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Khunjerav Pass International Marathon

18-Aug-2019 Khunjerav Pass, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

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42KM / 26Miles
1 Day - 500 Runners

Alternate Distances: 21KM/13M 10KM/6M 5KM/3M

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Entry From $600 USD

Challenge yourself to the most exciting and ambitious marathon competition in Pakistan at 8th wonder of the world Karakoram highway on August 18, 2019.

The race’s iconic route will take runners through Pakistan’s most beautiful Karakoram mountains landscape. Runners will make their way through historical Karakoram highway all the way to Pak-China border.

‘I Run for Smile’ high altitude marathon invites runners of all gender and age from all over the world. Participate and support!

Race Categories include:

  • 5km Run
  • 10km Run
  • 21.097km Half Marathon
  • 42.195km Full Marathon

Venue: Sust To Khunjerav Pass. Please get there by 15th August, 2019. The marathon will be started on 18th August, 6:00 AM.

THINGS TO CARRY AND CONSIDER

Below list is recommended based on our experience and you may tweak it depending on your personal style and preference.

  • If you going to run over 10km you MUST be acclimatized properly for high altitude. You MUST have previous running experience average 50km per week.
  • There will be first aid stations & vehicles for any unforeseen event. Please understand and remember that YOU are the best person to safeguard your well-being and safety and hence you have to take full responsibility for any injury that may occur during the race.
  • A sturdy hydration pack/vest large enough to carry your water and essentials.
  • Have as much fluid as you can carry, water, electrolyte salts/fluids, energy bars, nuts, fruits etc.
  • All of the route will be on KKH. Therefore, it is essential that everyone has proper running shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirts, hats, scarves, gloves and windbreaker. These are required items as they will help protect you from the terrain and keep you protected from the brutal wind.
  • You should also carry a head torch, and a charged mobile phone.
  • Trekking poles are highly recommended as you will gain roughly 2300m altitude.

Disclaimer: All adventure sports, including running at high altitude involves inherent risks of accidents and injuries. Neither I run for smile nor any of its event leaders/members take any responsibility or indemnify the participants against any injury, loss or damage suffered by any participant during the event.

Therefore, please assess fitness and capability of yourself before you joining the event.

If you want to volunteer or you want further information email us: irunforsmile@gmail.com

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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