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Saturday 9th December

Kathmandu Ultra

A hard 50km, and a tough 80-ish km course, plus some fun runs.

Gives 1 and 2 UTMB qualifying points

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Cancelled for 2017, sorry! 

A great run that circumnavigates the Shivapuri National park. Elevation change is not too much for an 80km but the course is definitely not flat. Lots of forest and, if the sky is clear, mountain views. Nights are cool at this time of year and we’d love to keep checkpoints open longer if we could, but, we can’t.

Start time

  • 4am (though could be slightly late at 4:30am)
  • Elites start time: 7:00am

80.5 km

4308 m – Elevation change +
1440 m – Lowest altitude
540 m – longest continuous climb
4081 m – Elevation change –
2702 m – Max altitude
580 m – longest continuous descent


Distance Elevation No. runners Start time Final cutoff Aid stations
80.5km +4300m 30 4:30am / 7am elite 22:00 8
% Asphalt % Track % Trail Best male time Best female time
1 30 69 9h 00' n/a



Check points KM Altitude Cutoff time Type of supplies* Drop out possible?

The organization may modify the content and distribution of the checkpoint supplies without notice.

  • Water, cola or orange “tang” juice
  • Orange, banana
  • Dried fruits / biscuits / chocolate
  • Hot soup
  • Brownie, snacks and bread peanut butter / jam.

Route description

This route is new, and goes the full distance around the Shivapuri National Park. There is a mix of trail, steps, jeep track, both rough and smooth.