Friday 11 September 2020 for the ultra Khardung La Challenge

Sunday 13 September 2020 for Marathon, Half Marathon and Run Ladakh for Fun


Leh being a small town, the starting point of the races is within walking distance from the town centre approximately 2 to 3 km, except for the Khardung La Challenge for which runners will have to report to the Marathon Hub a day prior to the race (timings will be given closer to Race Day).

On Sunday 13 September 2020, there will be partial road closure along the Ladakh Marathon course to facilitate the smooth running of the races.


Runners can deposit their belongings at the baggage counters near the start lines on race day. These can be collected at the finish area after the race. Please keep your drop bags labelled before hand to avoid inconvenience at baggage drop counter. Runners are not supposed to keep their electronic gadgets or valuable items in their drop bags.

For the Khardungla Challenge, there will be 4 places to layer off besides the baggage deposit at starting line. These 4 places are:

1st – North Pulu above Khardung village

2nd – Khardungla La top

3rd – South Pulu

4th – Ganglas, near Mendak mor (turn)

Please DO NOT hand over your layering (clothes) to mobile volunteers along the course of any race.


All information is required on the bags being deposited at the starting line for identification purposes.

The organiser will not be responsible for any loss and /or damages, personal or otherwise, to the belongings deposited.

The organiser reserves the right to check and reject any belongings deposited.


Individuals can collect their belongings from the Marathon Hub after Race Day between 8.30 am and 2 pm until 20th Sept 2020, if not collected at the finish point on race day.


Runners will receive the following:

  • Ladakh Marathon T-Shirt
  • Running Bib and Timing chip (for timed races)
  • Those who complete the race will get a medal at finish point
  • Light packed snacks, fruits and juice is provided at finish point
  • A cultural extravaganza is organised for runners after the event. There will be local folk dance and soulful music to wear off your tiredness of the race. We will make sure that you have a memorable evening with everlasting memories of the event.


The race is being organised with the full support of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council in Leh that will be providing support for crowd and traffic control as well as medical support including ambulances, doctors and nurses on standby. Volunteers equipped with walkie-talkie will be deployed at regular intervals along the route as will other volunteers on mountain bikes. Water (refill facility), juice, glucose, fruits, garbage can and emergency vans and medical support will be available at regular intervals along the route. Toilet facilities will also be available at different intervals along the marathon course. A sweep bus will follow runners who cannot continue and bring them to the finish point.


Should you need to drop out during the race, please notify a race official / volunteer who will assist you in getting to the finish area.


The finish line for 07 km, 21 km and 42 km is the N.D.S. Memorial Stadium grounds, and for the ultra Khardung La Challenge finish line is Main Market, Leh town. We ask all runners to respect the finish line area and ensure that celebrations do not interfere with other runners’ finish line experience. The winners of each race will be awarded and those who complete within the cut-off time will get a finisher medal.