The first-ever exciting, thrilling, and challenging, Margalla Trail Runners is going to organize UTMG 50K and 100K trail running race on the hills of Galliyat and Margalla on the 11th of June 2022. The UTMG stands for Ultra-Trails of Margalla and Galliyat. The race is organized by @margallatrailrunners first time in the history of Pakistan. It is the longest-distance 110k kilometers running on the most beautiful and scenic trails of Galliyat and Margalla Hills, Pakistan.
The UTMG 100K Race: It is the longest-distance 110k kilometers running on the most beautiful and scenic trails of Galliyat Mountains and Margalla Hills, Pakistan.
The UTMG 50K Race: It will be from Thandiyani to Khaira Gali on the most beautiful and scenic trails of the Galliyat Mountains covering a distance of 60km and 2000m ascent.
We’ll leave 10th of June 2022 for Thandiyani. The race participants will be given the facility of transportation from Islamabad to Thandiyani, dinner, a night stay in camps at Thandiyani, and breakfast in the morning. On the proposed hydration and refueling points, race participants will get hydration, energy drinks, banana, snacks, etc. It is the first-of-kind 100k race on mountains. MTR will try its best to give facilities as per the available sources.
Further, the race details, instructions, rules, and further information will be shared from time to time. UTMG 50K & 100k Race Registration Form link
Account Title: Javed Ali
Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank Limited
Account No. PK71SCBL0000001708342501
100K Race Details:
Running Start Time: 05:00 am
Terrain: Trail and Hill Road
Cut off Time: 24 Hours
Ascent: More than 3500 meters
Shoes: Multi-terrain shoes
Level: Advanced and Professionals
Meeting Place & Time: We’ll leave 10th June 2022 for Thandiyani
Gears: Trail running vest or 10 litter running bag, Rain Jacket, extra Socks, full sleeve shirt, Sunglasses, hat/cap, head/hand torch.
50K Race Details:
Running Start Time: 05:00 am
Ascent: 2000 meters
Time Duration: 15 Hours
Level: Advanced and Very Difficult
Shoes: Trail or Multi-terrain Shoes.
Gears: Trail running vest or 5 to 10 litter running bag, Rain Jacket, extra Socks, full sleeve shirt, Sunglasses, hat/cap, head/hand torch.
We would be happy and request to the entire running community, kindly, join us for short/medium/long distances as pacemakers to encourage, motivate and stay together with those who are participating in the 50K and 100K Race.
The reason behind the selection of the date and route: In summer, days remain cooler in Galliyat and clouds in the daytime (we wish). In the month of May and June, nights remain a bit cooler on Margalla Hills. 11th June 2022 is near to the longest daylight time and almost full moon night. So, in the daytime, we’ll remain in Galliyat and nighttime at Margalla Hills and most importantly maximum support from volunteers at Margalla Hills.
100K Route Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/2940643143645682398
Thandiyani → Bern Gali → Dagri Bangla → Kunna Meadows → Miranjani Top → Miranjani peak trek → Nathia Gali road section→ Lalazar Park trek → Mushkpuri top and downhill from Dunga Gali→ Dunga Gali → Ayubia Pipeline Trek → Pipeline Trek of Kuza & Changla Gali Trek → Khaira Gali→ Bariaan→ Kali Matti/Rati Gali Stop→ Lower Barrian Road→ Gora Gali/Lorra Road junction point→ Summa Village → Ridge Trail →Rakhala→ Ridge Trail → Pharilla trek→ Tilla Chourani→ Pir Sohawa→ Murad Gali Trail 5 down→ Trail 5 Information Centre Finish line.
50K Route Link: Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2865472985906757896
Thandiyani → Bern Gali → Dagri Bangla → Kunna Meadows → Miranjani Top → Nathia Gali → Lalazar Park → Mushkpuri top → Dunga Gali → Ayubia Pipeline Trek → Pipeline Trek of Kuza & Changla Gali Trek → Khaira Gali Finish line).
Rehydration & Refueling points and Aid Stations:
1. Bern Gali
2. Dagri Bangla
3. Miranjani Base
4. Lalazar Park
5. Dunga Gali
6. Khaira Gali (50K Race Finishline)
7. Gora Gali/Lorra Junction Road
8. Summa Village
10. Pir Sohawa
11. Trail 5 finish line
Javed Ali (+92-346-3863624)
Nicholas Berry (+44 7530 860125)
Sultan Khattak (+92-332-9942615)
Waqas Sheikh (+92-322-4092269)
Shahum Malik (+92-334-6372030)
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Margalla Trail Runners Disclaimer:
MTR long-distance hill/trail runs are open to everyone and anyone can o join the running event. But this challenge/race is not open to everyone and is limited to only invite members only. Make sure you are fit enough to run on hills continuously for 24 to 30 hours at a good pace. For those who want to join and will participate in the event, the sole purpose is to run and to become a strong long-distance hill/mountain/trail runner. Participation in the event is at the athlete’s discretion; therefore the MTR club is not responsible for the participants' actions. MTR is a non-registered body and cannot be held liable for anything including but not limited to any loss, theft, damage, or injury to property or persons whether arising in contract, negligence, equity, or otherwise. Additionally, all athletes should use due care under the circumstances to comply with all rules, regulations, statutes, and laws of Pakistan. Your decision to voluntarily partake in the race signifies your acknowledgment of the disclaimer and that you shall not bring any legal action against organizers of the for any claim.