The event is organised by Rimo Expeditions, among India’s biggest outdoor companies. 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, a composite of four sub events – a 10km run (now shortened to 7km), a half marathon, a full marathon and a 72km-ultra marathon over the 17,618ft-high Khardung La pass.

Rimo Expeditions have been pivotal in encouraging the sport of running amongst the youth of Ladakh. They believe that the Ladakhis have an advantage in long distance running and that in time with proper training there would be Ladakhi runners competing both at national and International challenges and events. And Ladakh Marathon has given the youth a platform to realize their dreams and potential!

Rimo Expeditions was formed in 1992 by Chewang Motup and Yangdu Gombu (a husband-and-wife team) and over the past 27 years it has established itself as India’s foremost organiser of treks and expeditions to the Himalaya.

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