Matheran is a beautiful hill station in Maharashtra. The massive Western Ghats or Sahyadri mountain peaks are what make Matheran, India’s smallest but most picturesque hill region, so enticing. It has traditionally been regarded as one of the most incredible escapes for a hot summer holiday, having been established as a summer resort in 1851 by the British, who found the mild seasons of the peaks considerably more calming than the tropics the plains.
Matheran Endurathon route is challenging because it is a complete trail route. On a tar or cement road you get a bounce that will be missing on trail. Good news is the route has nice tree cover on most of the route and no vehicles. You will run through most of Matheran. On route in few sections loose stones and uneven surface so runners needs to be more alert and careful. Some places pathway work is going on - NOT SUITABLE FOR BAREFOOT RUNNING.
Water stations are about 2 Km away. Water stations will have energy drinks, water, bananas, boiled potatoes, biscuits, oranges, peanuts, chikki, and other such stuff. All this stuff is hidden from monkeys so you may have to ask for them.
Breakfast will be available at Finish point from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Lunch for Ultra runners from noon to 3:30 PM.
"Leave the roads, take the trails"
Winners, runners-up and third place finishers will get the top honors in their respective categories.
Distance / Categories -
• 50 KM (25 km Route x 2)
• 35 KM (25km x 1, 5km X2)
• 25 KM
• 10 KM
• 5 KM
Cut off Timings -
• 50 km - 1st Cut off - 25 km -3 hrs 45 mins
• 2nd Cut off -37.5 km -5 hrs 30 mins
• 3rd Cut off - 50 km -8 hrs.
50 Kms Cost Includes: Dry-fit T-shirt, Timing Chip, On Route Hydration & Support, Finisher Medal, Breakfast, Lunch, and an Event Experience.
For 35 Kms, 25 Kms, 10Kms & 5 Kms Cost Includes: Dry-fit T-shirt, Timing Chip, On Route Hydration & Support,Finisher Medal, Breakfast, and an Event Experience.
On 27th May 2023 Saturday at Race Venue - start/finish point - Ashok Hotel, near paymaster park, Matheran
Time - 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm [ No bib distribution after 7:30 pm]
Note : No Bib distribution on Race Day too. No participation with out the bib
If some one else is collecting then that person should carry your written authorization with a copy of your ID proof signed by you. WhatsApp copy is acceptable. You will get an SMS with your bib number,pass it to your friend.
For Reaching Matheran you need to take a Taxi from Neral Station to Dasturi
Naka (Matheran Parking Zone) .Sharing van trip to till Dasturi Naka takes about 45 minutes only and cost per person is Rs. 80/-
Beyond Dasturi Naka, it is a vehicle free zone. So if you are coming by car/taxi, there is a Paid parking lot at Dasturi Naka. You can reach the start point walking(2 KM around 30 mins). You are strongly advised to reach before sunset as it gets very dark.
If you are looking only for a short ride on the toy train then you can take the van up to Dasturi then 5 mins walk up to Aman Lodge station and then take the toy train, the timings are: 7:05 7:55, 8:45, 10:45, 12;00, 14:05, 15:40, 17:45. Advance booking is recommended.
From Matheran station, it's 10 mins uphill walk. Hotel Ashok is near Pay Master park, entry road is from Diwadkar Hotel. Once you enter the Paymaster Park, follow the signboards to Ashok Hotel.
Still not book stay?
(Pls note Matheran hill station is vehicle free zone so commuting on the top is only by foot, we advised to choose nearest hotels. We have done few pre bookings of hotels nearer to Start/Finish point.
Please call Megha: 9372846475 for more details.
50% refund if cancellation is done 3 weeks before the race. after the 3 week mark, no refund or cancellation can be done. No cancellation or transfer allowed in any other circumstances.
Matheran Endurathon 2018 - After Movie
My Best Run so far MATHERAN ENDUROTHON 2016 in July 2016 Fortunately our cottage was near the start line...The pouring rains greeted us since morning and it kept on hitting us intermittently... Running on trails and on slippery , muddy and stones with water logging was a great challenge... Running on a virgin trail with zero pollution was a bliss...The challenging ups and downs threw another challenges under torrential rains, It was a lifetime experience!.
The race anything but easy. Soft mud & slushy tracks, gravel and plains, under the dense tree cover to running in the heavy rain and most of all running uphill. Kudos to our 2 #rockstars Murli Pillai who did 50k and Harish Kshirsagar who completed ! timing doesnt matter its the finish that does. Proud of you guys :-)
Who wouldn't love to run on this beautiful trail. Misty mountains, streams,and a lovely drizzle. It was a tough race, but the nature made us forget that it was tough. With visibility less that 40mtrs due to mist, it felt as if we are running in the clouds.
Matheran Endurathon- Beauty of a Trail- Matheran– a hill station in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. I need not introduce Matheran to Mumbaikars and Punekars, for the others- Matheran is the smallest hill station in India and is located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m (2,625 feet) above sea level. It is about 120 km from Pune.
Matheran Endurathon 25k, July 2017- Family Run-cation, Salaj and I signed up for the Runbuddies Monsoon Marathon Package with something similar in mind. We decided to have fun along with our families at Matheran. We were especially all gung-ho after our wonderful experience at Prabalgad in June.