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 17, 2020
We thank you for registering for the 9th edition of Ladakh Marathon that opened on 6th of March.
As the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) situation continues to evolve on an hourly basis, we felt it was important to connect with you to share our response.
The world is going through a very turbulent time due to the spread of Covid-19 and in India the situation is rapidly evolving. We understand that there is an element of uncertainty and you might have questions whether the Ladakh Marathon will get cancelled.
We want to assure you that safety of our runners is always paramount. We are constantly monitoring the situation on a daily basis by following the government advisory, World Health Organisation (WHO), and AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races). The nature of the situation remains fluid, however, we continue to feel optimistic that things will improve in the coming months.
As of today we remain hopeful to holding this event as scheduled from 11-13 September 2020 in Ladakh in a safe environment. We will take the final decision by 30th of July and should a situation arise where we have to cancel the event, all confirmed registrations for 2020 will automatically stand transferred to 2021.
We will continue to keep you updated and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
Chewang Motup Goba
Race Director – Ladakh Marathon