Besides the amazing hiking opportunities in the country, runners can participate in world-class marathons. The Kathmandu Urban Marathon route passes through the ancient historic sites and unique neighborhoods of the nation's capital. Proceeds from the marathon support local non-profit organizations aimed at helping Nepal's local community. Participating in running races in Nepal creates the kind of memories that will surely last a lifetime.
In Nepal, the locals dress conservatively. Keep the shoulders and upper chest covered in public. A standard T-shirt is a safe bet for marathons in Nepal.
It's not safe to drink water from the tap or from streams near hiking trails. Bottled water is not always available, so bring a portable water filter for when you participate in running events in Nepal.
During monsoon season, leeches abound along jungle-trekking paths. Wear long pants and boots, and check your clothing frequently to remove leeches.
Give yourself time to adjust to the altitude before taking on long treks or running races in Nepal.
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