5th Annual Mussoorie Half Marathon
6th November 2016!!!
This year’s course, same as last year, will take a journey through the eastern part of Mussoorie and out towards Dhanaulti. The races will start at the Hanifl Centre, taking runners out East along Tehri Road.
Throughout the run, runners will catch beautiful and breathtaking glimpses of the Himalayan mountain range with a constant view of the rolling Himalayan Foothills and fresh mountain air. All races will finish back at the Hanifl Centre, completing an out and back race course for the 5km, 10km, and Half Marathon races! ENJOY!!!:):)
New this year to packet pick-up day is a pasta dinner and ‘A Night of Jazz’!!! On 5th November, there will be a pasta dinner at Woodstock’s Dining Hall from 5:30pm to 6:45pm (buffet style all you can eat)! Then following the dinner will be a Night of Jazz performance by the Woodstock Jazz Band!! The pasta dinner will have both veg and non-veg pasta options, rice and dal, garlic bread, salad bar, and much more!! Then for 45 minutes to an hour, the Woodstock Jazz Band will be performing some of their songs in the Dining Hall!! Ticket prices for the Pasta Dinner will be 50rs and the Night of Jazz will be 200rs!! Come and enjoy a night of Pasta and Jazz!!
MHM is looking for sponsors!!
If you’re interested in helping sponsor the 5th Annual Mussoorie Half Marathon on 6th November, then please e-mail the race director Steve Luukkonen at this address!!
Race Results and Pictures NOW available on the links below!!!!
REGISTRATION IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!! Please check registration page for this year’s race pricing!!
Time Chip Technology!
TBD in June/July if we have time chip technology again this year!!:)
Race Packet Pick-Up > Saturday 5th November
Location and Time: Woodstock School Quad from 1-6pm (NEW location this year!)
*Only time packet pick-up will be available! No race day packet pick-up!!
Race Day > Sunday, 6th November
6:00 am to 6:15 am – All runners check-in at Hanifl Centre
7:00 am – Half Marathon Race starts
7:10 am – 10km Race starts
7:20am – 5km Race starts
10:30 am – Awards Ceremony
Race Cut Off Times
5km Race = 1.5 hours
10km Race = 2 hours
Half Marathon = 4 hours and 30 minutes
*Half Marathon turn around water station will pack-up 2 1/2 hours after race start (9:30am)!
5km = 12 years and above
10km = 14 years and above
Half Marathon = 17 years and above
For the first two years of the Mussoorie Half Marathon, it traced its course along the crest of a ridge, where the town was first established in the 1820s. A number of important landmarks are situated on this route, including the Mussoorie Library, founded in 1843, and the Municipal Gardens, also known as Company Bagh.
But the most important historical site is Everest House, which marks the turnaround point of the Mussoorie Half Marathon. These ruins, overlooking the Dehradun valley, were once part of Park Estate, owned by the Surveyor General of India, Sir George Everest, after whom the highest mountain in the world is named. In the mid-1800s, Everest House served as a benchmark for the earliest cartographic surveys of the Himalayas, the point from which most altitudes and distances were calculated.