AGE ELIGIBILITY as on 13 September 2020 for various races is:

Run Ladakh for Fun (07 KM)Half Marathon (21.1 KM)Marathon (42.1 KM)Khardung La Challenge (72 KM)Veterans (all races)
12 years16 years18 years20 years50 years
Besides the age limit runners should be in good physical condition to adapt and be able to run at high altitude.

The following criteria are mandatory for all runners for all races, except the 07km Run Ladakh for Fun. Entries for these categories will be screened and if you do not fulfill the requirement the organiser has the right to reject your application. It is imperative to arrive in Leh well in time and as recommended  here

Half Marathon

Runner must have run EITHER one half marathon under 3 hrs OR two 10 km run under 1 hr 25 mins in the past 20 months.


Runner must have run EITHER one full marathon OR two half marathons in the past 20 months.

Khardung La Challenge

Runner who fulfills any one option listed below is eligible to APPLY for this race

  • Two full marathon under 5 hrs in the past two years
  • Two ultra marathon over 70 km in the past two years
  • A full marathon under 5 hrs and an ultra marathon over 70 km in the past two years

Application will be confirmed once documents submitted towards eligibility criteria have been verified within 5-7 working days, after which payment link will be shared. The organiser reserves the right to disallow / disqualify any participant who is known or suspected to be physically unfit to participate in this race.

Besides the above, the following nationalities cannot participate in the Khardung La Challenge as they are excluded from the restricted area permit which is required for Khardung La pass

a) Citizens of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and foreign nationals having their origin in these countries

b) Diplomatic passport holders

Please note that the number of participants to this race is restricted to a maximum of 150 runners.