Since 1995 Jan Turner and Ramesh Bhattachan have organized three 100k races in the Pokhara area of Nepal. The last edition in 2009 was a 70% road 30% trail course. This year the event will be shorter, "only" 71k, but 95% trail. Race day is 27th of March. An absolutely mind blowing course, with enough up and down to challenge any of you hill runners to the max: Pokhara lakeside-Sarangkot-Naudanda-Chandrakot-Birethanti-Ulleri-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-return Birethanti (finish). More than enough drink and food stations, medical backup, participation of a strong field of Nepali elite runners, and already two females signed up. Registration and race briefing on the 26th in Pokhara. Registration fee for foreign runners is UK Pounds 100. Proceeds go to support Nepali runners who cannot afford the expenses involved (transportation/food/lodging) in participating in the race. Good prize money (winner takes NRs 75,000) to promote (ultra)trail running as a sport. Any of you interested to learn more: please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 100k will be back next year (5 March 2011) with a 90% trail course and 70k and 35k possibilities for non-elite ultrarunners who are not interested in running (too many hours) in the night, and those for whom ultra is not (yet :-) on their mental screen. If you cannot make this year's race, make sure you an next year!