The Dragon Challenge - China and Bhutan

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Make it a tour of a life-time by combining China and Bhutan! Compare two historic cultures, from the bustle of China to the quiet tranquility of Bhutan. 

The Great Wall Marathon and Half-Marathon is widely considered one of the world's most challenging marathons. Despite the arduous course on the iconic Great Wall of China, runners will be rewarded by the breathtaking surroundings and views. As the route leads participants through the lower valley and into the villages, onlookers will be cheering and the festive atmosphere is a real energy boost! 
The Thunder Dragon Marathon and Half-Marathon highlight all of the aspects of Bhutan that make it so special. Running through the beautiful Paro Valley, the route takes in fantastic mountain scenery and features many iconic landmarks, such as the Taktsang Monastery (also known as Tigers Nest), Paro Dzong and many religious Chorten or shrines. It is a true Himalayan mountain and cultural experience. 
The Dragon Challenge  is two (2) challenging races separated by 1800 miles and eight (8) days!
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2019 Marathon Tours Dragon Challenge Trip

The Race Courses were hard but great. Was impressed that ALL THE UPHILLS WERE ON THE COURSE!, lol

2019 Marathon Tours Dragon Challenge Trip

Great group of travelers, great hosts and guides.

2018 Marathon Tours Bhutan Thunder Dragon Trip

Loved the was difficult but so so so enjoyable....the scenery was spectacular... the single track was FUN! Course markings were excellent, rest stops plentiful.

Trip Designer

Ann Haebler
Ann Haebler

Trip Leaders

Jeff Adams
Jeff Adams