Angkor Half Marathon in Siem Reap is held in December every year. The route of this race is stretched around the temples. There is no age limit of the participants, eight to eighty, everybody can run. Winning or losing does not matter at all here, as the objective is not only fun but also to collect money for the physically challenged.
Apart from the Half Marathon and a 10 kilometre Run for Men and Women, there is a 21 kilometre Wheelchair Race, and a 3 km Family Run.
Participants come here to take part in the Bike Race and Half Marathon from almost every part of the world.
This year the Angkor Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, December 6th, 2015. More information on the website of Angkor Half Marathon. Hopefully, the organization will improve safety measures, as in previous years the track was NOT closed to traffic, causing not only safety concerns, but also sometimes forcing runners to stop and wait, which is killing when you’re running.
In 2011 Phnom Penh had its first Half Marathon, organized by the National Olympic Council of Cambodia (NOCC), in celebration of the 117th anniversary of Olympic Day. This Half Marathon in Phnom Penh has become a yearly event to highlight the revival of Cambodia’s capital and attract more visitors to the city. The 2016 edition will be held on June 12th. More information on the website Olympic Day Half Marathon.