Kathmandu – The 2nd Panchpokhari Half Marathon is taking place from August 26.
At a press conference organized here today, the Panchpokhari Half Marathon Organizing Committee informed that the half marathon will cover a distance of 24 kilometres from Thaipal Panchpokhari to Raithaneswori Temple of Sindhupalchowk with the slogan of ‘Sports for Tourism Promotion’.

The athletes interested to participate in the marathon will have to register their names on August 21. Both foreign and domestic athletes can participate in the half marathon. The registration fee is 35 US Dollars for foreigners, Rs 1,000 for athletes from Sindhupalchok district and Rs 2,000 for athletes from other districts of Nepal.

The interested athletes can register their names at all the ward offices of the Thangpal Panchpokhari rural municipality, at the Chhetrapaleshwari Secondary School, Tipeni, at Melamchi Café in Melamchi Bazar, at the District Sports Development Committee, Sindhupalchok and by visiting the rural municipality’s Facebook page.

Those coming out first, second and third in the half marathon competition would bag cash prize of Rs 50 thousand, Rs 30 thousand and Rs 20 thousand respectively. (RSS)