Nepal Impact Marathon
11-17th November 2019
Applications open 26th July- 18th August 2019
The Himalayas. You might have heard of them, they are some little hills just on the North edge of India in a very normal place called Nepal.
Now, you might be interested to know that these little hills happen to host an amazing race 3 hours outside of Kathmandu, one that is part of the Impact Marathon Series run by the ever energetic Nick Kershaw.
This is the an epic mountain marathon through the Himalayan foothills in the Shivupuri National Park. You'll camp in the mountains (but at a very safe height!) and look after a couple of hundred runners living with the local population and running a superb race through a national park, where only us, a few Nepali soldiers and the mountain goats live.
You'll need to be a pro, or you'll learn to be a pro in expedition and camp care, expedition logistics and wilderness sports medicine.
The Himalayas and Nepal is a place for the toughest and most resilient of medics. Temperatures range from sweltering to freezing, and you'll need to be moderately fit (able to walk for at least 6 hours with a 6 kg bag) to get the most from this challenging race. Worth noting that a highlight is the Sunset bar overlooking Kathmandu valley every night....
We love wilderness medicine.
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Medical Students/ F1s ✔ Nurses ✔ Paramedics ✔ Physiotherapists ✔ Doctors ✔ Student/ F1 places: 2
Cost: The Nepal Impact Marathon 2019 costs £150 (including the ever painful and hated VAT at 20%) for the administrative fee. You will need to buy your flight, but there will be no accommodation costs as you will sleep in your own tent and sleeping bag that you take with you. Usually the team opt to pay a bit extra for the race to provide your food (usually around £50) for the week (though the precise cost is to be confirmed).
Dates: You should aim to arrive at the Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu on the 11th November. You will be accommodated in Kathmandu there prior to the event transferring into the field on the morning of the 12th November. The race will take place on the 16th November 2019. You will be able to fly home from the 17th November, however we strongly recommend that you organise a late flight, or a flight the following day to avoid the travel problems associated with Asia.
Food: Usually the team opt to pay a bit extra for the race to provide your food (usually around £50) for the week (though the precise cost is to be confirmed). We suggest that you bring snacks and plenty of water carrying capacity for the week. There is usually a bar selling soft drinks.
Accommodation: Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged by the event, however during the week you are expected to sleep in your own tents with your own sleeping bags. No indoor accommodation is available where you’re going. There are showers and decent bathrooms though.
Communication: Mobile phone coverage is good in places, poor in others. We expect satellite phones to be in use where mobile coverage is poor.
Flights: You will need to buy your flight, and should arrive at the at the Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu on the 11th November. You will be able to fly home from the 17th November, however we strongly recommend that you organise a late flight, or a flight the following day to avoid the travel problems associated with Asia.
Visa: Those with British passports require a visa to visit Nepal which you purchase on arrival. This takes time and you need cash to pay for it. Non UK passport holders should check requirements relevant to them. We recommend that you re-check the entry requirements before you book your flights. Please be aware that we do not know the potential impact of Brexit on travel as yet. Please check with your local Nepali consulate prior to booking any travel that the requirements haven't changed for your particular passport.
The event haver offered Exile Medics the unique opportunity to bring a friend or relative with them for £250 (plus their flights). Brin them along to show them how awesome a medic you are.
There’s also an option for an Everest Base Camp trek if you’re keen. Contact Exile Medics if you’re interested
You are not obliged to drive or operate any vehicle during this or any other Exile Medics events.
Application Deadline: 18th August 2019
Medical Students/ F1s ✔ Nurses ✔ Paramedics ✔ Physiotherapists ✔ Doctors ✔
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