Who We Are

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. Ever since her debut in the trail running scene in 2014, Mira has broken world records, won numerous races and titles both nationally and internationally. She is one of the most celebrated athletes in the world who has won several accolades, awards, and recognition such as the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, 2017; Asia Game Changer Awards, 2018, to name a few.

Mira Rai is now committed to use the platform and the voice she has to promote trails and trail running in Nepal while empowering the trail running community, especially female trail runners in Nepal via her initiative. Her story has inspired thousands of young people all over Nepal but especially young girls who see Mira as a role model. Mira now wants to be that bridge for them and encourage young girls and young people in general to chase their dreams and defy the challenges that hold them back by giving them the opportunity to shine.