The Angkor Wat International Half Marathon is an international charity event that has been running since 1996 for the benefit of landmine victims and other pressing issues in Cambodian development. Not only does it support good causes, but it is an awesome event so it might be a good idea to make some space in your diary early.
Morning mist rises over the spectacular Angkor temple complex
The 17th Angkor Wat International Half Marathon will be held in front of Angkor Wat on Sunday 2 December 2012. Angkor Wat is one of the true wonders of the world and the race course offers fantastic views of historical temples and lush jungle reflecting in the ponds and moats as the morning mist rises. The courses go around the main area of Angkor ruins and is, truly, an opportunity not to be missed.
Join in the fun - options are available for everyone
Race types include 21 km International Half Marathon, 10 km Road Race, 3 km Family Course, 21 km Wheel Chair, 10 km Artificial Limbs.
Additionally, the day before the Half Marathon, Angkor Wat Bike Race and Rally will be held where options include a 30 km bike race that will take you around the magnificent temple complex and a 100km race that will take you around a second and third loop. Due to popular demand, a cyclo race has been introduced as an exciting new event where teams can rent cyclos that later will be used as a pro-poor tourism initiative which creates employment opportunities.
Stay tuned for online registration
to the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon 2013
Please note that this Marathon will be limited with slots in order to prevent any injuries and accidents.
Accommodation during the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon
If you are looking for accommodation for the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, please check out these fine properties that offer special rates for event participators. Make sure you note that you will participate in the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon (or any at the other races available) when making a booking.
Sokha Angkor Resort
Conveniently located in the centre of Siem Reap with walking distance to the Old Market, Sokha Angkor Resort offers a range of tastefully decorated rooms and suites. Additionally, you will find an outside salt water swimming pool, its signature Jasmine Spa to loosen up tense muscles and a variety of fine in-house dining options.
My Home Tropical Garden Villa
Located a 5-minute walk from the hustle bustle of Siem Reap's Old Market area, My Home Tropical Garden villa is locally owned and operated and offers 'hotel standards at guesthouse prices'. this is a fine place to rest your head without breaking the budget. Traditional Khmer massage treatments can also be arranged to relieve sore limbs.
Shining Angkor Boutique Hotel
Family-owned and locally managed, Shining Angkor is conveniently located in a quiet residential area only a short ride from the Angkor temples. With spacious rooms, salt water swimming pool, Shining Angkor is a very good budget alternative for participants in this years events.
Soria Moria Boutique Hotel
Soria Moria Boutique Hotel is centrally located in the popular Wat Bo Area and offers a combined experience of traditional Khmer hospitality and Scandinavian sophistication. The spacious air-conditioned rooms all have complimentary wi-fi access, cable TV, mini bar and complimentary water. The en-suite bathroom has a large bathtub with shower and locally produced amenities.
If you can't make it to Siem Reap and Cambodia on the day of the event(s), but are thrilled by the idea of visiting Angkor on two wheels, you can always experience Angkor by bicycle – leisurely day trips or multi-day adventure expeditions – in the company of experienced and certified cycle guides.