Go Heritage Run – Halebidu routes

A_view_of_Kedareshwara_Temple_in_Halebidu
Photo by: Ankush Manuja, Wikipedia Commons

Running at Go Heritage Run – Halebidu this March? Read on for information about the run route and the sites of significance en route. The 5K, 10K and 21K – all begin at the Hoysaleswara Temple. This is a 12th century intricately-carved stone temple built by the Hoysalas – who ruled much of present day Karnataka between the 10th and 14th centuries. The temple is currently on the World Heritage Site tentative list and the submission note states that  it and the other surviving Hoysala temples were “…  far beyond temples for worship. They were extraordinary expressions of spiritual purpose and vehicles of spiritual practice and attainment. Set in the foothills of the hilly and forested terrain of the Western Ghats on sites of enduring sanctity, the sacred ensembles included grand and small Hindu temples designed on ancient treatises, Jaina temples, numerous secondary structures, intricate sculpture and iconography, temple dances and music, lakes and tanks, town planning with the sacred elements, and a relationship to the natural environment that was both material and symbolic.”

 

Go Heritage Run – Halebidu: 21K Route

  • Start / Finish Point: Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
  • Start Timing: 6.00 AM
  • Elevation Information: Select “Menu >> Hills” to view the elevation profile on the 21K route.
  • Route Information: The 21K run route is an out-and-back route that begins at Hoysaleswara Temple. It heads out of Halebidu town and into very rural settings – fields, coconut trees and hills line the route. The terrain is slightly hilly  – but the uphill sections will be well-rewarded with lovely views of the surrounding countryside  – with its forests, hills and windmills in the distance. 21K runners will first head south, and then turn east 7Kms into the route , and finally turn around at the 10.5 KM point and retrace their path back to the Hoysaleswara Temple.

Go Heritage Run – Halebidu: 10K Route

  • Start / Finish Point: Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
  • Start Timing: 6.15 AM
  • 10K Elevation Information: Select “Menu >> Hills” to view the elevation profile on the 10K route.
  • Route Information: The 10K run route is an out-and-back route that begins at Hoysaleswara Temple. It heads out of Halebidu town and into very rural settings – fields, coconut trees and hills line the route. The terrain is slightly hilly – but the uphill sections will be well-rewarded with lovely views of the surrounding countryside  – with its forests, hills and windmills in the distance. 10K runners will head south for 5kms before turning around and retracing their path back to the Hoysaleswara Temple.

Go Heritage Run – Halebidu: 5K Route

  • Start / Finish Point: Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
  • Start Timing: 6.30 AM
  • 5K Elevation Information: Select “Menu >> Hills” to view the elevation profile on the 5K route.
  • Route Information: The 5K run route is an out-and-back route that begins at Hoysaleswara Temple. It heads out of Halebidu town and into very rural settings – fields, coconut trees and hills line the route. The terrain is slightly hilly  – but the uphill sections will be well-rewarded with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

Source: Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala – UNESCO World Heritage Center

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