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At 12000 feet, Spiti Valley to host one of India’s highest Half Marathon


Run To Breathe Spiti, 2018- a Half Marathon organized by Royon Samajik Sansthan is all set to take place on 24th June 2018. The race will be at an average height of 12,000 feet above sea level that is claimed to be the highest Half Marathon in India.

Spiti Valley is one of the untouched scenic landscapes in the hills of Himachal Pradesh that is a research and cultural centre for Buddhists. The Half Marathon will take place in Kaza valley, which is near to the Highest Monastery in the World – Key Monastery.

The categories in which the run is divided are 21 kms Spiti Half Marathon, 10 kms Spiti High Altitude Run, 5 kms Spiti Hgh Altitude Run, 2.5 kms Spiti Run and 2.5 kms Spiti Walk. The Run Route, with the scenic Spiti Valley and Mountains on both sides, will be challenging for the competitors.

Run To Breathe Spiti Poster unveiled by the Ram Lal Markanda, Minister for IT, Agriculture and Tribal Development, Himachal Pradesh

The event that is partnered by Citius Holidays has taken onboard Andy Event Management and Rhythmic Gymnastics for its efficient management. “Kaza, which has mountain ridges on all sides is the ideal location for this race. It will be one of the most exciting travel experiences for the runners as they can experience Shooting Stones, Narrow Roads and other picturesque locations enroute their run,” revealed Anand Menzenes, Founderer of Andy Event Management.

Royon, which had earlier conducted the Spiti Heritage Run in Tabo Village in 2016 is quite upbeat about the success of the event. The registration is almost full with the organizers expecting a participation of around 200 runners.

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