We did it: On January 18, 2020, about fifty people laced up their running shoes and set off on the 16 km Angkor Ultra Trail Run! The race was located in  the cultural jewel of Cambodia: the temples of Angkor. The trail weaved its way around several ancient temples, giving the runners a stunning backdrop and increased motivation. The purpose of our participation in the event was to promote Phare Ponleu Selpak, but especially to raise funds for the renovation of our dance studio. The studio is essential to the development of our young students, but it is desperately in need of an upgrade. The money raised from the Angkor Ultra Trail run will go a long way towards keeping our dance studio a place of artistic growth for our students. 

The Ultra Trail of Angkor welcomed 1,200 participants from 44 different countries competing in six different races through temples, jungle and rice fields.

True dedication was shown by all our runners beating Cambodia’s sweltering heat and the difficult terrain – motivated and cheered on by the many donors who supported the run. We raised over 7,900 Euros ($8,800) for the renovation of our dance studio to provide a better learning environment for the students. Aside from a professional dance floor, better insulation and ventilation we aim to install a movable sound insulating partition wall.

Thank you to all the runners and generous donors from all over the world for supporting us in this project! With your help, our traditional and contemporary dance students will be able to learn in much better conditions.

We still need to raise 30,000 Euros towards this project. Want to help provide our dance students with a better learning space? Every contribution makes a difference.