ABOUT THE LADAKH MARATHON
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
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.
RACE DAY is
Thursday 10 September for the 122 km Silk Route Ultra
Friday 11 September for the 72 km ultra Khardung la Challenge
Acclimatisation is imperative as you are running at 11,500 ft.
We look forward to your participation.
Chewang Motup Goba
Race Director – Ladakh Marathon