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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.


January 25, 2018

Dear Runners,

The 7th edition of the Ladakh Marathon is scheduled for Sunday 9th September 2018, and the Khardungla Challenge (World’s highest ultra Marathon) for Friday 7th September 2018.

Registrations will open Friday 9th March 2018. And last date to register or change will be 15th of July. 

We would like to thank all the Mumbaikars for visiting us at the Get Active Expo 2018 and cheering for The Ladakh Marathon Running Team along the course of the Tata Mumbai Marathon.

We look forward to your participation in September.

Happy Running and Jullay!

Team Ladakh Marathon

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Ladakh Marathon

Khagshal, Gonpa Road, Leh, Ladakh – 194101
Jammu and Kashmir, India

The Ladakh Marathon Hub is located at

Hotel Kanglhachen Complex

(Opposite to Police Station & Chief Medical Officer’s office)
Leh, Ladakh