Everest Marathon Announces Late HE British Ambassador Richard Morris Honor Prize
Kathmandu – The organizing committee of the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon has decided to Honor the Late British Ambassador to Nepal, HE Richard Morris by announcing the Richard Morris Honor Prize in memory of him on May 29 from the next year 2021 marathon event in the Everest Region. This Prize will be awarded to one of our Best Runners of Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon on May 29, 2021.
His Excellency Richard Morris was Ambassador of Britain to Nepal from 2015 to 2019. Recently he died in London before joining his next posting. HE Richard Morris participated in the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, carrying the Peace Torch of Buddha Flame, which was brought directly from the Eternal Flame of Lumbini, in Mayadevi Sacred Garden by Olympian Baikuntha Manandhar and his Team back in 2016 and similarly in 2019, he ran the “ Excellency Ambassador Everest Trail Run“, covering a distance of 8km 848m in 2016 from Tengboche Monastery to Namche Bazar, the capital town of Sherpa Country, and in 2019 he completed the full marathon of 42.195 km of Olympic Standard from Everest Base Camp to Namche Bazar. The then British Ambassador to Nepal Richard Morris ran to raising money and awareness for two causes: changing faces with Visible Differences in UK and Burns Violence Survivors in Nepal.
Says Bikram, the Concept Man and Creator of Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon Event, that Honoring Late HE Richard Morris is to Honor Nepal Britain Friendship itself. Diplomat Richard was a loving Richard only as a friend of all Nepalese. The Marathon Committee will be offering this “Excellency Ambassadors Mount Everest Trail Run”, of 8Km 848m every year from next year, as a Tribute to this Great Diplomat friend of Nepal, HE Richard Morris.
During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in the celebration of 200 years of Nepal British Diplomatic Relationship. He organized the high-level visit of Prince Harry to Nepal, as a part of this celebration and supporting earthquake victims in Nepal. He was a good marathon runner back in his home as well and was always supportive of the humanitarian cause. Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is pleased to honor him for his contributions given to the Nepalese Society. Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is also indebted to the British Embassy of Nepal for their relentless support of Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon since its inception, 2003.
We are Honoring Richard Morris on this special occasion of today the November 1st, symbolizing his birth in 1965 in London.
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