The Nepalgunj Marathon is scheduled to be held in the first week of November. The sixth section of the Nepalgunj Marathon, organized by Creative Hands and managed by Creative Gunj Media and Events, will be held on November 20.
The Nepalgunj Marathon is organized every year in remembrance of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed between the government and the then Maoists. Approval has been received from the National Sports Council (NSC) for the Nepalgunj Marathon project recognized by the Nepal Athletics Association.
Similarly, the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) has also taken the Nepalgunj Marathon as an Olympic choice. The winner will be selected for the Tokyo Olympics. According to the organizers, more attention will be paid to Korana due to this edition and health related criteria will be adopted.
The organizers have requested the participants to use masks and maintain social distance to make the marathon a success except during the race and to make the marathon a success.
Due to the fact that Korana is not suitable for large gatherings, the number of marathon events has been reduced this time. There will be competition in men’s open marathon, women’s half marathon and 3 km corporate run.
Last year, there was a 5 km school level and open race for men and women, as well as a race for the age group of 8 to 12 years and a race for the physically challenged.
Corporator Fun Run will be attended by people’s representatives, doctors, engineers, professors, lawyers, teachers, journalists and various professions and businessmen. The top eight in the open marathon and the top six in the half marathon will be awarded.
The national level runners will participate in the marathon which will start from BP Chowk near Nepalgunj Sub-metropolis and reach the north from Kohalpur Crossing and will be completed at BP Chowk again.
In the first edition of the marathon, Homlal Shrestha of the Nepal Army, Krishna Basnet of the Army, Durg Budha of Jumla, Bhumiraj Rai of the Nepal Police Club and Nawaraj Saud of the Nepal Army were the winners. Similarly, in the women’s half marathon, Nepal’s number one runner Kanchimaya Koju has won in two editions. In the last edition, Sena’s Purnalakshmi Neupane had won.