The High Altitude Summer Marathon is a challenging marathon with 3 distances through the pristine Maluti Mountains in the Kingdom of Lesotho.
The Marathon is a very challenging event even for the most seasoned marathon runner, and yet at the same time affords an invigorating course for the keen athlete. The greatest challenge at such a high altitude for athletes not accustomed to the altitude is breathing.
The course, which takes the runners through picturesque villages and amazing mountain views, is done on flat asphalt and gravel roads. It is marked by steep ascents and descents.
Route, distances and age restrictions
42.2km race minimum age requirement is that the athlete must be 20 years or older on the 1st December 2018
21.1km and 10km race minimum age requirement is that the athlete must be 18 years or older on the 1st December 2018
Age restriction for the 5km race is that the athlete must be 17 years old or younger on the 1st December 2018
Older people are allowed to participate in the 5km race to run for charity and fitness but not prize money
Accommodation and guesthouses
Athletes will pay for their own accommodation at Sekonyela High School and Mokhotlong High School. However, those that want to arrange their different accommodation may consult the following hotels