• 10km, 21km, 42km distances


    Saturday 16th November 2019

    Kakani, Nuwakot - Nepal

  • The GPX Routes

    Challenging, beautiful and incredibly rewarding


    Click on the images for GPX data, including checkpoints and route profile

    Please note, these mountain trail routes are subject to small changes that will be communicated on Race Day

    Please click on image to go to GPX data, with checkpoints and route profile


    Starter for Ten

    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.


    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 more the merrier!


    Loop the loop

    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 - it is a true test of your running ability. Only 100 spots remaining -

    experienced runners only.


    The Beast of Shivapuri

    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 the winner will proudly become our 2019 Champion.


    With 2000m of climbing on the trails of Shivapuri National Park, this 2 lap course is the ultimate test of a runner's ability. With just 60 spots available we invite the best runners in Nepal to take on 'The Beast of Shivapuri.'

  • 2019 Race Information

    Nepal Impact - 4th Edition

    Date: Saturday 16th November 2019

    Distances: 10km, 21km, 42km

    Start and finish location: APF UN Peacekeeping Training Centre, Kakani, Nuwakot


    T-Shirts & Bib Numbers are picked up on race day morning.

    Your registration opens 1 hour before your race start time.


    42km: Race Start - 7.30am

    21km: Race Start - 9.30am

    10km: Race Start - 10.30am


    Transport between Kathmandu and Kakani: Complimentary shuttle buses will be organised for registered participants. Non-registered runners and spectators will need to organise their own transport to Kakani, Nuwakot. The buses will be leaving Balaju Bypass at 5.15am for the 42km, 7am for the 21km and 8am for the 10km...miss the bus and you miss your race.


    Water & Food: There are regular aid stations with water, snacks and hydration salts around the course. All 42km runners will also receive lunch at the finish line. 10km & 21km runners will be able to purchase lunch.

    Route: All three distances are trail routes so be ready for an all-terrain challenge! See the GPX overview above.

    Hikers: If you are not a runner, we invite you to hike the 10k course. Being part of the event is more important than winning.

    Timing: We will not provide official timing but we will endeavour to give you your time if you request for it. We recommend bringing your own device if you'd like to have your exact time.

    Trophies: There are no formal prizes but there will be trophies for the Top 3 Male and Female finishers of each distance.

    Spectators: Are more than welcome but will have to organise their own transport up to Kakani.



    For questions on the race, please contact our Race Directors:

    Bethany Boll (9803781310), and

    Megan Mason (9808535453)

    Recommended kit list

    • Trail running shoes - it's an off-road course so a good tread in your soles will be useful.
    • Water bottle/ hydration backpack - to fill up at water stations. The water we provide will be in tanks, and for the sake of the environment, we will not have disposable cups. The longest gap between water stops is 9km, on the 21km and 42km courses, so you are recommended to carry water with you.
    • Rehydration drinks - keep your electrolyte balance on an even keel.
    • Energy gels/ snacks – we will have bananas and biscuits out on the course but please bring any supplements you enjoy.
    • Cap and sun cream – there are exposed sections where the sun beats down. Protect yourself!
    • Sports watch/ timing device – we are not providing official timing, so bring your own device to track if you'd like to know your exact time.
    • Any medication you require – you should write any known medical issues clearly on your running bib. We will also have medics out on the course to monitor and provide care if needed.
  • Social Impact in Nepal

    Organised by Impact Marathon Series, the Nepal Impact Marathon is more than a race.


    The Impact Marathon Series has raised over $1m raised for local organisations in its first three years, and the Impact team is looking to continue changing lives through the Power of Running.


    The dream with this social enterprise is to bring runners from all over the world to incredible locations and, most importantly, to engage with the local community for a week before they race.


    Impact Marathon Series is working to tackle the UN Global Goals through its events. Nepal Impact Marathon is an annual fixture in Nepal’s race calendar and we hope to make a sustainable difference to local communities.


    The 2030 UN Global Goals we are working towards with the Nepal Impact Marathon on 18th November 2019 are below. By participating in the event you will be supporting Nepali NGOs working towards the goals of Quality Education and Gender Equality.


    For more information on the Global Goals, visit: GlobalGoals.org


    For more information on Impact Marathon Series and our races in Nepal, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi and Guatemala, please visit www.ImpactMarathon.com

    Goal 4

    Quality Education

    Goal 5

    Gender Equality

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