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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.


September 15, 2017

Dear Runners,

On behalf of the Ladakh Marathon Team, I would like to thank each and every one of you for the successful completion of the 6th edition of Ladakh Marathon. Your ever growing support has been the most valuable for success of this Event.

Close to 5800 runners comprising of 27 nationalities participated in the 4 races of the two-day event that concluded on 9th and 10th September 2017 in Leh, Ladakh.

Official timings are now available for the three timed races.

42 Km Marathon and 21 Km Half Marathon – Please check here

72 KM Khardungla Challenge – Please check here

Please note that these timings are provisional and are subject to change.

Race day photos and timing certificates will be available soon by coming week.

Thank you once again and we would appreciate any feedback to make the next edition even better.


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