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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 acclimatize 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.

Dear Runners,

Jullay! Greetings from Ladakh!

Due to runner interest we are pleased to announce that we have extended registrations for a limited number of runners who want to participate in the 5th edition of Ladakh Marathon until 15 August 2016. Registrations for 07 km race are open until 31st August 2016 and you could email or post mail us your registrations. 

Late registrations are open only for half marathon and marathon. We will not be accepting late registrations for the Khardungla Challenge. Late registration fees is Rs 5000/- and the additional fee collected will be donated entirely to two charitable trusts that are based in Ladakh and working for the people and development of Ladakh. For more details on late registrations please click here.

We are also pleased to announce that Khardung La challenge, the world’s highest ultra-marathon, has been preponed to take place on Saturday 10 September, 2016. This change has been made to ensure singular logistical focus and attention for runners of this challenge to make this ultra-marathon a prestigious standalone event.

Race day consists of four races:

We hope that you have planned your arrival into Leh with ample time in hand as acclimatization is important and imperative. A list of recommended accommodation options in Leh town has been updated, please click here.

We look forward to your participation and welcoming you all to the 5th edition of Ladakh Marathon.

With kind regards,

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