Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon – 2024 Registration & 2023 Results

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Mt. Everest, Nepal May 29, 2024 Registration Open

Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is held annually on 29th May to commemorate the first successful Everest climb by Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary on 29th May 1953. Being held since 2003, the event was only canceled thrice- once in 2015 (Nepal earthquake) and then in 2020 & 2021 (Covid).

The race is organized by BufoVenturest Ltd – a non-profit- organization – which puts all profits into a fund that helps support health & educational projects in Nepal and has raised £631,000 ($834,000US) to date.

The event is held at the base camp of Mount Everest situated in the Sagarmatha National Park and offers runners varied races they can choose to participate in including a half marathon, marathon, and an extreme ultra-marathon.

  • Half Marathon: The half marathon is a run open only non-Nepalis. The route is a trekking trail and mostly downhill, the run is still challenging for both beginners and seasoned runners.
  • Marathon: The Everest Marathon is officially the highest marathon in the world where marathon runners need to make a trek to the Everest base camp and climb to Kala Patthar at a height of 5,643m to even start the race.
  • Extreme Ultra: While both the half marathon and marathon mainly travel downhill, the 70K extreme ultra track has some uphill running involved. This category has one of the most advanced running routes with tough uphill running tracks.

The race is fully marshaled with attendants & drink stations at regular checkpoints. Not only is the race distance measured precisely and as per standards, but there is also an official timekeeper as well. While the marathon has a participation limit of around 250 runners across all categories, usually fewer than 50 runners participate given the tough terrain and weather conditions.

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Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Ultra Marathon Marathon Half Marathon
Distance 70km 42.2km 21.1km
Start Time 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am
Eligibility Criterion # 18 – below 66 years 18 – below 66 years 18 – below 66 years
Fees – Base camp option $999 $999 $999
Fees – Lodge option $2795 $2795 $2795
Registration Register here Register here Register here 
Other Forms Medical Form, Credit Card Form
Expo Details No separate expo is organized

# Over & above the Age criterion, the participants need to fulfill the below criterion.

  • Medical check-up certificate to certify good health with the exceptional physical ability to withstand high altitude conditions.
  • Previous altitude trekking and racing experience.
  • Valid health insurance.

Route/Course Map

Information about the course map and other details for Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon 2024 is detailed below.

The Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon route has a POINT TO POINT course with the below-mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Ultra Marathon Khumbu Icefall Namche
Marathon Khumbu Icefall Namche
Half Marathon Dingboche Namche

Prize Money

For the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, no prizes are awarded. All finishers receive a Certificate, Medal, and a race T-shirt.

2023 and Earlier Edition Results


Important Points

  1. Security Deposit is Non-Refundable. No Refund if Cancellation after 01 April and 50% Refund if Cancellation before 01 April.
  2. Aid stations: Water and electrolytes will be supplied along the course and light food provided at Dingboche. But all runners are not only allowed but also encouraged to carry personal drinks and food while on course.
  3. Carry-ons: Runners are advised to carry a headlamp, an emergency aluminum blanket, course map, wind-proof jacket, and extra water and provisions They must also keep the race handbook (provided by the organizer) handy at all times.
  4. Cut-Off Time: The cut-off time for Marathon runners is 4:00 pm at Thyangboche. If runners do not cross Thyangboche by 4 pm, they need to stop overnight at the local lodge and continue the next morning at 6 am. Continuing after dark automatically disqualifies the runners from the race. A penalty of 3 hrs is added for those who do not finish their race on Day 1.
  5. Entry fees: Entry to the event in any of the categories is only applicable as a ‘package’. This does not include airfare, Visa fees, medical insurance, personal expenses, tip money, etc.
  6. Expo: There is no official expo. All race Packets (which include a T-shirt and bib) are distributed at the briefing before the flight to Lukla.
  7. Event Headquarters: The event headquarters is in Hotel Shanker in Kathmandu.
  8. Medical care: Runners need to carry any prescription medicine along with the basics including paracetamol, anti-diarrhea tablets, antiseptic creams, and aspirin. Medical care with a doctor is available during the event and there are arrangements in place for medical and emergency evacuations. All runners also must wear electronic wristbands allowing the race organizers to track the participant’s progress as well as reach out in an emergency.
  9. Qualifying time: While no qualifying timings are required to register for the event, it is mandatory for runners to submit a Health Certificate from their doctor stating attesting to runners’ physical capability to run a marathon at high altitude. Additionally, previous hiking/mountain terrain experience is necessary.
  10. Vaccinations: There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, and Hepatitis A.
  11. Weather: The average temperature in May is usually between 10 – 20 degrees Celsius, but overnight temperatures can drop to -5 or -10 degrees Celsius. The average temperatures also vary from place to place. At Kathmandu, the average temp is about 220 C while Namche Bazaar is around 90 C and Mt. Everest Base is at 00 C.

Contact Information
Email: Info.Guys@Everestmarathon.com
Call: Event Manager : Ms. Sonika Bajracharya : (+977) 98512 02233 & Event Director : Shikhar Pandey: (+977) 9851113333
Information – Event Management Officer: Ms. Pratik Gurung : (+977) 98511 01000 & Saroj Raj : (+977) 98185 65242
Website: http://everestmarathon.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/everestmarathon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/everestmarathon/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everestmarathon/

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