Take part in the Yangon International Marathon and have the marathon experience of a lifetime. Myanmar has been closed to most of the western world and you now have the opportunity to explore this extraordinary country before the crowds find out about it!
The start point for the Marathon is the Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium. Start time is tbc.
The Marathon official cut off time is 6½ hours with time limits set in specific locations along the course.
Your race pack contains your bib number, event tshirt, race guide and sponsor items.
Late race pack collection is available for overseas runners from 4:00am race day.
Required for entry to Myanmar. Please contact your local embassy for details.
Myanmar (previously Burma)...what a truly fascinating place. This is one of (if not) the only places on earth still relatively untouched by western brands or culture. These heavily Buddhist people are incredibly friendly and acts of extreme kindness are common place.
Previously the wealthiest country in Asia, this rich history is evident throughout the countryside with golden pagodas glowing on thousands of mountain tops. Popular tourist destinations include the historic riverside city of Mandalay, thousands of ancient temples on the plains in Bagan, and the fertile floating villages of Inlay Lake. All can be easily reached with a short domestic flight from Yangon (Rangoon).
In downtown Yangon you'll see endless street markets dotted between grand (although often abandoned) colonial buildings and the many Buddhist pagodas and monasteries. Merchants sell everything from beautiful fresh fruit to second hand hardware tools. On every street the women wear sandalwood makeup on their cheaks and the men have blood red teeth from chewing betul nut and leaves. Amongst the crowded sidewalks thousands of Buddhist monks collect food offerings before their daily afternoon meditation.
Perched majestically above all of this commotion (and adjacent to the People's Park) is the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda which glows both day and night thanks to 50 tonnes of solid gold plating which is replaced very 4 years through donations from the public.
We have a range of Entry and Accommodation Packages to suit your needs, inclusive of: