Everest Marathon information
For information on the race itself go to www.everestmarathon.org.uk
This race is an experience of a lifetime and combines a month long fully supported holiday trekking in Nepal in the spectacular Everest region. It is extremely well organised and excellent value for money. The race entry fee covers the cost of most of the accommodation, food and flights within Nepal and you get a very high standard of medical support for this also. It works out cheaper than the average organised trip to Nepal and you get so much more in terms of a really unique experience where you will build special friendships as you set out to battle the common goal of The Everest Marathon. The interaction with the local people and the 150 sherpas, porters and cooks that accompany the group is in itself a very enjoyable experience.
I would recommend this trip to anyone who has completed the ASICS Kepler Challenge and with some luck you would definitely be capable of achieving it. It was honestly the best experience of my life so far.
I'll most likely be off and doing it again this year!
Cathy Lewsley – 273rd = 9:10:06 Kepler Challenge 2008
The start line is at Gorak Shep 5184m (17,000 feet), close to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
The finish is at the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar at 3446m (11,300 feet) and the course is a measured 42 km (26.2 miles) over rough mountain trails.