Lonely Planet Writer

128km endurance race to be held at the Temples of Angkor

The World Heritage Temples of Angkor complex will play host to the Ultra Trail d’Angkor this weekend.

Angkor Wat.
Angkor Wat. Image by Chi King / CC BY 2.0

It will be the first time Cambodia has hosted the race – a 128km course that will see participants running along the ancient avenues around the complex from 5pm Saturday night until 9am Sunday morning. Three shorter versions of the course – two 32km trails and one 64km trail – will also be open for those who don’t feel up to the full 128km challenge, and there will be options for relay teams. Cambodia’s secretary-general of the National Olympic Committee has declared the race will be a ‘unique experience’ and ‘never seen before adventure’.

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