Tawang Marathon 2023, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang Marathon
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Arunachal Pradesh is set to host a marathon in Tawang which is scheduled for 1st October 2023. This Tawang Marathon is organised jointly by the Indian army and the Arunachal Government. It will be the first time in Arunachal to organise such a large-scale marathon.

The aim of this marathon is to create Tawang a destination of adventure sports and marathons which will boost tourism in the state. The Tawang Marathon guarantees an amazing adventure, surrounded by the stunning scenery of Tawang, where the land reaches an average height of 10,000 feet above the sea level. The unique terrain provides runners with a remarkable chance to take part in one of India’s toughest high-altitude races.

Tawang Marathon

This event also aims to draw marathon enthusiasts from every corner of the country. Many people are keen to participate in this event. Besides this, there will be participation of Indian Army, Airforce, Navy and centre armed police forces like ITBP and SSB. They all will have strong teams that will actively take part. This event will provide golden opportunity for runners to participate together with the armed forces.

The Tawang Marathon will offer different race categories for everyone. There will be a full Marathon, a Half-Marathon, and also 10 km and 5 km races. These variety of races is great because it gives chance to the people with different abilities and fitness levels to take part in this special event. Chief minister Pema Khandu has shown his commitment by becoming the first person to register for the event.

Tawang Marathon

The Tawang Marathon offers more than just a running experience. It provides an opportunity to deeply engage with the region’s vibrant culture. Tawang is home to the Tawang Monastery, one of India’s largest monasteries and a significant hub of Tibetan Buddhism. Participants and onlookers can explore this remarkable architectural masterpiece and observe the daily rituals conducted by the monks.

The Tawang Marathon 2023 promises to be an extraordinary event that combines the thrill of long-distance running with the charm of exploring one of India’s hidden gems. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a casual runner, this event offers an unforgettable experience.

Pankaj Luitel is a graduate from Manipur University and loves reading and writing. At MountainEcho, Pankaj contributes to the content team efforts and regularly writes for our website

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