ABVIMAS Manali Mountain Marathon

ABVIMAS Manali Mountain Marathon

26th Sept 2021

A mountain marathon in the Majestic Manali Valley

Everyone has a different connection with the mountains.

Some find it by slowing down and picking up a book while others prefer to get their soles dirty and scale its heights.

The hub for Adventure and Winter Sports, Manali is now set to host a marathon for all the adrenaline seekers.

For the nature and the challenge!!

Why ABVIMAS Manali Mountain Marathon?

A Mountain Marathon true to its name, run at altitude above 2000m.

Winding roads, snow-capped peaks, cold and fast rivers, and running through the high-altitude forests, an adventure to look forward to!

Why waste time stuck in traffic when you can enjoy the beauty of the valley on your feet and earn a medal at the finish line.

We introduce Manali Mountain Marathon in association with ABVIMAS (Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports). ABVIMAS is one of the largest adventure sports training centre in India. It has trained over 40,000 people in mountaineering, skiing, water, and aero sports. With this association, we will ensure the smooth and enjoyable conduct of the event.

A Pioneer in Mountaineering Institutes

What is ABVIMAS?

Open Men | Open Women

Race Categories

ABVIMAS Manali Mountain Marathon will have 04 race categories for all kinds of runners and also a fun run for kids. There will be no retracing the route and one gets to experience the best views Manali has to offer. The race flags off and finishes at the iconic Mall Road. With lots people to cheer you up, it will certainly an experience to have.

1370m Ascent | 8hrs Cutoff


The mountainous course will extract every ounce of your strength and determination to carry on and yet you will love every bit of it.

The route loops around the Beas River – through Deodhar forest and alpine meadows, winding and wavy roads passing through small villages to give the essence of the heritage of old Manali town. The course is a mix of tarmac and jeep track on hilly terrain. There will be no retracing the route and the full marathon will take you up to an altitude of 2950 meters, up to Gulaba.

670m Ascent | 4hrs Cutoff

02.Half Marathon

A half marathon for your personal bliss and not your personal best. Test your GrIT and endurance.

The course is a mix of tarmac and jeep track on rolling hills, it loops around the Beas River. It passes through small settlements and gives an essence of the heritage of a Himalayan town.

250m Ascent | 2hr 30min


A refreshing yet challenging course for beginners.

The 12km race route also loops around the Beas River, with a mix of road and trails. Passing through the iconic and majestic Deodar forests of Manali, the race is worth an experience.

For everyone - Old or Young


Came on a vacation with your running crazy family and friends? We have this category for everyone who fear the longer distance.

For the Young GUNS


A fun run for Kids!

To promote running amongst kids – a 200m fun, non-competitive run up and down on the Mall Road.