Sulle sponde del fiume Aveyarwady, in Myanmar centrale, più di 2.000 templi buddisti e pagode costellano le lussureggianti pianure di Bagan. Questi incantevoli luoghi di venerazione, risalenti a un migliaio di anni fa, sono la testimonianza del glorioso periodo dei re dell’XI secolo.
Con quasi 50 templi per chilometro, i runner avranno numerose opportunità per ammirare le sacre pagode di Bagan e non far troppo caso al caldo torrido di quest’area e al percorso prevalentemente sabbioso.
Si corre attraverso borghi tradizionali, in un zona di piccoli villaggi ancora relativamente intatti, respirando il sapore perduto della vita così com’era alcune centinaia di anni fa.
Riaperto al turismo solo di recente, il Myanmar suscita interesse crescente tra i viaggiatori di tutto il mondo. Qui il tempo sembra essersi fermato: un viaggio in Myanmar è come rimettere indietro le lancette dell’orologio.
Il pacchetto include il tour di Yangon e della precedente capitale Mandalay, ed escursioni ai siti storici disseminati nel paesaggio circostante.
Bagan Temple Marathon - Race Information
Do not forget that this is first and foremost an adventure. We are far away from the comforts and services of a city marathon.
The race organizers reserve the right to change details of the race.
The Bagan Temple Marathon will take place on 24 November 2018.
Full marathon runners must be minimum 18 years old on race day. Half marathon runners must be at least 16 years old. 10 km participants must be at least 12 years old on race day. 10 km participants under the age of 12 are also welcome as long as they are accompanied by a runner aged 16 or above.
All finishers receive a medal. A small, symbolic prize is given to the winner of all distances for men and women. Please note that there is no prize money.
On race day morning runners can check in personal items needed after the race. Please place all your items in a bag and mark the bag clearly with your name and bib number. To pick up the bag you must show your bib number as identification. Checked in bags will be manned throughout the race, but the race organisers cannot be held responsible for loss of or damage to any items.
All runners must wear the official Bib number that will be handed out the day before the race. Marathon bibs are black, half marathon bibs are red and 10 km bibs are green.. The bib number must be attached to the front of the torso for the duration of the run.
Cut off time
All runners have 7 hours to complete the race. Runners still on the route after the cut off time will be swept up by a race official or medical car and driven back to the finish area. 5 hours after the start, however, the route closes at the 30 kilometer mark. Runners who haven’t passed this point at 11:00 will not be allowed to finish the race.
The Bagan Temple Marathon features a classic 42,195 km Marathon, a Half Marathon and for the very first time a 10 km. The distances are color coded – marathon is black, half marathon red and 10 km are green. At the race briefing Friday – the day before the race – it is possible to change distance. No change of distance is permitted on race day!
Drinks stations serving water are situated along the route. Selected stations also serve energy drink and bananas.
All runners who complete the race within the time limit will receive a medal after crossing the finish line. Water and a lunch pack are given to all participants. Checked in bags can be picked up at the bag check out area. Shuttle busses leave the finish area every hour to bring runners back to their hotel.