A run for the mother land, a run for the soldiers. as you run in this terrain remeber the Kargil war. The time when every villager and every soldier stood shoulder to shoulder and repelled the enemy. Shout Jai Hind so loud that your voice goes across the LoC!
Many of us civilians will not be able to fight a war but running here along the LoC at an altitude of almost 9000 feet will give you a feel for the hardships faced by them. Remember to keep few days before for acclamitization and for visiting the villages along the LoC.
Kargil is land of victory. Victory over your self, your mind, your fears. This race is an opportunity leave your foot prints in the land of the brave. Also this is an opportunity to meet the soldiers but also the civilians who are also there along side the soldiers facing the daily threat of nature and the foe.
Tiger Hill is the place where our soldiers fought Kargil war for every inch of the mountain. The enemy was on top of the hill and the young jawans and their officers climbed up the hill and dislodged the ememy and send them packing home and gave us the Victory.
The Ultra race of 100 miles (161 Km), 120 Km, 60 Km at an altitude of almost 9000 feet is a tribute to the brave who fought here.
This run is supposed to make you humber and surrender yourself to the megestic Himalaya. You will run along the LoC and 3 different rivers will run along side on your route.
Every crown has a jewel sitting in the centre in all its magnificent glory.The crown of India has a jewel, a diamond so envious, that it could make the ‘Ko-hi-noor’feel modest.That is Kargil Ladakh a lost paradise, a lost valley. A land tainted by war and opinion when mentioned, people usually paint a tragic picture in their heads. A picture of a barbed wire-fenced border, a forlorn looking anonymous guard in uniform standing by it, and a barren land in the background accentuating this unhappy image. What they fail to visualise is the vast expanse of beautiful valleys and meadows a home to. They fail to smell the air with its unusual blend of mountain aromas. They miss to spot the snow-capped peaks lining the skyline. And they ignore the dew drops that settle on the tiny rocks in the gravel paths.
A majestic land infused with culture, wildlife, and abundant History. The land where the Snow Leopard and brown beer walks wild and free. The land that was the cornerstone to the start of a new civilization. Have seen wars and have seen conquests. Yet, a land whose beauty now comes after the war It is time to give back to it the divine beauty it deserves recognition for. It is time to gift back pride and hope to the gift nature has given this beautiful land and its people.
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Sarhad is a social, cultural and educational organization dedicated to the cause of people in the border areas of India. Sarhad, under the leadership of Sanjay Nahar, is working for healing the wounds of the strife-torn people, especially the women and children in Punjab, Jammu -Kashmir and Northeast India for the past three decades. A home away from home for the orphans and children from poor families in these regions, today about 200 boys and girls from there are adopted by Sarhad for education purposes and live in Pune. Belonging to Jammu, Kashmir, Kargil, Bodoland Territory Council and Manipur, these children have bonded with each other and with the local Maharashtrian children in the peaceful and safe environment of Maharashtra. Among these children, besides the Kashmiri children, are Stanzin Dorje, son of Tashi Namgyal, the shepherd who gave the first information about the enemy infiltration to Indian Army just before the Kargil War; children of the civilians who recovered and brought back the body of Lt. Saurabh Kalia; Joginder Singh from Doda district of Jammu, 15 members of whose family laid down their lives fighting with the armed militants during Kargil war and the children of several army men and civilians from Kargil.
"The Kargil International Marathon was awesome ! ran the 100Km Challenge and support was tremendous"
"We Have arranged Kargil International Marathon on 24 - 25 AUG 2019 at Kargil,Tribute to our war heroes,Jai Hind!"
''It was a pleasure to run with Runbuddies Club, they were quintessential in the organization of the Kargil International Marathon''
“Runbuddies is undoubtedly one of the best running event organizers , event the stay and transport options they provided worked out well ”
"2/50 Kargil International Marathon. Runners, Enjoy the flora and fauna. Say a silent prayer and thank the men in uniform. Everything else is a bonus. Back to the mountains. Feeling charged up!"
FLAG OF TIGER HILL CHALLENGE CATEGORIES - 60 KM,120 KM & 161 KM ON 24 AUGUST 2019 FROM KARGIL TOWN
FLAG OFF SYSKA KARGIL INTERNATIONAL MARATHON- 42 KM,21 KM,10 KM & 5 KM ON 25 AUGUST 2019 FROM KARGIL TOURIST CENTER
FLAG-OFF DATE AND TIME: 100 MILES (160 KMS), 120 KMS, 60 KMS - 24 AUGUST 2019, 6:30 AM
42 KMS, 21 KMS - 25 AUGUST 2019, 6:30 AM
10 KMS, 05 KMS - 25 AUGUST 2019, 7:00 AM