The Half Marathon takes you through the town of Leh and its outskirts and includes a loop that starts and ends at the NDS Memorial Stadium grounds. If you are not ready for the full marathon yet then running the half marathon first helps you prepare for the marathon. The beautiful race course is known for being particularly tough, despite being comparably shorter than the full marathon.



DATE: Sunday 13 September 2020AGE LIMIT: Runner should be 16 years or older as on race day
REPORTING TIME: 5.00 amELIGIBILITY: Runner must have run EITHER one half marathon under 3 hrs OR two 10 km run
under 1 hour 25 minutes, in the past 20 months
REPORTING PLACE: NDS Memorial Stadium CUT OFF TIME: 3 hrs 45mins
CERTIFICATION: Finishers will be given a certificate with official time along with a medal


  • Type I – Foreign nationals – US$ 50
  • Type II – Indian nationals who live outside Ladakh – Rs 2500/-
  • Type III – Ladakh residents & serving Indian Defence Personnel – Rs 1800/-
  • Type IV – Veterans (50 years and above) – Rs 2000/- or US$ 35


Runners are encouraged to walk to the start point as there will be road closures
How to reach


Facilities will be available for this at the starting point, and items can be collected back at the finish area.


08 Hydration and Aid stations providing water (refill facility), energy drinks, and bananas

Water – To protect our fragile environment, from this year the organisers will not provide with bottled or packaged water. Instead there will be facilities to refill your bottles at the hydration points. Runners are requested to bring in their own hydraton pack. We will ensure that refilling is as efficient as possible. We hope that you will join us in our effort to reduce the use of Plastic. It will be tough but together we believe we can do it!

Course Description


Starting from the NDS Memorial Stadium in Leh, the 21.1 km Half Marathon route follows the 42 km Marathon route for initial 1.5 kms until the diversion to the village of Saboo. The course turns left at the Saboo gate and climb gently for 1.5 kms with the Oasis of Saboo Village ahead. Leaving the Saboo road the course then turns right towards the Mahabodhi Centre going downhill all the way till it reaches the Leh-Manali highway. From here the course follows the highway crossing past the residence of HH The Dalai Lama for 2 kms and then take a loop to follow the Manali-Leh highway, again past the residence of HH The Dalai Lama on the left to the village of Choglamsar. From here the course is an uphill run for about 4 kms, running past Tibetan Refugee settlement, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and HIMANK headquarters. For the final 1 km the trail flattens as runners enter Leh town to finish at the NDS Memorial Stadium grounds.