Annapurna Marathon on June 3rd, 2011

Posted May 26th, 2011 under Special Events,

Annapurna Marathon will be held on June 3, where competitors will race from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4550m) to Dhampus(1770m) in Kaski district, covering a distance of  42.195 kilometers43 km. Athletes will have to race through Sinuwa Danda, Chomrong, Landruk, Tolka and Pothana to complete the race.

The marathon has been organized by various tourism organizations in memory of sociologist & scholar Late Dr. Harka Bahadur Gurung and mountaineer Maurice Herzog with the aim of promoting sports and adventure tourism in the region. Cash  prizes for winners range from Rs. 50,000/-  to  Rs 15,000/- .

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