Surkhet, June 24
The Jumla-Rara Ultramarathon 2018 will kick off in Jumla on July 11.
“Jumla-based Karnali Sports Club will organise the national level marathon with the objective of promoting sports and tourism in Karnali region,” said the Club President, Saroj Shahi.
The athletes will run from an altitude of 2,300 metres to 2990 metres covering the distance of 49 kilometres from Khalanga of Jumla to Rara Lake in Mugu.
“Ultramarathon runners from across the country can participate in the championship,” he added.
Around 400 people including international athletes, who have participated in the Trail Race, would take part in the competition.
“The estimated cost of the ultramarathon is Rs 750,000. The National Sports Council is providing Rs 400,000 and the Chandannath Municipality Rs 100,000 for the event,” informed Shahi.
The athletes securing first, second and third position would be awarded cash prize of Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000, respectively.