2024 in country Race Director: Roger Henke

Roger will be the Race Director for the 2024 edition.

Roger is Dutch, has visited Nepal from 1978 onward and spent several years living and working in the Patan district of Kathmandu.

He co-founded trailrunningnepal.org with Richard (below) in 2009, and joined him on several races, including the Mustang Trail Race, Manaslu Trail Race, Annapurna 100 and more.

Race Organiser: Neer Priya

Neer is the brother of Dhir (see below). Neer is very active in the tourism sector in Nepal and has been organising the logistics for the Manaslu and Mustang Trail Race since 2015.

Race Founder: Richard Bull

Richard is British and has been visiting Nepal for over fourteen years. He is a passionate trail runner himself and is the co-founder of https://trailrunningnepal.org, which aims to promote local participation in trail running events, to bring more people to come and run in Nepal, and to support Nepal’s talented trail running athletes.


Race Founder: Dhir Priya

Dhir has been pivotal in opening up Manaslu for tea-house trekking and thus helping develop the tourism economy. He ran cooking training courses for tea-house owners from around Manaslu and Tsum and has also heavily supported the micro-hydro scheme in Samdo, which has brought light to this small remote village’s residents.

Dhir has great experience of organising and guiding successful treks and multi-stage races. Dhir speaks several languages well and is immensely knowledgeable about Buddhism, Nepal’s history and culture, and the wider Himalayan region in general.

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