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4th Mundhum Trail Race pauses over COVID concerns


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2021 Apr 29, 18:17, Itahari

The fourth edition of Mundhum Trail Race which was scheduled to kick off on 1 May 2021 (18 Baisakh 2078 BS) has paused until another formal notice, said its organizer. According to Pabi Hang Rai, the man behind this premium trail race in East Nepal, Mundhum Trail Race was paused owing to the rapid escalation of COVID-19 cases.

''We have been hearing the rapid increase of new variant-infected pandemic patients every day. In such a scenario, we cannot celebrate such a marathon in any way'', Rai told RSS. He added, ''In order to spot possible further spread of the virus, we have postponed the scheduled date for the function.''

The event which was originally scheduled to be held from a 40-kilometre-long stretch from Tawabhanjyang to Sumlikha of Bhojpur district was financially supported by the Swiss Government and Temkemaiyung Rural Municipality.

The first Mundhum Trail Race was held in 2073 BS and drew 100 runners. The race was held from Bhojpur bazaar to Maiyung which is a 27-kilometre-long race track. The second race was 56 kilometres where 150 participants took part. It was organized to felicitate Nepal's famed ultra-runner Mira Rai. The route was from a two-way run from Bhojpur to Maiyung. The third edition covered a 40-kilometre-long distance from Sumlikha to Pandjhare and saw the participation from 127 runners

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