2nd edition of ‘Snow Marathon Lahaul’ to be held on Mar 12

Srinagar: The second edition of much-awaited world’s highest ‘Snow Marathon Lahaul’ is all set to be held on March 12, 2023 at Sissu near Atal Tunnel’s North Portal lies in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

The event, which is being organized by District Lahaul and Spiti Administration and Reach India, called upon runners across the country to compete for full and half marathon along with ten and five kilometre runs for both categories.

The event is recognized by the Fit India Movement of the Government of India.

Organizer Gaurav Schimer informed that HP’s Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will mark the occasion as Chief Guest.

India joined the league of ten snow and ice marathons in the world as some of which take place on the Arctic Circle, North Pole, and in locations such as Siberia.

The Snow Marathon in India was the first of its kind designed for long-distance runners. The inaugural edition of this prestigious annual event took place on March 26, 2022, and proved to be a great success.

The team of Fortis doctors and paramedics will provide medical security with its highly advanced ambulance during the course of the event to prevent any causality with runners.

Garmin is proud to be associated with Garmin as an award sponser.

Yeshudas Pillai, Country Head, Garmin India said that continuing this partnership, Garmin aim to strengthen our commitment towards fitness by extending support to the runners-professional, amateur, or beginner, who will come on board.

According to event’s Chief Advisor Col Arun Natarajan, who is an aviator with the Indian Army said that this snow marathon represents the next level of running in India following normal marathons, ultra runs, and ironman competitions.

Sumit Khimta, DC, Lahaul and Spiti expressed, “The administration has collaborated with the organizers to ensure that the sporting event grows into an international and prominent affair in the future.”

The Ex-President of Winter Games Federation of India, Col Jodh Singh Dhillon, SM, is overseeing the organization of the event.

Additionally, Lt Col Bhuwan Khare, a well-known expert in outdoor and winter sports, is also on board. Khare has participated in and organized numerous national and international adventure and sporting events.

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