Saturday March 2nd, 2019
Distance: Marathon · Half 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 or 13.1 miles 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.
|2nd Male||2:47:07||DUPTHO WANGCHUK||32||Japan|
|3rd Male||2:54:14||KINLEY GYELTSHEN||36||Japan|
|4th Male||3:00:03||HIROYUKI MIYAZAKI||50||China|
|Female||3:42:17||Sarah Easton||35||St. Neots, GBR|
|2nd Female||4:11:50||Ursula Schulz||49||Oxford, GBR|
|3rd Female||4:16:24||Toshie Noda||51||Japan|
|4th Female||4:42:32||Sonja Landwehr||50|
|M 50-59||3:00:03||HIROYUKI MIYAZAKI||50||China|
|F 40-49||4:11:50||Ursula Schulz||49||Oxford, GBR|
|F 50-59||4:16:24||Toshie Noda||51||Japan|
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.