Tough Enough 10km: Chaar Haati Run
Details of 2016 edition: 5:30am, Saturday 11th June 2016, Old Rajpur (Dehradun) to Chaar Dukaan (Landour, Mussoorie), Registration free
This run will cross Mussoorie's most renowned schools: Oak Grove, St George's, Wynberg-Allen Senior School, Wynberg-Allen Junior School and finish off very close to Woodstock School.
Click below for a video of the route.
Here is a run that is truly character building. It is short, it is sweet. Only 10.333km running distance, but with 1,057m altitude gain. Easy peasy 3 hrs being the cut-off time.
This isn't a race against anyone else at all, it's a race against your own self. Give yourself a Platinum, if you run under 1hr 30 min, a Gold for under 1hr 45min, Silver for sub 2hrs and Bronze for sub 3hrs.
It is a self-supported run with minimal aid, if at all. All you need to get is a water bottle or two, some money for yourself and a phone to let your loved ones know where on Earth are you. You will have to figure your own transport back from the finish line.
It is for everyone. You could simply trek it. There will be a lot of nay-sayers, like in life. Tell them to go to my favourite place, Hell. Or even better, get them with you. We together will show them what Heaven is all about.
If you want to run this, comment below or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and then show up on 11th June (Saturday) at 5 am at the start line.