Bagan Temple, Myanmar Marathon – Marathon tour package
Sports Tours International Limited,91 Walkden Road, Walkden, Manchester, M28 7BQ
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Duration: 5 and 6 nights Distance: Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k
The Bagan Temple Marathon, half marathon and 10k starts and finishes at Htilominlo Temple. With an early start at 06.15am, you will be ready for a an adventurous run amongst the temples.
The marathon and half marathon initially follow the same route before splitting. Around 13k for the half marathon and 35km for the marathon, you then rejoin the same route. 10k runners follow the same route as the marathon and half marathon until you reach Old Bagan where you then turn back and head towards the finish at Htilominlo Temple
The route itself is on dirt roads and asphalt, the main challenges during this race will be the combination of heat and dust.
Starting at the 800 year old Htilominlo Temple, runners will cross the plains on dirt tracks towards the ancient city of Old Bagan. Once they reach Dhammayazika Pagoda, the Half marathon and Marathon runners will diverge. Marathon runners will carry on towards New Bagan through a number of Burmese villages.
Half marathon runners will turn onto an asphalt route to the village of West Pwazaw, before turning back onto the marathon route to the finish.
After West Pwazaw village, both routes will merge back together, to be rewarded by a temple-speckled vista for the final run along a dirt trail back towards Htilominlo Temple.
Bagan Temple Marathon: Event Highlights
- Sightseeing trips to explore Bagan
- English speaking tour leader and guide
- Lunch and dinners provided on a few days of your itinerary
- Pasta Party on the evening prior to the marathon, half marathon and 10k
- A celebration dinner and awards ceremony
- Domestic flights are included from Yangon to Bagan
Day 1 – 23rd November – Arrive into Yangon International Airport (by your own means – we can quote flight prices if you wish) and head to the hotel by local taxi (by your own means). You will be met at the hotel by your tour leaders and local guides who can assist you with any questions you may have and provide you with information for the remainder of your trip. After checking in you have time to explore the local area.
Day 2 – 24th November – Today you have time for Yangon sightseeing before your flight to Bagan. You will have a city tour of Yangon by coach. You will visit Shwedagon Pagoda, Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda and the floating barge Karawik Royal. You will have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch you will head to the airport for your flight to Bagan. The flight is approx. 1 hour 20 mins with a short stop in Mandalay. After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is free for sightseeing.
Day 3 – 25th November -Today you will tour the ancient area of Bagan, starting with old Bagan. You will visit the Bupaya Pagoda which offers views of the Ayeyarwaddy River and nearby mountains. You will then continue onto the Shwezigon Pagoda built by King Anawratha in the 11th Century. The tour finishes with visits to Tyok Pyi Paya and village of Minnanthu which are both parts of tomorrow course. This evening you will have a pasta party, number pick up and race briefing.
Day 4 – 26th November – Today is the day – Bagan Temple Marathon – with an early breakfast arranged at the hotel you will then depart for the start at Htilominlo Temple. The start is at 06.15am. You will have time to drop a bag off with personal items (non valuable) for the finish area. Along the route you will have water, energy drinks and bananas. The route itself is fairly flat, with a mixture of dirt and sand on trails and roads. There 7 hour time limit on the course. At the finish area you will receive your medal, water and a pack lunch. If you have put a bag in the bag drop, you will collect this before heading back to the hotel.
Day 5 – 27th November – Today you have a sunset tour and celebration dinner. With a well earned day to relax, you can take in the local area on foot or hire a bike locally (if your legs are upto it!). In the evening you meet for a guided sunset tour and celebration meal with awards ceremony.
Day 6 – 28th November – today is the day you leave. After an early breakfast you will check out of the hotel for your flight back to Yangon. It is estimated that you will arrive back into Yangon at noon. Once flight times are confirmed, we will update the itinerary. Do not book any onward flights until this time.
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