KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Sierra Kathmandu, a restaurant situated at Uttardhoka, Lazimpat, is organizing a five-kilometer run in the Kathmandu Valley with the objective of raising awareness on health issues that fitness enthusiasts especially joggers and walkers are facing in the city due to the deadly increase in pollution as well as viral diseases that are originating from the consumption of unhealthy and unhygienic food. All the proceeds from the event will go to a charity supporting the victims of acid attacks.
The organizer said the primary reason for organizing the event is to try and get more people to follow a healthier lifestyle that promotes healthy eating and adopting a healthier approach to life altogether. More and more people are affected by the rise in pollution levels in the city which makes it hard for people to exercise and enjoy their morning walks or jogs. To add to that, viral diseases or airborne diseases have also been on the rise, making it tough to try and follow a healthy lifestyle in the Valley.
Sierra Kathmandu in association with KTM City and No Chini is attempting to raise awareness among the people on these issues as well as promote local brands that are trying to bring in a culture of healthy lifestyle that is good for a person’s health in both the long as well as short terms. They would also like to make people more aware and thoughtful about the source of the food they are eating and its nutritional value.
The run will begin from the restaurant and take two rounds of the Narayanhiti Palace museum and finish at the restaurant. The event is taking place on Saturday 29 February. The participants will receive a drink from No Chini and a T-shirt from KTM City and breakfast will be provided by the restaurant. The price of admission for the event is Rs 500 and all the proceeds from the event will go to a charity supporting acid attack victims.