Event Information

Marathon: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:00 AM

  • Finish line and parking at Punakha Dzong
  • Start line in the Gasa Dzongkhag
  • National Registration Fee: Nu. 1,000/-
  • International Registration Fee: US$ 150/-
  • Runners must report at the Damchen Parking Lot: 5:30am
  • Race starts at 8:00 AM

Half Marathon: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:00 AM

  • Finish line and parking at Punakha Dzong
  • The Half Marathon course is the second half of the marathon course.
  • National Registration Fee: Nu. 800/-
  • International Registration Fee: US$ 110/-
  • Runners must report at the Damchen Parking Lot: 6:00 am
  • Race starts at 8:00 AM

BIM Rules and Regulations

Marathon and Half Marathon Participants Receive

  • Pre-race briefing in Punakha
  • Festive race start with officials from the Gasa and Punakha Dzongkhag
  • Transportation from the finish line at the Dzong to the start of the race
  • Transport of any personal items from the start line to the finish line
  • Technical running shirt with BIM logo
  • Special gift for all finishers
  • Special awards given to top competitors
  • Awards Celebration with Traditional Entertainment
  • Aid stations and medical support en-route
  • There will be a raffle prize drawing at the Awards Ceremony with a chance for ALL participants to win prizes!

Event Week Itinerary

Friday, March 2, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Packet Pick Up and race check-in inside Damchen Resort in Khuruthang. PLEASE BRING A PICTURE ID TO CHECK IN. You will receive your race number at this time which will need to be pinned to the front of your running shirt. If you have not yet paid your registration fee, you can do so at the BOC office PRIOR to the event, or at the Packet Pick Up.

Friday, March 2, 2018 – 2:00 PM.
Our mandatory pre-race briefing will be right after Packet Pick Up on Friday, March 2, at 2:00 PM, also inside Damchen Resort in Khuruthang.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Full Marathon runners must report to the Damchen Resort Parking Lot and be on the bus by 5:30 AM on race morning in order to catch the bus to the start line of your event.
Half Marathon runners must report to the Damchen Resort Parking Lot and be on the bus by 6:00 AM on race morning in order to catch the bus to the start line of your event.
8:00 AM. Full Marathon Race Start.
8:00 AM. Half Marathon Race Start.
1:30 PM. All runners must reach the 4th read-point Pho Chhu suspension bridge.
3:00 PM. Race cutoff time at finish line.
5:00 PM. Awards Celebration at Thangzor, Punakha.
[Event week itinerary will be likely to be changed in the last minute by the technical director]

Awards

Full marathon
Cash Purse to top male and female marathon winner:

  • 1st Male & Female Nu.40,000 (Each)
  • 2nd Male & Female Nu. 30,000 (Each)
  • 3rd Male & Female Nu.20,000 (Each)
  • 4th Male & Female Nu.10,000 (Each)
  • 5th Male & Female Nu. 5000 (Each)

Half Marathon
Cash Purse to top male and female marathon winner

  • 1st Male & Female Nu.20,000 (Each)
  • 2nd Male & Female Nu.15,000 (Each)
  • 3rd Male & Female Nu.10,000 (Each)
  • 4th Male & Female Nu.5000 (Each)
  • 5th Male & Female Nu.3000 (Each)

Special awards are given in the following categories in each race:

  • Top 3 Masters Men & Women for Full Marathon (masters is designated as 50+ for this event)
  • Top 3 Masters Men & Women for Half Marathon (masters is designated as 50+ for this event)
  • Medals for all finishers at the finish line
  • T-shirt for all Participants 
  • There will be a raffle prize drawing at the Awards Ceremony with a chance for ALL participants to win prizes!