Galiyat Mountain Trail Race 60km

Event Date:

July 21, 2024

Event Time:

5:00 am

Event Location:

Thandiyani Top

Registration is OPEN now. The last date for registration is July 15, 2024.

Margalla Trail Runners is presenting the 3rd edition of the Galiyat Mountain Trail Race. The race is exciting, thrilling, and challenging, 60km distance, on the mountains of Galiyat.

Galiyat Mountain Trail under the banner of Margalla Trail Runners has become the family member of UTMB® (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) Index Races. GMT is an annual event of UTMB® Index Races.

Galiyat Mountains are part of the Himalayan foothills located in Abbottabad District of KPK, Pakistan. The trail starts from Thandiyani Top and finishes at Jandala, Khaira Gali. The inter-connected trails are the most beautiful and scenic and one of the best routes for trail running.

PRIZES for the 1st THREE Position holders in the Male and Female categories.

Race Itinerary:

  • SUNDAY on 21st July 2024
  • Distance: 58.8km
  • Ascent: 2,012 meters
  • Descent: 2,150 meters
  • Altitude Departure: 2,600 meters
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,955 meters
  • Cut Off Time: 12 Hours

Race Route

Kindly go through the FAQs before signing up for the race. 

Buy Event Ticket

Ticket Type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
Option 1 (Race Entry)

Local

 12,000.0
Option 2 (Race Entry with Ayubia National Park Entry Fee)

Foreigner

 13,500.0
Option 3 (Race Entry with Transportation, accommodation (3 to 4 person Sharing) and food)

Local

 27,000.0
Option 4 (Race Entry with Transportation, accommodation (3 to 4 person sharing) and food)

Foreigner

 28,500.0

Do You Want To Buy Any Thing

Single Person Tent
 10,000.0
Two Person Sharing Tent
 5,000.0
Race Shirt (XS)
 2,000.0
MTR T-Shirt (S)
 2,000.0
Race Shirt (M)
 2,000.0
Race Shirt (XL)
 2,000.0
Race Shirt (L)
 2,000.0
Race Shirt (2XL)
 2,000.0
Quantity: Total

Event FAQs

60km Race Payment Options

Early Bird Registration Fee: 12,000 PKR



Race Entry Fee, Bib, Finisher Medal, and Hydration support.
Transportation from Khaira Gali to Nathia Gali. 
Prizes for the Top 3 winners in male-female categories.

Additional 'Option 2': 27,000 (Total)



Race Entry Fee, Bib, Finisher Medal, and Hydration support.
Transportation: 2 days of transportation from Islamabad to Thandiyani and Khaira Gali to Islamabad
Accommodation: ONE-night accommodation at Forest/Thandiyani Rest House, Thandiyani Top. 
Dinner, Breakfast, and Refreshment
Prizes for the Top 3 winners in male-female categories

What’s in the 60k Race
Option 1



Race Entry
Pre-race meeting with detailed route briefing (One week before the Race Day)
Bib Number
Finisher’s Medal
UTMB® World Series Qualifier Race (60K category)
Hydration and Snacks at Check Points/Aid Stations



Option 2



Pre-race meeting with detailed route briefing (One week before the Race Day)
Bib Number
Finisher’s Medal
UTMB® World Series Qualifier Race (60K category)
Hydration and Snacks at Check Points/Aid Stations
Transport: Travel to and from the event start/finish, F-9 Park Islamabad
Dinner in Thandiyani
Breakfast early in the morning on Race Day
Refreshment for 60K Race Participants at Nathia Gali
Compulsory Running Gear for 60k Race Participants

Running bag/pack to carry obligatory equipment throughout the race.
Mobile/cell phone (organization’s security number saved), keep the phone turned on and make sure the phone is fully charged at the start of the race.
Personal cup/beaker 15cl minimum in addition to bottles or flasks.
Bottles, flasks, or water bladder that holds a minimum of 1 liter of liquid.
Whistle+
Self-adhesive elasticated bandage which can serve as a bandage or strapping
Food reserve - Recommendation: 800kcal (2 gels + 2 energising bars each of 65g)
Jacket with a hood that will withstand bad weather in the mountains and made with a waterproof and breathable membrane.
It is the runner's responsibility to judge if their jacket is both wind- and waterproof.
Hat/Cap or bandana
It can be a windproof jacket, but it does not replace the obligatory waterproof jacket and vice versa.
Extra clothes, socks, full sleeve or T-shirt, sunglasses
Participants must carry their CNIC/Passport.
Hydration & Refueling Points & Aid Stations

Berin Gali
Dagri Bangalow Turn
Kunna Meadows
Miranjani Top
Miranjani Base
Nathia Gali Club, Nathia Gali
Mushkpuri Top
Dunga Gali (Pipeline Track Entrance)
Ayubia Tunnel Entrance
Kuza Gali
Khaira Gali (60K/20K Race Finish line) 
RACE TRAVEL PLAN FOR 60K RACE PARTICIPANTS (Pre-Race)

RACE TRAVEL PLAN FOR 60K RACE PARTICIPANTS


We’ll leave Saturday the 20th of July 2024 for Thandiyani. The race participants will be given the facility of transportation from Islamabad to Thandiyani, dinner, a night stay at Tandiyani and Forest Rest House at Thandiyani, and breakfast in the early morning. 
• Personal crew, support staff, and pacers are permitted for the 60k race.
• Those bringing personal crew/support staff or pacers will be charged 80% of the race fee.
• Participants must inform 2 weeks before race day about crew/support staff or pacers.
• Otherwise it wouldn’t be the responsibility of organizers and participants have to make their own arrangements for crew/support staff or pacers accordingly.


60k Race Departure Itinerary
Meet up for departure: 11:00 am Saturday 20th July 2024, F-9 Park Islamabad
Departure for Abbottabad: 12:00 pm
Arrival at Thandiyani Top: 04:00 pm
Dinner at Thandiyani: 06:00 pm
Into Rest Houses Rooms: at 08:00 pm sleep well

RACE TRAVEL PLAN FOR 60K RACE PARTICIPANTS (Post-Race)

We’ll leave Sunday evening on the 21st of July 2024 from Nathia Gali to for Islamabad. The race participants will be given the facility of transportation from Nathia Gali to Islamabad. Refreshment in the way (Those who have opted Option 2 or 4)

RACE DISCLAIMER

 


I declare, that I will abide by the rules of the MTR Club and accept that the organizers will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs or expenses which may arise in consequence of my participation in this event.


I declare that I will not compete in this race, unless I am in good health and will be competing at my own risk.


I authorize the organizers to use any details or photographs (before, during and after the event) for publicity and promotion purposes.


·         Galiyat Mountain Trail 60k Race is a demanding running event and you should be fit enough to at least run the majority of the route. The event is not open to those intending to walk the entire event.


·         The organizers of the race have the right to refuse entry and the decision of their officials will be final.


·         Race registration only for people over 16+


·         The Organizer reserves the right to cancel or make any last-minute alterations to the route or cancel any race due to FORCE MAJEUR circumstances.


·         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.


·         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.


·         Your signature will be required upon registration in order to participate, as a confirmation that you have read, accept and will abide to the laws & rules as specified in the declaration above.


 


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


 

Event Location:

Total Ticket 300
  • Thandiyani Top
  • Abbottabad
  • Pakistan

Event Schedule Details

  • July 21, 2024 5:00 am   -   5:00 pm
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