Press Release

Marathon on the occasion of SAARC Charter Day - 8th December 2011

SAARC Secretariat, in collaboration with National Sports Council of Nepal, is organizing a Marathon (a total distance of 8 km only) in Kathmandu to commemorate the 27th SAARC Charter Day on 8th December 2011 in which all the members of diplomatic community based in Kathmandu have been invited to participate. SAARC Secretariat welcomes for public participation and women are especially encouraged to take part in the event.

The route of the Marathon will be SAARC Secretariat- Durbar Marg-Kamaladi-Nepal Academy- Ram Shah Path-Singha Durbar-Mandala, Thapathali-Tripureshwor-Sundhara-Kanti Path-Mahankal-Bir Hospital- Jamal- SAARC Secretariat, Thamel. Those who are interested to participate in the Marathon are requested to register at the SAARC Secretariat by 4.00 pm,   7th December 2011 and arrive at the SAARC Secretariat at 6.45 am sharp on the 8th December. Participants should be physically fit to run the distance of 8km. The registration can be done at email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel.4221694.

The Marathon is scheduled to begin at 7 am at the SAARC Secretariat and terminate at the SAARC Secretariat premises, Thamel, approximately at 9 am.  A special programme will be organized at the Secretariat at 9 .15 am on the same day to give away prizes to the winners of the Marathon in presence of the Secretary General and other distinguished guests. Refreshments will be served to all participants during the programme.


Event Programme

Day/Date:  Thursday/8 December 2011

Gathering of participants:    06:45 a.m.

Gathering point :  SAARC Secretariat, Tri Devi Marg, Kathmandu

Start Time:    7:00 a.m.

Expected Finishing Time: 9:00 a.m. at the SAARC Secretariat, Thamel, Kathmandu

Prize Distribution, followed by refreshment:     9:15 a.m.

Marathon Route    SAARC Secretariat- Durbar Marg-Kamaladi- Nepal Academy- Ram Shah Path- Singha Durbar- Mandala, Thapathali- Tripureshwor- Sundhara- Kanti Path- Mahankal- Bir Hospital- Jamal- SAARC Secretariat, Thamel. 

Total Distance    8 Kilometers (approximate)

Expected Participation    200 participants

Registration     Mr. Shabbir Ahmed, Ph: 4221694,
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