Int’l Marathon in February

Pokhara, January 13

Former Players Forum Nepal and Nepal Adventures Sports Pvt Ltd signed an agreement for the 12th Safal Pokhara International Marathon to be held here on February 19.

Forum President Tej Gurung and Nepal Adventures Director Shikhar Pandey exchanged the agreement papers. As per the MoU, Nepal Adventures will promote the event in international market. Similarly, Forum President Gurung singed another deal with Trainers Nepal’s representative Pujan Koirala to promote the event in domestic market

Meanwhile, the organizers informed that top three athletes in marathon will get Rs 70,000, Rs 45,000 and Rs 30,000 respectively. Likewise, the top three athletes in 10km race in both men and women categories will take home Rs 15,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively, while winners of the five-km race for school children will get Rs 10,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs 4,000 respectively.

The event will also feature 400m wheelchair and 100m race for visually impaired athletes. The top three finishers in these two categories will be awarded with Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 respectively. The estimated budget of the event is Rs 1.7 million.