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Munnar again in the limelight ; but this time in a different style. As you all know its a wonderful destination to visit for holidays. But now Munnar going to make waves in a unique manner on 28th January 2017. Yes we are going to witness Kerala's first high altitude marathon in Munnar on that day. Sports lovers may think what is special in this .. Marathon is not a special thing; but here the same is happening around 1,600 meters (5,200 ft) above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats range of mountains. That make things difference and interesting

"Kestrel’s Munnar Marathon” scheduled on 28th January 2017 at Munnar, Kerala, is Kerala’s first high altitude marathon. A highly trying terrain, high altitude marathons are a true test of one’s caliber. Focusing on making this a platform to churn out professional runners from the country, Kestrel’s Munnar Marathon has applied for accreditation from Sports authority of India and the marathon course is being attested by Association of International Marathon and Distance Races, which increases its credibility.

We invite you to be a part of “Kestrel’s Munnar Marathon-2017”, involving four categories-run for fun (7km), half marathon (21.2 Km), marathon (41.2 Km) and Munnar ultra challenge (76 Km). The run starting from an altitude of 1500m MSL would see you reaching an elevation of 2200m MSL for the Munnar Ultra Challenge, 1850m MSL for the Marathon category and 1750m MSL for the Half Marathon category.

A part of the registration fee would be directed towards training talented students (athletes), from Kerala, recommended by the respective school or Government authority. We sincerely hope to promote talented individuals, giving as many athletes as possible a chance to overcome their social and financial barriers and outshine in their sports career. Who knows, the next Olympic Gold medal winner could be from this set of athletes!!!

Registration for the general public will be charged and free for students. This is to provide a platform for students to explore and express their talent.


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