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Kanchenjunga marathon

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Quick facts

Location India

Distance Marathon

Date 06 November, 2019

About Kanchenjunga marathon

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

There is a beautiful world of adventure awaiting you over here. Join us in a fun race and experience not only the joy of running but the heritage, culture, nature and hospitality of the Sikkim and her people.

 “Sports have become an integral part of our lives. Whether it is a team based activity or a single player game, sports keeps an individual occupied and free from negative indulgences. While it develops health primarily, it also builds up social skills and self confidence.” 

The youth nowadays are more motivated and inclined to take up sports professionally as sportsmen are given a stature of significance and recognised in the society.

The presenting organisation, Sikkim Mountaineering Association had held a similar marathon in 2015 where a number of runners from all over had participated. 

The Kanchenjunga marathon is held at an altitude of 16400 ft and while it is arduous, it is also challenging for both amateurs and professional runners. The marathon will kick off at 7 am from the starting point, Goeche La and end at Yuksom, first capital of Sikkim.

We thank the participants for registering and wish them luck in running on the tough and testing terrains. We would like to extend our gratitude to our sponsors, without whom this marathon would not have been possible.

I invite all nature lovers, adventure lovers and runners to participate in this marathon. 

Practicalities

Accommodation

An all inclusive package of 9 days with three nights hotel accommodation in Yuksom and using tented camp 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

1st prize $1600; 2nd prize $1200; 3rd prize $ 800; 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.

Start:

Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Goecha La Pass, Goecha La Trek, Sikkim 737113, India

Finish:

Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Yuksom, Sikkim 737113, India

Highlights

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 (8598 m.), visible from almost any viewpoint in the state. Set amidst this primeval backdrop of mighty mountains and rustic villages is the setting of the Kanchendzonga Marathon

Overview

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.


Kanchenjunga marathon Ticket prices: $120.00 - $780.00

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.