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START DATE: 26th Jan 2022

START & FINISH : Johns Seagull, Bogmalo Beach, Goa

DISTANCE: 1200 & 1750 Km

FINISH DATES: 31st Jan 2022

PRE RACE: Inspections and Briefing 

THE ULTRA SPICE RACE

The Ultra Spice Race has 600km & 1200km race distances with option of solo and team, all starting and finishing in Bogmalo, Goa. Relay is RAAM style and Solo supported Races of both distances are RAAM Qualifiers, ie Solo racers who finish within stipulated time will qualify for The Race Across America.
 
 All participants of the 600 km race, Solo and Team must have minimum 1 support vehicle with 3 crew members including at least 2 drivers. In the 1200 km category, for relay team and RQ Solo 2 support vehicles with a minimum of 2 drivers in each vehicle are mandatory. The1200 KM has a Solo SELF SUPPORTED Category (ie without crew support) which is not a RAAM Qualifier. Briefly this race format is a Stage Race, Bike Packing style but with Drop Bags and night halt provided.  

Race Route

The Race starts right on the beach, and follows the coast crossing coconut tree lined creeks, before turning inland. Here the route goes through the forest and plantation covered mountains of the south. Different distances expose you to everything from Betel Nut, Pepper and Coffee plantations to tea estates. The route returns again along the coast to finish back on the beach.

Categories And Timings

SOLO RAAM QUALIFIER

Support Vehicles and crew are mandatory for SOLO RAAM Qualifier! Solo racers ride the entire distance, while their crew provides them with full support. Categories and Timings are based on Racing Age and Gender. Racing Age is the age each Racer will turn during the calendar year of the race (year of race minus birth year). Solo RQ category Racers in 600 and 1200KM Qualify for The Race Across America if they finish within the cut off timings.

SOLO UNSUPPORTED

Inspire India has a New Ultracycling Race format in the Ultra Spice Race 1200km… Solo SELF SUPPORTED! Enjoy this lush green route on your own steam… No support vehicles, no crew, minimal support from race organisers. Refer to timing chart below. Racing Age is the age each Racer will turn during the calendar year of the race (year of race minus birth year).
PLEASE NOTE SELF SUPPORTED 1200 KM IS NOT A RAAM QUALIFIER.

Race CATEGORIES
1- 600 KM – SOLO RQ
2- 1200 KM – SOLO RQ
3- 1200 KM – SOLO Self supported

Outline of Timings

DistanceMen 18-49Women 18-49Men 50+Women 50+All Teams
Ultra Spice 600 (Solo RQ and TEAM)30 hrs32 hrs32 hrs34 hrs27 Hrs
Ultra Spice 1000 (Solo RQ and TEAM)56 hrs60 hrs60 hrs60 hrs48 Hrs
Ultra Spice 1200 (Solo RQ and TEAM)70 hrs75 hrs75 hrs79 hrs60
Ultra Spice 1200 Self Suppported84 hrs90 hrs90 hrs94 hrs-
Ultra Spice 1750 (Solo RQ and TEAM)120 hrs128 hrs128 hrs128 hrs96 Hrs
Ultra Spice 1750 Self Suppported144 hrs154 hrs154 hrs160 hrs-

Metrics

DistanceElev GainClimbing in Mt/KmSolo men 18-49 cut offAverage speedTeam Cut offAverage speed
Ultra Spice
600 km RQ and RAAM Style Relay
6300 mt10.530 hrs20 kmph27 hrs22.22
Ultra Spice
1000 km RQ and RAAM Style Relay
9536 mt9.53656 hrs17.85 kmph48 hrs20.83
Ultra Spice
1200 km RQ and RAAM Style Relay
13137 mt1170 hrs17.14 kmph60 hrs20
Ultra Spice
1200 km Self Supported
13137 mt1184 hrs14.28 kmphNANA
Ultra Spice
1750 km Supported RQ
21183 mt12.05120 hrs14.6 kmph96 hrs18.23
Ultra Spice
1750 km Self Supported
21183 mt12.05144 hrs12.15 kmphNANA

FOR MORE ON ALL ULTRA RACE ELEVATION METRICS – https://www.inspireindia.net.in/international-ultra-race-data/

Rules & Regulations

Guiding principles

  • Safety of all persons involved
  • Running a Clean and Healthy race with a level playing field for all
  • Creating a Race of International standards
  • Protecting Race integrity and reputation

Rules will be updated for 600KM and 1200KM shortly