Where the power of running unites people to make a difference in the places we run.
The Impact Marathon Series returns to where it all began in 2016 - Nepal. Over the last 3 years, we have built an experience like no other, and you should be ready to see an entirely unique side to the country.
Our community engagement centres around water & sanitation in the local community - you will be
As part of our commitment to the United Nations Global Goals, over the past three years we've been supporting these two fantastic charities - we believe they are particularly pertinent to Nepal:
Within each goal we have partnered with amazing charities that we are putting our weight behind to really have an impact. During our week together in Nepal, you'll get the chance to visit the projects, meet the people who run them and understand your impact.
The IMS Foundation takes the biggest challenges facing Nepal & seeks out the most extraordinary grassroot organisations who are working to catalyse real change in the country.
Childreach Nepal: Children should be #TaughtNotTrafficked. This project uses sports as a tool for development and aims to provide not just technical skills, but support the holistic development of children through sports activities. The programme aims to reduce dropout rates in the schools, to prevent child from being trafficking, indulging in unsafe migration and any other form of child abuse children may face once they drop out of school. It also focuses on bringing equality among the community regardless of gender, race and economic background of the family
Burns Violence Survivors: With 56k of burns cases a year and only 1 hospital ward dedicated, this is a powerful project that goes right to the heart of Nepali culture. Not only tackling the care, but the prevention - a huge challenge when faced with the task of tackling domestic abuse and the use of acid in such attacks. Since starting the Nepal Impact Marathon we have funded 15 life-saving surgeries for burns victims, and with your support we can really ramp that up this year.
We take The Global Goals from being sometimes abstract concepts to being real, tangible and understandable on a micro-level.
The Impact Marathon dream is to elevate running to be a major contributor to achieving the UN GLOBAL GOALS!
Here's to the places | Here's to the people | Here's to the #POWEROFRUNNING
Are you ready for the race of a lifetime?
After five days working and living in our stunning Athletes' Village up in the mountains of Kakani, it's time to run them. Through the community, through the solitude of the stunning Shivapuri National Park, through the depths of your inner strength, the ultimate run.
This is truly a race like no other...
The Greeks invented the marathon, but Nepal is taking it to the next level. This distance is a brutal battle of man vs nature and will surely be the hardest but most rewarding race of your life. With 2000m of climbing on the trails of Shivapuri National Park, this 2 lap course is the ultimate test of a runners ability.
You will be pushed to your limit, you will feel like you can't go on. But when you dig deep, when you keep moving you will earn the right proudly say you conquered The Beast Of Shivapuri.
A unique opportunity to run a simply incredible loop of Shivapuri National Park. Make no mistake about it, with over 1000m of climbing this is a course that is for strong runners who can take on these challenging trails.
You will take on the our Savage Summit as well as some technical descents and a thrilling waterfall crossing- it is a true test of your running ability.
A 10km race that feels so much further! This is a serious test for any runner. With almost 600m of climbing, finishing this race will feel absolutely amazing. Indeed, it has the hardest hill of all our distances. If this is your first running race it truly will be the best.
Running with and through the Kakani community, this is our most popular route. For the fastest runners in Nepal this will be a competitive and thrilling race.
If you are not a runner, we invite you to hike this course.
The perfect way to catch the Impact bug: You'll have a great pitch spot to put up your own tent and access to wash/toilet facilities. You’ll likely be dotted about the Athletes' Village with the Himalayas above. We all eat together, we all work together through the day and become one amazing team ready to change the world.
Without doubt our most popular option, this is the party spot!. You'll be sharing with two other badass adventures who will become your best friends and running buddies.
We'll provide a big scout-camp style tent with floor mattresses, bedding and pillows. If you feel the cold, it's advisable to bring a sleeping bag too as it does get pretty chilly at night. Bring lots of warm clothes and you'll be set to enjoy this beautiful spot. Warm showers and toilets await you and more prayer flags than you will know what to do with.
For those who want that little bit extra. Just one other roommate here, and when we say room we mean a huge tent, with beds, shelves, seats. We have created your glamping (glamorous camping) to ensure that even if this is your first night under canvas, you will be a few steps closer to heaven. It's simple but it will feel like home, your own cocoon above the clouds.
You will open your tent to the north each morning and take in the wonders of the Himalaya. You have showers and toilets just a few feet from your tent and all bedding is provided - but if you feel the cold, we'd recommend you bring a sleeping bag as it can get pretty chilly at night.
We’ll be meeting in the vibrant 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.