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Ministry of Tourism organized 1st ever Incredible India Kargil Half Marathon

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India organized the First-ever High-altitude Incredible India Kargil Half Marathon in collaboration with the Administration of UT Ladakh, LAHDC Kargil & Ladakh Tourism on 24 July 2022.

 Incredible India Kargil Half Marathon
Incredible India Kargil Half Marathon

The Marathon was organised as a tribute to the Kargil War Heroes. The Incredible India Kargil Marathon (Half-21Kms) was flagged off from Khree Sultan Choo Stadium, Kargil by Shri Firoz Ahmed Khan, Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC-Kargil. 

The Marathon saw the participation of over 300 runners from across the country.  There were a few participants coming in from neighbouring Bangladesh too. Mr. Anil Oraw, Regional Director (North), Ministry of Tourism welcomed all participants to the one-of-its-kind event. 

 Incredible India Kargil Half Marathon
Incredible India Kargil Half Marathon

The participants, all young and old, ran for 5 km/ 10 Kms/ 21 Kms amidst the wonderful locale of Suru Valley. The participants included Army personnel, students, senior citizens, and a few prominent personalities like the actor from Ladakh -. Phunshuk Ladakhi, 78-year-old Ms. Elina Chakraborty from Meghalaya, among others. 

 Incredible India Kargil Half Marathon
Incredible India Kargil Half Marathon

Shri Mehboob Ali Khan, Secretary Ladakh Tourism, and other dignitaries also attended the event which saw unique events like horses accompanying the runners along the way.

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