India the country of the Maharajas ……ever thought of running on the Silk Route and soaking in the local culture and atmosphere? Well the Foulées de La Soie might just be what you are looking for.

The second biggest French- organized multi-stage organized by Jean-Claude Le Cornec is definitely one of those to tick off on your bucket list if running means more to you than just running. Jean-Claude’s mantra reflects what this event is all about “

2012 marked the first year of this multi-stage in India. Over the past 2 decades the event has been held in China – on the Silk Route but with a focus on the Great Wall of China. This year it was decided to opt for a change of scenery and judging on the feedback the 160 participants were definitely enchanted with the new course.  An Arabian nights fairytale with a sporty touch ….on the menu: off the beaten track run courses, colorful markets, spicy and flavorful local cuisine, cultural outings, a visit to the famous Taj Mahal …..what more could you want? Jean Claude’s idea was to mix sport and culture, add a pinch of exoticism and mysticism and serve it up at a reasonable price.

What also makes this event particularly attractive is that it is open to hikers/speed walkers too. The distances for the latter are a little shorter and the participants are ranked separately.

Almost a fortnight of running daily stages of 15 to 20km and sightseeing in the North of India from Uttar Pradesh to Rajasthan through rural landscapes and villages, desert regions and exotic locations all your senses are awakened.

The second edition will take place between 23 September and 5 October 2013. SPDO (Sport Development Performance Organization) organize an all-inclusive package with airfare, accommodation in 4 or 5 star hotels, local transfers by coach in India, sightseeing, race registration, 3 race t-shirts and most meals.

For further race info and pre-race bookings please contact the UK agent

Niandi Carmont



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A Runner, Business Woman and fighter for Autism.
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