Go Heritage Run – Hampi routes

Our run will take you on a journey from the 1st century to 14th century – past ruins of the Vijayanagara empire, boulders, fields, banana plantations and streams. The 5k route is almost entirely on road, about 2km stretch of the 12 and 21km routes are trail. There is about 300m stretch of rocky trail in the 12k route.

Sights on the route, elevation details and more below.

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Go Heritage Run – Hampi: 21K Route

  • Start / Finish Point: Hampi Bazaar – near Monolithic Nandi
  • Elevation Information: Link
  • Start Timing: 06.30 AM
  • Route Information: The 21K route in an out-and-back route through quiet village roads and some trails. It begins at Hampi Bazaar Street, which was once a bustling marketplace for traders and diamond merchants, and runners will traverse many temples and ruins along the way – the Virupaksha Temple dedicated to the guardian deity of the Vijayanagara Kings and featuring an exquisitely carved 50m high gateway, the Krishna Temple built by Krishnadevaraya in the 16th century to celebrate the conquest of Udayagiri which is in present day Orissa, underground Shiva Temple considered to be one of the oldest temples in Hampi, the Queen’s Bath, a 500-year old Indo-Islamic structure believed to have been used by the Vijayanagara royals – both kings and queens, Anegudi Gate, the entrance to the mythological monkey kingdom of  Kishkindha and Vittala Temple which represents the highest achievement of art of the Vijayanagara Empire. 21K runners will turn around at the King’s Balance located just ahead of Vittala Temple and then retrace their path back to the Start Point.

Go Heritage Run – Hampi: 12K Route

  • Start / Finish Point: Hampi Bazaar – near Monolithic Nandi
  • Elevation Information: Link
  • Start Timing: 06.45 AM
  • Route Information: The 12K route is a full loop across Hampi. It begins at Hampi Bazaar Street, which was once a bustling marketplace for traders and diamond merchants, and runners will traverse many temples and ruins along the way – the Virupaksha Temple dedicated to the guardian deity of the Vijayanagara Kings and featuring an exquisitely carved 50m high gateway, the Krishna Temple built by Krishnadevaraya in the 16th century to celebrate the conquest of Udayagiri in present day Orissa, the underground Shiva Temple considered to be one of the oldest temples in Hampi, the Queen’s Bath,  a 500-year old Indo-Islamic structure believed to have been used by the Vijayanagara royals – both kings and queens, Anegudi Gate, the entrance to the mythological monkey kingdom of  Kishkindha and Vittala Temple which represents the highest achievement of art of the Vijayanagara Empire. 12K runners will run along the rocky river bank of the Tungabhadra and loop back to the Finish – Hampi Bazaar.

Go Heritage Run – Hampi: 5K Route

  • Start / Finish Point: Hampi Bazaar – near Monolithic Nandi
  • Elevation Information: Link
  • Start Timing: 07.00 AM
  • Route Information: The 5K route is an out-and-back route on quiet village roads. It begins at Hampi Bazaar Street, which was once a bustling marketplace for traders and diamond merchants, and runners will traverse many temples and ruins along the way – the Virupaksha Temple dedicated to the guardian deity of the Vijayanagara Kings and featuring an exquisitely carved 50m high gateway, the Krishna Temple built by Krishnadevaraya in the 16th century to celebrate the conquest of Udayagiri in present day Orissa, and the underground Shiva Temple considered to be one of the oldest temples in Hampi. Runners will turn around and retrace their path back to Hampi Bazaar once they reach Queen’s Bath, a 500-year old Indo-Islamic structure believed to have been used by the Vijayanagara royals – both kings and queens.

Read more about the heritage sites on the route here.

Do you run? Check our collection of quick-dry run tshirts with Hampi designs at our store – link.

8 thoughts on “Go Heritage Run – Hampi routes

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    January 13, 2016 at 12:52 pm
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    Last date to register on line?.

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    • Ajay
      January 14, 2016 at 3:13 pm
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      Dear Mahesh,
      The last date for registration is 19th January 2016.

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        January 23, 2016 at 1:01 pm
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        can i register today or tomorrow at the starting point and is there any registration fees and will there be any participation certificate .
        Please reply and notify me

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    August 30, 2016 at 2:07 pm
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    How do I register!

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    • Go Heritage Run
      August 31, 2016 at 11:06 am
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      Hi Arati,
      Our Hampi run is scheduled for the last sunday of January every year and we will start registrations 2 months prior.
      Currently, we have registrations open for our Coorg and Badami runs – do consider signing up for them!

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    January 24, 2017 at 10:01 am
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    Hi I hav registered for GHR 17. Do we get a right seeing your one day prior

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    • Go Heritage Run
      January 24, 2017 at 10:19 am
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      Hello Girish,
      As announced on our social media, Explore Hampi is running 1 free and 2 discounted tours for participants (and their families/friends) of Go Heritage Run – Hampi. If you are interested, please sign up here – http://explorehampi.com/hampi-goheritage-run-2017/

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