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Angkor Empire International Marathon 2017: A Truly Ancient Experience

by On Jun 20, 2017

The only race that lets you admire 40 ancient temples in 1 race.

Angkor Empire Marathon 2017: A Truly Ancient Experience

If you are looking for a unique running experience with an ancient theme, then this is it. The 4th Angkor Empire Marathon will bring you through nearly 40 temples in the largest religious monument in the world!

This charity race will take place on 6 August 2017 in the heart of Angkor Era. It aims to raise funds to support the disabled community and poor children in Cambodia.

The 3rd edition of the event welcomed more than 2,300 runners from 46 countries last year.

Angkor Empire Marathon 2017: A Truly Ancient Experience

Race Format

With a course sanctioned by AIMS and IAAF, competitive runners can look to join either a full marathon (42km), half marathon (21km) or the 10km road race.

A 3km family run is also available for recreational runners who would like to immerse themselves in ancient history at a leisure pace.

While all participants will be entitled to an event singlet and finisher medal, only runners in the competitive categories will get a timing chip.

Angkor Empire Marathon 2017: A Truly Ancient Experience

Race Course

Participants will start and finish at the Angkor Wat Ruins in front of the Central Sanctuary, and run through rice fields, traditional villages and ancient temples in the heart of Angkor Era.

The race course is flat, and leads runners through many historic temples such as Angkor Wat, Basei Chamkrong, South gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Takeo, Srah Srang, Ya Prohm, Banteay Kdei and Prasat Kravanm.

Angkor Empire Marathon 2017: A Truly Ancient Experience

Pre-Gala Dinner

For a fee of USD30 per adult, participants can opt to join in a pre-race dinner held on the evening before race day. Guests will be served buffet dinner at the Apsara Angkor Resort & Conference and will be entertained with traditional Khmer dance performances.

It's not too late if you are looking for a runcation to spice things up in the second half of the year! Register now before 11 July 2017 to secure your slot.

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Yun Jie is a competitive athlete and coach who is actively involved in various sports at community and international levels. Through editorial writing, she hopes to positively influence and educate readers with her expertise and experience in high sports performance.

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