31 Oct-06 Nov 2020 (Sat - Fri)
Marathon, Half marathon
Join Kanchenjunga marathon
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.
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.
preserve of Tibetan Buddhism, Sikkim's public aesthetics are executed in shades
of ritualistic vermilion, gold, blue and green, which make striking photo-ops.
amidst this primeval backdrop of mighty mountains and rustic villages, is the
setting of the Kanchenjunga Marathon.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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
Celebratory Cocktails & Dinner
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.
Min. 18 years and above to be eligible to participate
The aid stations along the event route will be 3-6K apart.
All participants will receive a finishers certificate plus medals and a small souvenir of Sikkim.
Baggage can be stored at the hotel in Yuksom.
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.
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.
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.
Transportation is included prior and after the races to the nearest airport / train station.
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