Khanabadosh 100

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The Khanabadosh 100 - The Nomads Trail is part of The Khanabadosh 100 Series. While the race does not fit the classic definition of an Ultramarathon, it is one. It would hence best be described as a self supported, rough country endurance footrace that can be completed by walking or running.
The state capital Shimla is connected to Mashobra through the historic Hindustan-Tibet road built in 1870. This mule track built and maintained by the British was brought into focus by Lord Dalhousie, but the area had long been on the ancient "Silk Route" to China. Items like musk, borax, wool, livestock, dry fruits, precious and semi-precious stones were traded by Nomads across the route to Tibet, Kashmir, Ladakh, and Yarkand, ever Since 1300 BC. It was to experience a part of that journey, that this location was chosen.
The Khanabadosh 100 - The Nomads Trail,is a 100-kilometer / 62.5-mile race which is split up into 2 stages, over 2 days. The approximate format is provided below.
Stage 50 km / 31.25 miles Day 1
Stage 50 km / 31.25 miles Day 2
NOTE 1 - The distances shown above are approximate.
NOTE 2 - Competitors must carry all their own personal gear, nutrition and clothing in a backpack. The only assistance provided to competitors is water for drinking, dinner at the end of Day 1, shared accommodation/tents to sleep in at night and professional medical and operations support.

While no qualification is required to take part in the race, we expect the participants to have a certain level of fitness. Each participant must hence submit a completed medical form to The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management along with a form with emergency contact details and a stamped doctor's certificate one month before the event. The first step to compete in the race is to fill out the online registration form and make the deposit to secure your place.
Anyone with acceptable levels of fitness can participate in this race. These are mostly people who want to run more than the traditional marathon, who love the outdoors, who are ambitious achievers. A lot of participants work full time; some run their own businesses. These are businessmen, doctors, entrepreneurs, athletes, bankers, corporate professionals and stay-at-home moms and dads.
The Race Director has found it in his heart to allow for generous cut off times! Approximately 20% of participants will run most of the course, 60% combine running with walking, and 20% will walk the entire course. A participant who can complete 40 kilometers / 25 miles in 8-10 hours will be able to meet the cut-off times.
We would love for every participant to complete the race with accident or injury and for that,some basic training may not be a bad idea. Experienced runners may get away with very little training but for those running their first ultra run, a few hours of training every week is highly recommended.

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