In conjunction with this year's race a food festival was also organized and this will be a permanent feature each year. It was organized by the Restaurant Association Sauraha, Chitwan. A wide variety of food was available prepared by all the local restaurants working together as a team. On the stage a mix of traditional and modern music was played along with other local cultural performances which were all greatly enjoyed by the large crowds. Again some of our volunteers were involved, in their spare time brothers Owen and Gregg and their friend Mark are DJ's of English dance music and they teamed up with Nepalese DJ Yuva to deliver two hour performance for three nights in a row which had the whole of Sauraha dancing.