YETI MARATHON. RUN IN THE MOUNTAIN. 23th October of 2023. Temperature 5ºC to 18ºC

Would you like to run a race on the circuit of one of the most famous and spectacular treks in the world?

A race to be held on 23 Oct 2023 in marathon, half-marathon and 10k format in the impressive circuit of the Himalayan Annapurna Natural Park. The Annapurna circuit is considered one of the most beautiful itineraries in the world, and the marathon passes through some of the most spectacular and picturesque places and villages in Nepal.

The marathon starts at the highest lake in the world, Tilicho lake, at 5000m altitude, and runs in descent. The half-marathon starts in the picturesque village of Manang, at 3600m altitude and ends both distances in the picturesque village of Pisang, at 3200m altitude and has one of the best logistic and organizational equipment, with the most sophisticated geolocation systems to guarantee the safety, control and satisfaction of the participants.

To allow acclimatization, the organization offers previously 4 days of trekking to reach Manang (21k) and 1 more stage to Lake Tilicho for those who run the 42k.

Transfers, lodging, all meals, 5-day trekking, stretching sessions, visits to temples and natural hot springs, finisher medal, jacket, and last day beer party are included in this marathon adventure. Optionally, you can climb Pisang Peak, 6091 m above sea level if you choose the Yeti Marathon + Climbing program after the race.

Consult the program, rules, services, maps and what is included in this extraordinary running adventure.)

YETI MARATHON TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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  • PROGRAM AND WHAT'S INCLUDED

    PROGRAM                     RACE + CLIMBING PISANG PEAK 6090m                                                MARATHON                                    HALF MARATHON                                                                   

    DATE Day Yeti Marathon Full with Pisang Peak Day Yeti Marathon Full Yeti Half Marathon 
    15 Oct 1 Arrival at Kathmandu 1,400 m Welcome by Makalu Adventure Member and direct transfer to Thamel Eco resort. City Tour and folk dinner. Bed & Breakfast 1 Arrival at Kathmandu 1,400 m Welcome by Makalu Adventure Member and direct transfer to Thamel Eco resort. City Tour and folk dinner. Bed & Breakfast
    16 Oct 2 Drive to Besishar 6/7 hours again drive by local Jeep to Khundi. Overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 2 Drive to Besishar 6/7 hours again drive by local Jeep to Khundi. Overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    17 Oct 3 Drive by local jeep to Danaku (2,250m) overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Visit to spring waters in Jagat. 5kms training run and stretching session 3 Drive by local jeep to Danaku (2,250m) overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Visit to spring waters in Jagat. 5kms training run and stretching session Arrival at Kathmandu 1,400 m Welcome by Makalu Adventure Member and direct transfer to Thamel Eco resort. City Tour and folk dinner. Bed & Breakfast
    18 Oct 4 Drive by local jeep to Pisang (3,200m) overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).  5kms training run and stretching session 4 Drive by local jeep to Pisang (3,200m) overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).  5kms training run and stretching session Drive to Besishar 6/7 hours again drive by local Jeep to Khundi. Overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    19 Oct 5 Trek Pisang - Manang (3,540m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Race circuit review 5 Trek Pisang - Manang (3,540m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Race circuit review Drive by local jeep to Danaku (2,250m) overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Visit to spring waters in Jagat. 5kms training run and stretching session
    20 Oct 6 Rest day for Acclimatisation at Manang overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 6 Rest day for Acclimatisation at Manang overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Drive by local jeep to Pisang (3,200m) overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).  5kms training run and stretching session
    21 Oct 7 Manang to Siri Karka (4550) 5-6 hrs. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Stretching session 7 Manang to Siri Karka (4550) 5-6 hrs. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Stretching session Trek Pisang - Manang (3,540m) 5/6 hours. Overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). Race circuit review
    22 Oct 8 Trek to Tilicho Lake 5000m

    Camping over night

    8 Trek to Tilicho Lake 5000m

    Camping over night

    Rest day for Acclimatisation at Manang overnight at Lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    23 Oct 9 Start FULL MARATHON from Tilicho Lake and finish at Pisang (3300m)  overnight Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

     

    9 Start FULL MARATHON from Tilicho Lake (5000m.) and finish at Pisang (3300m). Lunch and drive to Darapani  overnight Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)  Start HALF MARATHON from Manang (3600m) and finish at Pisang (3300m). Lunch and drive to Darapani  overnight Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    24 Oct 10 Trek to Pisang Base Camp (4380m) 10 Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    25 Oct 11 Base Camp to High Camp (5400m)

     

    11 Free day in Katmandu  Free day in Katmandu
    26 Oct 12 Summit Pisang Peak (6,091m), Back to Pisang.

     

    12 Transfer to Airport Transfer to airport
    27 Oct 13 Early Morning Drive from Pisang to Kathmandu
    28 Oct 14 Free day in Kathmandu
    29 Oct 15 Transfer to airport

    INCLUDED

    All transfers in Kathmandu including Airport pick up and drop off by Private AC vehicle
    Two Nights Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis with daily morning breakfast at Hotel Thamel Eco Resort.
    Kathmandu – Dharapani – Kathmandu by Bus and Jeep
    ACAP Entry Fee
    TIMS Card
    Marathon Permit from Local Government
    Accommodation in Local tea house during the trek
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea Coffee, and Hot water for drinking
    English Speaking Trekking Guide during the trek daily wages and insurance
    Porters, daily wages and insurance
    Cook and Kitchen Crew during Thorung Peak Climb and Base Camp before the marathon
    Sanitary support in three different points during MARATHON
    Satellite Phone, Gyamo Bag, Oxygen in case of emergencies
    Pisang Peak Permit Fee (for those who climb)
    Climbing Sherpas for Pisang Peak Climbers
    All necessary camping equipment and setup for Pisang Peak Climbers
    Fixed Rope for Thorung Peak Climb

    MARATHON/ HALF MARATHON AND 10K

    1. Pre MARATHON training program free

    2. Geolocalizer with SOS button and timing control (if the coverance situation allow it)

    3.-Volunteers in crossing points. Circuit marking in high visibility signals

    4.-Tracks, maps and race briefing

    5.- 6 solid/liquid aids stations finish line station

    6.-BIB number, Yeti thermical hook jacket, / finish line medal / Diploma

    7.-Trophy party in Katmandu

    8.-Contribution to the local community with your marathon registration

    Not Included:

    International airfares and airport taxes
    Personal expenses such as bottled drinks, laundry, telephone, mineral water etc
    Personal travel and medical insurance
    Emergency rescue and evacuation service
    Tips, etc
    Complementary:

    One welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show
    One Farewell Dinner
    Makalu Duffle Bag during trek

     

  • RULES

    Yeti Marathon Nepal is a 42k, 21k, and 10k event organized by Geo-Planet events with Makalu Adventure Travel & Tours and takes place in the spectacular setting of the Annapurnas Natural Park (Nepal)
    It will be held on October 23 with 1200m of positive slope and 3,500 negative in Marathon distance.
    The departure is from Tilicho Lake (5000m) in 42k, from Manang (3550) in 21k and near Humde (3400m) in 10k and common arrival at the three distances in Pisang (3200m)
    The minimum age to participate is 18 years old the same day of the celebration of the march. Minors under 18 will need to bring an authorization signed by their parents or guardians.
    Participants are not required to be in possession of the federative athletics license.
    .- It will be possible to compete individually or in teams (couples or teams up to a maximum of 5 participants), counting the time of the first 3 to enter the finish line.

    Participants must bring:
    .-BIB Number provided by the organization

    .-Mobile loaded with the downloaded track

    .-Geolocator (supplied by the organization), track downloaded to mobile or GPS watch and map.

    The maximum time to carry out the march will be 7 hours. After that time the closing vehicle would pick up the participant.
    To qualify for the trophies and raffles, participants must go through all controls within the maximum time established. The organization establishes the following CATEGORIES
    GENERAL MARATHON 42K 3 First classified men / women

    GENERAL HALF MARATHON 21K 3 First classified men / women

    GENERAL 10K 3 First classified men / women

    TEAM CATEGORY 1st team men/women 1st mixed

    * The teams may be made up of a maximum of 5 people of the same or different sex, the times will be added and the time of the last team member to enter the finish line will be taken into account. The last component may not enter more than 30 'from the rest of the team.

    The organization makes a marking marked with arrows, tapes, and vertical signs and the tracks are provided to all runners so that they can follow the route. The organization will have support and protection vehicles for the participants, as well as motorcycles and opening and signaling cars, broom car, and sanitary service.
    A diploma justifying the completion of the test will be delivered to all participants who finish and within the maximum time established.
    The organization will have a clothing unloading point in case the weather conditions change and the participant decides to remove gloves or jackets.
    There are few vehicles but in some sections, you drive on a dirt track with the possibility of encountering a vehicle or motorcycle, so caution is requested, you may be responsible for the infractions that you may commit.
    The event has Civil Liability coverage. but it is highly recommended that they carry private insurance.
    The organization will assist participants in the event of an accident but is not responsible for accidents in which the participating  could be the cause or victim, nor for the expenses, debts or damages that they could incur, for that reason insurance is contracted.
    If necessary for justified cause or force majeure, the organization reserves the right to modify the itinerary, controls, schedules, refreshments and these regulations.
    If health care workers decide to withdraw a participant because they consider it necessary, they would have to abide by that decision for their safety. In the same way, the sports director has the power to withdraw a participant for unsportsmanlike behavior or penalize him for breach of the regulations, omitting part of the route, etc.
    Any claim will be made at the end of the test, in writing and discreetly. Wildmaraton offers experience and the objective is that all participants enjoy and encourage fair play during the race. Any grievance, if any, should be dealt with directly with the organization and not publicly.
    Registrations will be made in advance through the official pages: Marathon World, Runedia, or Makalu Adventure. Paying 10% of the registration as a deposit and the rest in two payments on the official website Wildmarathon.com
    A percentage of the registration deposit is directed by The Hope Path cause to local development aid and environmental conservation causes. The organization transfers directly to the organization but is not responsible for the use made of these donations, although it does watch over and take care that they are reliable and that the contributions are directed to local help causes.
    Participants must have an updated passport and the visa will be obtained at the Kathmandu airport.

    It will be convenient to send the passport to Makalu to request the permission authorization to the Annapurnas Natural Park.

    Returns (notice of cancellation by the participant):

    Upon 3-months prior notice: 25 % Cancellation fee is applicable
    Upon 2 months prior notice: 50 % Cancellation fee is applicable
    Less than 30 days prior notice: 100 % Cancellation fee is applicable

    In the case the participant decide to cancel he/she could ask to keep the registration for next edition or any other event of the Wildmarathon Series

    Dropouts:
    The runners who decide to leave are in the OBLIGATION of COMMUNICATING IT to the telephones that the organization facilitates, otherwise, the expenses of search, rescue will be passed on against the participant.
    If a meteorological event or catastrophe occurs that prior to the trip, the organization will take care of the return of the registrations. If this event occurs during the trip or test, the organization reserves the right to change the date, not having to return the registration fee but being able to return partially evaluating the particular case.
    Environment:
    The YETI marathon offers each participant the possibility of visiting the ANNAPURNA NATURAL PARK, one of the most beautiful places on the planet, but this is also a place with high vulnerability, therefore the runner must be respectful with the environment, being STRICTLY PROHIBITED throwing waste out of the places authorized for it or generating damage to the natural environment. The organization has containers for the collection of waste in each supply area and we appreciate you making use of them. Failure to comply with this rule may mean the disqualification of the participant by the organization. Likewise, it is forbidden to alter the environment. Lack of sports ethics and morals, disobedience to the authorities, security means or organizers may also be cause for disqualification.

    Image rights:
    The participant, through their registration, agrees to assign the image rights to the organization for graphic and audiovisual dissemination for the exclusive use of the event, as well as the personal data required in the registration form that will be used for the communication-promotion of the event

    Disclaimer
    • The Yeti Marathon itinerary requires a demanding physical condition and adequate training to carry out the event. Registration by the runner implies to the organization that it is aware of it and that it is fully empowered to complete it, so it will be responsible for its performance and will assume risks involved in participating in the test, freeing the organization of derived responsibilities of accidents or incidents even with third parties, likewise, the organization will not be held responsible for any loss of material suffered during the event if it were not for justified cause of the organization.

    • The participant assumes that it is their risk and counts to participate in the race. The organization seeks the safest route and means but cannot be held responsible for any external cause outside the organization's control. Sometimes the access roads suffer damage in Nepal

    • The participant assumes that she has her visa in conditions to travel and that she is authorized to enter the country of destination, not being able to request a refund from the organization, although it may seek some compensation.

    • Registering for this race implies full acceptance of these regulations.

  • TRACK AND MAP

    Download the map and track of the event from here.

    The itinerary has some sectors greater than 30% in decline, althought is not very technical. It is recommended to use trail or mixed footwear. The use of poles is allowed but not mandatory.

    The itinerary in theHalf marathon runs flater and less technial  than the 42k


  • EQUIPMENT

    The organization has looked for the best dates (October) to avoid the heat, cold and the monsoon effect, so dry weather is assumed and without major alterations but this is not under control, even so, the environmental conditions are different from the start at 5000m altitude to the finish area in Pisang at 3200m altitude so the temperature may vary. Likewise, the weather can be changeable in the mountains.

    A temperature is foreseen that could vary from 5ºC at the start to 20ºC at the time of the year of the celebration, so the organization will have a point where the participant could unload clothes such as gloves, hat, jacket if it were of a nuisance.

    It is requested:

    .-BIB number

    .-Gps or mobile with the downloaded track and map provided by the organization.

    .-Sunglasses

    .-Trail or mixed shoes

    It is recommended

    .-Thin jacket on departure

    .-Cap or thin hat on departure

    FOR THE TREKKING

    Solar protection

    Cap

    Light backpack

    Gloves

    SoftShell or jacket up to 0ºC

    Technical pants

    Trail shoes or light boots (it is not recommended to use those for the race if they are worn due to the risk of breakage)

    Canes

    FOR THOSE WHO ASCEND PISANG 6090m

    Mountain boots and crampons (to rent in Katmandu)

    Mountain backpack

    Down jacket up to -15ºC + Technical jacket

    Snow technical pants (option to rent in Katmandu)

    Harness and climbing express (option to rent in Katmandu)

    Thermal socks

    Gloves up to -15ºC

    Sun protection and sunglasses (option to rent in Katmandu)

    Hat

  • PRICES AND REFUNDS POLICY

    TYPE OF REGISTRATION

    Participants can register individually, as a team/company (from 2 to 5 participants) or as companions. Prices are per person, not per team). Registered by team must fill in the team name on the form.

    The types of registration are: 42k Marathon, 21k Half Marathon, 10k, Pisang Peak  La 6090m + race (42k, 21k or 10k).

    Accommodation is shared in a double room in a hotel and during the trek in a mountain hotel. In the registration form you have to confirm with whom to share a room

    Those who want individual accommodation will only be possible at the hotel in Kathmandu and will have an additional € 100 supplement.

     

    TYPE OF REGISTRATION INDIVIDUAL. In € TEAM/COMPANIES. In € COMPANIONS. In €
    FULL MARATHON 2190 2190 1995
    HALF MARATON 1990 1990 1895
    10K 1990 1990 1895
    WALKERS
    RACE + CLIMBING PEAK 6140M 2690 2690 2590

    When the CANCELLATION is proposed by the participant, this is the applicable fee

    Upon 3-months prior notice: 25 % Cancellation fee is applicable

    Upon 2 months prior notice: 50 % Cancellation fee is applicable

    Less than 30 days prior notice: 100 % Cancellation fee is applicable

     

  • YETI RESULTS 2022

    NUMBER NAME COUNTRY TIME POSITION GENDER DISTANCE
    Ausra Girizt Lithuania 0h.41'23'' 1 Women 10k
    Suji Idler USA 0h44'55'' 2 Women 10K
    Dawa Sherpa Nepal 0h46'28'' 3 Men 10K
    Lisa Galibois Canada 0h51'22'' 4 Women 10K
    Liris Smith Canada 0h51'22'' 5 Women 10K
    Edu Esparza Spain 0h52'42'' 6 Men 10K
    Jessica Schicht Germany N/T 7 Women MARATHON
    Aaron Ravis New Zealand N/T 8 Men MARATHON
    Morgan Volmer USA N/T 9 Women HALF MARATHON
    Cameren Kristensen USA N/T 10 Women HALF MARATHON
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