Short distance races in the stunning locations in the outskirts of the valley. Beginner or new, guy or girl, any nationality, any age, you’re more than welcome to join. It’s family-friendly, and ladies and youth are especially encouraged to join. It’s the perfect way to get into a running lifestyle in the spectacular landscapes and an entry level event for longer distances.

Races will be in three categories by age- 17 and below, 19-39, 40 and above.

There are three distances – 15K, 7K and a Kids 2K.

Come join the nature and the fun! See you in the race!

Nepal, blessed with natural adventurous terrain, is already a popular destination for the adventure activities. The difficult terrain has also developed naturally strong trail athletes who are able to perform at the highest level in international championships.

KTM Trail Race is an initiative to get this beautiful sport mainstream athletic recognition in Nepal. It will be great exposure for talented athletes who want to venture into trail running. Apart from the competitive scenario, we also wish that participants will be able to appreciate nature of the valley. Away from chaos and pollution of city life, it will be a great opportunity to explore outdoor fitness activity and network with an active social community.

The team behind vonKathmandu has experience organizing over 30 races – trail running and mountain biking.


Anuj Adhikary

All the nerdy stuff

Anuj does photo, video, design and web for KTM Trail Race Series, as well as other admin shenanigans. He is the nerdy henchman he never wished to be. He loves food. Website:

Jimi Oostrum

Promotion and Operations

A strong runner with an animated personality, Jimi provides an extensive knowledge of the trails in and around Kathmandu. He is a regular at the Himalayan Hash House Harriers, which – don’t let the name fool you – is a fun weekend run.

Aashish Mishra


Aashish is a jack of all trades, and responsible for coordination of the series. He is always on his feet, and gets work done like clockwork.

Palistha Dongol


Having been involved in numerous running and mountain biking events, Palistha brings admin experience and skills, along with a straightedge personality.

Food, Bev and Smiles

Jo Morrison


Mahesh Dahal

Mahesh is an IT guru and seamlessly handles technical matters for the race. He has helped out with several races as the technology chief. He is with the UN during day time.

Rocky Mishra

Sapnaa Chaudhary

IT and Graphics

Irfan Khan

Irfan, sometimes referred to as Damu, is no joke when it comes to visuals. Hailing from the gorgeous city of Pokhara, Irfan is an outdoor enthusiast, while his personal story is one that inspires (ask him for details). He has promised to doublecheck the right watermark before putting photos online.

Photography and Videography

Samdup Gurung

Samdup is the youngest crew member of the race. He is half-part running prodigy and half-part media enthusiast – a super combination to capture your best and snottiest moments on the trails. He ran the Everest Marathon in 2017 with a cowboy hat. He loves acting and dancing.

Alish Maharjan

Pranuj Lal Shrestha


Richard Bull

Richard organizes races in Nepal and handles Trail Running Nepal. Some of the races that keeps him busy are Manaslu Trail Race, Mustang Trail Race, Ultra Tour Monte Rosa, Annapurna 100 and Stupa to Stupa among many others. His beer o’ clock starts at 6pm.