Annapurna 100: Big Mountains,Forest Trails, Village Culture, Support to Young Nepali Runners

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It’s got big mountain views, forests trails, village culture and it’s probably the only ultra race where you get a tikka on your forehead at 20 km and a khata around your neck.It’s Nepal’s original ultra race, and it’s hard, with the new 50 and 100 km courses.

Annapurna 100  is happening on Saturday 27th October 2018.  RaceYaya will be the official race timing solutions.

Have you added it to your calendar yet?  If not, here is your chance.   Annapurna 100 is known to be a venue to discover young Nepali runners.  Part of the registration fees help the organizers in bringing interested Nepali runners to join the races.  Winner of the 2018 edition for 50K will also be sent to an international trail running academy.  Wanna win a free slot to Annapurna 100?

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Which academy do the first Nepali finishers of the 50Km event get to attend?

Follow the mechanics above and get the chance to join ANNAPURNA 100.  Free race slot awaits the winner.  (Travel and accomodations are not included),

Race information

Registration is until October 1, 2018 at https://annapurna100.com/race-info/registration-fee/

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ITRA race evaluation*

ITRA / UTMB:

2018 course maps

The trail is in places small and technical and accommodation in the race village is limited. Entry quotas 50 km = 120 bibs, 100 km = 60 bibs.

The race registration fee is given here which includes:

  1. Race entry
  2. Annapurna Conservation Area permit is Rs 2260 (approximately $US 23 / €18)
  3. TIMS trekking permit (approximately $US 11 / €9)
  4. Quality race t-shirt
  5. Finishers medal
  6. Certificate of participation (collectable at the finish line only)
  7. Bus transportation to 50 km start, and return drop for both races at Pokhara Lakeside (Hallanchowk).
  8. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd for female and male categories in 100 km and 50 km.
  9. Water Points with mineral water, bananas, black tea, veg noodle soup, salted biscuits, coke/fanta,
  10. Drop bag facility for 100 km course (@ 40 km and 64 km)
  11. Recovery soup at the finish point
  12. Medical support with NOLS qualified Wilderness First Aid Responders from Himalayan Medics.
  13. Drop bag facility (100 km: 2 x bags, 50 km: 1 x bag).
  14. Finisher bag delivered to finish hotels

Much of your entry fee subsidizes young Nepali runners to come and compete (travelling as many as two days to reach Pokhara) and prize money.

Saturday evening return from the finish: If you wish to return Saturday evening after your 50 km finish (or amazing 100 km finish), then private jeep transport can be arranged. The 1 to 1.5 hour jeep journey is $10 per head and must be reserved in advance. More information available nearer the time.

Supporters

Supporters can also come with you and stay at the start/finish in Dhampus.

Prizes

Tiny* cash prizes will be given for the 50km and 100km top 3 finishers male and female. * Subject to our sponsorship arrangements.

 

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