The Half Marathon takes you through the town of Leh and its outskirts and includes a loop that starts and ends at the NDS Memorial Stadium grounds. If you are not ready for the full marathon yet then running the half marathon first helps you prepare for the marathon. The beautiful race course is known for being particularly tough, despite being comparably shorter than the full marathon.
|DISTANCE : 21.1KM||RACE START TIME: 06:30 am|
|DATE: Sunday 09 September 2018||AGE LIMIT: Runner should be 16 years or older as on race day|
|REPORTING TIME: 5.30 am||ELIGIBILITY: Runner must have run EITHER one half marathon under 3 hrs OR two 10 km run under 1 hour 25 minutes, in the past one year|
|REPORTING PLACE: NDS Memorial Stadium||CUT OFF TIME: 3 hrs 45mins|
|CERTIFICATION: Finishers will be given a certificate with official time along with a medal|
- Rs. 1500/- for Ladakh residents & serving Indian Defence Personnel
- Rs. 2500/- for Indian residents who live outside Ladakh
- US$50 for Foreign nationals (runners from outside India)
- Rs. 2000/- for Veterans (48 years and above)
GETTING TO THE START POINT
Runners are encouraged to walk to the start point as there will be road closures
Facilities will be available for this at the starting point, and items can be collected back at the finishing point of the race
08 Hydration and Aid stations providing water, energy drinks, and bananas
Starting from the NDS Memorial Stadium in Leh, the 21.1km Half Marathon route follows the 42km Marathon route for initial 1.5kms until the diversion to the village of Saboo. The course turns left at the Saboo gate and climb gently for 1.5kms with the Oasis of Saboo Village ahead. Leaving the Saboo road the course then turns right towards the Mahabodhi Centre going downhill all the way till it reaches the Leh-Manali highway. From here the course follows the highway crossing past the residence of HH The Dalai Lama for 2 kms and then take a loop to follow the Manali-Leh highway, again past the residence of HH The Dalai Lama on the left to the village of Choglamsar. From here the course is an uphill run for about 4kms, running past Tibetan Refugee settlement, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and HIMANK headquarters. For the final 1km the trail flattens as runners enter Leh town to finish at the NDS Memorial Stadium grounds.