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The Ladakh Marathon is the highest and amongst the toughest marathons. Out of the six races, the event offers two ultra races – the 72 km Khardung La Challenge (5370 m) which is presently the World’s Highest Ultra Marathon and the 122 km Silk Route Ultra which will be the epitome of high altitude running testing the limits of human endurance.

Unlike other marathons, the Ladakh Marathon requires participants to arrive in Leh atleast a week in advance to acclimatise for race day. You are running at 3500 m 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 participants the unique opportunity to run with local people of Ladakh through the most beautiful landscape offering stunning vistas of mountains, rivers and valleys. It 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.

March 6, 2020

Leh, Ladakh

Dear Runners,

Registrations for the 9th edition of Ladakh Marathon are now OPEN. Last date to register is 15th July.

The 9th edition of 42.1 km Marathon is a qualifying race of series XIII of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Rankings.

Beginning from this year we are pleased to introduce two more races – the easy 10.5 km Run and the challenging 122 km Silk Route Ultra. Also distance for the Run Ladakh for Fun has been reduced to 05 km.


Thursday 10 September for the 122 km Silk Route Ultra

Friday 11 September for the 72 km ultra Khardung la Challenge

Sunday 13 September for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10.5 km Run and Run Ladakh for Fun

Before you register we request you to please read carefully the eligibility criteria, application fee and terms & conditions

Acclimatisation is imperative as you are running at 11,500 ft.

We look forward to your participation.


Chewang Motup Goba

Race Director – 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