Where: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Race Date: Sunday, August 4, 2019
Race Start: 6AM
Angkor Wat Expo & Race Kit Pickup:
Apsara Angkor Resort Siem Reap
August 2 and 3
All four events will take place in the Angkor Wat area and will take runners past many temples and archaeological sites.
Travel packages include the following:
All prices are in USD and are PER PERSON. Prices based on DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. Single Occupancy available upon request and additional nights may be purchased.
Salita Hotel Phnom Penh or similar
Dinata Angkor Boutique Hotel or similar
Sun & Moon Urban Hotel P.P. or similar
Royal Angkor Resort or similar
Sokha Phnom Penh or similar
Le Meridien Angkor or similar
Full daily breakdown below.
Jul 31 – Arrive in Phnom Penh
Aug 1 – Free morning, afternoon half day tour in Phnom Penh
Aug 2 – Private transfer to Siem Reap with tour
Aug 3 – Course Inspection, Old Market tour
Aug 4 – Race Day, post race massage
Aug 5 – Free morning, Half Day Angkor Wat tour
Aug 6 – Full Day Angkor Wat tour
Aug 7 – Private transfer to Phnom Penh
Aug 8 – Depart Cambodia
Trip extensions available.
Upon Arrive at Phnom Penh International airport you will be welcomed by our tour guide and then transfered to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Aug 1 [(B)reakfast, (L)unch, (D)inner Included]
Sleep in or get up early and go for a jog, either way this morning is your free time.
In the afternoon, we’ll pick up you to have lunch at local restaurant, then you’ll visit the Notorious Tuol Sleng Museum.
In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S‐21). It soon became the largest such center of detention and torture in the country. More than 17,000 people held at S‐21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeung Ek to be executed; detainees who died during torture were buried in mass graves in the prison ground.
The museum displays include room after room of these photographs of men, women and children covering the walls from floor to ceiling; virtually all the people pictured were later killed. We’ll then continue to visit the Killing Fields of Cheung Ek which is situated 15 kilometers south‐west of Phnom Penh and made famous by the film of the same name “The Killing Fields”. This was a place where more than 17,000 civilians were killed and buried in mass graves; many of them transported here after detention and torture in Toul Sleng. This place is a chilling reminder of the brutalities of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. In the center of the area is a 17-story glass stupa which houses 8000 skulls exhumed from mass graves. Then visit Wat Phnom, a small hill crowned by an active wat (pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Aug 2 (B, L, D included)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will take a private transfer overland from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap province. We’ll stop first at Skun Market known for its big spiders. Then you’ll visit the Angkorian temple of Wat Norkor Bachey (12th century) and discover the temples of Phnom Bros and Phnom Srey, located at Kro La Commune, Kampong Siem District. It is Seven‐ kilometers away from the provincial town of Kampong Cham. The pagoda of Phnom Pros official name is “What Sovan Kiri Rotanak Phnom Pros”. Just 1KM to the North there is another mountain, which has a pointed peak called “Phnom Srey”. North of the Phnom Srey there are ranks of mountains such as mountains of Dang Rek, Ba Ley and Chhuk. In addition, at the top of Pros Mountain, we can view the stunning scenery of Kampong Cham province. From 1975‐1979, the mountain of Pros was used by the Khmer Rouge as a detention place for torturing Cambodian people living in Kampong Cham province. The mountain of Srey has pointed peak and can be climbed up by 308 steps. We’ll then continue on the road to Kompong Thom by crossing Skun “Spider Village”. The town well‐known for selling deep‐fried spiders to travelers who stop by on their way. We’ll arrive in the capital of the Kompong Thom province in the afternoon, have lunch at a local restaurant, then continue to Siem Reap.
Dinner will be at a local restaurant and you’ll overnight at your hotel in Siem Reap.
Note: 314km, 5‐6hours by overland
Aug 3 (B, L, D included)
After breakfast at the hotel, your tour guide and driver will pick you up to check out the course. You’ll be able to choose between 9AM and 10:30AM. (Angkor Wat temple, Basie Chamrong,South gate of Angkor Thom,Bayon,Takeo, Srah Srang,Ta Prohm,Banteay Kdei, Prasat Kravan and many ancient temple).
After lunch at local restaurant, you will visit the Old Market where you can see the fresh local produce being sold as well as browse the souvenir stalls .
Transfer back to hotel for the Angkor Wat Int’l Half Marathon Eve Party which will start at 6:30PM and will go until 8:30PM at the Apsara Angkor Resort & Conference. You will be treated to a traditional Khmer Dance show.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Aug 4 (B, L, D included) – Race Day
You will receive a breakfast box to go as you’ll have an early morning departure from the hotel in order to arrive at the Start Line 30 minutes prior to the official start.
After the race you will be picked up in front of the Angkor Wat temple.
Race Start Times:
After the race you will be treated to a relaxing 60 minute Khmer traditional massage. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Aug 5 (B, L, D included)
This morning you will have free time to recover from the race.
In the afternoon you will be picked up for lunch. After lunch you will enjoy a tour Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples.
Visit the fabulous Ta Prohm Temple which is embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees, then move on to an extensive tour of the magnificent World Heritage site of Angkor Wat & Visit Rolous Group of Temples, namely Preah Ko, Bakong, and Lo Lei. Afterwards you’ll be driven to Prolung Khmer, a Pottery and weaving center. Then you will take a boat trip & enjoy the wonderful views of Tonle Sap – the largest Lake in Asia. Visit the local fishing communities and experience the floating village.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Aug 6 (B, L, D included)
Visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk) and the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century) and visit Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), Baphun temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King and Thommanon, a small, attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat. The Angkor Wat style is most easily seen in the style of the towers and carved devatas. Chau Say Tevoda is a small temple of similar design and floor plan to that of Thommanon located across the street (except for additional gopuras and library), but for years appeared as Thommanon’s neglected sister, languishing in significantly worse.
Aug 7 (B, L, D included)
After breakfast you will be transferred back to Phnom Penh via private vehicle. If there’s time we recommend you check out the Killing Fields.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Aug 8 (Breakfast included)
Today you are free until tour guide and driver will transfer you back to the Phnom Penh International airport.
Can I fundraise for a charity for this event?
Absolutely! We work with both Crohn’s and Colitis Canada as well as the MS Society however we’re open to working with any official charity.
How much do I need to fundraise?
You’ll need to fundraise roughly three times the cost of your package to meet Canadian law.
When do I have to have my fundraising completed by?
As we understand that it takes time to fundraise, the deadline to raise the full amount won’t be until one month prior to departure.
What’s the course like?
Amazing, in a word. All events take place on paved roads that wind around Angkor Wat and many other temples. The road is tree-lined which provides nice shading. Water stations are every 2KM and there are also electrolyte and fruit stations. You’ll also most-likely see monkeys, elephants and other wildlife.
Do I have to book my own airfare?
You can, or, our partner UNIGLOBE One Travel can price out flights for you. Simply send us your dates and city and we’ll send you the best price available.
Are there transfers from the airport to the hotel?
Are these prices in CAD or USD?
Is Cambodia safe?
Cambodia is very safe but as always, exercise caution and pay attention to your surroundings. Leave valuables at home or in the hotel room safe. Flashing money or jewerly anywhere is not a good idea.
What’s the food like?
Cambodian food is quite tasty and focuses on rice, meat, vegetables and fruit. It’s also easy to find Western cuisine and Chinese food.
Is Cambodia expensive?
Cambodia is anything but expensive. You can purchase a real fruit smoothie for $1, a full body massage from $2, a draft beer for $.050, a full meal for $2.
What currency do they use?
The local currency is called the Riel but the US Dollar is widely used.
What’s the weather like?
Average temperatures in Cambodia around this time of year are 21-30 degrees Celsius (night time low to day time high). Expect dry, sunny days but the course is nicely shaded.
I’m traveling solo – can you assist me with finding a roommate to save money?
Dream Travel will assist you in finding a same-sex roommate but it can’t be guaranteed.