Starts at
1849 per person
Weather
Pleasant
Starting Point
Paragliding landing site
Highlights
Runners village
Accomodation
Camps

Event Date


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


Runners Village

  • Runners’ Village is an idea born out of our passion for running, given shape by the observations we’ve had over the years.
  • It is the idea of extending co-running to co-living during the duration of Bir-Billing Marathon in a makeshift village for runners and those who accompany them for the event.
  • It will include accommodation for 200 people in a grassland amidst the pine tree forests of Himachal Pradesh near the village of Bir.
  • These will be Eco-friendly tented accommodations with all basic amenities including eco-toilets, charging facilities, sleeping bags, pillows, and food.
  • The three meals (freshly prepared) and evening snacks will be provided to all the guests every day during the duration of their stay.
  • There will be western style proper toilet arrangements at the village.
  • It is a no plastic event.

Pick your package

10 km

1149

per person

Half Marathon

1849

per person

Full Marathon

2449

per person

Stay Options

Travel + Stay @ Runners village (3day/2Nights)

  • Dual/Triple sharing tent with Sleeping bag/blankets
  • Volvo to and from Delhi
  • Live Music & Standup comedy sessions
  • Bir Sightseeing
  • All meals

₹ 6999

per person

Travel + Stay @ Runners village (2day/1Nights)

  • Dual/Triple sharing tent with Sleeping bag/blankets
  • Volvo to and from Delhi
  • Live Music & Standup comedy sessions
  • Bir Sightseeing
  • All meals

₹ 5099

per person

Stay @ Runners village (3day/2Nights)

  • Dual/Triple sharing tent with Sleeping bag/blankets
  • Live Music & Standup comedy sessions
  • Bir Sightseeing
  • All meals

₹ 4499

per person

  • Paragliding with GoPro recording at ₹ 2500 per person.
  • Upgrade accomodation to single sharing tent (2N) at ₹ 1000 per person. (for two night stay)
  • Upgrade accomodation to single sharing tent (1N) at ₹ 500 per person. (for single night stay)
  • Bring your own tent (2N) at ₹ 5500 per person. (includes travel + access to everything in Runners village + meals)
  • Bring your own tent (1N) at ₹ 4350 per person. (includes travel + access to everything in Runners village + meals)
  • T-Shirts
  • Personalized bibs
  • Timing certificate & medal
  • Post race refreshments
  • Full hydration and medical support
  • 2 night accommodation in dual/triple sharing tents [Only in the stay option].
  • Sleeping bags/blankets, camping mats and other camping equipment [Only in the stay option].
  • Yoga sessions [Only in the stay option].
  • Live Music and Standup comedy sessions [Only in the stay option].
  • Transport from Delhi [Only if you take all inclusive package]
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Itinerary


Day 1 : Bir Exploration

Day 2 : Race Briefing day

Day 3 : Race Day

Pick your package


10 km

1149

per person

Half Marathon

1849

per person

Full Marathon

2449

per person

Stay Options


Travel + Stay @ Runners village (3day/2Nights)

  • Dual/Triple sharing tent with Sleeping bag/blankets
  • Volvo to and from Delhi
  • Live Music & Standup comedy sessions
  • Bir Sightseeing
  • All meals

₹ 6999

per person

Travel + Stay @ Runners village (2day/1Nights)

  • Dual/Triple sharing tent with Sleeping bag/blankets
  • Volvo to and from Delhi
  • Live Music & Standup comedy sessions
  • Bir Sightseeing
  • All meals

₹ 5099

per person

Stay @ Runners village (3day/2Nights)

  • Dual/Triple sharing tent with Sleeping bag/blankets
  • Live Music & Standup comedy sessions
  • Bir Sightseeing
  • All meals

₹ 4499

per person

Available Coupons

(Will apply automatically during booking)


NOFEE

NO CONVENIENCE FEE APPLICABLE

For bookings made before August 2019

Detailed Itinerary of Bir Billing Marathon 2020

START
DAY 1

Bir Exploration

A day for relaxing and exploration post your journey

Arrive at Bir Billing Marathon Runners' village in the early morning.

  • Breakfast
  • Hike to Gunehar Waterfall
  • Lunch
  • Mata Maheshwari hike
  • Dinner

Name of Camp
Runners village
Highlights
Exploration
Food Inclusions
All meals
Elevation
1500m
DAY 2

Race Briefing day

A day for relaxing and gear up for the D-day

  • Start the morning with a Yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • Cycle/drive Sherabling
  • Lunch
  • Time for Paragliding
  • Live Music and standup sessions in the evening
  • Dinner

Highlights
Live Music and standup
Name of Camp
BBM Runners village
DAY 3

Race Day

Time to test your physical and mental mettle

The route cuts through the scenic Bir region of the Kangra valley–through pine forests and alpine meadows, past hill streams and through small Tibetan settlements steeped in Buddhist culture. The course is a mix of tarmac and jeep track on rolling terrain.

<Race day schedule>

Starting point
Paragliding landing site
Food Inclusions
Post race lunch
END

Meet Your Host


GRIT Grand Indian Trails
GRIT Grand Indian Trails
Mountain Endurance Races

GrIT crafts mountain endurance races in the Himalayas and Western Ghats.

GRIT is passion and perseverance. What it takes in endurance racing, is passion for the sport and perseverance for facing the challenges.

Frequently Asked Questions


Why Bir Billing Marathon?

How good it is to run a marathon without caring about the distance or time? Such is the charm of running in the meadows, Oak and Deodar trees on both the sides of the road and feeling the clean and fresh air of mountains inside the lungs.

The most fascinating aspect of the race is the sublime locations runners will cross. They will get to experience the true essence of a quaint Himalayan valley steeped in Buddhist culture, while running past small settlements, fields, meadows, streams, rivers, and monasteries.

What's Bir Billing Runners village?

Runners’ Village is an idea born out of our passion for running, given shape by the observations we’ve had over the years. For the joy of staying in the middle of nature in a village raised exclusively for fellow runners and their companions is an experience best lived, and not described. The Runners’ Village is a concept village built exclusively for the runners, something that has so far happened only in events like Olympics and Asian Games.

The Runners Village is the idea of extending co-running to co-living during the duration of Bir-Billing Marathon (10th to 12th April 2020) in a makeshift village for runners and those who accompany them for the event. The village will be setup at Nirwana Eco camps, a campsite situated amidst pine forests with jaw drapping views of Dhauladhars and amazing sunsets.

How would be the weather in Bir?

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.

What are the essentials one should Carry?

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

How to reach Bir?

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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  • 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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