The Jumla-Rara Ultra Marathon 2018 is kicking off from Jumla on July 11.
The national level marathon is being organized by the Karnali Sports Club, Jumla. The marathon run is organized with the objective of promoting sports and tourism in Karnali region, Club president Saroj Shahi said.
The marathon will cover 49 kilometers distance from Jumla Khalanga to Rara Lake in Mugu. The athletes will run from an altitude of 2,300 meters to an altitude of 2990 meters.
Shahi said ultra marathon runners from across the country can participate in the championship. He added that 400 people including the international athletes who have participated in the Trail Race would take part in the competition. The estimated cost of the ultra marathon is Rs 750,000. The National Sports Council is providing Rs 400,000 and the Chandannath Municipality Rs 100,000 for the event.
The athletes coming out first, second and third in the marathon would be provided cash prize of Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively.