About us

Inspiring Youngsters, especially Young girls from all over Nepal

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.

Our Events and Programs

Exchange & Empower

The Exchange and Empower (ENE) program is a collaboration between Hong Kong Trail Running Women group. The program aims to provide talented young female runners in Nepal the opportunity to broaden their horizons, experience different lifestyles, and share their stories and culture with others.


COVID-19: Your Support Needed!

Due to the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Mira Rai Initiative has made the difficult decision to suspend all races, events and programs as per the guidelines of government.

Bhojpur Trail Race

Bhojpur is the hometown of Mira, where she was born and raised, where she used to run up and down through the steep trails for her livelihood. A small trail Race was organized in the beginning to congratulate Mira for her success in the International arena by the local community in 2016.

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It is an honor and a privilege to coach young athletes especially women trail runners of Mira Rai Initiative. To be able to bring women into the male dominated sport as trail running, I feel proud to be able to assist them in their quest to achieve their dreams and represent Nepal on a global level.

Bhim Gurung

Ultra Trail Runner and Mira Rai Initiative Coach

Being an alumni of MRI, I was able to gain valuable life experience. It is a huge honour for me today to be able to pass on my expertise to the new MRI athletes. In my opinion, knowledge is power, and knowledge shared is power multiplied.


Prativa Shrestha

Assistant Coach for Mira Rai Initiative, and Exchange and Empower Alumni 2019

I am fortunate to meet and teach yoga to our strong, radiant young sisters of Mira Rai Initiative; I love how they are keen to learn new skills with open heart and practice it with care, it shows on their face that they love Yoga also. After all, yoga benefits all ! Thanks to Rabina Sherchan for sponsoring yoga classes for the team!

Yusha Pun

Yoga Instructor

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