The Marathon of Afghanistan

Our website is on pause, but please join us for a virtual run in Jan 2022.

Together, we can do something to help organisers and participants, and the wider humanitarian crisis.

The Marathon of Afghanistan was the first international marathon to take place in the country and has been held each year since 2015. We’re proud to have been supported by Etisalat since 2016. The event is open to women and men, international and Afghan, people from all ethnic groups and provinces.

The race takes place in Bamyan province, a beautiful valley in the Hindu Kush which is a UNESCO world heritage site and has long been one of the safest provinces in the country.

‘The moment you cross the finish line, that moment is a golden time’

Kubra (Afghanistan)
The start of the 2018 race