Third edition of Manjushree Trail Race flagged offThe 170-kilometre-long race involving challenging terrains sees participation of 88 athletes.
The third edition of the Manjushree Trail Race, a 170-kilometre-long race, was flagged off on Friday. The race commenced at 6am from Kalu Pandey Danda in Dahachok, Kathmandu.
The trail race, which is claimed as the longest trail race in Nepal, includes three races in different distances– 92, 54, and 24 kilometres– involving challenging terrains such as swings, rocky paths, and steep climbs.
The event has a total of 88 participants, including 67 Nepali and 21 international runners. Among them, 69 are male, and 19 are female.
According to Subas Thapa, president of Manjushree Trail Race, the event has been organised in collaboration with Trail Mandu.
The organising committee, along with 50 volunteers, is managing the programme. The organisers believe that the race has the potential to promote and develop trail running culture in Nepal internationally.
The winners of the race, both male and female, will get an opportunity to participate in the ‘Ultra Tour Monte Rosa (UTMR)’ scheduled to be held in Switzerland in 2024.