Itanagar: In a historic first for India, a marathon will take place at an impressive altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level in the captivating region of Arunachal Pradesh, known as the Land of the Rising Sun. Scheduled for October 1st this year, the “Tawang Marathon” is a collaborative effort between the Indian Army and the Arunachal Pradesh government.
The primary objective behind this groundbreaking event is to promote adventure sports while simultaneously charting a new path on the marathon map to bolster tourism in this breathtaking state. Participants from across the nation, brimming with marathon enthusiasm, are expected to converge in Tawang to partake in various race categories.
This is not your ordinary marathon; it’s an exhilarating opportunity to test your limits and embrace a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Tawang, nestled amidst the raw, awe-inspiring beauty of nature, boasts rugged hills and pristine valleys, showcasing nature’s unparalleled artistry. Here, the wind whispers the enigmatic tales of the mountains, making it a location like no other. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to be a part of something truly remarkable. Come to the Land of Dawn-Lit Mountains; your spirit of adventure awaits you!
The ‘Tawang Marathon’ will feature a range of race segments, including a full marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, and 5 km races. What’s more, strong teams from the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, and major Central Armed Police Forces like ITBP and SSB will be participating, adding a competitive edge to this exceptional event.