Challenging Terrain

The Route

Elevate Your Run

We invite you to discover the remarkable and challenging character of the SHHM Course. With a total elevation gain of 420m, this iconic route has become legendary among seasoned runners who crave a truly unique and exhilarating race experience. You’ll conquer steep hills, traverse winding paths, and push yourself to the limit on this incredible journey through Satara’s breathtaking landscapes.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time marathoner, the SHHM Marathon Route offers a thrilling challenge that will test your physical and mental endurance. So lace up your running shoes, take a deep breath, and prepare to embark on a journey that will stay with you long after you cross the finish line.

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Elevation Gain

One of the toughest in India

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Total Length

Out & Back Course

The Elevation Profile of the SHHM route (Click/Tap to Zoom)

SHHM Route GPS Link (Garmin)

Checkout the official route of the SHHM with some important data like Actual Ascent and Elevation Graph etc.

Race Route Explained

What Veterans Say

The route for the SHHM has been described in many ways by past runners. It’s been called Beautiful, Scenic, Blessed with Nature’s Bounty, a run in the clouds, etc. But one thing is for sure NO ONE has ever called it Easy That’s why it’s known as “Ultra Half Marathon”. Veterans who have run some of the most difficult distance races over the world have described this course as a tough nut to crack.

Uncanny resemblance with "Comrades"

Veteran Ultra-marathoner Satish Gujaran from Mumbai, who has finished 10 Comrades Ultra marathons, becoming the First Indian to do so – has this to say about the SHHM:

The SHHM course has many similarities with the route of the legendary COMRADES Ultra marathon, in South Africa. The uphill portion, coming around 3.75 km from the Start, bears an uncanny similarity with the fabled FIELDS HILL of the Comrades Uphill course. Every runner who nurtures a dream to run and finish the COMRADES some day, should run the SHHM to get a feel of what it is like, and use it as a stepping stone towards the ultimate glory The Comrades Ultra marathon !!! It is clearly not a race to beat your own P.B (personal best / record), but if you do run this half marathon and finish it, rest assured that it will be a feather in your cap. The route is testing on the runner, but the challenge is worth it. This may not produce your personal best time, but it is very likely to be your personal best route!!!

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