2016 / 2017 Annual Report

We proudly present our marathon partners

Fort Worth, Texas USA

February 24 & 25, 2018

The Cowtown® is celebrating our 38th year as we welcome the world to Fort Worth. We are proud to be one of the largest multi-race events in the State of Texas.

Champaign, Illinois USA

April 28-30, 2018

Enjoy a full weekend of running, food, festivities and lots of family activities for all ages at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 28-30, 2018. Known as being...

Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

October 23, 2017

A fun, highly personal, authentic race experience, particularly for runners who value a well-organized, personal experience

Maui, Hawaii USA

January 14, 2018

The Maui Oceanfront Marathon is a community event benefiting local school teams, clubs, and Maui non-profit groups that help put on the Marathon.

Costa Mesa, OC California USA

May 7, 2017

The U.S. Bank Marathon invites your company to be part of The OC Marathon Running Festival taking place this May 7, 2017. With more than 20,000 runners, 2,500 volunteers, and thousands of course spectators.

Lake Tahoe, California USA

October 13-15, 2017

Welcome to 3 days of running, swimming, and kayaking. We have something for your whole family, club or group of friends at one of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world.

Kona, Big Island, Hawaii USA

June 25, 2017

We have grown into the Big Island’s premiere athletic event with over 2,000 participants, offering four road race distances; Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5K Walk/Run.

Placencia Belize

December 10, 2017

Come for the run and stay for the fun in a Caribbean wonderland of beautiful beaches, mystical Mayan temples, spectacular caves, pristine rain forests, and the second largest barrier reef in the world.

Santa Rosa, California USA

August 27, 2017

Located just 55 miles north of San Francisco, the town of Santa Rosa, California is home to one of the top ranked Boston Qualifier marathons, which boasts a flat and fast course.

Sacramento, California USA

December 3, 2017

CIM has a gently rolling, point-to-point, net downhill course with well maintained streets and few turns.

Detroit, Michigan USA

October 13 & 15, 2017

You will run through historic neighborhoods, around beautiful Belle Isle, and along the spectacular RiverWalk.

Seattle, Washington USA

November 26, 2017

The largest combination marathon/half marathon in the Northwest and one of the top ten largest in the U.S.

Madison, Wisconsin USA

November 12, 2017

The 2016 Madison Marathon prides itself on providing an intimate race environment with 2,000 participants competing in the full marathon and 2,500 in the half marathon.

Duluth, Minnesota USA

June 17, 2017

Still named after it’s first sponsor Grandma’s Restaurant, Grandma’s Marathon is now a self-governed nonprofit organization, that oversees Grandma’s Marathon weekend.

Ogden, Utah USA

May 20, 2017

A combination of the areas scenic beauty, world class volunteer support and race organization has made the Zions Bank Ogden Marathon a must do race in Utah

Fargo, North Dakota USA

May 18-20, 2017

The Fargo Marathon is an annual marathon in Fargo, North Dakota sponsored by Scheels All Sports, which offers a Boston-qualifier Marathon, relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K and Youth Run

Pandav Bhavan, Mount Abu India

March 5, 2017

Enjoy the beauty of hills & will have breath taking views of the mountains & valleys

Portland, Oregon USA

October 8, 2017

The Portland Marathon is rated as one of the premier marathons in the U.S. and one of the top 10 road race events in the U.S

Eugene, Oregon USA

May 5-7, 2017

A scenic, USATF-certified course known for its flat and FAST route as it passes through beautiful parks and tree-lined paths that crisscross the picturesque Willamette River.

Punakha, Bhutan Asia

March 3, 2018

The Bhutan International Marathon and Half Marathon in one of the world’s most mysterious, beautiful and inaccessible countries. Both events finish at the beautiful Punakha Dzong in the town of Punakha in the country of Bhutan.

Southern Caribbean Challenge

January 27 - February 4, 2018

7 Marathons — 6 Countries — 1 Week Cruise

Springfield, Missouri USA

November 5, 2017

The Bass Pro Conservation Marathon is a great race for first-time competitors looking for an event with a great course and first class amenities.

2017 SISTER MARATHONS PEACE INITIATIVE BHUTAN RETREAT

The Fourth Annual Bhutan International Marathon in the Kingdom of Bhutan provided the Sister Marathons Peace initiative with an amazing backdrop for our first destination event. In all, 108 participants from 14 countries joined us in our global peace endeavor. We couldn’t have been more pleased by the outpouring of support in our first full year of operations.

Ultra-marathon legend and New York Times Bestseller, Scott Jurek, along with his lovely wife, Jenny and their baby daughter rounded out the group with exceptional presentations, group runs and one-on-ones that captivated the audience and locals alike.

Among our esteemed guests, Claudia Hanisch from Germany and Janine Canham from the U.K. made podium appearances in their respective women’s divisions. All of our participants finished the race, including some new personal records: Sharon Kerson from California finishing her 516th marathon; Lichu Sloan from New York finishing her 201st ; and Brent Weigner climbing the country marathon charts with his 124th country finish; and marvelously, the top five finishers of the Bhutan International Marathon were all Bhutanese!

The program would not have been complete without our generous race directors who flew halfway across the globe to join us. Don Kern from Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon, Sharron Faff from Kona Marathon, Gary Kutscher from US Bank OC Marathon; Mamie Wheeler from the Portland Marathon, Les and Karin Wright from the Maui Oceanfront and Lake Tahoe Marathons, and Louis Kushner from the DSG Pittsburgh Marathon all contributed significantly to making our first event a raving success! Our hats off to you all!

Our 2018 program to Bhutan is now in full swing…we hope to see you all in the Land of Happiness February 28 — March 6, 2018. Peace and goodwill.

Bhudda Dordenma

FINANCIAL REPORT — BHUTAN PROGRAM

Expenses
Revenue

2016 / 2017 PROGRAM NET ASSETS = $4,306

Bhutan marathon finish line

2017 BHUTAN RETREAT DEMOGRAPHICS OVERVIEW

Coatia 2 New Zealand 1
Hong Kong 3 Finalnd 1
Taiwan 4 Canada 7
Singapore 1 Germany 1
Japan 3 France 1
Scotland 1 Iceland 1
England 2 USA 78

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