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Who we are

Founded in 2017, Mira Rai Initiative (MRI) is a non-government organization (NGO) committed to supporting trail-running and trail-running community in Nepal. The organization was founded by the legendary ultra-trail runner Mira Rai whose story continues to inspire trail-runners all over the world.

Mira Rai’s story has inspired thousands of young people all over Nepal but especially young girls who see Mira as a role model. She is now committed to use the platform and the voice she has to promote trail running in Nepal and empower female trail runners in Nepal. Mira now wants to be that bridge for them and encourage young girls and young people in general to chase their dreams and defy the challenges that hold them back by giving them the opportunity to shine.

Governed by a 9-member volunteer Board of Directors based in Kathmandu, all of them from diverse background but have a commonality of supporting women especially those belonging to underprivileged and disadvantaged backgrounds. Mira Rai Initiative’s mission is to establish all round trail running women athletes.

Our objectives

To be a national hub organization for trail running which grooms and produces international standard trail runners in Nepal.

To use trail running to encourage and empower aspiring young women of Nepal to achieve excellence by providing them the best possible opportunities.

To establish and promote trail running as a mainstream adventure sport in Nepal.



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“After being shot during an armed robbery in Nairobi, I have organized many climbs to raise awareness on social issues affecting youth. The fight against COVID-19 will define our future”

Tim Challen, The Big Climb Co-organizer and Founder of Kilimanjaro Initiative

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Be a part of The Big Climbs. In parallel with the Mount Kilimanjaro climb and Mount Everest Basecamp trek, organize your own activity. Raise awareness on the need to support sustainable mountain development. Raise funds for projects that will make a difference in communities, using mountains as vehicle for creating better and more sustainable lively hoods.

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