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On January 1st, 2012 the Long Way Home team will run the Annapurna 100km race in Nepal. To help keep us motivated through 12 months of training and 18 hours of grueling effort on the day, we unashamedly ask for your assistance to raise money for charity. 100% of what is donated by our supporters will be passed on to the charities you see listed below. You'll see our team fundraising target on the right. Your donation can really help us smash this goal. On the left you'll see the Annapurna.
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Inspired by the Angkor Wat half marathon that we ran at the end of last year, we have decided to run the Annapurna 100 in Nepal next year.
It started with a cricketer. On October 31st 1995 Sir Ian Botham, world-renowned cricketer, started this 100 km race. Twelve local runners proved that a run from Pokhara to Poon Hill and back was possible in less than 12 hours. The route normally would take an average trekker 5 days. The winner took 11 hours 55 minutes and 55 seconds.
Since then, due to a decade of conflict, only a couple more races could be run. Now the race is back on track and becoming an established annual event with a successful 100km race in 2009, and a new 71 km trail-only race in 2010.
2011 will be the best race ever, with a new 75% trail course on delightful paths with stupendous views. There are three ultra-distances to choose from, including a none-too-easy 100 km over some very hilly terrain.
Such is the challenge of this race that it is now a qualification race for India’s ‘The High’. (http://www.thehigh.in/)