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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.


November 06, 2017

Dear Runners,

We would like to thank each and every one of you for the successful completion of the 6th edition of Ladakh Marathon. The two-day event witnessed a participation of close to 5800 runners from 27 nationalities that concluded on 9th and 10th September 2017 in Leh, Ladakh.

Your ever growing support has been the most valuable for success of this Event.

For official timings & certificates for the half and full marathon please check here

For official timings for the ultra Khardungla Challenge please check here

Race day photos are now available. Request you to kindly check here

The 7th edition of the Ladakh Marathon is scheduled for Sunday 9th September 2018, and the ultra Khardungla Challenge for Saturday 8th September 2018. Registrations will open by early March 2018.

We thank you once again and look forward to your participation in the next edition.


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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