The Himalayan Rush Triathlon held annually in Pokhara, Nepal has been scheduled for March 31 this year. The race combines the thrill of trail running, cycling, and freshwater swimming with the beautiful natural beauty of Begnas that lies south-east of the valley. Race categories include Sprint and Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon, Team Relay and 5k Run for which registrations have been opened.
Started in 2012, Himalayan Rush is known among enthusiasts around the globe for its competitive yet friendly vibe and the unique set location of the lake city. The race has also been voted best off-road triathlon by Asia Tri in 2016 and listed among the top 10 most exotic triathlons in the world by Triathlon Canada.
Pokhara’s beautiful lakes and proximity to the snow-clad peaks make the triathlon a challenging yet pleasant outdoor activity. The city is a 20-minute flight from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, and lies at an elevation of 650m. Trails have been chosen to keep mountain ranges in the backdrop of the athletes.
In the previous years, enthusiastic participation has been seen from around the globe including countries in the likes of the UK, the USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, and Bangladesh. The event saw participation from experienced triathletes, fitness enthusiasts, and adventurers. Many were on their first visit to Nepal for the sole purpose of attending the triathlon and used the opportunity to explore the country.
For more information: www.himalayanrush.com