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Neverest Canberra

Date
March 22, 2019 - March 23, 2019

 

Location
Mount Ainslie Lookout

 
53

LAPS

106

KILOMETRES

9000

VERTICAL METRES

Cost

$70.00 Team Participant

$90.00 Solo Participant

$40.00 Child / Student (you must show student ID at rego desk on the day)

How the Challenge works:

 

Solo participants will have 29 hours to run/hike the full 53 laps of the course to complete 106km and 9,000m gain.

START from 6pm Friday 22 March                     CUT-OFF is 11pm Saturday 23 March

 

 

Team participants will have 16 hours to run/hike the full 53 laps of the course to complete 106km and 9,000m gain.

START from 7am Saturday 23 March                  CUT-OFF is 11pm Saturday 23 March

 

Please note Neverest is not a relay. Team members can be on  the track concurrently, but you do not need to all start and finish at the same time. Supporters are very welcome. You can leave gear at the top of the hill, there will always be volunteers/AHF staff in attendance, but please note we do not take any responsibility for your gear.

Transport

 

By CAR – we strongly encourage you to carpool with your team or supporters. Parking is available at the lookout, if this parking fills up there is also space behind the War Memorial off Cobby St.

By PUBLIC TRANSPORT – take bus number 2 runs from the city to Foveaux St, then it’s approximately 1.8km walk to the registration area.

By TAXI – from the city takes around 15 minutes.

 

Registration opens December 10, 2018 and closes March 14, 2019.

Rego on the day will be subject to availability.

Suggested gear

  • Fleece jumper (synthetic or wool)
  • Rain coat
  • Thermals/beanie
  • Electrolyte or sports drink
  • SNACKS YOU LOVE (you’ll be burning roughly 500-1000 calories an hour, so you’ll need to keep well fuelled!)
  • Hydration pack with bladder
  • A change of clothes
  • A collapsible chair or picnic rug
  • Spare socks
  • Strapping tape
  • Band-Aids and blister blockers

Mandatory gear

  • Headtorch (for solos/teams of 2). You will not be permitted on the course after dark without a headlamp
  • Spare batteries. See above.
  • Water bottle or reusable cup (this is a low impact event)

History

 

“Everesting” is running or walking laps of a hill to simulate climbing Everest. The Kathmandu Neverest Challenge is organised by and is a fundraiser for the Australian Himalayan Foundation for their work educating kids and training teachers in rural Nepal. Neverest began in 2015 following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, and has grown to accommodate over 500 entrants each year. In 2019 Neverest will be staged in 4 unique locations.

The Australian Himalayan Foundation is proud to have Kathmandu as major sponsor of the Kathmandu Neverest Challenge.

Kathmandu contributes not just to people going up and down a mountain for hours, but also to kids in Nepal getting a better education, and finding new paths to take in life.

Huge thanks to Kathmandu for their generosity and support of the Event Series and of the Australian Himalayan Foundation’s work in Nepal.

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