Date: 02 Dec
Venue: In front of the Central Sanctuary of Angkor Wat
This internationally recognized half marathon raises relief for the victims of antipersonnel mines in Cambodia- top destination in Indochina tour package. With the support of many Japanese running enthusiasts, the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon NGO started the race in 1996, with participants from all over the world. Attended by many landmine victims, this great international race takes place inside the ruins of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage Site, and has been held annually to give the victims courage and hope, as well as to appeal to the world to support the “ban on the use of antipersonnel mines.”
- Runners from all over the world participate to support a ban on the manufacture and inhumane use of antipersonnel mines. Entry fees and additional financial support foster independence among landmine victims by helping provide prosthetic limbs, social reintegration programs, and supporting other relevant and needed programs such as education and prevention of HIV / AIDS.
- Thanks to international support from around the world, both healthy and disabled people are inspired and encouraged by the competition, greatly benefiting many communities throughout Cambodia.
Start & Finish Line:
In front of the Central Sanctuary of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia. From town to the Angkor Wat Temple (Start Line) takes 25 minutes by Tuk Tuk or 20 minutes by taxi or bus. All participants of Angkor Wat International Half Marathon 2008 must arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before starting time. All categories will start and finish in front of the Angkor Wat Temple.