Ladakh Marathon is promoted and organised by Rimo Expeditions, an eco-adventure company that pioneered adventure sports in Ladakh. Chewang Motup Goba, its co-founder was instrumental in supporting the growth of ice hockey in Ladakh. After that sport acquired sufficient robustness, Motup had been looking for a new project. That is how in September 2012, Rimo Expeditions staged its first Ladakh Marathon. Today it is a composite of six sub events offering challenges from the easy 5 km Run Ladakh for Fun to 122 km Silk Route Ultra. Event participation has grown from few hundreds in the 1st edition in 2012 to thousands in the 8th edition in 2019.
Rimo Expeditions have been pivotal in encouraging the sport of running amongst the youth of Ladakh. This event has given the young runners of Ladakh, who have a natural advantage in endurance sports, a platform to realize their potential and dreams! It is our firm belief that with proper training these runners, who are already competing both at national and international events, will make our country proud.
Rimo Expeditions was formed in 1992 by Chewang Motup and Yangdu Gombu (a husband-and-wife team) and over the past 28 years it has established itself as India’s foremost organiser of treks and expeditions to the Himalaya.
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