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 2022 take place ?
    SHHM 2022 is scheduled to be held on 18th September 2022 (Sunday). The main event (Half Marathon - 21.1 KM Run) will start at 6:30 AM on the scheduled date. The reporting time is 5:30 AM. For any other details, you can email us at [email protected].
  • What time will THE RUN start ?
    The 11th Edition of the Satara Hill Half Marathon (SHHM2022) starts at 6:30 AM on 18th September 2022. Reporting time is at 5:30AM.
  • 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 ?
    The only event at Satara Hill Half Marathon this year is the Ultra Half Marathon (21.096km) - a competitive & timed run.
  • 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.)
  • What are the different Finisher Medal Categories at SHHM ?
    Special Medal Categories Every finisher will get a finisher’s medal & an online certificate with finishing time. However, to make it more exciting, challenging & fulfilling for the runners, we have three categories of finisher’s medals in the Half Marathon event, according to different cut-off times as follows. Medal Cut-Off Times Hill Champion 08:30 AM Hill Conqueror 09:00 AM Hill Challenger 10:30 AM No Medal After 10:30 AM The race starts at 6:30 AM sharp. The cut-off times will be strictly implemented as per the official clock at the race venue. Your Time which will be considered for the Medal Category will start at 6.30 as soon as the race is flagged off and NOT when you cross the Timing mat Start line. So adjust your pace & effort accordingly, keeping in mind the above-mentioned cut-off times. Please note that Finisher Medals will be awarded according to Gun Time but your Ranking and Official Timing will be as per Chip time, starting when you cross the Timing mat at the Starting line.
  • When can I register for SHHM ?
    Please visit the SHHM registration page for registration dates and other details.
  • How do I register?
    The registrations can be done only via online mode. 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 2022 are: 1. For Satara Local Category: ₹1100 + GST 2. For General (All Runners) Category: ₹1800 + GST
  • What is the last date of registration ?
    Please visit the SHHM registration page for registration dates and other details.
  • 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 NOT be refunded in such cases.
  • 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 communities. 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.
  • I need help for finding Accomodation. Can you help ?
    Unfortunately, we are unable to help regarding the accommodation in Satara. As organizers, we already have our hands full, trying to organize this large event on a voluntary basis, with relatively limited resources & help from friends & family. It's not practically possible for us to get involved with the accommodation aspect of the event. The available options for the same in our relatively small city are usually booked by runners well in advance, as soon as event dates are announced each year. We recommend that you book your accommodation first and then register for Satara. We also suggest that you look out for accommodation with friends from the Running Community &/or Family friends in & around Satara.
  • 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. Send Email at [email protected] and [email protected]
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