Nestled in the Himalayan Lap, Chirbatiya is an idyllic village located on the Char-Dham yatra route to Kedarnath. Come this monsoon, at 2287 m above sea level, the village shall host its second season of hill marathon. "In the village, by the villagers and for the village youth," its a one of its kind marathon at one of the highest altitudes in the world that supports the initiative of "Run for Hills" campaigning around reverse migration, to bring the youth of the hills back to their homes. Come here to witness the nature awakening to the monsoons bliss, enjoy the cool breeze rising above the clouds, run in the mist of clouds on serpentine roads supporting a cause, testing your own mettle as you inch closer to that FINISH line. Your run will help the local community to enhance their livelihoods and bring to Chirbatiya what it truly deserves- its sons.
Living in the hills where one has to walk several kilometers to access as basic an amenity as water, where lives are spent fetching fodder for the cattle, the conditions exist to strengthen you physically and mentally and its in these conditions talents are born. One such find of season 1 of the Marathon was Monika Rana who won 10km run in Chirbatiya and subsequently went on to win Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018 for her age category. This was her second run and for more than 2000 youngsters, their first. Few other girls came 4th, 5th, 8th and 10th in their maiden Delhi Airtel half Marathon and this is just a beginning!