Running and Living Rishikesh Half Marathon

September 24, 2012


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Running and Living Rishikesh Half Marathon takes place at Rishikesh, Uttar Pradesh, India. The event includes half marathon, 5k and 10k runs. Half Marathon starting at Shivpuri is a grueling run for those who have run a few half marathons in 2:30 or quicker – be prepared for upto 45 – 60 mins slower times. Finisher certificate will be given to each half marathon and 10K Run finisher. There will be a post half marathon run lunch also.

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Nov 9, 2014

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Race Registration

To participate in Running and Living Rishikesh Half Marathon you can register in the official website. The early registration fees for the half marathon is Rs 2500 .

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The course for the XC Half Marathon is very tough – train well and get ready to be humbled on this trail. The Spiritual 5k run is easy going on tarmac along the Ganga on aastha path to Triveni Ghat and back.

The half marathon starts 3km beyond Shivpuri 300m before the Himalayan Hideaway – 20km upstream from Rishikesh and then essentially travels up stream past The Glass House until it reaches Malakunti Village. This is where the runners cross the river on the bridge and then move downstream on the other side of the river where the next 14km are all very tough cross country. Rocky, pebbly terrain gives way to concrete paths, and a bit of river sand and then steep climbs on shale. There is a tough climb to Kota Village and there is a U turn before reaching Kota. And the route takes you back to the Malakunti bridge where you finally thank God that it is over.

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