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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 acclimatise 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.

September 20, 2019

Leh, Ladakh

Dear Runners,

On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to thank each and every one of you for the successful completion of the 8th edition of the Ladakh Marathon held in Leh, Ladakh from 6-8 September 2019. Your overwhelming and ever-growing support has been invaluable to us for the success of the annual Ladakh Marathon.

Official Timings of finishers for the three timed races of Ladakh Marathon are:

For 42 km Marathon and the 21 km Half Marathon – please check HERE

For 72 km ultra Khardung la Challenge – please check HERE

Finisher Certificates for Marathon and Half Marathon are available for download, and for the 72 km ultra Khardung la Challenge will be emailed by 20 September. 

Race Day Photos – please check HERE

Thank you once again and we appreciate any feedback to make the next edition even better.


Chewang Motup Goba

Race Director – Ladakh Marathon

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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