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
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
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