The Marathon of Afghanistan is a go this month. Registration to run is closed though those interested can still contribute. See updates from the Marathon of Afghanistan facebook page and join the mailing list for 2017 entry.
The route goes symbolically has the remains of the Bamian Buddhas as its backdrop. The region is relatively safe for visitors.
There is so much negative coverage of Afghanistan and the country faces such challenges that I am enthusiastic to support positive efforts in the country.
2015 saw the first Afghan female to complete a marathon in her homeland. Runners World tells What It’s Like to a Run a Marthon in Afghanistan.
Those who prefer the slops can join the 2017 Afghan Ski Challenge.