Thursday, May 10, 2018

Langtang International Marathon on May 19

Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) is organising the third International Langtang Marathon on May 19.
TAAN has been organising the 42.195-km race from 2016 to boost tourism in the region that was left devastated after the earthquake of April 25, 2015. "The Langtang region holds a lot of tourism potentials but due to the earthquake and lack of promotion, we have not been able to take more tourists there,” said TAAN president Navaraj Dahal.
"The foreign runners will take part in Langtang marathon," he said, adding that it will help promote tourism in the region. "We are expecting at least 100 runners but not sure yet."
The race will begin from an altitude of 3,870 metres in Kyanjing Gompa at the Langtang National Park and end at Syaphrubeshi passing through Ghoda Tabela, Lama Hotel, Rimche, Sherpagaun, Kangjim, Bridhim and Ling Ling.
The top three finishers will get cash prizes of Rs 105,000; Rs 78, 750 and Rs 52, 500. In the first two editions, runners from Tribhuvan Army Club and Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club dominated the race.

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