Kathmandu Urban Marathon

Edition 4

Kathmandu, Nepal
25 Apr, 2024 (Thu)
Event size: 100 - 999 participants

Running

21.1 km, 42.195 km

About the event

Nepal is a nation renowned for its majestic Mount Everest, its spectacular natural beauty, and its warm and friendly people. Unfortunately, it is also the land of the devastating earthquake that occurred on April 25th, 2015. The Nepali people have been working tirelessly to rebuild the nation since that fateful day. In commemoration of the tragic event, the Kathmandu Urban Marathon has been held every two years since 2018. Participants of this marathon are helping to rebuild and to fund educational projects for future generations. The marathon route takes runners through the most awe-inspiring sights of Kathmandu, some of which were damaged by the earthquake. Durbar Square in Patan, the city center of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple due to its resident simians), Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath (where cremations are done in the open air and ashes are spread in the holy Bagmati river) are some of the sights that will be encountered along the course. Participants must show respect for the Nepali people and their rituals, and any who fail to do so will be removed from the event. Volunteers, police, and other members of the marathon organization are in charge of the event and runners must obey their orders. The route is partially traffic free, yet still offers runners an opportunity to contribute to the rebuilding of Nepal. The Kathmandu Urban Marathon is a charity event, and there is no prize money. Any profits made from the event will be donated to the ColdFeet Foundation (www.coldfeetfoundation.com) and 112Nepal Foundation (www.112nepal.nl Dutch website) in partnership with PA Nepal and Educational Capacity Building in Rural Nepal. Registration fees are non-refundable, even if a runner decides not to participate or if the event is rescheduled or canceled. The money will be used to support local projects in Nepal. The maximum number of participants (combined full and half marathon, international and Nepali participants) is 200, after which registration will be closed.

Races offered by this event

You have 64 weeks for training

Half Marathon

25 Apr, 2024 (Thu)
Running
21.1 km
Solo
On site
Road
City

Marathon

25 Apr, 2024 (Thu)
Running
42.195 km
The marathon and half marathon routes takes you to most of the spectacular sights of Kathmandu, some are still damaged as result of the earthquake but still worth seeing. On the marathon route you will pass Durbar Square in Patan, the center of Kathmandu and Swayambhunath also known as the Monkey temple because of all the monkeys that live there. You will cross Boudhanath and see Pashupatinath where the Nepali people hold cremations in the open air. The ashes are spread in the holy Bagmati river which you will also cross. We expect all participants to respect the Nepali people and their rituals along the course. Anyone not following these rules will be removed from the marathon.
Solo
On site
Road
Rolling
City

Kathmandu Urban Marathon

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