Bir Billing Half-Marathon 2019

5KM | 10 KM | 21KM

Starts at
1849 per person

Race date


Dates for the next batches will be announced soon. Meanwhile you can talk to the host and suggest dates according to your availability.

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Half Marathon (21 km)

1849

per person

5 km

1149

per person

10 km

1549

per person

NOFEE

NO CONVENIENCE FEE APPLICABLE

For bookings made before August 2019

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(Will apply automatically during booking)

Additional Details


Inclusions:

  • T-Shirts
  • Personalized bibs
  • Timing certificate & medal
  • Post race refreshments
  • Full hydration and medical support

Exclusions:

  • Transport to and from Bir
  • Accommodation in Bir (Could be provided on request)

Remember that feeling of taking in a deep breath of pure clean air; to feel invigorated and alive. Such is the charm of running in the alpine meadows, pine forests and feeling the serenity of the Bir Valley!

The pre-monsoon season in the hills of Himachal is perfect for long-distance runs. While the tricky terrain keeps you on your toes – often literally – the cool wind blowing in your face and hair gives you that runner’s momentum, and the drive to carry on.Feel the true essence of a quaint Himalayan valley steeped in Buddhist culture, as you run past small settlements, fields, meadows, streams, rivers, and monasteries. The charm of running in the alpine meadows, pine forests and feeling the serenity of the Bir Valley is unreal.

 

It’s no ordinary half marathon!

The climbs on the rough mountain terrain will make you gasp for breath very often. The Race Route is a mix of tarmac and jeep track on rolling terrain. Feel the true essence of a quaint Himalayan valley steeped in Buddhist culture, as you run past small settlements, fields, meadows, streams, rivers, and monasteries.

The 5km and 10km category is also an option for runners who want to take it easy and still sample the breathtaking scenery.

 

Run Elevation Gain Highest altitude
21km 650m 1,575m
10km 210m 1,475m
5km 100m 1,475m

Itinerary


Start Point: Paragliding Landing Site, Bir

Location – https://goo.gl/maps/QKgo1BJwJTp 

Assemble at the Race Start Point – 5:45 am

Warm-Up – 5:45 – 5:55am

Race Flag-Off – Half Marathon – 6:00 am

Race Flag-Off – 10km – 6:30 am

Race Flag-Off – 5km Fun Run – 7:00 am

Race Finish – 8:00 – 10:00 am

Post-race ceremony – 10:00 – 10:30am

Frequently Asked Questions


During the day, weather in Bir will be pleasant with temperature varying from 22°C to 15°C.The temperature seems to drop in the evening after sunset varying from 15°C to 6°C. The weather in Bir is very unpredictable and one can expect pre-monsoon showers too.

During Race:

  • Running jersey and shorts
  • Cap/Hat
  • Windcheater for the morning chill
  • Sunglasses

Pre and Post Race:

  • Winter clothing
  • Fleece for cold conditions
  • Balaclava
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm

By Air:
The nearest airport is ‘Dharamsala-Kangra Airport’ at Gaggal, located approximately 14km from Dharamshala. Domestic flights connect Gaggal with Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh. Once at the airport, you can make the onward journey of 68km to Bir by bus or a prepaid taxi. However, owing to weather conditions, flights are not the most reliable option for getting to or out of Kangra region.

By Bus:
A network of state-run, as well as local run private buses, connects Bir to important tourist destinations like Shimla, Kullu, Dharamshala and New Delhi.
There are a few direct air-conditioned HRTC Volvo buses from New Delhi to Bir, which departs from Kashmiri gate ISBT. The bus journey from Delhi to Bir is 575km, and it is advisable to book your tickets in the air-conditioned Volvo coaches, as the buses are more comfortable than ordinary ones, keeping in mind the long distance of the journey. Alternatively, many Volvo buses connect Delhi or Chandigarh to Baijnath and Joginder Nagar, which is 16kms away from Bir.

Road/Self Drive:
The drive up to Bir is simply breath-taking! You can catch scenic glimpses of the adjoining mountains and valleys from almost every turn that the twisty uphill road throws you in. Though a lot of tourists prefer a self-drive up to Bir, it is advisable to hire a taxi in case you are not comfortable with driving in mountainous regions.

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We totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so our cancellation policy makes it easier to do that.
  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trip — full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trip — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the trip — no refund.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond the control of the host, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled, or there could be change in the itinerary. In such cases, the host will try their best to provide an alternate feasible activity or a voucher will be handed over (in case of cancellation or rescheduling of event) to you. However no refund will be provided for the same.

In case the trip is cancelled by the host for lack of minimum number of people in the batch, you will get a full refund.

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