Feel Forest Run 2018 — A Half Marathon

A running event in lush green forest and pristine countryside of Tapi forest.

Exclusively for Bardoli Runners!

Theme: 150 Participants — 150 Plantations

Get ready Bardoli Runners to feel the real forest nearest by our Bardoli & Official warm up run before out-city Half Marathon, kind of practice run for beginners. Also it is a good opportunity to come close to mother nature and conservation awareness by plantation with so many return gifts. In one sentence, it is completely one day #RunPicnic #BardoliFitTohIndiaFit for the Bardoli Runners by the Bardoli Runners.

Event Details —

General

Date: Sunday, 19–08–2018
Distances: 10 Km, 21 Km
Venue: Padamdungari Eco Tourism Site, Gujarat

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Timeline

23 July, 5:30 pm — Registration started

24 July, 9:20 pm — Registration closed temporarily

25 July, 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm — Registration reopened due to enormous inquiries for the entry and closed finally

17 August 10:00 am to 3:00 pm — Bib Distribution at Sarvodaya Society, behind Banaras Saadi Center

19 August: Race Day
5:45 am — Participant reporting
6:30 am — 21 Km Flag Off
6:45 am — 10 Km Flag Off


Pacers


Route Maps & Facilities

Download Maps: 21k 10k PDF


Fees

10 km — 400 ₹
21 km — 500 ₹

Fees include:
• Pre-Race Tea and Coffee
• Parking Facilities
• Hydration during Race
• Post Race Snack
• Bib Kit with Premium Quality Bag
• Personalized Race Bib without Timing Chip
• Free Photographs
• Finisher’s Medal
• Certificate (Soft Copy)
• Medical Support

* Fee is non-refundable.


Rules and Regulation

No Pollution
Do not throw any plastic wastage, papers, bottles and garbage on the route. We have dustbin at every hydration points so use it for the betterment of the nature. If anyone found doing such activity will be disqualified from the event. Consumption of any drugs and alcoholic product is strictly banned during and after the event, we are running at reserved forest region please display sportsmanship with local public and volunteers.

Refund
No request for a refund of registration fees will be entertained, regardless of circumstances. If the event is cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the organizers, the registration fee paid by you for participation will be adjusted towards your participation on a new date. In the event of you being unable to participate on the new date, you will not be eligible for a refund.

Winning Category (Irrespective of Age)
21 km: 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Male category
21 km: 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Female category
10 km: 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Male category
10 km: 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Female category

All the podium finishers, as stated in above category, will be awarded with appreciation trophy. However, proxy BIB will not be eligible for appreciation award.

Footwear & Clothes
It is your responsibility to wear appropriate footwear & clothes suited to run on asphalt roads. Please, note that wearing inappropriate footwear or running barefoot can lead to grievous injury. However, seeing current monsoon season pick your gear accordingly.

Running Number BIB (Chest Number)
The running number BIB is mandatory for your participation at race day and will have to be personally collected by you at the Marathon Expo, the details of which will be communicated to you by email. In the event of your inability to collect your running number BIB the same can be collected by your representative. Your representative has to carry your govt. issued photo id along with an authorization letter duly signed by you, authorizing your representative to collect your running number BIB on your behalf.

Race day images of all participants will be screened visually after the race and if any of the participant is found not wearing the running number bib allotted to him/her, the participant registered for that BIB will be disqualified from the race.

Goodie Bag
Goodie Bags will be given to all participants on a first come first serve basis only at the Marathon Expo, details of which will be provided to you shortly by email only or by other means. It is recommended that you register early and collect goodie bag at the Marathon Expo early to avoid disappointment.

Timing
We will note down timing manually for the event. Display and wear your BIB properly so it can be visible for every volunteers for note down your timing at checkpoints. At U-turn we will note down your time after crossing marked line or sign and for confirmation band will be given at U-turn, so keep it up to finish line. Any dispute about timing, race director and committee decision will be final.

Certificates & Medals
All participants will be issued a certificate online only. Certificates will be available only after 1 week of the event completion. Medals will only be given to the participants on successfully completing the designated course. Furthermore, we have tree plantation for the entire participants, so please join us for green drive and enhance our forest beautification.

Information & Updates
Information & updates will be emailed and published in other social media group. For regular update please visit this page regularly.

Cut-off Time
We at ‘Feel Forest Run’ believe that everyone who has attempted to participate is a winner. But due to civic needs the course needs to be cleared in a stipulated time. The cut-off time for the half marathon timing to be registered is 3 hours 15 minutes and for the 10K run, it is 1 hour and 40 minutes. The race course is opened on a rolling basis for the traffic as the participants edge closer to the finish. The aid stations will also be wound up as the race progresses and the traffic restrictions will ease. Slow runners beyond the cutoff time need to exercise extra caution. There is no sweeping vehicle for the participants but in case of emergency support provided.

Keep the BIB
Please do not discard your bib after the run as it is mandatory for availing the post-run snack. Also, it will be your tool to avail your finisher medal and later on your timing certificate.


Contact

Feel free to contact us, if you have any query.

Race Director
Amish Patel: 98–2414–4837

Assistant Race Director
Nirant Kavani: 98796–11332

Bib Distributor
Kenny Patel: 98259–69001


Result

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Reviews

Sangita Patel:
Lost is Lush green Forest…!!
And I loved to be lost in Feel Forest Run with my life partner. He always motivates me whenever I participate in any run and he always runs as my personal pacer. This was a special run in so many ways for me as:

  1. This Half -Marathon was organized by my own running group Bardoli Runners & I am very much thankful of my running group for fantastic well-managed event.
  2. I never thought of podium and I stood 2nd rank in Female category which is wonderful moments for me and will tell so many stories to my grandchildren.
  3. Best experience in forest and superb route with my own village Gangpur runners who are always with us during every sunday long practice run.
  4. Last and most important is the concept of plantation, wonderful feeling after planting for next generation and our betterment to balance the nature.

All volunteers of the event were always with smiling face & raising their hands for drink, food gave so much homely approach and instant relief of pain.

Thanks to all the co-runners who made event successful & once again, I am thankful to my own Bardoli Runners FFR Team.

ડૉ. પારસ શાહ:
કોણ બાપો…

તમારા ગામ પાહે, આટલુ ફક્કડ જંગલમાં, ઓલી મુંબઇવાળી દોડથીયે હારી વ્યવસ્થા હારે, જેટલી જોયે એટલી ચા પીવરાવે, નાસ્તો કરાવે ને જોરદાર જમવાનું જમાડે!

દાક્તરો અને ઓલા કસરતવાળાઓને બોલાવી આપડા જેવાઓનું ધ્યાન રાખે, આખેય રસ્તે કેળા ને મોસંબીયું ને ઓલું ગ્લુકોજનું પાણી, ને ઝાડા થાય ઇ વખતે દાક્તર જે કલરવાળ્યું જે મોઘું પાણી દે ઇ જોયે એટલું પીવડાવે!

કેટલા બધા ઓલા લાંબા મોંઘા કૅમેરાથી ફોટા લે અને છોડવાઓ રોપાવડાવે!

દોડ પુરી થાય ને સંધાઓને જોરદાર મેડલ દે, ગરીબોને કપડા દેવડાવે, ને મોટા મોટા જંગલના અધિકારી બોલાવે, ને આપડા માટે શાહરુખ કે અમિતાભથી વધારે અગત્યના ને આપના જેવા ઠ ગુજરાતીઓ કંઈ શીખે એટલે સાહસિક મેહુલભાઈને બોલાવે!

આ બધુ કોઈ પાકો ગુજરાતી ના જ કરે, ખાલી 500ની નોટમાં! આ તો ખરો દોડવીર જ કરે પોતાનો સમય, સામાજિક જીવન, પૈસાના ભોગે! આ કરે ફક્ત નિરાંતભાઇ, ભાર્ગવભાઇ, અમિષભાઇ, અભયભાઇ, કેનીભાઈ અને એમની મિત્ર ટીમ…

તમને અમારા સષ્ટાંગ દંડવત પ્રણામ. આવું આયોજન વરંવાર કરતા રહો (ભલે ખોટનો ધંધો છે!) એવી આશા…

છેલ્લે, ખૂબ ખૂબ અભિનંદન!

Hiten Mistry
Hi, Just wanted to thank everyone that helped make Feel Forest Run 2K18 Half-Marathon a great event. At First, I was hesitated to go for 10km or 21km. Then, after discussion with Nirant Sir and Amish Sir, They encouraged me to go for 21km, the maximum distance I had to covered for the first time. Then I started practicing for 21km under the guidance of our 21km pacer Dr. Paras Sir and now finally, at the Race day completed it in 2 hours and 53 minutes, my Personal Best under the Lap of the Nature. I also want to thank Team Lakecity for their constant support during practice time and on the Race day.

I would like to thank each and everyone of Team Feel Forest Run that was involved in putting this race together and making it such a great experience. From the website information (course description, day of race info, etc…), to the aid stations and all the volunteers in between. Special Thanks to Bhargav Mistree Sir, I honestly was extremely pleased with it all. Well! outside of the damn wind those last few miles of the race, I can only imagine that the word will spread pretty quickly on how solid of race this is and that you’ll be selling out very quickly next year.

Wish you all continued success with these races and thanks again!

Hetal Patel:
The best kind of friends are those that enter in your life, and help you to see a blue sky where before there was a cloudy sky. They are the ones that have so much faith in you that you start having faith in yourself. These are the friends we should be grateful for. Thanks Bardoli Runners Group for excellent management and dedicated work for motivation and giving opportunity to enlight my life as I am a runner.

Thanks a lot to all member…

Devendra Thakor:
Many many congratulations to entire organizing team of Feel Forest Run. Perfect management, wonderful track, nice lunch, and many more. Thank a lot for such wonderful event.

Siddharth Jain:
I am so happy, I completed my 1st 21k Run with the help of well planed management of Bardoli Runners Team. I thank to organiser and special thanks to Nirant for reopening link and Amishbhai for taking care of A to Z.

Biren Desai:
Thanks to Amishbhai, Nirant & Bhargavbhai for well planned and well organised event. I enjoyed a lot. Thanks to all volunteers for great support. All did a good job.

Nilesh Naik:
Nice experience, Very good arrangement, Beautiful route, Excellent post-run refreshments. Congrats to entire team of Feel Forest Run…

Dada
જંગલના એહસાસ ની દોડ

નક્કી થયું કે પદમ ડુંગરી માં દોડ રાખવી છે, તો દોડ નું નામ શું રાખવું? આનંદકુમાર સર સાથે અમારી ચર્ચા થઈ, બધું પાકું થઈ ગયું. બારડોલી આવતા મોટરમાં ચર્ચા થઈ કે દોડનું નામ શું રાખવું? ઘણા બધા નામો ની ચર્ચા થઈ અને મને અચાનક નામ મગજમાં આવ્યું અને મેં કહી દીધું “FEEL FOREST RUN” એને સરે અને ટીમે વધાવી લીધું, પછી તો શું કહું? FFR એ ઇતિહાસ બનાવી દીધો.

જંગલ ખાતાના માનનીય અધિકારીશ્રી આનંદકુમારના પુરેપુરા સહયોગ અને પરવાનગી તેમજ ટીમ FFR ની અથાગ મહેનતથી આ દોડ યોજાઇ અને વિના વિઘને પુરી થઈ.

મારી એક અઠવાડિયાની રોજની ૨.૯ કિ. મી.ની પ્રેકટીસ. હિરેન જોષી સાથે અને છેવટે દોડના દિવસે દોડ પુરી (૧૦ કિ. મી.). મઝા આવી ગઈ! જિંદગીની પ્રથમ દોડ અને તે પણ કુદરતના સાન્નિધ્યમાં. ચારેકોર લીલોતરી અને બાજુમાં ખળ ખળ વહેતી નદી. એની મઝા જ કાઈ જુદી હતી.

આ દોડ ને પુરી કરવા જે જે નામી અનામી, કે નાનામાં નાના વ્યક્તિએ નાનામાં નાની મદદ કરી છે એમનો દિલથી આભાર માનું છું. ટીમ FFR નો ફરીથી અંતઃકરણ પૂર્વક આભાર માનું છું કે તમે આવી દોડ નું આયોજન કર્યું. આશા રાખું છું કે ભવિષ્યમાં પણ આવું આયોજન કરતા રહેશો.

Anonymous
Felt Forest Run…

On 19th August, when I finished the 10km “Feel Forest Run” Half-Marathon, my lungs were full of purest air, eyes were full of purest water and the mind was full of gratitude to the almighty for giving us such a wonderful life and for creating such a marvelous land of forest, to our eveready and dynamic DCF Anandkumar Sir & DCF Agneeshwar Sir for conserving this marvelous piece of forest so well and helping us promptly about everything we asked for, to the organizers of the marathon Bardoli Runners, to the ever helping officials and staff of Forest Department of Vvaya, North Dangs and last but not the least the inhabitants of the forest for letting us to be the part of their ecosystem…

Really felt the forest run like never before….