National marathon on Jan 21
Kathmandu, January 15:
The Men’s National Marathon and Women’s Half Marathon is schedule for January 21 in Kathmandu, the joint organisers Nepal Athletics Asscociation (NAA) and Rastriya Banijya Bank (RBB) said at a press meet held at the Nepal Sports Journalists’ Forum on Sunday.
The marathon will begin from RBB central office in Singa Durbar enroute to Maitighar, Thapathali, Tripureswor, Sundhara, Ratna Park, Jamal, Lainchaur, Lajimpat, Maharajgunj, Basundhara, Gangabu, Balaju, Sitapaila, Kalanki, Balkhu, Satdobato, Koteswore, Tribhuvan International Airport, Gausala, Chabahil, Maharajgunj, Lajimpat, Lainchaur, Durbar Marg, Ghantaghar, Bhadrakali and back to the starting point.
The womens’ half marathon begins from RBB passing through Singa Durbar, Bhadrakali, Sundhara, Ratna Park, Jamal, Lainchaur, Lajimpat, Maharajgunj, Basundhara, Gangabu, Balaju, Sitapaila, Kalanki, Kalimati, Tripureswore, Thapathali, Maitighar and back to the begining point.
The events are part of the 39 events of the national atheletics tournament slated for March 3-6, said the organisers. The marathon winners will get Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively while the winners in the half marathon will get Rs 15,000, Rs 10,000 and 5,000 respectively.