Ultra-runner Blair to run for charity

Kathmandu, September 11

Australian ultra-runner Tim Blair is set to run 220km from Pokhara to Kathmandu to spread the message that Nepal is safe to travel.

Blair will run from September 14-17 under the banner of Real Active Run for Nepal. “One of the objectives of this event is to disseminate the message that Nepal is safe for tourists and it has recovered from last year’s devastating earthquake,” said Blair at a press meet today.

Climb High Himalaya is supporting the event that also aims to raise funds for Australian kids suffering from cancer through Tim Blair Run for Kids Foundation.

“I am running to raise funds for Australian kids who are suffering from cancer as well as to their families,” said Blair, himself a cancer survivour.

Blair also informed that the foundation would provide scholarships to the talented students of Shree Himalayan Primary School of Namche. Nepali ultra-runners Raj Pradhan and Narayan Acharya will run along with Blair.