Welcome to Bison Ultra, an exclusive trail run

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 will be run on the 9-Feb-2020, Sunday in the most mesmerizing and unexplored terrains in Yercaud.

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.

The first edition of the Bison Ultra will have 20k and 40k distance and in the future, the distances are all set to get into exotic ultra-challenging levels.

Bison Ultra medal is handcrafted!

Proudly unveiling the first edition Bisonultra finisher souvenir medal. It is going to be a hand embroidery cum personalized medal passionately created just for the Bison Ultra runners.

More details about the artist will be shared here soon.

Elevation, route profile

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Frequently Asked Questions

Bison Ultra will offer an Ultramarathon distance from the next year

  • The first edition was capped to have only 45 runners and, during the 2nd edition we might increase the number of registration but still be a small size. 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 properties, which are otherwise inaccessible to many, home to some of India’s finest coffee, fruits, and spices.
  • For the first time, you will be running through some of the most luscious and 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 40k 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 in the same property, either in tents next to a mountain cliff facing a huge valley or in a charming cottage 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.
  • We are taking enough effort to make the 20k and 40k route a non-repeating one, if not a minimal running route will be repeated.
    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…

07-Feb-2021, Sunday.

Plan to reach on the Saturday and at the event venue and soak into the ambiance of this mesmerizing location.

Registration start: 15-Oct-2020 (tentative)

Registration end: 15-Jan-2021

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 either in the Last Shola cottage or the Heavens Ledge tents, both are located within the MSP Coffee estates.

Please refer to the registration and accommodation information page for more

Being the first year, we would like to focus only on runner’s experiences. This is one of the primary reasons for us to limit the entries.

Moreover, there are limited rooms available in the venue and we are extremely sorry that your family members will not be able to stay this year if they are not participating in the trail run.

The cut-off times mentioned here are tentative and changed based on the actual course conditions

45k: 8:00:00

20k: 3:30:00

20k: a minimum half marathon completed before (TBD)
45k: a minimum full marathon completed before (TBD)

You can write an email to coachkay@kfita.in with the subject line “Bison Ultra” or leave a message in the form section below this page.

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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 now will have an option to claim a 10% discount on the second event ticket price when you run to buy tickets for both Bison Ultra and OOTYULTRA (both the events are organized by Coach Kay, KaysFIT Academy).

Example:  Assume you have bought the 45k Bison Ultra ticket and you wish to run the OOTYULTRA 60k.  Write to coachkay@kfita.in or info@ootyultra.com with your Bison Ultra ticket reference.  We will send you a discount code for Rs. 250 (10% off on the OOTYULTRA 60k ticket).