About the Ladakh Marathon
The Ladakh Marathon takes place during the Ladakh Festival, a weeklong celebration of sport, culture and tradition in a predominantly Buddhist high mountain desert region that was a central stop on the historic Silk Route between Central Asia and India.
The eco-friendly “green” marathon will encourage the young people of Ladakh to live a healthy lifestyle by taking up running and become more aware of the need to protect a stunningly beautiful but environmentally fragile region.
The event is organized by Leh-based Rimo Expeditions, India’s leading adventure travel company in cooperation with the support of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council and Jammu & Kashmir Tourism.
We are proud to announce 8 September 2013 as the date for the second annual Ladakh Marathon.
The announcement was made by Shri Rigzin Spalbar, Chairman of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council at an event to celebrate the success of the first inaugural Ladakh Marathon which took place on 9 September 2012.
Race day for the completed event saw almost 1,500 runners take part in events that included a full marathon around the capital of Leh at an altitude of 3524 metres (11,562 feet) and the ultra marathon, the extreme Khardung La Challenge, where runners crossed one of the world’s highest passes 5602 metres (18,380 feet).
“The 2013 Ladakh Marathon will be bigger and better,” said Chewang Motup. “We are already getting enquiries from runners around India who want to participate. Our goal is to become a key stop on the marathon calendar for runners, not just from Leh, but from around India and the world.”
Four challenging routes to choose from
10 KM RUNhttp://www.ladakhmarathon.com/races/10-km-run/
It may be the shortest race but it doesn’t mean the 10 KM run will be easy. Still, this race is expected to have the widest participation among runners both young and older. We expect lots of schoolchildren to participate in this run and know it will involve the most enthusiasm.
21 KM HALF MARATHONhttp://www.ladakhmarathon.com/races/21-km-half-marathon/
The half marathon takes you through the town of Leh and its outskirts and includes a loop that starts at the Petrol Pump and back. If you are not ready for the full marathon why not give this run a shot and then come back next year for the big race. Most people run the half marathon to prepare for the full marathon.
42 KM MARATHONhttp://www.ladakhmarathon.com/races/42-km-marathon/
The Ladakh Full Marathon is the world’s highest marathon. It begins and ends in the town of Leh but the route takes you through the outskirts and along the Leh Valley where the road crosses the Indus River several times. If you are a serious long distance runner this is one course you will want under your belt and be talking about for a long time to come.
KHARDUNG LA CHALLENGEhttp://www.ladakhmarathon.com/races/khardung-la-challenge/
This is a race for the elite runner who wants to push the limits of endurance. It starts in the scenic Nubra Valley and then goes uphill all the way to the Khardung La along the world’s highest motorable road past summer yak pastures and stunning views of the East Karakoram mountains of Ladakh. The good thing is that once you reach the pass, it’s all downhill from there to Leh.
Please read sections on APPLICATION FEES AND PAYMENT and ENTRY RULES AND GUIDELINES before completing registration form.
REGISTER ONLINEYou can apply either online or send us completed application form through post mail.
Step One: Register online: PLEASE CLICK ON THIS ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
Step Two: Have all your information ready including including a photo of yourself no bigger than 75kb
Step Three: Follow the prompts and fill out all the required fields and click on the submit button
REGISTER BY MAILStep One: Download Application Form: PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK TO GO TO THE PAGE WHERE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM
Step Two: Please fill out to the form and return duly signed “Risk & Indemnity Agreement” and requisite entry fee to be sent through post mail to Ladakh Marathon, Khagshal, Gonpa Road, Leh, Ladakh – 194101, Jammu &Kashmir, India Tel: + 91 1982 202329
Incomplete application forms will not be accepted, so please ensure that you have filled in all necessary details
Runners who live in Ladakh have the option to drop in their completed application forms at the following location(s) in Leh:
Rimo Expeditions, Hotel Kanglhachen complex (opposite the Police Station,) Leh, Ladakh – 194101, Jammu and Kashmir, IndiaHow to apply
Tel: +91 (1982) 253348 / 253257
Ladakh Marathon, Khagshal, Gonpa Road, Leh, Ladakh – 194101, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Tel: +91 (1982) 202329
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Khagshal, Gonpa Road, Leh, Ladakh – 194101
Jammu and Kashmir, India
Tel: + 91 1982 202329
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