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Marathons in Nepal : Running on Top of the World

Marathons in Nepal : Running on Top of the World

Situated on the northern border of India, Nepal captivates visitors with its ancient temples, winding city streets, exotic jungle trails and stunning views of the Himalayas. Climbing Mount Everest sits atop many an athlete's bucket list, but conquering the world's tallest mountain isn't the only reason to visit this vibrant country. Alongside breathtaking natural beauty and the smiling faces of friendly locals, runners will find some of the world's best hiking trails and top-notch marathons in ... Continue Reading

13TH Kathmandu Marathon 2019

Nepal, Kathmandu 21 December, 2019
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Kathmandu Urban Marathon

Nepal, Kathmandu 25 April, 2020

The Original Everest Marathon

Nepal, Mount Everest 02 December, 2019

Nepal Impact Marathon

Nepal, Kathmandu 16 November, 2019

Royal Penguin Ultra Marathon

Nepal, Namche Bazaar 05 October, 2018

Things To Think About

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The Nepali people greet each other by putting their hands together in front of their faces and saying "Namaste."

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Squat-style toilets remain common fixtures in Nepal. Bring your own toilet paper, and ‘flush' the toilet with the water bucket provided by the establishment.

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A 10 percent tip is customary for most services in Nepal, including restaurant servers, hotel staff and tour guides. Most tourist restaurants include a 10 percent service charge in the bill for tipping the waitstaff. In smaller establishments and street stalls, you should leave the change as a tip. Do not tip taxi drivers. Drivers generally turn off their meters so that they can overcharge tourists.

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Always use the right hand to shake hands or handle money or food. The Nepali people reserve the left hand for toilet functions.

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Pack a first aid kit with medicines and personal hygiene items. Well-stocked pharmacies are difficult to find in remote hiking areas.


Marathons in Nepal

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.



13TH Kathmandu Marathon 2019

Nepal, Kathmandu 21 December, 2019

Good to Know

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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.

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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.

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During monsoon season, leeches abound along jungle-trekking paths. Wear long pants and boots, and check your clothing frequently to remove leeches.

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Give yourself time to adjust to the altitude before taking on long treks or running races in Nepal. 


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