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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.

April 13, 2021

Leh, Ladakh

Dear Runners,

With the number of enquiries coming our way, we are aware that many are practicing hard for the Ladakh Marathon while waiting for registrations to open. The recent surge in COVID-19 cases however, has prompted news of another lockdown and we are undoubtedly concerned about the present situation.

Gauging the present scenario, we have made a decision to defer the registration date to  28th May instead of 15th April.

With the vaccination drive in full swing, we feel assured that everyone will be vaccinated soon and are very hopeful that the Ladakh Marathon will take place this year. However, we would still request you all to NOT purchase your flight tickets and make travel arrangements as yet. We urge you all to stay in touch for further notifications and updates regarding the Marathon.

As many in the running community will understand, it is not speed but persistence that gets us to the finish line. We believe that this is not a pause but simply a speed breaker, one that will hardly put a dent on this beautiful global community that has been created here. Get vaccinated and stay safe, and as always we are grateful towards your endearing support. Nothing motivates us more than you, the runners. 

Chewang Motup Goba
Race Director – Ladakh Marathon


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Ladakh Marathon

Khagshal, Gonpa Road, Leh – 194 101, UT Ladakh, India

The Ladakh Marathon Hub is located at

Hotel Kanglhachen Complex

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