Thank you for the overwhelming response. We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday, 28th April 2024, at Trail 5 parking.


Merchandise Collection!

Pick up your runner’s bib and special edition shirt (If purchased) from Coffeemistry, F-7, Islamabad on Saturday (26th April 2024) from 10 am to 12 pm. Please note that there will no bib/shirt collection facility available on the event day.

Margalla Hills Half Marathon 2024

Get ready for an exhilarating experience as *Islamabad Run With US (IRU)* delightfully presents the return of the Margalla Hills Half Marathon on Sunday, April 28, 2024, marking it as a highlight on our annual event calendar. The Margalla Hills Half Marathon is the first and only trail running half marathon in the capital organised by @islamabadrunwithus. You will experience running on all the main trails of Margalla Hills, including the portion of Margalla Road from Trail 5 to Japanese Zoo parking, and Pirsohawa Road from Talhar Mor to Monal Restaurant.

Official Route:


Event Day Schedule:

Meeting time: 5:15 am to 5:30 am

Route Briefing: 5:30 am to 5:40 am

Assemble for the race: 5:40 am

Race Starts: 5:50 am

Cut off Time: 4 Hours

Closing Ceremony: 10:15 am to 10:45 am


Margalla Hills Half Marathon History:

Back in 2018, IRU organised the first ever Trail Half Marathon in Pakistan, the Margalla Hills Half Marathon. It was a big hit, attracting around 250 participants. The course took runners through the beautiful yet challenging trails of Margalla Hills, including Trail 4, Trail 6, Trail 3, and 5, as well as scenic roads along the foothills.Our aim as a responsible community is to ensure we are working to maximise the ways in which our events make a positive impact, so we are dedicating Margalla HIlls Half Marathon to the sustainability of our very own National Park; Margalla Hills National Park.


National parks are special places that help keep our environment healthy. But sadly, many of them are being damaged by things like cutting down trees.

This marathon is a way to remind everyone that we need to protect places like the Margalla Hills National Park. When we join the marathon or support it, we're not just running or watching—we're helping to keep these natural areas safe. These parks are home to lots of different plants and animals, and they also do important things like keeping our climate stable and providing clean water.

During the marathon, we also teach people about how to visit parks responsibly and do things that help instead of harm them. By working together, we can make sure that our national parks stay beautiful and healthy for everyone to enjoy, now and in the future.

Companies & Individuals interested in sponsoring the event kindly contact:
Qasim Naz: 0313-7896969

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