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Bhutan International Marathon


Bhutan International Marathon

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Place: Punakha Dzong

This is an annual Bhutan International Marathon event in which runners compete over a distance of 26.2 miles (42 kilometers) for the full marathon or 13.1 miles (21 kilometers) for the half marathon.

The race begins in Gasa and ends at Punakha. It’s a competition, but it’s also a tour of beautiful rural landscapes and communities.

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Bhutan International Marathon Features

The marathon route is primarily rural, with around half of it on hard pack soil and half on pavement.

Bhutan International Marathon Dates for 2023
  • Starting Date: 26th February 2023
  • Ending Date: 26th February 2023

Bhutan Olympic Committee organizes an annual international marathon event.

The group hopes to make running a thriving sport for Bhutanese people while also providing opportunities for exchange.

The revenues from the social event will go to Bhutan’s Youth and Olympic programs. Participants can compete in either the full marathon or the half marathon.

Bhutan International Marathon Highlights

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Bhutan International Marathon

Annual event organized by Bhutan Olympic Committee

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a land of high mountains and deep valleys where compassion and wisdom are the benchmarks against which all things are measured, and where the King rules by ‘Gross National Happiness.

On your 26.2-mile (42km) or 13.1 miles (21km) journey through stunning rural countryside and villages, before finishing at the historic Punakha Dzong, you’ll discover the geographical and cultural wonders of a country naturally designed to be a tantalizing destination for adventure and spiritual seekers.

There is also a special category for dedicated veterans. The marathon route is primarily rural, taking runners through nature and the picturesque Punakha valley area.

100% of the profits made through this event will support Bhutan’s Youth and Olympic Sports programs. Come for the event, and stay for the travel experience of a lifetime.

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