Trail running is an upcoming popular sport which takes place off-road and in natural adventurous regions like mountains, hills, deserts etc.
Nepal, blessed with natural adventurous terrain, is already a popular destination for the adventure activities. The difficult terrain has also developed naturally strong trail athletes who are able to perform at the highest level in international championships. It was through this sport that Mira Rai, the female ultra-runner and National Geographic Adventurer of the year 2017, has achieved international recognition from her performance in trail running races in at least 14 different countries. Other Nepali athletes having the opportunity to compete internationally have also performed at the highest level and broken records in this sport.
Kathmandu Trail Race Series is an initiative to get this beautiful sport mainstream athletic recognition in Nepal. It will be great exposure for talented athletes who want to venture into trail running. Apart from the competitive scenario, we also wish that participants will be able to appreciate nature of the valley. Away from chaos and pollution of city life, it will be a great opportunity to explore outdoor fitness activity and network with an active social community.
Trail Running Nepal has been organising successful trail races in Nepal for the past 6 years.