Original Everest Marathon Newsletter

Dear Visitor,

Namaste, and hello from the Original Everest Marathon.
A lot has happened since the last newsletter.


Runners, Marshals and Ambassadors

We’ve had a lot of people signing up since entries opened a month ago from Norway, Nepal, Netherlands, Australia as well as the UK.
It would be great to have runners and marshals from even more countries so to get the word out we’ve created the role of Ambassador. At the moment we have Ambassadors in NZ, Australia Chamonix and London. They’ll be wearing tops with the new OEM graphic:
OEM Embassadors


Community Action Nepal

Raising money for CAN is just as important for us as creating a high quality event. You can see the film that has just been made about CAN’s projects on the website. It’s incredibly well filmed and is both emotive and inspiring. 

Cumbria Lecture

If you live anywhere near south Cumbria in UK, there’s a chance to come to an evening event about Community Action Nepal & the Original Everest Marathon on 24th October 2018.

Denise Prior will be talking about the numerous projects CAN has been involved in over the years, its response to the 2015 earthquake and the focus for the future.

I'll be talking about the marathon and the trek and showing lovely photographs of Nepal.

The event is at Wilf’s, Staveley Mill Yard, Cumbria LA8 9LR. It starts at 6.30 with drinks, dinner at 7pm followed by the talk.
Cost £10 and book through me alibramall@gmail.com

CAN Fundraising


Social Media

The OEM Facebook page is open to everyone who has a place on the marathon.

OEM team Leader Wendy DoddsFell running Legend

Wendy Dodds, one of our team leaders for the next marathon is now making a name for herself as a presenter in the Kendal Mountain Film Festival.  Billed as ‘Fell running legend’, she is going to be talking about her forty years of long-distance epic runs.

You can go and see her on Thursday 15th November in the Harvey Maps Fell Running Session, or you can come on the marathon and she’ll tell you about her adventures whilst you walk.


Breaking News

OEM Film

A really wonderful piece of news is that John Maguire, who made the CAN film, is going to be making a film of the 2019 marathon. This is going to be great fun for those taking part as well as good news for sponsors. You can see his CAN film here: 



Community Action Nepal has won the UIAA Mountain Protection Award.

Assigning this year’s winner was a difficult task,” explained UIAA Mountain Protection Commission President Dr Carolina Adler. “The score results among the top-ranking projects, was very close. Nevertheless, CAN and its work in post-earthquake recovery in Nepal, has been instrumental in helping to support the rebuilding efforts of local communities who themselves provide so much for mountaineers in their pursuits in the mountains. It is great to see this solidarity”.

Community Action Nepal UIAA mountain protection award 2018
Murari Gautam, Trish Scott, Dr Carolina Adler, Frits Vrijlandt at the 2018 UIAA Mountain Protection Award prizegiving. Photo: MNCF

This award demonstrates the impact that fundraising for CAN has on changing lives in rural Nepali communities.  When we take part in fundraising for the charity as a part of our OEM experience,  we can be sure that every bit of money raised, makes a difference. 

UIAA Mountain Protection Award 2018/

Ali Bramall

OEM Race Director

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