Overview

DH, XC and Trail Running in Tansen, Palpa, Nepal

The quaint hillstation of Tansen is gearing up for some thunderous trail action once again! Organized by GNARLY and Dharohar Adventures, Tansen Ultra 2015 is a three-day event scheduled for December 26th, 2015 and ready to welcome professionals and amateurs alike. There will be three main races: DOWNHILL (Open and Elite) URBAN CROSS-COUNTRY (Elite, Open, Women, Junior) TRAIL RUNNING (21K and 5K) Whether you don’t mind a 12-foot drop or prefer to call yourself an enthusiastic walker for a noble cause, Ultra Tansen with nine different categories has something in store for everyone! Further, a handsome prize money for winners - possibly the largest sum for a one-day event - is a tempting icing on the cake, and the 5K Charity Fun Run to support social organization Prisoners Assistance Nepal (PA Nepal) and Gnarly Squadron definitely gets you karma points. For a Noble Cause: A short 5K Charity Fun Run in Tansen Ultra hopes to firstly commemorate the great deeds of award-winning social organization PA Nepal, which strives to shelter, educate and empower underprivileged youths; and secondly, to fund training program for youth and women in adventure sector as professional guides and races through Gnarly Suadron. With the Charity Fun Race, we seek to promote social welfare of promising youth while also developing more female professionals in the line of adventure. Currently, the industry sees next to no women guides and racers, especially in cycling, running and trekking. The Charity run is open for the entire town of Tansen and visiting spectators; of all age and gender from all walks of like to give back to the society. Check out Tansen Ultra's Facebook Event

Trails

Trail Running

The trail will go around the beautiful hills around Tansen town. Some of the highlights of the trail running race is the famous Rani Mahal which is situated near Kali Gandaki river.

Men 25Km

Starts from the heart of Tansen town.

Paved road10%
Jungle trails50%
Uphill20%
Descent20%

Women 25km

Wonderful jungle trails

Jungle50%
Uphill25%
Descent25%

Men 15km

Explore around Tansen town and the mid hills

Jungle40%
Paved road20%
Uphill and Descent40%

Women 15km

Awesome tracks around Tansen town

Jungle40%
Paved road20%
Uphill and Descent40%

MTB Downhill Race (DH)

Men Elite

Jungle section30%
Jumps10%
Rock section15%
Jeep tracks10%
Root section10%
Main town25%

Fun

Awesome tracks

Jungle50%
Rocks10%
Main Town35%

MTB Cross Country Race (XC)

Urban style mountain bike race around Tansen town.

Men Elite

Amazing race inside the main town of Tansen.

Single track30%
Jeep track20%
Paved road50%

Fun

Paved road50%
Single track25%
Jeep track25%

Women

Paved road50%
Single track25%
Jungle25%

Junior

Jeep track40%
Single track20%
Paved road40%

Categories, Prizes and Participants

Trail Running

25km, 15km and 10km for all level of runners.

 

Men 25Km

Heavenly single tracks through the forest.

1stTBA
2ndTBA
3rdTBA

Women 25km

Jungle trails

1stTBA
2ndTBA
3rdTBA

Men 15km

Interesting running tracks

1stGift hamper
2ndGift hamper
3rdGift hamper

Women 15km

Amazing tracks around Tansen town

1stGift hamper
2ndGift hamper
3rdGift hamper

MTB Downhill Race (DH)

Men Elite

Heavenly trails

1st PositionTBA
2nd PositionTBA
3rd PositionTBA

Fun

1stGift hamper
2ndGift hamper
3rdGift hamper

MTB Cross Country Race (XC)

Men Elite

1stTBA
2ndTBA
3rdTBA

Fun

1stGift hamper
2ndGift hamper
3rdGift hamper

Women

1stTBA
2ndTBA
3rdTBA

Junior

1stGift hamper
2ndGift hamper
3rdGift hamper

Schedule

Day 1 | Dec 26, 2015

Arrival in Tansen
6am Leave form Gnarly HQ
2pm Arrive at Palpa
5pm Race briefing/ Number plates distribution
6pm Organizers and Officials meeting

Day 2 | Dec 27, 2015

Trail Running and XC final; DH practice
6:30am Trail Running 21K Flag off
10:30am Official practice session XC and DH
12pm MTB race Trail remain closed
12:30pm Cut-off time for Trail Running 21K
1pm Practice session for XC and DH begins
2pm DH seeding Run
4pm 5Km Charity Run

Day 3 | Dec 28, 2015

DH Final and Award Ceremony
10am Flag off for Ope/Women/Junior/G Mater Flag off for MTB XC
11 30 am Flag off for ELITE men MTB XC
1pm Lunch break
2 pm Final run for MTB DH
5 30pm Award Ceremony
6 30pm After party

Day 4 | Dec 29, 2015

Depart from Tansen
7am Depart from Tansen
3pm Arrive in Kathmandu