Chambal Challenge is a race that allows participants to choose a distance that they have not attempted before or if they have run the distance before it challenges them to explore their real mettle on a terrain that is rugged, scenic, smooth and challenging. Definitely not for those who want to log in their personal best time for a given distance.
RARAMURI: ‘the lighted footed one’. The event draws inspiration from legendary ultra distance runners of the “Tarahumara” tribe who live in Mexicos’s remote Copper Canyon and call themselves ‘Raramuri’, means “runners on foot” or “the light footed one”. The most striking part of Tarahumara runner’s isn’t just the ability to run ultra distances as a ritual but also do this as a part of socialization rather than competition.
‘Raramuries’, for us represent a person who run for the joy of running, who embodies team spirit, love people more than goods and honor other’s respect as much as his own. Men and women who go beyond as a way of being. A fine embodiment of thought and action who inspire a generation.
Another thing that connects Chambal Challenge to Tarahumaras who live and run in cooper canyons of Western Mexico is the deep gorges and rough canyons of Chambal Valley.
1. RACE CATEGORIES, DISTANCE, REPORT TIME AND FEES
|Categories||Distance||Report Time||Start Time||Entry Fee||Early Bird*||Cut Off Time|
|Raramuri Elite||84K||3:30 AM||4:30 AM||5000||4000 (First 100)||12 Hours|
|Chambal Raramuri||63K||4:30 AM||5:30 AM||4000||3200 ( First 100 )||10 Hours|
|Chambal Maharana||50K||5:00 AM||6:30 AM||3000||2400 (First 100)||8 Hours|
|Chambal Rana||33K||6:00 AM||8:30 AM||2500||2000 (First 200||6 Hours|
THE ENTRY FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
* EARLY BIRD: Monday, 30th September 2019 or requisite registrations in each category reached as given below (whichever is earlier).
Registrations at early bird prices will close as soon as we reach first 100 registrations in each race category except 33K where only first 200 registrations will get the early bird prices.
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals: $100 only, across any race category.
Entries for the 2020 Chambal Challenge are restricted to a maximum of 1000 participants across all race categories. Entries in Chambal Rana 33K category is capped at 500 and remaining 500 entries will be accepted in other race categories i.e. 50K, 63K and 84K.
Request all first time runners to register early to avoid disappointment.
REGISTRATION START DATE : SUNDAY, 18 AUGUST 2019
REGISTRATION END DATE: THURSDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2019 midnight or as soon as running places are filled, whichever is earlier.
NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
Note for Chambal Rana 33K Race Entrants:
Maximum 500 entries will be accepted in this category on first cum first basis. Please check your eligibility criteria carefully and apply early.
Registrations across all race categories are capped at 1000 participants to deliver a world class running experience.
Registrations will close on 31 October 2019 or once we receive 1000 registrations (i.e. if 1000 registrations by 15 September then no more entries will be accepted).
NO entries will be accepted after 31 October 2019 even if we do not receive requisite registrations.
No offline registration facility available.
3. CANCELLATION POLICY
No refunds. No deferrals. Once you have completed the registration process you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You can transfer your registration to another runner before registrations close by paying an additional charge INR 1000 towards processing.
4. REPORT AT
All participants have to report at the Green Valley Resorts at Rawatbhata Road at the aforesaid time on the race day.
5. RACE PACK
Registered runners must pick up their race materials in person with acceptable photo identification from Race Expo (Venue TBA) a day before the race. We do not mail materials or give them out on race day.
If you can’t pick up race credentials than anyone on your behalf with a signed copy of your photo ID can pick it up. In the absence of the signed copy of your photo ID, race credential will not be handed over.
6. RACE NUMBER
All participants must wear an official race number on the front of their body, pinned to their outer layer of clothing. Numbers must be fully visible at all times (not cut, folded or obscured). Runners who run without their bib properly attached and displayed risk not having their finish time recorded.
7. AID STATIONS
Aid stations will be located at every 10 KMs staffed by cheering volunteers. Each aid station will have water, an electrolyte fluid, pain killers and some medical supplies. Additional mobile aid stations will be deployed to provide hydration/energy/medical support to runners between aid stations.
8. MEDICAL HELP
An ambulance and a Medical Team will be positioned at key locations to monitor and provide immediate assistance in case of emergency.
9. TIME KEEPING
Race will be timed by using gps monitored electronic timing chip. If any runner is found or discovered using any un due support or help that gives him or the team an unfair advantage such runner or the team shall immediately be disqualified.
10. FINISH LINE INFORMATION
You’ve done it and a hero’s welcome awaits you! Finish line is going to be a beehive of activity and is definitely the place to celebrate with family and friends.
Finish Point: Erector’s Hotel, Across Ranapratap Sagar Dam, Rawatbhata.
11. FINISH LINE AMENITIES
Official finisher’s medal
Official finisher’s photo opportunity
12. COURSE RECORD CASH PRIZE
In order to encourage and set up a bench mark for runners we are introducing Cash Incentive on setting a course record in Chambal Challenge 2020. Any male or female runner who set up a new course record in the 2020 edition will be rewarded in the following manner:
|Cash Prize||Rs 10000||Rs 15000||Rs 20000||Rs 25000|
NOTE: The Raramuri Elite 84 KM category which is being introduced for the first time the Cash Prize will be given to the fastest male runner who complete the run below 8:00 hours and to the fastest female runner who completes the run with in 8:30 hours
13. AWARDS BANQUETS
Recognition and post race socialization is an important part of Chambal Challenge. Awards to all category WINNERS will be presented in the evening Awards Banquet in the presence of the dignitaries.
Award night is a ticketed event which is organized for all the participants and their family members after race
completion. All participants are invited and eligible to attend the evening awards banquet after purchasing the entry tickets.
|Awards Night Regular Ticket||If booked at the time of registration|
|Rs. 800 per person||Rs. 600 per person|
14. CHAMBAL SLAM
challenge across all race categories i.e. 33K, 50K, 63K and 84K in the race cut off times in any 4 consecutive years.
Please read Chambal Slam document for the exclusive rewards attached with qualifying Chambal Slam. Rewards are subject to Terms and Conditions of CHAMBAL SLAM (mentioned in the document).
15. CHAMBAL GRAND SLAM
Any male or female runner who WINS all 4 race categories i.e. 33K, 50K, 63K and 84K in 4 consecutive year will be considered a Grand Slam Winner!
Please read Chambal Grand Slam document for the exclusive rewards attached with qualifying Chambal Grand Slam. Rewards are subject to Terms and Conditions of CHAMBAL GRAND SLAM (mentioned in the document).
16. OTHER INFORMATION
For all participants holding area at the start is at Green Valley Resorts on Rawat Bhata Road.
Finishing point is same for all categories.
Finishers Medals and Race T Shirts to be provided to everyone.
17. Race Results
The provisional timing results will be displayed on the website within a week from the race day.
Race results will be available on the event website for a period of 12 months from the date of the event..