The spine chilling, Monsoon Adventure of 2015 is about to start with the much awaited, 13th Edition of Katraj to Sinhagad (K2S) race on Friday-Saturday 31st July – 01st August, 2015!
This race has stunned, appealed and mesmerised thousands of trekkers for last 12 years. K2S was incepted exclusively for collegians but due to an appreciable rise in public demand, it was opened for all. K2S is a one night race with trekking and night navigation as the basic disciplines which starts at Katraj old tunnel and ends at Sinhagad Fort. The route travels through a series of mountains and hills (14 to be precise) and approximately (16kms.). K2S is a popular monsoon trek for professional trekkers, amateurs and newbie’s.
K2S is a team event and a team comprises of three individuals with minimum one girl participant mandatory.
Every year, more than 350 teams have been a part of this super popular Monsoon sport. Teams from Fergusson, S.P, MMCC, MIT, SIT, BMCC, Garware College etc. and more than 50 colleges from Pune have participated in this race and this count is rising every year. Trekkers from Corporate companies like Infosys, Cognizant, Tech Mahindra, Capgemini and from Mumbai, Nashik, Satara, Sangali, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Ahmednagar, Surat, Gujrat have been a part of this race. Over-the-time K2S, with its strong foundation of participants, volunteers, and adventure is now an annual monsoon sport event. This manifold growth is not only in terms of the teams and the participants; but NEF has also seen a considerable growth in the mental and physical fitness of the participants, and their preparation for the race.
Darkness, rainfall, and moonlight are the main parameters that appeal to most trekkers. The teams on their way to the supreme destination tussle with other teams as well as darkness, fog, clouds and rains. They buckle up, pull up their socks and toss off for an extraordinary trekking race that would a distance for over 16 kms, crossing 14 hills in the monsoon rain, and pitch-black darkness with bracing wind all over. It is a test of endurance that compels you to explore, face the challenges and conquer them as a team.
The teams walk through the colonnade of hills and grooved along with the outdoors. They climb and descend the hills. Under the torch-light, being away from the city limits and with no pollution around, K2S – 2015 will ultimately rejuvenate your senses!!
Enthral yourself with the misty winds, the rugged Western Ghats, calculated thrill and pure fun. Enjoy an awesomerace with the misty rainof the monsoon season. Join in for the race that will lead to guaranteed self-exploration, test your endurance and captivate you all along the trail.