LA ULTRA FEST

(Aug 28 - Sep 26)

This year LA ULTRA comes to anyone’s and everyone’s doorsteps, helping them to face and overcome their LA ULTRA. There are multiple activities that’ll appeal to all and help them to get off their backsides and get moving. Our goal is to get at least 1,00,000 participants in the fest.

RUN COMMITMENT

Run to become a better version of yourself, for yourself, not to race anyone else.

30 Days Cumulative Running Commitment to self to cover 111, 222, 333, 444 or 555 kms to form a lifelong habit

Running Commitment to self to cover 5, 11, 33, 55 or 111 kms on weekends only

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Pearls of wisdom shared by seasoned runners from all over.

Women Running: Safety, Periods, Pregnancy, Menopause

Running Shoes, Gear, Wearable Tech, Nutrition, Hydration, Mind, Sleep, Running Injury Free, Running Form, Leader Runners, Learnings from Running, Student & Corporate Fitness etc.

LA ULTRA MOVIES

8 documentary films have been made on La Ultra - The High in the 10 editions showcasing the challenges faced.

Share runners' & crew experiences. Runners & Film Makers will answer questions.
Premiere Half A Devil, a new film on 2014 edition, when 333 km category was introduced.

RUN INDIA RUN

Every 4 years we become a sporting nation. To win medals at the highest level, we need to make changes at the grassroots.

Not only to win medals but also to become a healthier nation.

This is the first step to get millions of Indians to start running from School & College Students to anyone & everyone.

If you are wondering why is it 30 days running commitment and not 28, 29, 31 or 33, it’s because Messi’s shirt number at PSG is number 30. And someone ran-dumb was born on that date too.

Anyone and everyone can join the 30 Days Running Commitment. There is no fee if you want to on your own and not register. After all, how can I or anyone else stop you.

But if you decide to register, there will be a fee (₹555). It’ll include e-certificate and update of your photos and achievements on the website.

There is an option to get a medal and or t-shirt too.

Do remember, this is not a challenge but a commitment to self. It’s not a race against anyone else. Goal is simply to become a better version of self.

For other activities, details will soon be shared.

If interested to partner as an institution, please feel free to reach out to us on info@laultra.in

LA ULTRA - THE HIGH: OVERCOMING INNER DEMON​

 
  • LA ULTRA – THE HIGH, an ultramarathon in Ladakh since 2010, known as the world’s cruelest race, exposes participants to extreme weather conditions. -12°C to + 40°C, snow-storms to sandstorms and ice-burns to sun-burns in a matter of few hours. Oxygen content as low as 60% compared to sea level.
  • When we came up with the concept in 2009, the Indian Army HQ said it was an impossible task, and now for 4-5 years they sent their official teams to participate, with the advise to listen to us.
  • We started with 222 km, then introduced 111 km. The 111 attracted a lot of Indian participation & soon they were getting to the finish-line of not only the 111 but the 333 km and also 555 km category. Now we also have 33 and 55 km categories to make it a more inclusive event.
  • Over the years LA ULTRA has become synonymous with fighting and overcoming your inner demons, from running 555 km in Ladakh to running 5 km anywhere or even getting off the bed.

LA ULTRA - THE HIGH: OVERCOMING INNER DEMON​

 
  • LA ULTRA – THE HIGH, an ultramarathon in Ladakh since 2010, known as the world’s cruelest race, exposes participants to extreme weather conditions. -12°C to + 40°C, snow-storms to sandstorms and ice-burns to sun-burns in a matter of few hours. Oxygen content as low as 60% compared to sea level.
  • When we came up with the concept in 2009, the Indian Army HQ said it was an impossible task, and now for 4-5 years they sent their official teams to participate, with the advise to listen to us.
  • We started with 222 km, then introduced 111 km. The 111 attracted a lot of Indian participation & soon they were getting to the finish-line of not only the 111 but the 333 km and also 555 km category. Now we also have 33 and 55 km categories to make it a more inclusive event.
  • Over the years LA ULTRA has become synonymous with fighting and overcoming your inner demons, from running 555 km in Ladakh to running 5 km anywhere or even getting off the bed.

WE GOT PEOPLE TO START RUNNING, INJURY FREE

  • As President of Googenough College Running Club, London, Dr. Rajat Chauhan, using his expertise in Sports & Exercise Medicine, with 4- month program, helped members get to finish London Marathon injury free (2004)
  • Headed Sports & Exercise Medicine department at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore (2006-8), becoming medical director of 1st Bangalore Ultra Marathon, 1st Bangalore Midnight Marathon, Bangalore International Marathon & Bangalore 10 km (2007-8)
  • Started Back 2 Fitness, Sports-Exercise Medicine & Pain clinic first in Bangalore (2008) and then moved to Delhi (2009)

WE GOT PEOPLE TO START RUNNING, INJURY FREE

  • As President of Googenough College Running Club, London, Dr. Rajat Chauhan, using his expertise in Sports & Exercise Medicine, with 4- month program, helped members get to finish London Marathon injury free (2004)
  • Headed Sports & Exercise Medicine department at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore (2006-8), becoming medical director of 1st Bangalore Ultra Marathon, 1st Bangalore Midnight Marathon, Bangalore International Marathon & Bangalore 10 km (2007-8)
  • Started Back 2 Fitness, Sports-Exercise Medicine & Pain clinic first in Bangalore (2008) and then moved to Delhi (2009)

PUT INDIA ON THE GLOBAL RUNNING MAP

  • La Ultra – The High put India on the global running map after the first edition in 2010. Has often been called the World’s cruelest race. It now has 33, 55, 111, 222, 333 and 555 km categories, with participants from 23 countries
  • Introduced Wynberg-Allen School, Mussoorie, an institution with 125 years of running culture to marathon running through Wynberg-Allen Half Marathon.
  • Showcased mountain-running to runners from around the country through Mussoorie Half Marathon, Garhwal Runs, Mussoorie Urban Trail & Jungle Trail.

PUT INDIA ON THE GLOBAL RUNNING MAP

  • La Ultra – The High put India on the global running map after the first edition in 2010. Has often been called the World’s cruelest race. It now has 33, 55, 111, 222, 333 and 555 km categories, with participants from 23 countries
  • Introduced Wynberg-Allen School, Mussoorie, an institution with 125 years of running culture to marathon running through Wynberg-Allen Half Marathon.
  • Showcased mountain-running to runners from around the country through Mussoorie Half Marathon, Garhwal Runs, Mussoorie Urban Trail & Jungle Trail.

GOT FOLKS OFF THE COUCH

 
  • Crawl-Walk-Run Move-Mint, 7 cities in India (2012), 100 cities from 7 countries (2013)
  • Couch to 6 km program for women, in collaboration with Women’s Health (2013-14)
  • GOYA (Get Off Your Arse), a project focusing on tackling bullies of all kinds by getting fitter (2016)
  • Project C11, a couch to 11 km plan in 101 days, participants from 41 cities (2019)
  • Run & Bee program from outset of Pandemic to get people to get started and run 5, 10 & 21 kms (2020-present)

GOT FOLKS OFF THE COUCH

 
  • Crawl-Walk-Run Move-Mint, 7 cities in India (2012), 100 cities from 7 countries (2013)
  • Couch to 6 km program for women, in collaboration with Women’s Health (2013-14)
  • GOYA (Get Off Your Arse), a project focusing on tackling bullies of all kinds by getting fitter (2016)
  • Project C11, a couch to 11 km plan in 101 days, participants from 41 cities (2019)
  • Run & Bee program from outset of Pandemic to get people to get started and run 5, 10 & 21 kms (2020-present)

Real test of Endurance

EMPHASIS ON STRENGTH TRAINING

 
  • Even before the pandemic and the lockdown affected us in 2020, we have been putting together challenges that emphasize the role of strength training in not just running, but our daily lives, how it’s beneficial and a must for everyone.
  • Squat Challenge (2019): A challenge that was accepted by people from across the globe. We aimed at doing 111 squats every day for 30 days.
  • Squats Uni-V-Arse Challenge (2020): Done over 3 iterations, collectively, over 1 MILLION squats were done by 1000+ people from 30+ cities around the globe.
  • 11 day PUSH challenge (now called BUILD) started in April 2021, comprises of simple to do movements that are progressively improved on over days and weeks, from easy to hard. It’s targeted at young children, to working adults and elderly, anyone and everyone in the family from anywhere.

EMPHASIS ON STRENGTH TRAINING

 
  • Even before the pandemic and the lockdown affected us in 2020, we have been putting together challenges that emphasize the role of strength training in not just running, but our daily lives, how it’s beneficial and a must for everyone.
  • Squat Challenge (2019): A challenge that was accepted by people from across the globe. We aimed at doing 111 squats every day for 30 days.
  • Squats Uni-V-Arse Challenge (2020): Done over 3 iterations, collectively, over 1 MILLION squats were done by 1000+ people from 30+ cities around the globe.
  • 11 day PUSH challenge (now called BUILD) started in April 2021, comprises of simple to do movements that are progressively improved on over days and weeks, from easy to hard. It’s targeted at young children, to working adults and elderly, anyone and everyone in the family from anywhere.