Sunday, June 15, 2008

Great Tibetan Marathon 2008

Registration for the 2008 marathon has closed now. The marathon takes place on Saturday, July 19, 2008.
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Races details for this year -
Four distances (men and women) - Half and Full Marathon, 10K and 5K

Course details
- Starts at Hemis Gompa monastery,Leh 3,800 meters above sea level
- Terrain varies between tarmac, gravel, wooden bridges, sand and village unpaved dirt roads (about 70% on tarmac)
- Water Stations, set up every four (4) km, will have water, shaded area, and toilet tents
- Kilometer signs will be counting down from 42.195 km to zero
- Finish in the courtyard of the Spituk Monastery with an altitude of 3,400 meters (so you are gradually going downhill)

This time the organisers have arranged for ChampionChip timing system, chip will be provided and must be returned. The cut off this year is 8 hours (everyone finished within 6.5hrs last year and yes, everyone finished)

If you havn't registered for this year then you will have to wait for the next edition. It takes place on July 18, 2009.

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