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Domestic, foreign athletes to run from Annapurna Base Camp to Ghandruk this weekend

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Pokhara, May 30

A high altitude marathon is being held from the Annapurna Base Camp to Ghandruk of Kaski district on coming Sunday, June 3. The Annapurna Circuit Trekking Route is popular as one of the 10 amazing and best trekking routes in the world.

Total 58 people including national athletes and foreigners will attend the event to be held on the occasion of the ‘Annapurna Day’.

According to Annapurna Century Tourism Festival main organising committee coordinator Lalit Gurung, participants of the event have already left for the Annapurna Base Camp.

The marathon that will begin at 6:30 am on June 3 from an altitude of 4,100 metres will conclude at an altitude of 1,690 metres at Ghandruk. The distance of the marathon is 42.195 kilometres and its route includes Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Deurali, Himalaya, Dobhan, Wambo, Sinuwa, Chhomrong, Ghurjung, Tadapani and Bhaisi Kharka, according to festival publicity committee coordinator Tanka Raj Adhikari.

The winner of the event will get Rs 100,000 while the second and third prizes carry a purse of Rs 70,000 and Rs 50,000, respectively. Those securing the positions within the top ten will be awarded the consolation prizes.

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Published on May 30th, Wednesday, 2018 3:36 PM


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