Event Category: Ultra
The Ladakh Marathon is the highest and amongst the toughest marathons. Of the 04 races in this event, the Khardungla Challenge (5370m) is the World’s Highest Ultra Marathon. Covering a distance of 72km this race tests the limits of human endurance.
Unlike other marathons, the Ladakh Marathon requires you to arrive in Leh atleast a week in advance to acclimatise for race day. You are running at 3500m above sea level so it is imperative that you get acclimatised to the high altitude.
The various races take place in and around Leh, the historic capital of Ladakh and offer runners the unique opportunity to run with local Ladakhis through the most beautiful landscape offering stunning vistas of mountains, rivers and valleys and will leave you with lifelong memories and a chance to say you ran the Ladakh Marathon .
Ladakh Marathon became a full member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) in 2015 and has been profiled in various International Sports magazines and listed as being amongst the most beautiful breathtaking and awe-inspiring marathons in the world.
DISTANCE: 07 KM RACE START TIME: 06:45 am DATE: Sunday 08 September 2019 AGE LIMIT: Runner should be 12 years or older as on race day REPORTING TIME: Latest 05:00 am CUT-OFF TIME: NIL REPORTING PLACE: NDS Memorial Stadium CERTIFICATION: All participants will get a medal
- Rs. 900 for Ladakh residents & serving Indian Defence Personnel
- Rs. 1800 for Indian residents who live outside Ladakh
- US$35 for Foreign nationals (runners from outside India)
- Rs. 1500 for Veterans (48 years and above)
- Ladakh students with a valid ID card can run for free while other students can register for Rs. 900
Facilities will be available for this at the starting point, and items can be collected back at the finishing point of the race.
2 Hydration & Aid stations providing water and energy drinks
07 KM RUN LADAKH FOR FUN
Starting from the N.D.S. Memorial Stadium the 07 km route follows the Marathon course along the Leh-Manali highway till a little before the ITBP camp from where it makes a U-turn and retraces steps to the start point.