Oct 13, 2022 at 12:00 AM
Entry Fee $0
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Prize Money: no
Starting Elevation: 9350
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%
First Year of the Event: 2021
The Kingdom of Bhutan is set to launch one of the world’s toughest and high-altitude ultra-marathons at unseen proportions of the eastern Himalayas. Snowman Race will span 5 days during which twenty-five of the world’s top extreme runners will attempt one of the most remote and challenging foot races ever initiated.
Running through 222KM (138 Miles) of Himalayan wilderness, with an average elevation over 4267m (14,000 ft) and multiple peaks summiting 5470m (17,946 ft), the Snowman Race follows a historic high-altitude trekking route of Snowman Trek (which takes up to 20 days to complete) that has been conquered by fewer people than Mt. Everest.
The Snowman Race draws inspiration from the prescient wisdom of His Majesty the King on conservation of natural and cultural heritage. It aspires to bring the world’s attention to climate change, one of the defining issues of our time, and its impacts, particularly on the lives of people living in fragile mountain ecosystems.
In celebration of His Majesty the King’s 40th birth anniversary, the Snowman Race secretariat announced the holding of the Bhutan Climate Action Summit “Honoring Ecopreneurs and Climate Champions” to deliberate on bringing about bold and transformative changes through climate action, with emphasis on mountain ecosystems and gender. Emboldened by the Royal Vision, the first Snowman Race aspires to galvanize climate action starting at local levels.
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Past Event Dates
Held on Oct 13, 2022
Held on Oct 13, 2021