RUN FOR NEPAL
Tim Blair Running Challenge
Pokhara to Kathmandu – 220km
15th – 17th September 2016
By taking on this 3 day challenge, The Tim Blair Run for Kids Foundation is aiming to help build a better future for Nepalese children, by providing schools and education following the 2015 earthquakes.
Tim Blair is set to run from Pokhara to Kathmandu in September 2016 to raise awareness of tourism in Nepal and raise funds for school reconstruction in the Solo Khumbu region.The aim is to raise as much money as possible in Australia to distribute in Nepal by Climb High Himalaya through their charity fund, the Pemba Foundation, a charity in memory of late Pemba Doma Sherpa, a famous mountaineer. The run will also be done with the help of Nepalese Tourism Board to help promote Nepal as a tourist destination again.
Starting in Pokhara, Tim proposes to complete the 204km along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu in three days – approximately 70km each day. Tim will complete the whole distance himself and will be accompanied by guest runners and cycle riders for sections of the route.
It is proposed that the run will start in the centre of Pokhara at a location to be decided, preceded by a press conference organised by the Nepal Tourism Board.
Day 1 – Tim will run from Pokhara to Dumre (rest in Bhandipur)
Day 2 – Run Dumre to Dharke
Day 3 – Run Dharke to Kathmandu
This will be held at Hanumandhoka in Basantpur, Kathmandu which is a very popular tourist site with centuries old palaces, temples and is the heart of the Kathmandu Valley. The Nepal Tourism Board will host this and will be accompanied by a press conference.
The run is being co-ordinated by Climb High Himalaya and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), with assistance from Trekco UK, Yeti Airlines, Dabur Nepal, Hotel Sherpaland to name a few.
Tim has official support from:
· Government of Australia
· The Minister for Education and Training for Tasmania
· Jeremy Rockcliff, Member of Parliament for Braddon, Tasmania
· The Commissioner of Police for Tasmania