This new Adventure Marathon is tucked away in the ancient site of Bagan in Central Myanmar. It is home to more than 2,000 spectacular temples with unsurpassed beauty and historical significance. This marathon course takes runners on a voyage of discovery into this alluring and untouched land. The inaugural Bagan Temple Marathon took place in 2013, and it is hugely popular.
There is also a wide variety of tourist activities available, such as visiting the ancient ruins of the Ananda Temple and the Upali Thein religious site.
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Qualifying and Cut-Off Times
There is no qualifying time for The Bagan Temple Marathon. The cut-off time is 7 hours.
There will be aid stations throughout the course serving water. Some of these aid stations will serve energy drinks an bananas.
In November the weather in Bagan is likely to be hot and humid, reaching heights of around 30 degrees. Light clothing, sunhats and sunblock is advised.
The full marathon and half marathon start and finish next to the Htilominlo Temple. You will be mostly be running on gravel and sand. The course takes you past many spectacular temples.
Testimonial from the Bagan Temple Marathon