Friday 07 September 2018 for 72 km Khardungla Challenge

Sunday 09 September 2018 for 07 km, 21 km and 42 km races


Leh being a small town, the starting point of the races is within walking distance from the town centre approximately 2 to 3km, except for the Khardung La Challenge for which runners will have to report to the Marathon Hub a day prior to the race (timings will be given closer to Race Day).

On Sunday 09 September 2018, there will be partial road closure along the Ladakh Marathon Course to facilitate the smooth running of the races.


There is the option of getting a Deposit Bag at the time of Bib collection. Your belongings can be put here and dropped at the baggage counters near the start lines on race day. These can be collected at the finish line after the race.

No spare Deposit Bags will be issued at the starting line on race day. You can though drop your belongings at the counters at the starting lines. Please make sure that these are well labeled and please come in early to do this.

For the Khardungla Challenge, there will be 4 places to layer off besides the baggage deposit at starting line. These 4 places are:

1st – North Pulu above Khardung village

2nd – Khardungla La top

3rd – South Pulu

4th – Ganglas, near Mendak mor (turn)

Please DO NOT hand over your layering (clothes) to mobile volunteers along the course of any race.


All information is required on the Deposit Bag for identification purposes when the bags are deposited at the starting line.

The Organiser will not be responsible for any loss and /or damages, personal or otherwise, to the belongings deposited.

The Organiser reserves the right to check and reject any belongings deposited.


Individuals can collect their belongings from the Marathon Hub after Race Day between 8.30 am and 2 pm until 20th Sept 2018, if not collected at the finish point on race day.


Runners will receive the following:

  • Ladakh Marathon T-Shirt
  • Running Bib and Timing chip (for timed races)
  • Those who complete the race will get a medal at finish point
  • Light packed snacks, fruits and juice is provided at finish point
  • A traditional Ladakhi cultural extravaganza is organized for Runners after the event. There will be local folk dance and soulful music to wear off your tiredness of the race. We will make sure that you have a memorable evening with everlasting memories of the event.


The race is being organized with the full support of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council in Leh that will be providing support for crowd and traffic control as well as medical support including ambulances, doctors and nurses on standby. Volunteers equipped with walkie-talkie will be situated at regular intervals along the route as will other volunteers on mountain bikes. Water, juice, glucose, fruits, garbage can and emergency vans and medical support will be available every four kilometer along the route. Toilet facilities will also be available at different intervals along the marathon course. A sweep bus will follow runners who cannot continue and bring them to the finish point.