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Kantipur Half Marathon

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Kantipur Half Marathon is an annual event that brings runners from all over Nepal and beyond to compete in the most exciting race through the core of Kathmandu, the capital city. Organized by the Kantipur Media Group, the most dominant media conglomerate in Nepal, this half marathon is not only a test of physical endurance but also a showcase of community spirit and a demonstration of the country's rich culture.

The race is normally done in the cold morning of late autumn, when the air is calm and the weather is nice, thus, it is a very good time for running. Runner gather at the starting line, all of them with a mixture of nervousness and happiness. They are all eager to see the obstacles ahead and put up a fight against them.

The Kantipur Half Marathon course takes the participants through the busy streets of Kathmandu with the participants passing through the famous landmarks such as Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (or the Monkey Temple), and the quiet banks of the Bagmati River. Runners are the lucky ones who can see the beautiful age-old temples, colorful markets, and traditional Nepali buildings during their run through the city.

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