RACE DAY is:
Thursday 07 September 2023 for the 122km Silk Route Ultra
Friday 08 September 2023 for the 72km ultra Khardung La Challenge
Saturday 09 September 2023 for the 05km Run Ladakh for Fun
Sunday 10 September 2023 for Marathon, Half Marathon, 10.5km Run
TRANSPORTATION & ROAD CLOSURE
Leh being a small town, the starting point of the races is within walking distance from the town centre approximately 2 to 3km, except for the Silk Route Ultra and the Khardung La Challenge for which participants will have to report to the Marathon Hub a day prior to the race (timings will be given closer to Race Day).
On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2023, there will be partial road closure along the Ladakh Marathon course to facilitate the smooth running of all races.
Participants 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. Participants are not supposed to keep their electronic gadgets or valuable items in their drop bags.
For the Silk Route Ultra and the Khardungla Challenge there will be several places to layer off along the course of respective challenges, besides the baggage deposit at starting line.
Please DO NOT hand over your layering (clothes) to mobile volunteers along the course of any race. Please DO NOT keep any valuables / electronic items in your deposit baggage.
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.
Participants can collect their belongings from the Marathon Hub after Race Day between 8.30am and 2:00pm until 18th Sept 2023, if not collected at the finish point on race day.
Participants will receive the following:
- Ladakh Marathon T-Shirt
- Running Bib and Timing chip (for timed races)
- Those who complete the race within cut-off times will get a medal at finish point
- Fresh hot refreshments, fruits and drinks (water and juices) are provided at finish point
- A cultural extravaganza is organised for participants at finish point. 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.
MEDICAL & VOLUNTEER SUPPORT
The event is organised with full support of the administration of U.T. Ladakh and the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council in Leh that provides with 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 and there will be support team along the marathon courses moving up & down. Water (refill facility), juice, glucose, fruits, garbage bins and emergency vans and medical support will be available at regular intervals along the route. Toilet facilities with dry sand pits will also be available at different intervals along the marathon course. A sweep vehicle will follow participants 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.
FINISH LINE & DISTRIBUTION OF MEDALS
The finish line for 05km, 10.5km Run, Half Marathon and Marathon is the N.D.S. Memorial Stadium grounds, and for the Silk Route Ultra and the Khardung La Challenge finish line is Main Market, Leh town. We ask all participants to respect the finish line area and ensure that celebrations do not interfere with other participants’ 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.