Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon


May 29, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon

Everest Base Camp


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Entry Fee $2700
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $2700
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 13.1M
  • 26.2M
  • 60K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 250

Starting Elevation: 9200

High Point: 17500

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2003


Starting at Mount Everest Base Camp (17,500 feet) the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon is the WORLD’S HIGHEST MARATHON and one of the most adventurous trail runs in the world. The upcoming race on May 29, 2022 will be the 20th edition of this annual race held since 2003. This marathon is an international event with runners from over 20 countries competing each year.

From Everest Base Camp the marathon route goes downhill most of the way along rocky tracks and trails, traversing Nepal’s Sherpa country and ends at the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (11,200ft). Mr. Deepak Rai, a Nepali runner, holds the course record of 3 hrs 28 min 27 seconds set in 2006 and Mr. Antoine Bonfils from France holds the fastest time for a non-Nepali runner in 4 hours 50 min and 10 seconds.

For the 10 day trek to Everest Base Camp, participants will be divided into groups each led by a professional, English-speaking Nepali trek leader and backed by a Sherpa staff of cooks, porters and medical personnel. On race day, there will be official marshals, time keepers and attendants at all check points and water stations at regular intervals along the route with arrangements for medical and emergency assistance and evacuation if required.

The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon is a very challenging and demanding course despite being a mostly downhill run. It is suitable for persons who are physically fit and can train regularly to meet the demands of running a high altitude marathon. Any sort of physical activity above 13,000 feet places a great demand on the body and this event will be very challenging even for the fittest runners.


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Past Event Dates

Held on May 29, 2022

Held on May 29, 2021

Held on May 29, 2020

Held on May 29, 2019

Held on May 15, 2018

Held on May 29, 2017

Held on May 29, 2016

Held on May 29, 2015

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