Frequently Asked Questions


  • Who organises the SHHM ?
    The "SHHM - the Ultra Half Marathon" is organized by the SATARA RUNNERS FOUNDATION [SRF], a nonprofit organization. SRF is a group of runners, who has been organizing this event, on a voluntary & community basis, since 2012 - with a focus on keeping the "Runner" at the center of all its activities.
  • When will the SHHM 2021 take place ?
    SHHM 2021 is scheduled to be held on 12th December 2021. The main event (Half Marathon - 21.1 KM Run) will start at 6:15 AM on the scheduled date. For any other details, you can email us at [email protected]
  • What time will THE RUN start ?
    The HALF MARATHON (21.1 km) event for the year 2021 starts at 6:15 AM on 12th December 2021.
  • Is it a timed event?
    Yes, Timing chips for the computerized recording of the run will be provided to all runners of the main SHHM [ 21.1 km ] EVENT.
  • What are the events at SHHM ?
    SHHM2021 will only have the main event (Half Marathon - 21.1Km) considering restrictions due to the Covid-19 situation. Satara Half Hill Marathon has traditionally had two events:
    1. HALF MARATHON (21.1 km), [ a competitive & timed run ]
    2. The DHAMAAL RUN ( a non – competitive and non - timed run )
  • When can I register for SHHM ?
    SHHM 2021 is scheduled for 12th December 2021 and all the registrations are now closed for both local and outstation categories. The last date for the registration was 13th November 2021. You can find event details (and registration dates for future events) on the SHHM registration page time-to-time.
  • How do I register?
    The registrations can be done only via online mode. Registration links are provided a day before the proposed registration date for every event. Runners can find registration links on SHHM Registrations Page.
  • Is there any Qualifying criteria to register for SHHM? Can I register first and qualify later ?
    Qualifying criteria are announced every year depending on permissions from authorities and the availability of seats. These qualifying criteria and other terms and conditions are usually updated on the SHHM Registrations page.
  • How much is the Registration fee ?
    Registration fees for SHHM 2021 were INR 1100/- and INR 1800/- for Local Satara Runner and Outstation Runner respectively.
  • What is the last date of registration ?
    The last date of registration for SHHM 2021 is 12th November (for Local Satara Runners) and 13th November (for Outstation Runners).
  • Can I transfer/cancel my registration? Will there be any refund ?
    Sorry, no cancellations/transfers are possible and registration fees are non-refundable.
  • I am originally from Satara district but now settled elsewhere. Can I register under Local Satara District Runner category ?
    Only runners having valid residential proof of Satara District will be allowed to register under the Local Satara District Runner category.  Only ADHAR CARD shall be considered residential proof.
  • What happens if an Outstation runner registers under Local Satara category ?
    All registrations will be scrutinized. Any Outstation runners found to have registered in the Local category will be disqualified. The registration charges will be refunded after a deduction of Rs 300/- as administrative charges & penalties.
  • Why is there a limit on the number of registrations ( Especially Outstation runners ) ?
    The SHHM is a very popular event & is much in demand. The demand is far in excess of the available registration slots. However, the organizers cannot increase the registrations due to logistical issues. The organizers want to maintain the high standards set in the past, ensuring a flawless & memorable experience for all runners. Additionally, the accommodation options like Hotels, etc are also limited in a small city like Satara, posing an additional challenge, especially for Outstation runners.
  • Why is the registration fees for outstation runners higher than local satara runners ? Why this Discrimination ?
    Our aim as organizers is to promote & propagate the sport of Distance Running in our predominantly semi-rural & rural community. To that end, we offer lower rates for registration to local runners, in comparison to outstation runners.
  • How much is the Prize money?
    Prize money and Age categories are mentioned HERE.
  • Where does the race start ? Where does it end ?
    The route for all the races is an OUT & BACK course. The Starting point, as well as the Finish point, is the Satara Police Parade ground, near ST Bus stand Satara, meaning we start and finish at the same place, the Police parade ground. A detailed map of the route, along with the photos of the course, and elevation profile is available on our website. You can have a look at it here. (Final details of the route for SHHM every year are subject to approvals and permissions from the respective Official departments. The final announcement in this regard will be made at the appropriate time.)
  • There was a problem during registration. I have been charged but I did not receive a confirmation. What should I do ?
    Under exceptional cases, in case the transaction failed at the payment gateway stage, and if the money was debited but a confirmation was not generated, the money will be credited back to your account within 3 working days automatically. However, please email us with details of your registration – date of registration, name, and your mail id and we will follow up to ensure the problem is tracked and dealt with.
  • When and where can I collect my Race number/BIB and Race Kit ?
    The Race kit ( Event T-shirt, Running BIB, etc. ) can be collected only on Saturday 11th December 2021, at the Race Expo. It cannot be collected either before or after that (NOT on Race day). For more information, please visit the "Race Expo" page.
  • Can I collect my Race kit on any other day? Can my friend collect it for me?
    The Race kit (Event T-shirt, Running BIB, etc.) can be collected only on Saturday 11th December 2021, at the Race Expo. It cannot be collected either before or after that (NOT on Race day). It is not possible for us to courier the Race kit or hand it over to any unauthorized person. If you are unable to collect your race kit personally, you can send a person with the Authorisation letter (click to download PDF), duly filled in and signed by you, to collect it on your behalf. The Authorisation letter will be available for download on our website & also emailed to you in due course.
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