Mar

07

2020

Punakha (Bhutan) - "Bhutan International Marathon". The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a land of high mountains and deep valleys where compassion and wisdom are the benchmark against which all things are measured, and where the King rules by "Gross National Happiness". On your 26.2 miles (42 kms) or 13.1 miles (21 kms) 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. 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. www.bhutaninternationalmarathon.com

May

24

2020

Paro (Bhutan) - "Thunder Dragon Marathon and Half Marathon". Bhutan, the land of the Thunder Dragon, is mystical, enchanting and like nowhere you have ever been. Voted one of the world's top travel destinations, Bhutan remains accessible only to the privileged few. Nestling between Tibet and India it is a country of raw natural beauty; from stunning mountain scenery to tropical plains. This pristine scenery is home to exotic wildlife and is one of the last refuges of species like the Black-Necked Crane, the Golden Langur and even the Royal Bengal tiger. The Bhutanese people with their Buddhist beliefs have a strong sense of identity and of the interdependence between man and nature. This is expressed in the national policy of Gross National Happiness and concern for the environment. We are very priviledged to be able to organise one of the most exclusive marathons in the world in conjunction with Bhutanese Tour Operator Blue Poppy. The Thunder Dragon Marathon highlights all of the aspects of Bhutan that make it so special. Running through the beautiful Paro Valley the route takes in fantastic scenary and passes many iconic landmarks, like the Tigers Nest Monastery, Paro Dzong and many religious Chorten - a true mountain and cultural experience. Mostly on trails and mountain paths with some road sections, the route has a number of climbs but with an altitude variation that stays between 2,200m and 2,530m there are no tremendously difficult sections although it remains a suitable challenge. www.209events.com/overseas-running-events-holidays/himalayan-kingdom-marathon-bhutan

May

29

2020

Thimphu (Bhutan) - "GlobalLimits Bhutan - The Last Secret". You have already run through the desert!? You have already run through the jungle!? You have already run in the mountains!? You have already run in the snow!? But you have never run in the happiest country on Earth! Bhutan is the only country in the world that measures the progress of society in terms of "Gross National Happiness". Join us and experience the charm and magic of one of the world's most secret countries. 200km, 6 stages. Experience an amazing landscape, run through evergreen prime forest, pass amazing monasteries and immerse yourself in traditional Buddhist culture. Start the race at the terrific situated Punakha Dzong, definitely the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan. Run through rural villages and cross three 3500m passes. Stay in farmhouses more than a century old, or in the small cells of the young monks in a monastery at 3500m. Finish the race at the most spectacular and mystic monastery on earth, hanging in the cliffs at an altitude of 3000m with an outstanding view to the Paro valley, the Taktshang Goemba, also known as "The Tiger's Nest". www.global-limits.com



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