Run on two different Ooty trails, and explore valley views and tea estates. Both runs will be led by experienced runners.
Discover Ooty’s sights, sounds and tastes at your own pace through engaging, immersive treasure hunts.
Spend a weekend at one of Ooty’s best campsites. See Ooty, the Nilgiris and the starry night skies from a whole new perspective.
A runcation is a weekend getaway at a scenic destination with lots of running and exploring thrown in. This Ooty runcation will involve not just running but self-paced treasure hunts and a weekend of camping at one of Ooty’s best campsites.
Ooty Runcations are slated for every weekend in April and May of 2019. Pick the weekend of your choice when you sign up (April 13-14/ April 20-21/ April 27-18/ May 4-5/ May 11-12/ May 18-19/ May 25-26).
Day 1 – Saturday –
Show up at the Aventura Fern Hill campsite on Saturday morning.
After breakfast and a hot bath, explore the campsite and its views.
You can also meet your fellow runcation-ers.
3pm – We will set out from the campsite on a guided 6km run along a scenic route in Lovedale that overlooks valleys and the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. We will be running in the hills so expect elevation changes along the way. The route ends at a scenic viewpoint where we can all take photos. A car will pick the group up here and we will head back to the campsite. You can choose to run back and make it a 12km run too.
Day 2 – Sunday –
At dawn on Sunday morning, we will set out on another guided 8km run – this time in the direction of the tea estates. Prepare yourself for elevation changes and the heady aroma of tea leaves.
A car will pick us up and bring us back to the campsite. Again, you can choose to run back to start to make it a 16km run.
At anytime over the weekend, you can head into Ooty and play one of our proprietary app-based treasure hunts – they’re an immersive, engaging way to discover and explore the historic parts of Ooty town at your own pace.
Please note that both the run routes will be on public roads and do not enter The Lawrence School. If you would like to run inside the school, please register for GHR – Ooty on June 2 2019.
To keep the experience exclusive and intimate we limit participation each weekend to 15 runners. You will meet them at the campsite, along the guided runs and you can choose to explore Ooty together too!
If you can run or walk 10KM in under 1.5 hours, you will enjoy our guided runs across Lovedale and the tea estates. Don’t forget to bring comfortable running shoes.
The campsite is situated on a hill overlooking a deep valley. You will be allocated a 2-person or 4-person tent equipped with clean, all-weather sleeping bags. There are full-fledged bathrooms on site equipped with geysers, running water, washbasins and toilet paper. In short, comfier than you’d expect!
The Ooty runcation includes two guided runs, two self-paced treasure hunts, accommodation for 2 days and 1 night at one of Ooty’s best campsites, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and run goodies you will receive before we set out on the guided runs!
Lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages are not included. Pickup and drop from Ooty bus stand to the campsite is not included. Anything not explicitly mentioned in the inclusions above is excluded.
If you are a running club or group or a group of friends or family and would like us to organize a runcation exclusively for your group, please let us know. We will need 10 or more runners in this group.
To book the campsite entirely for your group, the group size needs to include 75 or more folks.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us when your group is interested in taking the runcation and we will be happy to help!
We will love to see you come with your running buddies to the Ooty runcation. Below are the group registration discounts available –
5% – 3-5 runners
8% – 5-10 runners
10% – 10-20 runners
15% – more than 20
Please email us at email@example.com and and we will be happy to register your group!
While a runcation is meant for folks who run, we understand that non-runner partners/friends/family members may also want to join with a runner. We will be glad to host non-running guests at the Ooty runcation!
Please write to us – firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you quickly.
You can also message us on whatsapp (no calls) at 80736 84745.