Grand Indian Trails

Grand Indian Trails

GrIT, crafts mountain endurance races in the Himalayas and Western Ghats. As the name suggests, GRIT is passion and perseverance.

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

Operating as usual

25/10/2023

Dudhsagar Ultra Trail race course is evaluated by ITRA with decent points. Register fast!
Link given in bio.

21/07/2023

Independence Day Run Tapi 10k happens on Tue Aug 15 2023 06:00am at Marriott Hotel, Surat.

For registration and info, visit https://www.townscript.com/e/tapi10k-244233

For early bird offer till 31st July use code: Tapi10

Photos from Grand Indian Trails's post 13/04/2021

A crazy race requires a crazier runner to finish it and not give up. We’re proud of you all for your accomplishment.

As we all know, a runner doesn’t exist because of the race. The race exists because of the runner. This fact makes us doubly grateful for your participation and cooperation.

To check your results and download your certificates follow the link - https://racemateindia.com/leaderboard?id=f88c470e7086459ec6c1f20171f2f697:4a19

📷 Pratyush Thakur

More photos will be shared through drive by today. Thank you for being patient.

We want to thank our sponsors and partners:

Happyhealthyme race nutrition partner
Proathlix race hydration & goodies partner
Wild H**p health food partner
Dhauladhar Cleaners Eco Awareness partner
Physio Solutions, Dharamshala - Physiotherapists
T10Sports vibrant Tshirts
buranshbirbilling chill time & race venue partner
Racemate for color full bibs and timing solutions

Service boys at work RunGineers
Promotional Partners: Khayaalon ki Udaan

We will see you in next edition!

10/04/2021

EXPO AND RACE DAY INFO

We are excited to host you at the Bir Billing Half Marathon to be held on April 11th, 2021, at Bir, Himachal Pradesh. This NOTICE is meant to provide important information regarding the race day and pre-race expo. You are required to collect your race bib from the Expo at the Bir paragliding landing site before race day. It's a well-known place in Bir. if you are unable to locate the same, kindly call us.

EXPO INFORMATION:
Venue: Paragliding Landing Site, Bir
Location - https://g.page/cafe-buransh-bir-billing?share
Date: April 10th, 2021
Timing: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
** Please bring your confirmation email/payment receipt, ID proof and Covid -ve report (Soft copy/printout; save trees)

RACE DAY DETAILS:
- Sunday, April 11th, 2021
- Start Point: Paragliding Landing Site, Bir
- Location - https://goo.gl/maps/QKgo1BJwJTp
- Full Marathon Assemble at the Race Start Point - 3:50 am
- Warm-Up - 3:50 - 4:10am
- Race Flag-Off - Full Marathon - 4:15 am
- Half Marathon - Warm-Up - 6:00 - 6:20am
- Race Flag-Off - Half Marathon - 6:30 am
- 11km - Warm-Up - 7:00 - 7:20am
- Race Flag-Off - 11km - 7:30 am
- Race Flag-Off - 3km Fun Run - 7:50 am
- Parking Available: Paragliding Landing Site, Bir
- Race Finish – 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
- Post-race ceremony – 10:30 – 11:00am
- Lunch - 8am-12:30pm

Here's a checklist of the important things to carry.

For the Run:
Road/Multi terrain running shoes (85% of the route is on the tarmac, 15% on the dirt track and single trails)
Head torch for Marathon runners
Windproof jacket
Hydration pack / Waist bottle pouch (Hydration Point will be there after every 2km on the climbs but considering the nature of the terrain carry your pack if needed)
Rain wears
Running tights or shorts
Sunglasses
Light hat or head wear
Anti-chap cream / sunblock cream
Knapsack for accessories while running
Medicines (if any, as directed by the doctor)



08/04/2021

We are almost there! 3 days to go for Bir Billing Marathon 2021. We are all set and ready to host you at Bir Billing Marathon, April 11, 2021.
Hope you have trained well and all set to run in the foothills of Dhauladhar.

For last minute bookings and information queries on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon
To Register visit the link in bio.

To Book accommodation at runners village visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021



07/04/2021

To celebrate this grand gathering of runners at Bir, We are organising a Runners Social at the Runners Village on 9th April (6:30pm-9:30pm) and 10th April 2021 (6:00pm-8:30pm)
Tales of adventure, courage, running, and more with live music performance and bonfire.

Venue: Mountain Retreat Gharnala- Bir

9th April 2021
6:30pm - 6:45pm - Introduction
6:45pm - 7:00pm - Tales of Running and more by Khayaalon Ki Udaan
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Insights on how to be a better Runner by Coach Sandeep Kumar
7:30pm - 9:30pm - Musical Performance by folk band ‘Nausikhiye’
8:00pm - 9:30pm - Dinner (*Drinks available on demand)
Bonfire

10th April 2021
6:00pm - 6:15pm - Introduction & Race Briefing
6:15pm - 6:30pm - Inspirational Talk by Capt. Dharmaveer Singh
6:30pm - 7:00pm - Insights on Nutrition, training and performance by Coach Sandeep Kumar
7:00pm - 8:30pm - Musical Performance by Buland Himalaya
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Dinner (*Drinks available on demand)
Bonfire


The Runners Social Experience is inclusive for those staying at the village. For those who are staying outside of the Runners Village and wish to join the celebration, they can purchase the pass at Rs850/- per person for each day. *Inclusions - Runners social experience and Dinner

The payment can be done via google pay / phone pay to 7503680807. Request you to carry a screenshot of the transfer screen.

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon
To Register visit the link in bio.

To Book accommodation at runners village visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021


06/04/2021

📣📣📣 Tick Tok Tick Tok
Last call for all runners planning to run Bir Billing Marathon on 11th April, 2021.

Also, hurry up as we have only 15 spots left for Half Marathon category. As we are following social distancing norms to have a Covid free event, the number of bibs in each category is limited.

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon
To Register visit the link in bio.

To Book accommodation at runners village visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021



05/04/2021

Good with cameras? Like taking videos on the go? Or interested to be working from mountains for a weekend? Or know someone who might be interested?
DM us asap!

Great chance to volunteer for an Bir Billing Marathon 2021 on 11th April, happening in the foothills of Dhauladhar Ranges.

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon
To Register visit the link in bio.

To Book accommodation at runners village visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021



05/04/2021

We understand about your concerns regarding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Hence, we've taken careful steps to make sure we have a Covid-safe Event this coming April 11th.
Here are some of the measures we are taking at Bir Billing Marathon, April 11th, while keeping in mind the COVID-19 safety guidelines and applicable Government & WHO protocols.

- Leave home with a COVID negative report
- Your Runners Bus to-n-fro Delhi-Bir will be thoroughly sanitized
- Social distancing to be maintained throughout the event
- Provision of thermal scanning, and temperature check throughout the event.
- Your accommodations at runners village are sanitised
- It is mandatory to wear face masks during the entire course of your stay and at the start line of the Marathon
- Aarogya Setu app scan

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon
To Register visit the link in bio.

To Book accommodation at runners village visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021

04/04/2021

Hurry Up! Last few spots left in all categories!
Also, just 7 days to go for your favourite mountain marathon!

Gear up your training schedule. This route has enough to offer for all runners. You'll find sections with perfect tarmac, pinewood singletracks, scenic sunrise views, village trails and much more!

If you are still having second thoughts about registering, let us asure you that this race is not just about the run. It is a running carnival with runners from all over India connecting in a runners village in the lap of dhauladhars. You'll go back to your home as a well rounded runner with lots of good experiences!

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon
To Register visit the link in bio.

To Book accommodation at runners village visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021





04/04/2021

As Bir-Billing is the paragliding capital of India, it is best viewed from air. Let us take you on an aerial tour of Bir Billing.

While you run miles and chase the runners, amidst the green valley forested with pine and deodar trees. Spot those flying paragliders, experiencing the joy of flying like a free bird soaring ridges. As you charge further on the route, wind sweeping through the prayer flags fills the landscape with peace and serenity along with the high-standing stupas.

Have you registered yet? If not, click on the link in bio.

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon

To Book accommodation at runners village visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021


Dhauladhar Cleaners Happyhealthyme

Photos from Grand Indian Trails's post 02/04/2021

We welcome Wildleaf as our Food Partner for the Bir Billing Marathon

An organic plant-based superfood powered with protein, amino acids, EFA's and vitamins.

Add to shakes, bakes, smoothies and more.

Supercharge yourself for any kind of day.

Wilfleaf’s H**p Flour is made using only hand-picked h**p seeds by farmers of the Himalayas that are pressed into a h**p cake, which still holds rich nutritional oils and further milled into a h**p seed powder that is sealed into our environment-friendly biodegradable packaging.

Recommended proportion: Mix 10 to 15% or 30 gms into anything you make to give yourself an edge.

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Photos from Grand Indian Trails's post 02/04/2021

Culture is the truest form of way of life of a certain place or group of people. Himachal Pradesh upholds the abundance of Himalayan culture and tradition in every traversing mountain ranges.

If you have already registered for Bir Billing Marathon, April 11th. 2021, do explore the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. Take time out and prepare yourself to share the local life, food and tradition for few hours.

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon
To Register visit the link in bio.

To Book accommodation at runners village visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021

Photos from Grand Indian Trails's post 01/04/2021

We bring you more visuals from our one of a kind runners village.

We have tons of activities planned for you to make Apr 9-11th a memorable weekend for you. Whether it is live music, stand up comedy, storytelling and yoga sessions, we are sure this runners village will have a lasting impression on you and you'll go back with tons of memories and a lot more running buddies!

If you are still having second thoughts about registering, let us asure you that this race is not just about the run. It is a running carnival with runners from all over India connecting in a runners village in the lap of dhauladhars.

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon
To Register visit the link in bio.

To Book accommodation at runners village visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021


Photos from Grand Indian Trails's post 01/04/2021

We are happy to have as our Nutrition Partner. It is one of the best plant based performance nutrition.

HappyHealthyMe was founded in 2016 and has been one of the country’s pioneering brands in the organic food space. The company was founded with the aim of bringing health and happiness to its audience, through truly sustainable and earth friendly foods.

After gaining much experience in physical retail and fresh prepared foods, in 2019 HappyHealthyMe evolved into a fully online platform, servicing customers all around the country. With a growing following from athletes and fitness enthusiasts, coupled with the founder’s passion for sport, HappyHealthyme is today committed to performance oriented foods, and growing in the plant-based sports nutrition space.

01/04/2021

Hurry Up! Our Runners Village accomodation passes are running out fast!
Also, just 10 days to go for your favourite mountain marathon!
Gear up your training schedule. This route has enough to offer for all runners. You'll find sections with perfect tarmac, pinewood singletracks, scenic sunrise views, village trails and much more!

If you are still having second thoughts about registering, let us asure you that this race is not just about the run. It is a running carnival with runners from all over India connecting in a runners village in the lap of dhauladhars. You'll go back to your home as a well rounded runner with lots of good experiences!

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon
To Register visit the link in bio.

To Book accommodation at runners village visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021





Photos from Grand Indian Trails's post 31/03/2021

Let's celebrate the spirit of running and camaraderie, at Runner's Village during the Bir-Billing Marathon (9th to 11th April 2021).
Runner's village is a concept built exclusively to extend co-running to co-living in a beautiful village for runners and those who accompany them for the event. It is something that has so far happened only in events like the Olympics and Asian Games.

To make your stay memorable, we offer you a comfortable and eco-friendly stay with all the basic amenities. Keeping in mind the alternative for all, from luxury to budget travelers, we offer you Bamboo Cottages, Jungle Safari Tents, Swiss tents, Dome Tent in the middle of Dhanari Forest in Bir.
Book your stay now and share the extraordinary running or travel experience with with the runners all around the nation, over a campfire, Local Himachali folk music served with amazing dinner.

To Book accommodation visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021

You can also book the ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
Run | Camp | Hike | Bike | Paragliding | Sightseeing | Travel

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon

To Register visit the link in bio.

Photos from Grand Indian Trails's post 31/03/2021

Know your organizers.
Meet Sandeep Kumar ( ), mentor of multiple races in India and abroad, this Indian speedster and elite ultrarunner has represented India in the 100K World Championship in Croatia, Trail World Championship in Portugal and Changan Ford Ultra 50K China. He was also the fastest Indian at Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa- 2017 & 2018 (90.184km in 07:30hrs), 1st runner up of Evil Trail Croatia, and a 2019 Boston Marathon sub-3 finisher with timing of 02:55. He is also the previous national record holder for 100km race 07:56. Winner of many Indian marathons, he grabs podiums almost every weekend, while running at a conversational pace. He is also an IAAF Coach (topped Indian coaches exam), a motivational speaker, and a plant-based athlete. In 2018, He was felicitated by Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, for his stupendous achievements in sports.

Fitness and running expert, Sandeep manages to find a podium position in almost all the races he participates in. He also shares his knowledge and experience as a coach or freelance advisor ( ) to various institutions in the country. He also organizes trail running & high performance camps in Manali & Ooty. After organizing a large scale city marathon in Surat “Surat City Run”, Sandeep co-founded The Grand Indian Trails (GrIT), an organization for mountain endurance races.

Bir Billing Marathon, April 11, 2021, is the opportunity for you to meet this running enthusiast. Get to know more about her running experiences and the hardships behind his motivation in this field.

Have you registered yet? If not, click on the link in bio.

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon

To Book accommodation visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021

Photos from Grand Indian Trails's post 30/03/2021

Know your organizers.
Still having second thoughts about registering for Bir Billing Marathon on April 11th, 2021? Let us introduce you to the founders of GrIT and we are sure this will motivate you enough to meet these amazing personalities at Bir.

Meet Nupur Singh, an architect by profession, whose longing for running made her leave that corporate life behind and settle in a high mountainous region of Solang Valley.
She calls herself a free spirit, who loves trekking, endurance and trail running, long-distance cycling and generally getting outside irrespective of the weather conditions. She’s a hardy and superb trail runner. Training herself in the Himalayas, she has managed to make her mark in the world of various marathons and ultra-marathons across India. Also, she is an experienced race organizer, having organized more than a dozen races over the past 4-5 years. Finishing at podium is a regular affair for her. She has been the winner of New Delhi Marathon 2021(3:03:16), Tata Ultra 50km 2020 (4:15:15), Vadodara Marathon 2020 (3:10:25), Solang SkyUltra 2019, 60km (9:46:15), SRT Marathon 2019, etc. She represented India in Asia Oceania Championship 2019, 100km, Open Race (9hrs 36min).

Nupur has played a pivotal role as a co-organizer in setting up many races in the Himalayas. It was her passion and perseverance for running that made her found Grand Indian Trails (GrIT), an organization for mountain endurance races.

Bir Billing Marathon, April 11, 2021, is the opportunity for you to meet this running enthusiast. Get to know more about her running experiences and the hardships behind her motivation in this field.

Have you registered yet? If not, click on the link in bio.

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon

To Book accommodation visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021

29/03/2021

Meet Varun Sheel, a 38 year old IT professional hailing from Chamba, Himachal Pradesh.

He started his running career in 2018 and since then haven’t looked back. With a Running Motto of - “Failing is not a crime; lack of effort is” he has completed 50+ official races and multiple marathons and half marathons in India.

We are glad to have Varun running the Bir Billing Marathon, this coming April 11th.

Have you registered yet? If not, head over to our website(link in bio) to know more about this amazing running carnival happening in the lap of Dhauladhars!

29/03/2021

GrIT wishes you a very Happy Holi. May this festival of colour offer you more miles to run and you reach the finish line with flying colours.

This coming April 11th, come to Bir Billing and choose your distance from - 42.2km | 21.1km | 11km | 3km Fun Run

To Register visit the link in bio.
For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon

To Book accommodation visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021

28/03/2021

Influenced with Tibetan culture, Monasteries in Bir adds grace to this small Himalayan town. Located amidst pine forests, visiting these monasteries fills you with peace and provides soul satisfaction. Spot them by their vibrant colour architecture, murals and take a walk around then and within.

Pick your choice from the 4 categories - 42.2km | 21.1km | 11km | 3km Fun Run

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon
To Register visit the link in bio.

To Book accommodation visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021

28/03/2021

ज़िंदगी की दौड़े अच्छी बात हैं, चलती रहती हैं।
तू पहाड़ों में उछल, संभल, उठ, जाग।
अपने दिल कीं धड़कनो को दर्द और पसीने से तराश।
तू ऊँचाइयों पे भाग।।



Experience the pain, joy and thrill of running in the mountains.

Choose your distance - 42.2km | 21.1km | 11km | 3km Fun Run

To Register visit the link in bio.

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon

27/03/2021

Meet Binay Shah, a 39yr old runner and a professional working for Adidas. Just 4.5 years into into the world of running, Binay has successfully managed to make his own mark. He has already done 50+ official races of various ultra distances in India and abroad, whether it is 100km and 24Hrs World Championships or recently held 24 hour Chandigarh Stadium run where he managed to run 236.9kms. He has truly made training a lifestyle and continues to inspire people around.

We are glad to have Binay running the Bir Billing Marathon, this coming April 11th.

Have you registered yet? If not, head over to our website to know more about this amazing running carnival happening in the lap of Dhauladhars!

27/03/2021

Yes, only 15 days to go for your favorite mountain marathon weekend! Gear up your training schedule. This route has enough to offer for all runners. You'll find sections with perfect tarmac, pinewood singletracks, scenic sunrise views, village trails and much more!

If you are still having second thoughts about registering, let us asure you that this race is not just about the run. It is a running carnival with runners from all over India connecting in a runners village in the lap of dhauladhars. You'll go back to your home as a well rounded runner with lots of good experiences!

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon
To Register visit the link in bio.

To Book accommodation visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021

26/03/2021

Feel the sense of adventure with mountain biking along the single tracks amidst Dhauladhar ranges. From paved roads passing through the pine forest to steep narrow tracks filled with rock and mud, Bir is one of the finest locations to go on a pedaling adventure.

Pick your choice from the 4 categories - 42.2km | 21.1km | 11km | 3km Fun Run

For more information on the Bir Billing Marathon visit - http://grandindiantrails.com/bir-billing-marathon
To Register visit the link in bio.

To Book accommodation visit - https://www.townscript.com/e/runners-village-bir-billing-marathon-2021

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