19 Sep, 2016
The shoe program is well under way now, with large volumes arriving from the participating companies. We've been packing boxes in Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide and Mossman, bound for Batase village and Thakani village.
We're planning to distribute the shoes at trail running events and to the hostel kids in Batase who have been training, as well as further afield as the volume grows.
5 Jul, 2016
Branchild of Australian Ultra Distance runner Majell Backhausen, a number of running shops in Australia have come together to collect trainers and running shoes of all kinds and ship them to young athletes in Nepal.
You can check out Majell's website here, and see what he's been up to lately.
Many emerging runners in the mountain villages of Nepal have been training barefoot or in old hand-me-downs. The opportunity to train in proper, professional footwear is one that they are embracing with open arms and smiles on their faces.