Jumla- Rara Ultra Marathon Successfully organized


15th Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, July 15: The Jumla-Rara Ultra Marathon 2018 organized by Karnali state in 11th July in order to promote Karnali region.

Jumla- Rara Ultra Marathon was jointly inaugurated by President of the National Athletics Association Rajib Bikram Shah and Ultra world champion Mira Rai.

 “320 athletes had participated in the long distance race from Khalanga of Jumla to Rara Lake in Mugu” said President of Karnali Sports club, Saroj Shahi. Durja Bahadur buda won the first prize from male category whereas Sanumaya Buda from the womens category. Likewise, Dhirbuda won the second position from male and Rammayabuda from women. Similarly, Dhirendra Bhandari won the third position from male and Himali Rawat from women.

In the 49 kilometers long marathon, athletes from 14 districts including Jhapa, Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Sindhupalchowk, Kathmandu, Dhading, Kaski, Syangja and districts of the mid-west and far-west region had participated, he added. The program was organized by Nepal tourism board, National sports council, District Sports development committee and other organizations.

Athletes had to traverse the altitude from 2,324 metres to 3,600 metres to reach Rara from Jumla.