Director's Note

Dear Runners,

For the past 2 years, we have taken you on a journey across the historic terrain of Vadodara. Those of you who chose the 55K distance were fortunate enough to tread on the historic Saat Kaman (7 arches) of Champaner, and enjoy the grand view of the district from atop the pious Pavagadh Hill. All the while, we have had but one conviction "To give you the best ultra trail running experience, right in your neighborhood". We have fulfilled this promise to over 600 participants, who have been brave enough to take on the trails of Vadodara Ultra in its first 2 editions.

And now we are back with a 3rd edition - which is going to be all the more exciting and challenging! I encourage all of you to participate, especially those who have not yet tasted the Ultra Trail distance of 55K. No matter where you are from, Vadodara Ultra is the right place for you to sharpen your ultra running skills and compete in more challenging races anywhere in the world.

I hope to see you at the race!

Best Regards,

Hiten Shah
Founder-Director, Uphill EMG
10th March, 2017

 


 

Dear Runners,

What a great day we've had. Watching you all run with so much determination and motivation, really makes all our hard efforts worthwhile, and inspires us to make THE NEXT, even more tough and challenging.

I thank each and every one of you for participating in the race, but more so, my thanks go to your spirit of running. At this juncture, I would like to take a bow to my team too, for ensuring your efforts were well supported from start to the finish and everything in between.

Ups and downs are a part of our lives, and we regret any inconveniences that you may have faced during your time at the event. We encourage you to get in touch with us and let us know how we can make your experience even more challenging next year.

On this note, I once again say thank you, and hope you rest your feet amply, because our event calendar will always have something tough in stored for you all year round!

Until next time!

Best Regards,

Hiten Shah
Founder-Director, Uphill EMG
17th October, 2016

 


 

Hiten Shah

Dear Runners,

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Vadodara Ultra!

Last year, we ensured that you got the most epic experience. Being the first edition, we took some impromptu decisions to ensure every participant got a fighting chance. But now that we know what your caliber for overcoming challenges is, there will be no leeway. It is going to be tough, strict and all the more formidable than you estimate it to be.

I am really pleased to see some athletes return to test their mettle again, especially those who had to make their peace with our judicious decisions. I applaud their spirit and know for a fact that this year, they will prove themselves. For those joining us for the first time, all I will say is come prepared, because you are in for one tough race.

On this note, I wish every participant all the very best and hope that your combined enthusiasm makes this second edition, more memorable than the last year.

See you all at the race!

Regards,

Hiten Shah
Founder-Director, Uphill EMG

 


 

A Great Trail, said all !!!

A Great Event, said most !!!

Well, I would call it a Great Beginning.

Thanks for all the support and participation.

For the 55k runners, 10 hours was the cut-off time. However, the Technical Team and I would like to consider all those who reached finish line, irrespective of the time as 55k Finishers for Edition 1. I am sure you understand and shall consider this as one time grace.

I am glad to hear the word 'tough' for this race, and indeed it is a tough race. It is Vadodara Ultra and we 'Play The Higher Sport'.

Hiten Shah
Director - Uphill EMG
2nd November, 2015

Race Result 2015

 


 

Hiten Shah

Dear Runners,

Welcome to Vadodara Ultra, a race that brings to life the vibrant history of Vadodara’s heritage and the challenge of its awesomely tough terrain.

As a company involved in organizing world-class sporting events, we are on a mission to take you beyond the stereotype scenic routes and into the wild, where some of the most formidable trails that we have charted for you await.

Some of you may have already felt the challenge we are capable of bringing in Events like Run the Rann and The Impossible Race. With Vadodara Ultra it's going to get a lot more testing if not downright gruesome. For experienced runners it will be a completely different terrain challenge and for beginners, well, we'll surely put you on the right path to better and harder Races that are there in the world.

I encourage all of you to participate and feel the level of sporting excellence that we have created for each of our events.

Happy Trail Running !!!

Hiten Shah
Founder-Director, Uphill EMG
25th July, 2015