GHR Bidar 2017 Run T-shirt

In a departure from our usual tradition of incorporating local arts and craft into the run T-shirt design, we’ve sketched out the run route on the Bidar 2017 run T-shirt and illustrated just some of the heritage sites you’ll spot along the way – the Bidar Fort, the  Chaubara clocktower, the Ali Barid Tombs, Chaukhandi and Bidar’s Guru Nanak Jhira.

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GHR Bidar run routes

We’ve received a lot of questions asked about the routes, elevation details and sites of significance en route and this post has the answers! At different points in time, Bidar was ruled by the Bahmanis, the Bijapur Sultanate and the Mughals and the routes you’ll run on Sunday are designed to traverse many monuments and sites that these rulers constructed.

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Bidar 2017 Finisher Medal

The Bidar 2017 finisher medal has the outline of a kaman or “archway” as seen in numerous monuments around Bidar including the Sola Khamba Mosque. The Sola Khamba Mosque was built in the 14th century and is among the oldest in the country – and its arches, as seen from within in a perspective view, also served as inspiration for the stylised “I” within the medal. 

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GHR Bidar 2015 Run Report

As the sun rose over the 500 year old Bidar Fort, over 200 runners set out along the 5K, 10K and 21K routes. Our 21K route was so replete with heritage sites that a couple of runners took 4 hours to complete it – and really lived true to our motto of active exploration of heritage by stopping to sight see and take pictures all along the way.

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