1st Recce of Galiyat Mountain Trail Race (Khaira Gali to Miranjani)

Event Date:

May 12, 2024

Event Time:

5:00 am

Event Location:

Jandala, Khaira Gali

The objective of the recce of the Galiyat Run is to familiarize the route of the Galiyat Mountain Trail 60k & 20k Races. MTR is organizing recces of the race in two portions. The 1st one is this run and 2nd one (Thandiyani to Miranjani) will be on Sunday 9th of June 2024. If you are interested in participating in the race then must join in the recce events and test your endurance run at a high altitude before going to attempt the UTMB Index 60k and 20k races.

Galiyat Mountain Trail is the most beautiful, and scenic, and one of the best routes for trail and hill running. Trails of Galiyat are located in Galiyat, Abbottabad District of KPK, Pakistan. Trails of Galiyat are part of the Galiyat Mountain Trail 60k & 20k Race by UTMB Index. It is a sequence of multiple trails of Galiyat, and trails are linked/connected and start from Thandiyni and finish at Khaira Gali or vice versa.

It covers the complete router 20k race and half of the 60k race. Before going to attempt UTMB Index 60k and 20k race (Thandiyani to Khaira Gali on 21st July 2024). (Khaira, Changla, Kuza Gali Pipeline track, Ayubia Pipeline track, Dunga Gali, Mushkpuri & Miranjani Peaks). There are multiple distance options are available if you don’t want to go for the complete route.

Please go through the following link for the race details.

Trail Run Details:
SUNDAY on 12th May 2024
Meeting Place: F-9 Park Gate 2 (F-10 Gate side), Islamabad
Meeting Time: 05:00 am
Running Start Time: 08:00 am
Terrain: Trail
Distance: 34km (20km and 34Km)
Ascent: 1200 meters
Time Duration: 6 hours
Level: Easy to Difficult
Shoes: Trail or Multi-terrain Shoes.
Hydration & Food: 1 to 2-liter water, Dates, Chocolates, Bananas, ORS, etc.
Gears: Trail running vest or 5 to 10 litter running bag, Rain Jacket, extra Socks, full sleeve shirt, Sunglasses, hat/cap.
Route: Khaira Gali → Pipeline Trek of Kuza & Changla Gali Trek → Ayubia Pipeline Trek → Dunga Gali → Mushkpuri top → Lalazar Park trek → Nathia Gali → Miranjani trek → Miranjani Top → Back to Miranjani base.

Strava Route 

Garmin Route

Participants have multiple distance options if they don’t want to run the complete route.
Option 1: Complete Route Khaira Gali to Miranjani 32km distance with 1200m ascent
Option 2: Khaira Gali to Nathia Gali 20km distance with 500m ascent
Option 3: Mushkpuri and Miranjani Peaks 20km distance with 1100m ascent
Option 4: Miranjani Peak 10km distance with 600m ascent

Services Include: Transportation and Food (lunch only)

Participants have to pay for tickets themselves to the Ayubia National Park.

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Event FAQs

Margalla Trail Runners Disclaimer

§ Margalla Trail Runners (MTR) is a trail running club based in Islamabad, Pakistan. The club's objective is to promote hill, trail & mountain running in Pakistan. § MTR hill/trail running events are open to everyone and anyone can join events. § Make sure you're fit enough to run on flat terrain or hills/mountains/trails continuously for at least 3 to 4 hours and long for trail runs at an easy good pace. For those who want to join and will participate in the eve the sole purpose is to run and to become a strong long-distance hill/mountain/trail runner.

§ Participation in the event is at the athlete’s discretion; therefore, the MTR Club is not responsible for the participants' actions.

§ I understand that competing in this event may involve running and walking on wilderness trails with rocks, roots, stream crossings, and up and down steep terrain. The hazards may include but are not limited to; challenging terrain, rocks, roots, adjacent streams, rivers, motor vehicle traffic, slippery surfaces, loose rocks, soft sand, weather conditions, heat exhaustion, hypothermia, actions of spectators, other competitors, general public and the event organizers personnel.

§I authorize the medical service appointed by the organization of the event to intervene on the child if the need arises during the event, following the procedures deemed medically advisable and acting to treat or alleviate the damage suffered.

§I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this for any legitimate purpose.

§ I agree to comply with the rules and directions of event officials and their personnel. § I acknowledge and accept that hill/trail running carries an inherent risk of injury, illness, and in extreme cases, death.

§ MTR is a non-registered body and cannot be held liable for anything including but not limited to any loss, theft, damage, or injury to property or persons whether arising in contract, negligence, equity, or otherwise.

§ Additionally, all athletes should use due care under the circumstances to comply with all rules, regulations, statutes, and laws of Pakistan.

§ Your decision to voluntarily partake in the event/race signifies your acknowledgment of the disclaimer and that you shall not bring any legal action against organizers of the events for any claim.

I have read and understand the information regarding this event and understand that I participate in this event at my own risk.

Total Ticket 40 (29 Left:)
  • Jandala, Khaira Gali
  • Abbottabad
  • Pakistan

Event Schedule Details

  • May 12, 2024 5:00 am   -   6:00 pm
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