Exciting Return of International Women’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk in Kathmandu!

Exciting Return of International Women’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk in Kathmandu!

Kathmandu, Nepal – Higher Ground Nepal is thrilled to announce the return of the highly anticipated International Women’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk after a three-year gap! Scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 7:00 AM at St. Xaviers Ground, Jawalakhel (South Gate), this community-driven event celebrates women from all walks of life, empowers them to find their voice, and raises support for impactful social programs for marginalized women and children.

Embracing the 2024 theme “Inspire Inclusion,” the 5k Fun Run/Walk is an all-inclusive event that encourages both men and women to come together to run, walk, or cheer each other on. Since we value accessibility, people with disabilities can also participate. The event expects to see over 1,500 participants, including runners/walkers and volunteers. In addition to the 5k run/walk, the event offers a range of activities such as Zumba sessions by Elegant Zumba Zone, a children’s play area, face painting, and stalls by women entrepreneurs. Greenway Nepal will be managing a sustainable bazaar at the event. The event will also feature a musical performance by Blind Rocks. Registration fee is Rs. 500.  Participants will receive an event t-shirt, a medal, and snacks.

Since its inception in 2015, the Fun Run has attracted over 5,000 participants including more than 3,000 women from diverse backgrounds. Proceeds from past events have funded life-changing initiatives such as marketable skill training for women at risk of trafficking and abuse. This year, the proceeds from the run will go towards scholarships and women empowerment programs.

Our Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Rashila Tamang started her running journey through our event in 2015. Now, she is a renowned trail runner who became the first Nepali to win an Asia trail master in 2023.

The event is proudly supported by Higher Ground Nepal as the primary sponsor, alongside other generous sponsors, including Shera, DHL, Featherwebs, Ramkhamhaeng Advent International School (RAIS) – Thailand, Park Avenue, and Man Bahadur Shrestha Memorial Foundation (MBSMF).

Higher Ground Nepal, the organizer and title sponsor of the event, is a social enterprise established in 2006 with a mission to empower individuals and transform their lives through awareness, education, counseling, and socio-economic empowerment. Its vision is to build a just and transformed society where people can live in dignity. The organization focuses on children, adolescents, youth, and women vulnerable to exploitation due to poverty, gender discrimination, limited access to education, and unemployment. Since its inception, it has made a significant impact in empowering marginalized communities all over Nepal.

Fun Run 2024 welcomes interested sponsors, partners, volunteers, and individuals of all genders to participate. Sponsors gain valuable exposure to a diverse audience while demonstrating their commitment to women’s empowerment. Both volunteers and participants have an opportunity to connect with the community and support a worthy cause.

Participants can seamlessly register through two convenient channels:

Official Website: Visit funrunnepal.org/register and fill out the online registration form. Enjoy a user-friendly platform with diverse payment options.

Khalti App: Download the popular payment app Khalti and navigate to the “Events” section. Select Fun Run 2024, complete the registration form, and pay.

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