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The Everest Base Camp Marathon

By Vikasacharya
February 1, 2017

The Everest Base Camp Marathon

The Everest Base Camp MarathonThe Year I Touched My Toes

There are two in fact. The official Everest Base Camp Marathon is the Tenzing – Hillary Everest Marathon held annually on 29 May the date of their Everest summit. The biannual one held in November is run by a UK charity organisation and raises money from the event for community projects in Nepal. Both marathons finish in Namche Bazaar.

The 2013 biannual marathon was run on our acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar. There’s the Trainer and my husband who isn’t a trainer but, he does run, very excited to see the runners come in at the finish.

Everest Marathon Finish line
Everest Base Marathon winner 2013

He told me he wanted to do the next one in two years. Over my dead body.

Due to the earthquakes the 2015 Tenzing Hilary Marathon was rescheduled to 5 October. So for our second attempt to trek to Base Camp the Trainer was very excited the runners’ acclimatisation day in Dingboche coincided with ours…

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