Bhutan International Marathon and Half Marathon

02 3月 2024 (Sat)

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Bhutan International Marathon and Half Marathon

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The Bhutan International Marathon takes place in the beautiful kingdom of Bhutan, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. With a stunning course, runners get to experience breathtaking scenery, cultural immersion, and the warmth of Bhutanese hospitality. It's a truly unique and memorable marathon experience.

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Course details

Course surface
Mixed
Other tags
Downhill
Nature
River
Rural
Scenic
Valley
Point to Point
Course highlights
Marathon Route Description
The marathon route is mostly rural and approximately 50% on hard pack dirt and 50% on pavement.
The marathon will start at 8:00 AM. The elevation at the start line is 6700 feet. We recommend you wear warm clothing over your running clothing and bring any other personal items you might need. These will be transported for you back to the finish line. Do not bring any valuables to the start line.
From the start line runners will descend into a few shallow rollers before the course mostly flattens out while proceeding toward Punakha. The route follows the Mo Chhu (river) through rural Punakha Valley. After leaving the rain forest area the valley will open up and you will have stunning views of the Khamsum Yulley Temple, monasteries, rice paddies, rain forest, villages and Chortens. Route is mostly rural and approximately 50% on hard pack dirt with some rocky and uneven surfaces and 50% on pavement.. The terrain is flat to rolling with many gradual down hill sections and with an overall elevation loss of over 1000 feet.
Approximately .5 mi (.8 km) before reaching the Punakha Dzong, runners will turn left off the main road, cross a bridge onto a paved road and then and take a hard pack dirt track through a small village bypassing the cremation site. At the cremation site you will have approximately 7 miles (11.27 kms) to go to the finish line. You will climb over a cattle barrier then up a short hill, before crossing a stunning 300 foot long suspension bridge across the Pho Chhu. Make sure you take a moment to enjoy the view! This is a very stable suspension bridge and quite runnable.
You’ll descend a short steep hill off the bridge area before continuing on hard pack dirt for about 3 miles (4.8 kms) while following the Puna Tsang Chhu south from the suspension bridge. You’ll reach your last aid station on the course just before before turning into pavement for the remainder of the event. Runners will then cross the Puna Tsang Chhu on a standard vehicle bridge and head north back toward Punakha Dzong via Khuruthang town and past the Khuruthang Monastery and Chorten. The finish is at the picturesque Punakha Dzong.
Runners must reach the Pho Chhu suspension bridge (18.6 miles/30 kms) by 1:30 PM and the finish line by 3:00 PM.

Half Marathon Route Description
The half marathon route is mostly rural and approximately 40% on hard pack dirt and 60% on pavement.
The half marathon will start at 8:00 AM. The elevation at the start line is approximately 4311 feet. We recommend you wear warm clothing over your running clothing and bring any other personal items you might need. These will be transported for you back to the finish line. Do not bring any valuables to the start line.
The half marathon route follows the Mo Chhu (river) through rural Punakha Valley with stunning views right off the bat of the Khamsum Yulley Temple, monasteries, rice paddies, rain forest, villages and Chortens. Route is mostly rural and approximately 50% on hard pack dirt with some rocky and uneven surfaces and 50% on pavement.. The terrain is flat to rolling with many gradual down hill sections.
Approximately .5 miles (.8 kms) before reaching the Punakha Dzong, runners will turn left off the main road, cross a bridge onto a paved road and then and take a hard pack dirt track through a small village bypassing the cremation site. At the cremation site you will have approximately 7 miles (11.27 kms) to go to the finish line. You will climb over a cattle barrier then up a short hill, before crossing a stunning 300 foot long suspension bridge across the Pho Chhu. Make sure you take a moment to enjoy the view! This is a very stable suspension bridge and quite runnable.
You’ll descend a short steep hill off the bridge area before continuing on hard pack dirt for about 3 miles (4.8 kms) while following the Puna Tsang Chhu south from the suspension bridge. You’ll reach your last aid station on the course just before before turning into pavement for the remainder of the event. Runners will then cross the Puna Tsang Chhu on a standard vehicle bridge and head north back toward Punakha Dzong via Khuruthang town and past the Khuruthang Monastery and Chorten. The finish is at the picturesque Punakha Dzong.
Runners must reach the Pho Chhu suspension bridge (8.7 Kms) by 1:30 PM and the finish line by 3:00 PM.
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Start address: Gasa Dzongkhag Administration, Gasa, Bhutan

Finish address: Punakha Dzong,bt

Route map

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When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?

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Friday, March 1, 2024 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Packet Pick Up and race check-in inside THE NEW MULTI-SPORTS HALL in Khuruthang (ABOVE TAXI PARKING). PLEASE BRING A PICTURE ID TO CHECK IN.

What is the cancelation/refund policy for this event?

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The entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Bhutan International Marathon and Half Marathon

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