Shivaji Maharaj's escape from the siege of fort Panhala on a rainy night, the Bijapur forces and the battle of Pawankhind culminating in the inspiring sacrifice of 300 Maratha soldiers under the leadership of the Great Baji Prabhu Deshpande is legendary. Borrowing some insightful snippets from our rich history and combining it with the hard core love for Maharashtra and India and for The Great Shivaji Maharaj, this race is an attempt to relive the history, rich culture and blessed geography of Maharashtra through race.
The route sketches from "Panhala to Pawankhind" in Kolhapur district .Participants will go through gut wrenching hills, forests, village back-roads, table land, thick vegetation, single track and muddy trails. Masai Table land in between route is one of the largest table land of Asia which is a paradise for runners. Weather is going to play a vital role with rains, fog and chilly climate making it more realistic for the runners . After all..Its a tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje.
Date- 13th August, 2017
Location : Panhala, Kolhapur.
Reporting Time : 7:30 am
Flag off Time : 42km (8:00 am) / 15km (8:15 am) / 5km (8:30 am)
Cut off Time : 42km (First cutoff 15 km- 1 pm, Second cutoff 30 km – 4 pm, Last cutoff – 6 PM ) / 15km (1:00 pm) / 5km (10:30 am)
Date: 12th August, 2017
Venue : TBA
Timing : 10 AM to 7 PM
Ruggedian Shivaji Raje Race is a self supported race in which participants have to carry their own food, water and other necessary material for the race tenure. No support is given from the organizers or from the outside. Race has been given a historical touch where in all participants will be given Sanman Patra, Rajmudra styles Medals ,etc. Excitement continues as you will see our volunteers dressed
as Maaavlas. Experience and enjoy the jaw dropping performances of Mardani Khel, Powade, Dhol-taashe & many more exciting traditional enactments...!! The thumping Dhol tunes will keep the gear junkie in you charged at all times!!
Race is categorized into 5 km, 15 Km & 42 Km and further sub categorized into age groups. 18-35 / 35-50 / 50+
( 5 km : Non competitive category)
Energy bar, fruits etc and water for race tenure, Rain Jacket , First aid kit, Haversack, Whistle, Water bottle, Good quality shoes, Torch ( especially for 42 km run),comfortable wear, extra pair of clothes.
( Please pack all your stuff in Plastic bag, So that it wont get wet and then put it in Haversack )