UPDATE: it’s all over! A race report can be found here.

Annapurna 100: Saturday 1st January 2011

50, 70 and 100 km trail races through fantastic forest trails with stunning views of the Annapurna range. An unforgettable start to the year!

All information can now be found on http://annapurna100.com/

Download the brochure / flyer here (PDF 2.2MB):

Annapurna 100 2011 ultra trail marathon race flyer

Click the image to download the flyer (2MB)

The Annapurna 100 is destined to become one of the world’s great trail running races on the first day of 2011. It’s a great way to kick off the Nepal Tourism Year 2011.

History

It started with a cricketer. On October 31st 1995 Sir Ian Botham, world-renowned cricketer, started this new 100k race. Twelve local runners proved that a run from Pokhara to Poon Hill and back was possible in less than 12 hours. The route normally would take an average trekker 5 days. The winner took 11 hours 55 minutes and 55 seconds.

Since then, due to a decade of conflict, only a couple more races have been run. Now the race is back on track and becoming an established annual event with a successful 100km race in 2009, and a new 71 km trail only race in 2010.

NTY 2011 Logo

2011 will be the best race ever, with a new 75% trail course on delightful paths with stupendous views. There are three ultra-distances to choose from, including a none-too-easy 100 km over some very hilly terrain. Such is the challenge of this race that it is now a qualification race for India’s ‘The High’. (http://www.thehigh.in/)

For further background information about the race’s organisers in a PDF click the below image.

Click to download this PDF

For all enquiries and entries contact Roger Henke c/o Summit Hotel at rh.summit@gmail.com

All information can now be found on http://annapurna100.com/

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