Participate in Bhutan International marathon in 2017. Both national and international participants are welcome to join this run. The proceeds of this marathon is for a good cause and the money will go to youth development organizations in the country.
The full marathon starts in a remote district of Bhutan at an elevation of 6700 fts and will finish in Punakha 42km/26.2 miles away at an elevation of 3,900mts. The route passes through thick forest of mixed species of pine and deciduous forest. The road is 50% hard packed dirt road and half tarmac. With only few climbs the route is mostly flat or downhill. The race starts at 7.30 am. Participants have the option to take an early morning ride to the start point or relax and camp in Gasa, the start point.
The half marathon starts at an elevation of 4311 fts and covers 40% dirt track and 60% tarmac. The half marathon is for students 16 years old or older
The marathon is scheduled on February 23, 2018 and the registration for the marathon will close on January 15,2018
To acclimatize we would advice all international participants to come to Bhutan at-least few days in advance. We will organize sightseeing tour for you and help you to acclimatize through training in the afternoons at various locations including the marathon route.
This will be an interesting event where you will witness the uniqueness of Bhutan and at the same time enjoy running through some remote area. With varying terrain Bhutan is a good place to organize different athletic events. Altitude might be a little problem if not trained for sometime but we have clean and fresh air.
Apart from the Bhutan International marathon we organize small running events at least twice a year. One such race is a run over an old trade route from Punakha to Thimphu.
Registration for the Bhutan international Marathon 2018 is open. You can register with us anytime.
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