Kaveri Trail Marathon is India's first trail marathon. Into its 8th edition this year, this is a niche running event that draws its participants from committed trail runners or new runners wishing to experience a well-organised trail run!
From its humble beginnings as a training run for 150 runners preparing for ultramarathons, the Kaveri Trail Marathon now attracts 2,000 runners from around the world and rapidly reaches sold out status. In the past, this event has seen ultramarathoners of renown, such as Spencer Farrar.
Tackle the Toughness of the Kaveri Trails!
The Kaveri Trail Marathon is conducted on the banks of the river Kaveri, off Srirangapatna, very close to the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary. This year, the 10km race will take place on Saturday, 20 September 2014 and the half and full marathons on Sunday, 21 September 2014. The route is famed for its scenic beauty, the toughness of the trail and race support from the organisers and the running community.
Organised by Runners For Life, India's largest running community, the Kaveri Trail Marathon offers options of running the 10km, half marathon (21.1km) and full marathon (42.2km).
After this challenging trail run, there are plenty of sights to see as well. Visit the regal Palace of Mysore, which is lit up amazingly at night. Or visit the famous Srirangapatna town, which is home to temples of great religious significance.
If you're an experienced road runner looking for a race with a difference, the trails of the Kaveri Trail Marathon will give you a well-deserved challenge!
The Kaveri Trail Marathon takes place over 2 days, with the 10km event on 20 September 2014, and the half and full marathons on 21 September 2014.