscle and articular pains, fatigue, nausea, digestive problems. However, there will be Jumping Gorilla Volunteers to guide to every 5-7 kms.

 

  1. We reiterate that you will be present in a very fragile eco-system, we require you to have Prior Mountain running/training experience or mental preparation to have the required presence of mind during the trail run.

 

  1. All participants must stay on the official marked course during their run of the race.

 

  1. The entire course will be well marked, ensure to keep an eye on the Jumping Gorilla volunteers stationed at various points who will caution you to go slow. There are points where the soil is very loose, so in order to avoid accidents it is mandatory for the runners to look before you proceed.

 

  1. The course is marked on the trail route, summits, passes, forks, junctions, hazardous locations. Keep your eyes open for marked signs along the way.

 

  1. The course is filled with beautiful single track trails, and breathtaking single track mountain ridges. Strictly no overtaking in these areas, watch out for no overtaking signs. We do not want you or your fellow participants to risk your safety.

 

  1. In case of emergency or injury to you or your fellow participant, contact our helpline numbers +91 8007865822 or shoutout to the nearest aid station and mention your current location and type of assistance required.

 

  1. Usage of trekking poles is optional, but if you are using them, you will have to make sure you are not getting them in fellow runner’s way, and protect them from the points of the poles.

 

  1. Participants must not throw trash/rubbish/garbage/plastic outside of 50m radius of an aid station. There will be a penalty of 60 minutes loss in timing for throwing trash/rubbish/garbage that you possess anywhere on the trail route.

 

  1. There will be disqualification from the race if you shortcut the route by not following the signage, voluntarily or involuntarily.

 

  1. There will be disqualification if you do not pass through compulsory check points/Aid Stations/Time Stations.

 

  1. There will be a straight disqualification from the race if you have caused physical harm and injury to any of the fellow participants.

 

  1. You will give your full consent to the medical staff for providing you medical treatment during the trail run.

 

  1. Competitors shall give assistance to fellow participants who may be injured or distressed. We will take into account the time spent on this assistance taking into consideration the type of assistance.

 

  1. Any retirement (self or forced) from THE JUMPING GORILLA TRAIL RUN 2021 must take place only at a check point unless in extreme situations. If you think you cannot go any further, we strongly recommend you to take retirement, albeit sportingly, and come back stronger in the next edition, there will always be another time.

 

  1. You agree to pay the registration fees in full at the time of registration, and understand there will not be any refund for paid amount in any circumstances.

 

  1. You agree that there will be no transfer of registration to any other person apart from you, in any circumstance.

 

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The following regulations are applicable to those attending the trail run including participants, organizers, volunteers, friends and family:

 

ECOLOGY

The Jumping Gorilla Trail Run Series are conducted in the forests of Maharashtra.

Which are conserved by the forest territory offices of respective region. Chaurjai, Kadjai and Taljai Forest Hills are a part of the Sahyadri Mountains of Maharashtra.

A Unesco World Heritage Site for BioDiversity Hotspot. These forests are fragile eco-system and the area must be respected by each and everyone who is present there before, during, or after the race.

 

SELF ADAPTATION

The race course is at an average altitude of 1400 meters above sea level. The mountains are a very different territory from what anyone will experience in the day to day urban life. You are responsible for your own safety and physical ability to cope with the mountains, its terrain, height, altitude, and the risks and threats it can pose to your body and physical ability. Nausea, vomiting, headaches, vertigo, palpitation, chest pain, abdomen pain, muscle pain, fatigue, small injuries, scratches from trees/bushes, are some of the symptoms that you can experience in this environment. Indian Sports Revolution, Race Director, Volunteers, Police Department, Maharashtra State Forest Department, under no circumstances, shall be held responsible for your physical ability or to help you cope with these problems. We want you to consult your doctor/physician about your physical ability and get yourself checked before registering yourself for the race.

 

GEOGRAPHY

The Sahyadri Mountains of Maharashtra are a very fragile eco-system. You should be aware of the fact that there are constant weather changes in the mountains, like wind, rains, storm, fog, heat, cold, darkness, along with geographical changes like erosion, landslide, and rockslide. You will have to be constantly aware of these changes that are a possibility during the course of your race. You should also be able to confront these natural difficulties on your own, without any external help during the entire duration of the race.

 

STAY ON COURSE

The Trail run is not like a city marathon, but a mountain running race set on an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level, so make sure you stay on the marked trail course at all times, and do not drift away from the course for any reason. Chances are you will be going towards the edge of a cliff! Do not try to shortcut the route, always follow the marked route. Remember these are fragile mountains and your forced shortcut entry in any other direction will cause erosion to that area.

 

ATTITUDE

Do not argue; fight, verbally or physically with any of your fellow runners, volunteers, organisers or guests. Let’s enjoy the run with a good spirit and have a good time with one another. Who knows you might find a friend in one another!

 

WILDLIFE

The forests of Maharashtra are a habitat for a variety of flora and fauna of the Sahyadri’s. So there is an unlikely chance of your encounter with leopards, wild boar, barking deer, macaques, grazing cattle or other small animals like hares, mongoose, squirrels, snakes and birds during the trail run. It is understood that under no circumstances you harm these animals. If you encounter with any of these, then stop and let the animal pass through. It is best to quietly move away from the animal without teasing or throwing stones at it, otherwise there could be a chance of you being hurt! Sometimes local village dogs accompany you on route, they are friendly.

 

BE CLEAN

It is illegal to throw garbage/rubbish/plastic anywhere on the trail run course. Throwing of plastic bags, empty gel tubes, paper, wrappers, cloth, or any other rubbish anywhere on the course is strictly prohibited. Trash bins are available at every aid stations / refreshment posts, so make use of them to dispose off your rubbish. All participants must keep rubbish and wrappers with them until they reach the next aid station / refreshment post to dispose it off.

 

NO MUSIC ZONE

We do not want you to play loud music on your phone or play songs on bluetooth speakers in your bag and disturb fellow runners and the local wildlife. The beauty is to run in the heart of the forest, experience its grandeur, hear the waters low, birds chirp, feel the air. You can always hit your music when you reach home. We encourage you to conserve your phone battery in case of emergency.

 

BE PREPARED

This trail run is a self-supported race although there are refreshments, water, electrolytes, and some finger food provided along the course at various set check points. However, it is advised that runners keep at least 2 litre water, and some food on them for emergency. Please note this is a semi-supported race.

Detailed list of items to be carried is provided in the itinerary/gear section.

 

TIMING DEADLINES

It is very important to note that the entire trail run is a timed event.

All participants are bound to run within the time allotted to each category

All decisions are in accordance with Pune forest department, Pune Rural Police Department, and Indian Sports Revolution volunteers.

 There will be no change whatsoever in this decision.

A Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) qualifying race is a race which allows, according to its difficulty, the acquisition of between 1 and 6 qualification ITRA points.

Only ITRA evaluated trail races can be qualifying races.

The Jumping Gorilla Trail Run 10km | 30km | 60km | 80km |120km categories are considered Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) qualifying race, which takes place every year in Chamonix, France. The evaluation of the races, and therefore the distribution of points, is managed by the ITRA (International Trail Running Association). The UTMB®, on the basis of the number of points attributed by the ITRA, however are alone in judging whether a race presents all the criteria to be a qualifying race.

Link: https://utmbmontblanc.com/en/page/87/courses_qualificatives_liste.html?fbclid=IwAR3Smwz8QdQOzqJlv1lXZt-TKJlRZGhRF2tcWIvVvFFmknJBqRr5x-lBbEY

 

 

International Trail Running Association is a global regulatory body that promotes trail running and authenticating trail running races around the globe. ITRA allots points for races so that runners around the world can participate in them to qualify for world class trail marathons like UTMB.

Indian Sports Revolution a member of ITRA- International Trail Running Association and The Jumping Gorilla Trail Run is an accredited race. You can view The Jumping Gorilla Trail Run  in their annual race calendar of India.

View ITRA Evaluation: Click here – https://itra.run/race/28351-the-jumping-gorilla-trail-run-2021