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Khmer Empire Marathon

3.8 (23 Reviews)
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
04 Aug, 2024 (Sun)

Running

3000 m, 10 km, 21.1 km, 42.195 km

Price from
26 USD
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About the event

Immerse yourself in a historic running experience at the Khmer Empire Full and Half Marathon, organized by Cambodia Event Organizer. Run through the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex and witness the beautifully preserved monuments, all while navigating through 3 Km, 10.5 Km, 21.1 Km and even the full marathon distance of 42.195 Km. Start and finish at the Angkor Wat ruins in front of the Central Sanctuary and traverse the oldest, most majestic religious monument in the world. Take in the stunning views of the Khmer Empire that stood between the 9th and 12th centuries and join in an unforgettable running experience.

Races offered by this event

You have 23 weeks to prepare

Full Marathon (42Km)

04 Aug, 2024 (Sun) - 04:30
Running
42.195 km
Solo
On site
Road

Half Marathon_21km

04 Aug, 2024 (Sun) - 05:30
Running
21.1 km
Solo
On site
Road

Race Road_10km

04 Aug, 2024 (Sun) - 05:45
Running
10 km
Solo
On site
Road

Fun Run_03Km

04 Aug, 2024 (Sun) - 06:00
Running
3000 m
Solo
On site
Road

Course details

Course highlights

Course 42KSpecially established in Angkor Wat Ruins in front of the Central Sanctuary of Angkor Wat (Start & Finish Line). The Royal Palace of the siem Reap Town, and across the river and run along the river after that turn right go to National Road 6, turn left to Apsara Road, Passing Prasat Kravan - Prasat Bat Chun - Banteay Kdey and Sra Srong, Passing the rice field to go Pre Rup, Prasat Leak Neang,turn right to khmer traditional village and go to u-turn near Banteay Sare Temple, come back East Mebon, Tasom, Neak Poan Preah Khan, Kroal Romes, North Gate, Elephant Terrace, - Baphoun - Bayon - South Gate - Basie Cham Krong - Phom Bakheng - Ta Phrom Kei - and back to the front of the Central Sanctuary of Angkor Wat (Finish Line).Course is acknowledged by AIMS and IAAF. Running course will be marked the number of every 5 kilometre. ChampionChip Check Point will be at Angkor Thom (Bayon Temple), and each U-turn.Course 21KSpecially established in Angkor Wat Ruins in front of the Central Sanctuary of Angkor Wat (Start & Finish Line). Go to U-turn near the check point, Passing Prasat Kravan - Prasat Bat Chun - Banteay Kdey - Ta Prohm - Baphoun - Bayon - South Gate - Basie Cham Krong - Phom Bakheng - Ta Phrom Kei - and back to the front of the Central Sanctuary of Angkor Wat (Finish Line).Course is acknowledged by AIMS and IAAF. Running course will be marked the number of kilometre.ChampionChip Check Point will be at Angkor Thom (Bayon Temple). U-turn.

Start address

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Finish address

Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Route map

route map

What’s included in entry

These are included in your entry
Finisher medal
Massage
Event T-shirts
Toilets
Goodie bag
E-certificate/e-diploma
Finisher’s T-shirts
Parking
Expo entry
Medal engraving
Drink Stations
Bag drop
Timing chip (single use)
Photo Service
Pre-race meal
Medical Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

Reviews

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Nicole Distler
Aug 2022
21.098 km

It was such an unforgettable experience! The route is magical along the temples. The organisation was good, there was water as advertised every 2 kilometres and also iso and some fruits half way. However, I'd recommend to bring your own gels and/or protein bars throughout the race as the fruits and some iso is not enough for the whole route. I loved the vibe of the race and I recommend it 100%!

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Kian Radojewski
Aug 2017
42.195 km

Scenic route but unfortunately very bad organized: - The first part of the route right after flag-off was pitch-black. Once we approached the first main road, we had to navigate carefully among tuks-tuks and tour buses as the road wasn't closed nor were race marshals around for traffic management - After 30km, various water stations were abandoned, leaving just a few bottles in the containers behind. They also ran out of fruits early on. - At the finish line: only watermelons, bananas and dragon fruits were given to runners, no other types of snacks, eg warm and/or savory snacks. Tuk-tuk drivers were all around finish line area and music stage; why wasn't it strictly off-limits to non-runners? - For a marathon, there were barely any photographers along the course. - After the race: no race pics were posted on website or FB or elsewhere. Runners had to send an email requesting for their photos. I got a response after a week saying they couldn't fine mine. - Medal: nice design but size and material could be improved. Overall and for the price of almost 70$, the value was rather poor. The good stuff: - Bib pick-up was quick and well managed - Drop-bag was handled really great, better and faster than other races - Traffic for the most part was managed well, especially around town - The route itself is obviously pretty scenic, especially from km18 onward.

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Jo D
Aug 2017
42.195 km

4/8/19 : The route itself was good but the marathon was really poorly organised and I would not participate again. My biggest gripe is that the road was not closed - this was particularly bad for marathon participants who had to contend with trucks, tuk tuks of tourists and motorbikes on the "course". I got forced off the road into the dust by a large truck on the road and caught between tuk tuks who were both trying to overtake other runners around me. In addition to breathing lungfuls of petrol vapour, this made for a really horrible experience. Furthermore, at the start of the race, the road into the city was not lit - runners were bumping into each other as they couldn't see where they were going and my friend twisted his ankle in a pot hole which wasn't visible because it was so dark. The second half of the marathon was the same route more or less as the half marathon. By the time the more middle-of-the-pack runners reached the 30KM mark, the aid stations had all run out of bananas. (The last bananas I saw were around 24KM). Also there was no isotonic sports drink at any of the aid station - only a carbonated energy drink - and this also had run out at the later aid stations. The medical stations also ran out of numbing spray and by the time I got to the final medical tent, they'd already packed up and left. There are other complaints like the race tee being of poor quality and the lighting around the toilets at the start line being non-existent (I saw people fall over a lot) but these are minor in comparison. If you're going to charge people to run the course and you're applying the time limit, then at least part of the road should be closed for the runners. Expecting people to run among the traffic is just dangerous.

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Jade Fitzpatrick
21.098 km

Well-organised in a beautiful setting. I had an amazing time!

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Gustavo Palacio
42.195 km

Amazing location, incredible run in the middle of the Temples. Very grateful participate in a Run for a Charity in Siem Reap.

Quite difficult the 42K distance for the heat and the humidity, however running in the middle of the temples is a unforgettable experience.

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George Godward
10 km

The route was great and the organization was good. The only part that has to be worked on is the road closures. When I was on my way to the organization it surprised me to see marathon runners having to negotiate their way amongst road traffic.

The organization was good, the amount of water stations were good, again there was a little bit of traffic from motorbikes and tuk tuks that was a little dangerous for the runners.

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chunyao wang
Country flag of TW
10 km

nice experience, run thought ankgor wut to Bayon, the great journey

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John Brereton
42.195 km

Most humid amazing and toughest marathon I’ve encountered

As tough as it gets.

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Thu Pham
Country flag of VN

Perfect route

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贵鑫 唐
Country flag of CN
42.195 km

在古老的吴哥窟及高棉王国各个庙宇之间来回穿梭,是一种不一样的体验。 漆黑夜里,圣火照耀下出发,跟打了鸡血一样,前面15公里那跑得叫一个快,到了半程就不行了,35KM以后开始膝盖酸疼,坚持到37KM,终于放弃跑步,边走边看边拍照,走完全程。 路线和天气都很好,有些辜负大好时光,所幸安全完赛,陪家人来了一次跑马名义的海外游。

挑战自我

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Karasa Noonla-ong
Country flag of TH

This is my very first running with World’s marathon. I chose The Khmer Empire Full Marathon because of the great location of Angkor Wat. The organization is good, the weather’s so great a bit cool and fresh. I’ll participate this track again on 8th for sure ;)

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Wai Chung

Excellent routes through the ancient sites. Nice weather, water supports are well located Wonderful cheering from the communities. Efficient logistics

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Sue Beer
Country flag of GB
42.195 km

After signing up for the marathon I did not receive any information regarding collecting running bib therefore I had to contact the organisers myself to enquire. Regarding the race, I don't know where to start, The race started at 04:30 and the lack of road lights made visibility difficult. Throughout the course you were running amongst very heavy traffic and at times i did not feel safe. There were no bananas provided by the time I reached the water stations. Most of the first aid stations had also ran out of spray. I guess if you are a fast runner and can run under 4 hours, this run is for you, as it seems this is all the event is focused on. My husband was at the end waiting for me and said at 09:20 the presentation took place and then the DJ thanked everyone for coming and that was it. Surely if you have a time limit for a race you should continue with the entertainment till then. I have completed Marathons in Phuket, Hong Kong and Macau and this was by far the most disorganised. I came, I ran, I finished, I won't be returning.

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Colin YOUNG
Country flag of GB

This event was extremely well organised. There was also a great spirit amongst the runners who were participating. I took part in the 10 km run, and it was a privilege to run past some of the temples and structures in Angkor (including Bayon) prior to the groups of tourists arriving there. I would love to return for the half or full marathon in the future!

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Wong Nam Koe

Fantastic run as you get to run pass ancient temples . The entire route is shaded so no worries about running in the hot sun.

Great route with great sights along the way.

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