Matherun 2015

Matherun 2015


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    Distance: 16 Km, Age: 18 plus

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About The Event




Matheran is a Hill Station and a municipal council in the Raigad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a hill station in Karjat Tahsil and is also the smallest hill station in India. It is located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m (2,625 feet) above sea level. It is located around 90 km from Mumbai, and 120 km from Pune. Matheran’s proximity to many metropolitan cities makes it a popular weekend getaway for urban residents. Matheran, which means “forest on the forehead” (of the mountains) is an eco-sensitive region, declared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. It is Asia’s only automobile-free hill station.

There are around 38 designated look-out points in Matheran, including the Panorama Point that provides a 360 degree view of the surrounding area and also the Neral town. From this point, the view of sunset and sunrise is breathtaking. The Louisa Point offers crystal clear view of the Prabal Fort. The other points are the One Tree Hill Point, Hart Point, Monkey Point, Porcupine Point, Rambagh Point, and more.




Matheran was discovered by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the then district collector of Thanedistrict in May 1850. Lord Elphinstone, the then Governor of Bombay laid the foundations of the development as a future hill station. The British developed Matheran as a popular resort to beat the summer heat in the region. The Matheran Hill Railwaywas built in 1907 by Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy and covers a distance of 20 km (12 mi), over large swathes of forest territory.


The old Matheran Hill Railway offers several daily trains to Neral – this takes some hours for just a 8 km distance but is a railway adventure. The toy train connected to the mainline rail route at Neral Junction. Neral Junction is well connected by local trains from CST along the CST-Karjat route. The train covers a maximum of 12 miles in an hour thereby allowing the passengers ample time to soak in the beauty of the surroundings.





“Great things are done when men and mountains meet,” said William Blake an English poet and painter

Matheran, meaning ‘forest’ (ran) on the ‘forehead’ (mathe)- is one of the smallest and most visited hill stations nestled in the Northern Western Ghats of Maharashtra and is a bio diversity hot-spot with some of the most beautiful and rare flora and fauna. Supreme Court declared it as an Eco sensitive zone in 2003.


While hordes of tourists visit Matheran for a serene weekend getaway, it also attracts several birders, herpetologists, botanists and photographers who are left delighted on every single visit. The place is home to the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, White Rumped Shama, Brown Wood Owl, South Indian Tree Shrew and the Giant Squirrel-an endangered endemic mammal species apart from other species.


However the picture is turning gloomy. Today this quintessential hill station faces burgeoning pressure from several quarters threatening to curse Matheran forever so be it rampant deforestation, large scale and unplanned tourism and development, red tapeism or simply lack of awareness amongst locals.


Before all is lost, its time to stir up some Action with a Plan. So get up, climb up and Lets Save Matheran.


The writing on the wall is clear…Matheran’s Future is tense.


Indeed while Mountains from time immemorial have been a symbol of the ultimate challenge for the mankind, today the challenge in front of humans is to save the mountain itself.


 Man and Mountain Meet is a two day event to be held at Matheran with a purpose to highlight its importance, create awareness amongst not only tourists but also amongst the locals and also take up several key issues in front of the State Government concerning Matheran.


The event is being held with support of Matheran Eco Sensitive Zone Monitoring Committee, Matheran Municipal Council.



Q. Which is the starting point of Mathe RUN? 

A. Mathe RUN will be flagged off from Pandey Ground, Matheran & will culminate at the same point.


Q. Will the Timing Chip be provided to the Runners ?

A. Mathe RUN is a Timed event and the Timing Chip & Bib  will be provided to all the runners of 10m/km catagories during the expo.


Q. How do we register? 

A.  For Online Registrations , click here: 


Q. Is there any age limit for participation?

A. Yes, participant should be 18 years and above.


Q. Can I apply Online?



Q. What are the entry fees?



Sr. No. Race Category Distance Age Start Time Early Bird Registration Fees( Till 10 Nov) Normal Registration Fees. ( 11 Nov Onwards)
1 10 miles 16 km 18 above 7.45 am 1250/- 1450/-
2 10 km 10 km 18 above 8.00am 1000/- 1200/-



 Q:What all things are covered under the Registration fees?

A: The registration fee includes :

a) BIB & the Timing Chip.

b) Goodie Bag.

c) Event T-Shirt, if you have signed up for BYOB initiative.

d) A sumptous breakfast after the race, courtesy Hotel,The BYKE.

e) Water & aid stations on the route.

f) Finishers Medal.

g) E- Certificate

h) Last but not the least, The experience & satisfaction of running on ' The most beautiful running route' in the world on the ocassion of International Mountains Day.




Q: Is there any concession for Group Entries?

A: Yes, you can write to us on


Q. What is the last date for registration?

A. One can register for Early Bird till, 10th Nov 2015,


Registration Closes on 29th Nov 2015



Q. Can I register for my friend? 

A. Yes.


Q. Can I transfer my Registration in favor of another person?

A. No, registrations are NON TRANSFERABLE


Q. Once applied, can I cancel my entry and get refund? 

A. No refund will be made once registered.


Q. On what ground can my entry be rejected or declared invalid?

A. Your entry can be rejected on any of the grounds listed below. A regret letter will be sent to the address mentioned in the form spelling out the reason for not accepting your entry.

  1. Incomplete form submitted,
  2. Waiver/Disclaimer not signed,
  3. Applicant is underage,
  4. Mutilated form/cheque/demand draft/currency notes submitted,
  5. More than one entry form received from the same applicant,
  6. Short receipt or non-receipt of entry fee,
  7. Local Mumbai draft/cheque not submitted,
  8. Cheque or demand draft submitted not cleared by the Bank,
  9. Any other reason.


Q. Will all participants receive BIB’s? 

A. Every participant will get BIB’s


Q. From where can I collect my race pack ?


A. Man and Mountain Meet Expo will be held: On 5th Dec 2015

Venue : Karsandas Mulji Library, Matheran Market.

Date : 5th Dec 2015.

Time : 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm


The runners are requested to carry the acknowledgement of participation during the BIB collection.



Q.Will organizers arrange for accommodation for runners ?

A. Organizers are not responsible for arrangements pertaining to the accommodations of the participants or any other travel expenses incurred


Q. Can my friend collect it on my behalf ?

A. Yes, He should possess the receipt given after registration.


Q. What are the Aid Stations serving ?

A. Drinking water and Banana’s / Biscuits.


Q. Will there be medical assistance ?

A. Yes


Q. What is BYOB Initiative & Why should one sign up ?

 A. BYOB ( Bring Your Own Bottle) represents an effort on the part of the organizers to reduse the usage of plastic bottles/paper cups at aid stations. If you wish to participate you can carry one or more bottle/sipper that can be refilled at the BYOB refill station on the race route. While not mandatory for runners, BYOB is a great alternative for those out there to enjoy the beauty of Matheran and leave it a better place than before.

All the runners who sign up for BYOB gets an interesting T-Shirt from the organizers.


A BIG THANK YOU for being a environmentally conscious runner & helping us in reducing the ' Carbon Footprint' at Matheran. 

How to reach Matheran


1. By Road:


Mumbai and Pune are two Major cities connected to Matheran by Road.


Mumbai to Matheran


From Mumbai you need to go to Navi Mumbai and from there towards Panvel. You get on to the Mumbai Pune Expressway at Panvel. 8 km ahead you exit at the Shedung/ Khopoli turnoff and get onto the old Bombay Poona road. After some time there will be a turnoff on your left, at a place called Chowk where a big green sign over the road asks you to turn left for Matheran. From then on there are regular road signs to guide you. From Chowk to Karjat rail crossing is 9 km, then 12 km to Neral at the tip of the hill.


After that the last stretch of the road (About 7 km) is on the ghat which leads you to Dasturi Naka (Last point to which cars are allowed, where there is a car park) at the tip of Matheran.


Pune to Matheran


You need to get onto the Pune Mumbai Expressway at Pune and get off the Pune Mumbai Expressway at the Khopoli exit after passing Lonavala/ Khandala and get onto the old Poona Bombay road. Approximately 18 km later, you turn right at a place called Chowk where a big green sign over the road asks you to turn right for Matheran. From then on there are regular road signs to guide you. From Chowk to Karjat rail crossing is 9 km, then 12 km to Neral at the tip of the hill.


After that the last stretch of the road (About 7 km) is on the ghat which leads you to Dasturi Naka (Last point to which cars are allowed, where there is a car park) at the tip of Matheran.



2. By Rail:


Neral is the nearest station to Matheran.


Mumbai to Neral


Mumbai is a major railhead near Matheran. Trains such as the Deccan Express which run on the Mumbai (CST) – Pune route stop at Neral Junction (A town at the foot of the hill).


Apart from the above local trains also ply on the Mumbai – Karjat/ Khapoli (Via Neral) route frequently. You need to take a local train on the central line in Mumbai going to Karjat/ Khapoli and get off at Neral.


Pune to Neral


The Sahyadri Express that runs from Pune to Mumbai is the only long-distance passenger train that stops at Neral.


Neral to Matheran


A mini train runs from Neral to the main Market in Matheran (Matheran Light Railway – It plies on the Neral – Matheran route and stops at 3 stations on its way – 2 on the ghat – Juma Patti Station and Water pipe Station [Named so because the old steam engines used to be refilled here] and one near Dasturi Naka – Aman Lodge Station). You can book tickets for this train online on


This train service (Matheran Light Railway) had been stopped because on 26/7/05 torrential rains had washed away the tracks. However w.e.f. March 2007, the tracks have been repaired and this train is now back on track. It completes 100 years in 2007, and it is also on the tentative United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) heritage list.


Apart from the toy train, there is a share-a-taxi service from Neral town to Dasturi Naka in Matheran. With effect from 2008, a mini bus service has been started by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), which plies between Karjat and Matheran, via Neral.


3. By Air:


The nearest airport to Matheran is the Mumbai Airport (Which handles both International and Domestic flights), which is about 100 km away.


Another airport nearby is the Pune Airport which is about 120 km away.


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