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Yangon International Marathon

2018 Race Date is Pending Final Approvals: Event Details will be Confirmed at the End of August

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!

EVENTS

  • Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • 10km
  • 3km

ENTRY

Inclusive of:

  • Event tshirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Finisher's tshirt (marathon only)
  • Race Bib
  • Goodie bag

THE COURSE

The start point for the Marathon is the Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium. Start time is 5:00am.

CUT OFF TIMES

The Marathon official cut off time is 6½ hours with time limits set in specific locations along the course. (2015 information to be updated shortly).

RACE PACKS

Your race pack contains your bib number, event tshirt, race guide and sponsor items. 

  • When:    Thursday, Friday and Sat 
  • Time:     10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location: Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium

Late race pack collection is available for overseas runners from 4:00am race day.

VISA

Required for entry to Myanmar. Please contact your local embassy for details.

If you would like to read more about Yangon, click here for Travel Information.

A quick word about Myanmar from our 'man on the ground' in Yangon, Jon Stokes

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.

 

2018 Yangon Marathon Entry and Accommodation Packages 

We have a range of Entry and Accommodation Packages to suit your needs, inclusive of:

  • 3 night's accommodation
  • Entry to the Yangon Marathon (or distance of your choice)
  • Event tshirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Finisher's tshirt (marathon only)

Contact us for further details and we'll have you winging your way to the Yangon Marathon in no time at all.

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