This week is about so much more than race. It is an adventure into the heart of Nepal, an immersion into the culture and community. The Athletes' Village will be your home for the week - possibly one of the world's most breathtaking campsites!
We’ll be meeting in the bustling city of Kathmandu, where we will be staying the first night of our adventure. After your flight arrives in the afternoon, you’ll be whisked to your hotel. Here you’ll get to know your fellow travellers whilst enjoying an evening of amazing Nepali food and start learning more of what you'll be experiencing this week.
A full day spending time with the projects and people you’ll be supporting, really getting to know them and seeing the difference you have made first hand. In the evening we’ll be travelling up to the stunning Athletes' Village where we will be spending the next few days living with the community. You'll arrive in the dark so get ready for a wonderful surprise upon waking tomorrow.
Waking up to watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas and getting into the swing of community life. The morning Yoga session is one of the highlights of the trip, simply unmissable. For those wanting to get a feel for the terrain then you can also head out on one of our training runs. Then the project work begins as we work shoulder to shoulder with the community on the projects they have identified and are passionate about seeing come to life.
We rise with the sun to finish our project work as one big happy family. You'll now be feeling far more in rhythm with Nepali life and understanding the amazing, as well as challenging, sides to life in Nepal. Seeing your project through to completion will be an outstanding moment and is what makes the Impact Marathon experience completely unique. We finish the day celebrating with a drink or two at our Sunset Bar.
You have a big day tomorrow so time to unwind. We will have some mini-lectures and workshops around the themes of the week and your time in Nepal. We'll also create our pop-up cinema so you can watch the story of Nepal's most famous athlete, the amazing Mira Rai. Overall though, this is your day. Head into the village to buy some lunch, relax with your fellow competitors. In the evening you will get our full race briefing whilst you gourmandise on a big bowl of steaming pasta.
The moment has come. Start line, time to run together, as a community in one of the world’s most outstanding locations. The magic of raceday: 2000m of climbing; up to 42km of running and 25 buckets of sweating awaits you. But get ready for a remarkable finish line moment as you take the final steps of the hardest race of your life. And at that finish line, we’ll celebrate each and every finisher as they cross the line. Party into the night, you deserve it...
The race is over and you have the usual aches and pains to remind you. To take your mind off it we have organised some incredible experiences that show you the very best that Nepal has to offer. Alternatively you can return home and transfers to the airport are included.