Bhutan is gearing up to hold the toughest and most challenging ultra marathon of the world – Snowman Run – on October 13, 2020.
The 300km run will start from Gasa Dzong and end in the Bumthang valley of Bhutan.
The ultra marathon is estimated to be completed within a period of five days.
The adventurers who participate in this run will be able to witness the magical beauty of the landscapes of the Himalayan mountain range.
The participants of the Snowman Run will be able to cover high altitudes of 5320 m and catch sights of beautiful lakes, glaciers, mountains and other magnificent natural wonders that unfolds before their eyes.
Promoting the marathon event and calling the runners to join the race, former Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on his Twitter handle stated: “Calling all ultra runners.”
“Here’s the ultimate marathon for you, one that is the most difficult; the most spectacular; and probably the most important in the world,” Tobgay added.
Calling all ultra runners. Here’s the ultimate marathon for you, one that is the most difficult; the most spectacular; and probably the most important in the world.https://t.co/zRWlhO6GFk
— Tshering Tobgay (@tsheringtobgay) July 28, 2019
The runners will get to know about their daring strength and willpower through the ultra marathon.
The ultra marathon, which emanated from the Bhutan king’s visits to the highlands, is being held with an aim to find a solution to the problems caused by climate change.
The Snowman Run will provide a perfect glimpse of the effect of climate change in the natural environment of Bhutan.
The Snowman Run Secretariat, the organizers of the ultra marathon are inviting entries for design of logo for the Snowman Run on or before August 6, 2019.
The logo design competition of the Snowman Run has exciting prizes on offer for the winners.
Logo entries must be submitted by email to [email protected]
In order to promote the world’s toughest and most challenging ultra marathon, the chairperson of the Snowman Run Board launched its official website www.snowmanrun.org on Saturday.