Join Us March 1-7, 2017 in The Land of Happiness
In partnership with the Bhutan Olympic Committee, the Sister Marathon Peace initiative has created a once-in-lifetime running adventure to the magical Kingdom of Bhutan - next March 1-7th, 2017. Race with us, cheer with us or volunteer with us; everyone is welcome to join our trip to the Kingdom of Bhutan.
We’re thrilled to announce that accompanying us on our trip will be world-renowned ultramarathon champion Scott Jurek. Scott will provide coaching sessions and training advice for participants, covering topics such as running technique and strengthening. Running seminars and adventures will be held, and in addition Scott will discuss his plant-based diet and how he maintains it as an elite athlete. Cooking classes will also be provided.
Marathon race directors from the US will also be attending and participating in the Bhutan International Marathon with our members. Those joining us in Shangri-La will learn how to train smarter, race better and tap into their fullest running potential, with empowering guidance provided by our team of highly experienced and knowledgeable coaches.
Furthermore our members will be running through the mystic Himalayas on one of the most majestic marathon courses in the world. On the 42.2km or 21.1km journey through stunning rural villages, runners will discover the geographical and cultural wonders of a country naturally designed to be a tantalizing destination for adventure and spiritual seekers, before finishing at the historic Punakha Fortress.
The seven day retreat will allow members to be truly inspired by environmental and cultural marvels. They will experience the wonders of the high mountains and deep valleys where compassion and wisdom are the benchmarks against which all things are measured. They will be immersed in the ancient and harmonious Buddhist traditions resonating in all living things and where the King rules by “Gross National Happiness."