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Kanchenjunga marathon

, India

31 Oct-06 Nov 2020 (Sat - Fri)

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Marathon, Half marathon

Kanchenjunga marathon

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It is a pleasure to welcome you all to the Kanchenjunga marathon – Sikkim’s first high altitude trail run. 

One of the last utopias of the world - Sikkim is a hidden gem and arguably one of the loveliest destinations of India. It is a virtual pot-pourii of ethnic composition, ancient cultures, blooming rhododendrons, deep valleys and mountains that have to yet be explored or named.

From atmospheric Buddhist monasteries of west Sikkim to monumental religious statues in South Sikkim, friendly and cheerful urban centres in the east to the stunning views of Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain (8586m), visible from almost any viewpoint in the state.

A strong preserve of Tibetan Buddhism, Sikkim's public aesthetics are executed in shades of ritualistic vermilion, gold, blue and green, which make striking photo-­ops.

Set amidst this primeval backdrop of mighty mountains and rustic villages, is the setting of the Kanchenjunga Marathon.

Our marathon is a small step forward to encourage our communities and people to venture out, enjoy (Mother Nature – which most of us seem to have forgotten) and be active in physical sports.

It is a way to demonstrate that running can help us rejuvenate ourselves physically, socially and mentally. It is not necessary being first but rather the act of completing the race gives us pride and confidence that everything is indeed possible if one puts ones foot (mind) to it…

This feeling and experience of euphoria that comes on completion of a race is an invaluable emotion that can lead to a more vibrant and healthy future.

Proceeds of this race help us hold various youth & women empowerment courses and events throughout Sikkim. If you would like to donate to this worthy case please drop us a line. 

Course Highlights

This is high altitude trail running, so proper acclimatization is a must. The run is basically downhill, though there are two very steep uphill sections. There may be snow and ice on the upper part and considerable exposure along much of the marathon route. Past experience of rough trails is essential. This is one of the most spectacular marathons of the world. Our marathon package begins from Delhi, or if you like you can also join at our Yuksam base camp.

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Included in the fee

Tourist comfort hotel accommodation in Yuksom 2 nights on double share
5 nights tented camp during the trek
All meals as per itinerary
Sikkim RAP Permits
Race entry fee
KNP Park Fee
Kanchenjunga conservation Fee
Sightseeing and entrance fees (as per itinerary)
All ground transfers as per itinerary
Refreshments and aid stations during the race
Race packet
Celebratory Cocktails & Dinner

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Practicalities

Accommodation

An all inclusive package of 8 days with two nights hotel accommodation in Yuksom and using tented camp or trekkers hut during the trek.

After Race Services

A celebratory dinner and awards ceremony with cocktails, life music, culture program and dance.

Age Limit

Min. 18 years and above to be eligible to participate

Aid Stations

The aid stations along the event route will be 3-6K apart.

Award Medals

All participants will receive a finishers certificate plus medals and a small souvenir of Sikkim.

Equipment Storage

Baggage can be stored at the hotel in Yuksom.

Maximum Time

Cut off time at the finish line is 8 hours from the start line.

Race Kit Includes

Participants will receive a race packet that will contain your program details, race route map, race number bib, a marathon t’shirt  and a hat.

Refreshments

We will have water, bananas and Coke. You will need to bring a means to carry fluids and any additional food choices of your preference during the event.

Timing

Cut out time of the race is 8 hours. Marathon Marshall will be present throughout the race route and also at the back of the last stragglers to make sure everyone reaches safe and sound at Yuksom.

Transport

Transportation is included prior and after the races to the nearest airport / train station.

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