May 29, 2024

Fourth Manjushree Trail Race' starts on April 5

Fourth Manjushree Trail Race' starts on April 5

KATHMANDU, March 25:The preparations for the fourth 'Manjushree Trail Race', which will start from April 5, have reached the final stage. The organizer of the 'Manjushree Trail Race' held a press conference and informed that the preparation of the race has reached its final stage. Race President Subash Thapa said that a new edition of the Manjushree Trail Race is going to be held like in the past. He informed that 270 runners from 16 countries including Nepal have registered their names for this edition of the race. Out of which 232 runners have registered from Nepal alone. According to him, 50 to 100 more athletes will participate through foreign bodies like Asia Trail Masters. The registration deadline is April 1. He stated that many more runners may participate at that time.

According to President Thapa, this edition has been recognized as a qualifying game following an agreement with Asia Trail Masters. The Asia Trail Masters is a globally known series of trail races in Asia organized by Kuai Sports Promotions Limited in Hong Kong. Asia Trail Masters is also an annual championship event with a clear and simple points system. Furthermore, the Grandmaster Quest provides equal possibilities for runners in all categories.  According to the organizers, each season under this race ends with an ATM final where the final winner is honored. In the eighth year of its establishment, 30 games will be organized in 12 to 15 Asian countries. Among them, the races in Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam, and Hong Kong are the main races.

A total of 88 competitors participated in the third Manjushree Trail Race conducted in 2023, including 67 Nepalese and 21 foreigners.
Manjushree Trail Race is the longest race, covering seven major peaks around Kathmandu Valley: Jamacho, Shivpuri, Nagarkot, Phulchoki, Champadevi, Bhasmasur, and Chandragiri, and the height of 12,695 meters will be reached by completing the distance of 100 miles.

The 170 km race winners will earn cash awards of Rs 60,000, Rs 40,000, and Rs 20,000 for first, second, and third place, respectively. The rewards in the 100 km category are Rs 40,000, Rs 25,000, and Rs 15,000, while in the 50 km event they are Rs 30,000, Rs 15,000, and Rs 10,000. Similarly, the champions of the KVR 100 stage race would get Rs 20,000, Rs 10,000, and Rs 5,000, respectively, along with medals and certificates.