Dear Bison Ultra runner!
I hope this email finds you well. This is an important update regarding the upcoming race on June 4th. Unfortunately, the Salem-Yercaud ghat section is closed for major road repairs (https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/traffic-diverted-in-yercaud-due-to-road-repair-work/article66773631.ece), and I came to know about this only today. While it was initially scheduled only to take a few days, residents/business owners have informed me that it could take multiple weeks to complete. Due to the road closure, the construction work at the property may face delays since the movement of materials in heavy vehicles has completely stopped. The original completion date for the construction was supposed to be this week.
As you may know, Yercaud typically hosts the flower show during the last week of May, and if the road work still needs to be completed in the next few days, it could cause significant stress for commuters during the first week of June. Conversely, we may see the work being expedited, and the situation could return to normal sooner than anticipated. Therefore, we may have to decide whether to proceed with the Bison Ultra on June 4th or postpone it by a few weeks.
There is no change in the dates at this time. However, I wanted to give you a heads-up about this new development so that you know a plan change could be possible. I will provide you with further updates as soon as possible. Please stay tuned, and I will be in touch within a week or sooner if I learn anything new.
Thank you for your understanding. Please feel free to write to me if you need any more information.
Kannan (Coach Kay) Sundararajan
Founder KaysFIT Academy – Discover the best in you!
Founder/Race Director, OOTYULTRA Marathon | Bison UltraBe Safe, Be there to Save! – road safety initiative by SahayaLRTS