Empower Challenge

Click here to register for the 2021 Empower Challenge!

Join the Empower Challenge to challenge yourself and empower women from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Run or hike our classic 100km virtual course in the Everest region or explore our new 50km virtual course in Bhojpur, Eastern Nepal over the month of December in one or many sessions.  You can take part from anywhere in the world – simply log your distance each, and you’ll be able to follow your progress along our virtual route maps!

The Empower Challenge is in its second year and is our main fundraiser for the Exchange and Empower Training Scholarship.  This program, run by the Mira Rai Initiative supports high-potential female athletes from Nepal from disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to focus on athletic training, education and professional development.   

Since 2018, we have supported 16 athletes.  In 2022, we hope to support a further 5 to 6 athletes starting from January.  To do so, we need to raise HKD200,000 (US$26,000) for the coming program.  We hope that you can join us for this fun and family friendly challenge during the festive month of December and help us realize our goal!

Here’s a message from Mira to explain how you can help: