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).
Show up at the campsite on Saturday morning. After breakfast and a hot bath, explore the campsite and its views. You can also meet your fellow runcation-ers. Around 3pm, we will set out on a guided 5km 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.
At dawn on Sunday morning, we will set out on another guided 5km 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.
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.
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 can bring together a group of 10 or more runners eager to explore the hills of Ooty over a weekday or the weekend, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help!