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Welcome to Twin Birds Bison Ultra, an exclusive trail run

First edition intro video

Introducing Bison Ultra, video by Aditya, Meera & Coach Kay

Introducing Bison Ultra, video by Aditya, Meera & Coach Kay

Bison Ultra is a dream trail ultramarathon conceptualized by Coach Kay, founder of KaysFIT Academy & OOTYULTRA. The first edition was successfully conducted on the 9-Feb-2020, Sunday in the most mesmerizing and unexplored terrains in Yercaud.  6-Feb-2022, will be the third edition with 25k & 50k distances.

Yercaud, like Ooty, is home to a large Indian Bison (also the tallest of the wild cattle family) population, otherwise called a Wild Gaur, some of them are as tall as 220 cm.

After OOTYULTRA, with a singular focus to bring in the best experience to the ultra trail loving runners, this is the first time Coach Kay has ventured into organizing an exclusive trail marathon.

We are happy to welcome Twin Birds as our Title Sponsor for the 2022 edition of Bison Ultra

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Having successfully executed the first two editions with only 45 runners. Bison Ultra 2022 may allow more entries but limited to a max 75 runners.
  • You will get the best attention from the organizing team and the volunteers and don’t you agree that sometimes small is more beautiful?
  • Get access to large sections of private coffee states, which is otherwise inaccessible to many, home to some of India’s finest coffee, fruits, and spices.
  • You will be running through some of the greenest sections in the world and surrounded by a variety of different shades of nature. You can have a lonely tryst with the bird’s & the animal kingdom and find many quiet moments to meditate and rejuvenate your soul.
  • The running terrain is located in an elevation of 3600-4600 feet and the ultra distance (up to 50k) runners will experience climbing up and down over approx. 1000 meters. Every direction you take will ensure you are constantly challenged. Take a break at regular intervals to admire the breathtaking scenery.
  • You and the rest of the Bison Ultra runners will stay at Last Shola cottages and another property located within 5-7 km from Last Shola.  Both these locations are surrounded by thousands of trees and plants. This will be a grand opportunity for you to strike a friendship, have a loud laugh and engage in the most favorite runner-boasting-conversations about your marathon achievements and travel experiences or much more than that.
  • The first week of February will have a chilly morning and a bit warm and humid day time making the trail ultra more challenging for the first-timer.
  • and much more…

06-Feb-2022, Sunday.

All participating runners must plan to reach on the 5-Feb-2021, Saturday around noon.

1-Dec-2021, Registration will end on or before 15-Jan-2022.

Please visit the registration page

The registration fee will include both the entry to the trail event and a one-night accommodation including one dinner, one lunch, and one breakfast.

Apart from this all the finishers, within the cut-off time set will get a finisher medal.

You will have an option to buy a souvenir T-Shirt, we will communicate about it in December.

Please refer to the registration and accommodation information page for more

All runners participating in the trail ultra must stay in the Last Shola cottage.  We are making arrangements to accommodate runners in another property near by & more updates will be shared in the coming weeks.

Please refer to the registration and accommodation information page for more

You can bring your family members if they are 18+ and also participating in the Ultra Marathon.  We have limited slots available for this event.

50k : 8 hrs 30 mins

25k : 4 hrs 30 mins

Note: to receive your finisher medal you must complete the race in the stipulated time.  No finisher medal will be given to runners who arrive at the finish line after the cut-off

Bison Ultra is a trail ultra that also encourages the first-timers (marathoners & half marathoners) to attempt their 25k and 50k in a tough hilly terrain and weather conditions.

  • No entry qualification record is required for the Bison Ultra – however, we may change the rules in future editions.  
  • If you have 50k runners, you must have run a few marathons
  • You must have run a few marathons and are capable of running & walking for 4:30 hrs 

Follow our Facebook page Bison Ultra

Once you book the ticket you will have an option to join the private WhatsApp group to stay connected with all the other runners

You can write an email to coachkay@kfita.in with the subject line “Bison Ultra”.