14th Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon on May 29

KATHMANDU: The 14th edition of Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is being held on May 29 this year.

The Full Marathon race starts from the Everest Base Camp (5,364 meter) near the Khumbu Glacier and ends at Namche Bazaar (3,446 meter), the capital town of Sherpas, the organisers informed amid a press meet today.

The event would include three components, namely: Everest Extreme Ultra 60 km (Open), Full Marathon 42.195 km (Open Male, Open Foreigner, Open Female) and Half Marathon 21km (Open).

As many as 129 persons from 21 nations would participate in the popular event this year.

The organisers said this edition would be dedicated to the successful completion of 200 years of Britain-Nepal bilateral relationships.

"British Ambassador Richard Morris himself will be running a symbolic height distance of Mt Everest," a press statement issued today read.

Likewise, "this year's Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon marks a special add on value of colorful dimension of the ‘First Lumbini to Mount Everest Peace Flame Run."

Under this, some Olympians would reach the Base Camp carrying flames from the Lumbini peace lamp.

The annual event is being organised since 2003 to commemorate the first successful ascent of Mt Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary in 1953.