SHIMLA 28 April:
The 7th edition of the high altitude Himalayan Running and Living marathon is being organised in Sangla Valley of Kinnaur district from 30 April to 4 May. This is one of the few marathons in the world above 10,000 feet and is in a location as beautiful as paradise. This year runners from UK, Dubai, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Gujarat, Solan, Batseri and Sangla will participate in the marathon.
The run is being organized by Delhi based Running and Living and supported by the department of Youth Services and Sports, Himachal Pradesh.
Additional Chief Secretary and Secretary Sports Tarun Kapoor said the landscapes of Himachal were ideal for challenging runs which treat the participants to what nature had to offer. The department was delighted to support this run and look forward to many more people from across the country and internationally, participating in this over the years to come, he said.
The Spokesperson of the Youth Services and Sports department said here today that registered participants and those who want to register at the last minute would have to come to Banjara camp at Batseri Village, 8 km beyond Sangla, on 30th April for their race packet pick up and briefing. On 1 May, they will be required to trek, jog the distance from Raksham to Batseri and back on a beautiful jungle trail.
He said that on 2 May, the half marathon participants would have to run 5k and the marathon participants have to run the 10k, which had been made mandatory for acclimatization. On 3 May, there would be visit to Chitkul and beyond at 11500 ft and trekking/running to get used to the higher altitude for the half and full marathoners. On 4 May, half and full marathons would start at 6.30 a.m.
He said those who want to participate in this run and sign up at the last minute can contact the organizers– Running and Living Infotainment on phone number 98107-30132 and also get information on their website at www.runningandliving.com.