Support Nepal and run the Annapurna 100
As everybody knows Nepal was hit by a severe earthquake last April, resulting in many casualties and enormous damage to the infrastructure of the small developing country in the Himalayas. More than ever the country needs tourism and other incoming travel to help the local economy to recover from the devastation. We are therefore happy to hear that the organisers of the oldest trail running race in the country, the Annapurna 100 in Pokhara, are going ahead with the event scheduled for 10 October. The Asia Trail Master series lends it full support to the event.
The 9th edition of the Annapurna 100 will see some changes to the race course that will be confirmed in the course of August. Of course, Pokhara - a short domestic flight or longer bus trip away from Kathmandu - is still the event town. You can check the race route here .
The registration for the event has been opened. You can sign up via the event website (payment through PayPal) or also via the Asia Trail Master registration platform. Note that the registration fee includes several items, such as :
- Includes US$20 ACAP permit
- Official race t-shirt
- Fee supports Nepali runners to travel and compete
- Certificate of participation
- Free shuttle from finish point to lakeside/hotel points
- Classic dal bhat lunch party on 11th with prize distribution
- 11 Check Points with mineral water, bananas and light food, basic first aid support
Participants who finish the 100km and 50km distances will score points for the Asia Trail Master ranking. A 100km finish of course also gives you 1 point in your quest to become a Asia Trail Grandmaster.