The First Sports and Culture Festival in Bhutan’s Pristine Conservation Sanctuary

4th April 2020

Every year, we look forward to connecting with our sports and fitness enthusiastic and meeting them to help create a healthier society around us. But given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the Bhutan Sports Festival this year.

This was a tough call to make — BSF is an incredibly important event for us and it’s one of our favorite ways to celebrate fitness — but we need to prioritize the health and safety of our international and local participants, employees and everyone. We explored other ways to have the BSF happen this year, it didn’t feel right to have the sports festival without our international participants in attendance.

However, we will keep you all posted for our 2021 event in the coming weeks. Sign up here to have updates emailed to you directly. In the meantime, thanks for your patience and understanding — and we look forward to seeing our international and local participants at Bhutan Sports Festival 2021!

Until then keep yourself safe and healthy.

Events Include:

International Ultrarunning and Trail Running: 25K & 50K
International Mountain Biking: 25K & 50K
Sports & Culture Festival in Phobjikha Valley Conservation Reserve

The mystical Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, the land of happiness, is a land of high mountains, deep valleys, picturesque villages and roaring rivers, and who’s King ruled by a concept of ‘Gross National Happiness’. Your 25K or 50K trail running or mountain biking event through this, Buddhist-cultural-wonder, is a rare opportunity to race in an environmentally protected region while surrounded by prayer flags, chortens and remote villages. All on a user-friendly course in the only country on the planet that is carbon-negative. Post race you’ll experience a traditional Bhutanese culture festival overlooking the pristine Valley.

Trail runners and mountain bikers of all abilities welcome

This Event and Your Travel Package Support the Phobjikha Valley Conservation Sanctuary and the People of Bhutan

Our Race Travel Package has been designed for this unique event by an organization that is not only intimate with Bhutan, but intimate with endurance-racing. Your participation in and travel to this event, will directly support the Tarayana Foundation, the people of the Phobjikha Valley and the endangered Black-Necked Cranes. Book your travel package through our website and your event registration fee will be waived!

We are limiting our numbers for this remote race so REGISTER NOW!

Note From Organizers: One of our goals is to accommodate trail runners and mountain bikers of all levels and abilities so you can experience this compelling country and culture while doing the sport you love. In that, we have chosen a course that is challenging but quite doable for all participants, through pristine traditional Bhutanese villages and protected lands. Phobjikha Valley is an area that defines Bhutanese culture and their commitment to protecting their environment. For more information on this special area, go to About Bhutan.

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