International Red Panda Trail Race

Join us for the first-ever International Red Panda Trail Race this International Red Panda Day, September 21, 2024.

Support red panda conservation while challenging yourself on this high-elevation trail run through the breathtaking Himalayan landscapes of Nepal.

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Sign up for the one-day run or for a seven-day adventure with local travel, sight-seeing, and guides included.

Registration Deadline: September 13, 2024

Join the Race to Save Red Pandas

Celebrate International Red Panda Day 2024 by racing through the heart of red panda habitat on the first-ever International Red Panda Trail Race! Join Mira Rai, an international trail runner, on this first-of-its-kind race through the Himalayas of Nepal on September 21, 2024.

This 25km race with an elevation gain of 1,396 meters (4580 feet) will challenge you, expand your understanding of red panda conservation, and bring you to the heart of one the most beautiful and biodiverse places in the world — the Eastern Himalayan Broadleaf Forest.

Open to local and international participants, you can register to race or you can join us for a seven-day guided adventure that includes local travel, meals, and accomodations.

Trail Race: Details & Highlights

Race Details

September 21, 2024 at 7:30AM

Location: Starting from the Himalayan Habre Center to the breathtaking peak of Pathibhara with views of Mount Everest, Kangchenjunga, Kumbhakarna, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.

About the race:

  • Distance: 25Km (15.53 miles)
  • Elevation gain: 1,396 meters (4580 feet)
  • Maximum elevation: 3,776 meters (12,388.45 feet)
  • Terrain: up and down hills, un-paved trail

The first 500 racers receive a gift voucher to the Hard Rock Cafe Kathmandu!

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Save the Red Panda

Nepal is home to the endangered red panda, a flagship and indicator species important to the conservation of one of the most biodiverse places in the world.

Red Panda Network works closely with local communities to build a sustainable future for pandas, people, and the planet, however awareness of this important species and it's landscape is still low.

Experience first-hand the breathtaking beauty of red panda habitat by joining us in this race to save the red panda!

A Seven-Day Himalayan Adventure - Trip Package

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Join us on this seven-day trip package to extend your race adventure beyond the trail.

You will be immersed in the rich local culture of Nepal while you acclimatize to the high elevation. Accompanied by local runners from the Mira Rai Initiative and guided by locals, there's no better way to experience the First International Red Panda Trail Race. Plus, you won't have to worry about your local travel, stay, or meals; we've got you covered.

What's included:

  • Accommodations (rustic teahouses, homestays, and hotels)
  • Meals (dinner on day 1 through dinner on the final day; vegan & vegetarian options)
  • Race merchandise (t-shirt, trail race bibs, certificate of participation)
  • RPN professional and local guides
  • All In-country transportation during the trip
  • All domestic airport transfers
  • Permits and park fees
  • Gratuities
  • Race registration (First 500 racers receive a gift voucher to the Hard Rock Cafe Kathmandu!)
  • Visit to Mira Rai Initiative

Ready to Run? Join the Race to Save Red Pandas!