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Commemoration of Move for Health 2016

Published on : 3rd October 2016


The 2016 Health Walk was a marathon conducted on 1st October, from the Changlimithang parking area to Babesa and then back to the Clock Tower Square in Thimphu. The marathon was organized in collaboration with the Bhutan Amateur Athletic Federation (BAAF). The following two options were available to participants:

1. Open Competition (12 KMs for both genders from Changlimithang parking to Babesa zero point then back to clock tower square

2. Veterans Category (Above 55 Years- 6 KMs for both genders, from Changlimithang Parking Area to Olarongchu then back to Clock Tower)

As part of the event, various health-related activities including health- screening, treatment services, and a health exhibition were organized at the Clock Tower to advocate healthy lifestyles to promote BHTF ownership and solicit voluntary donations. The Prime Minister and the Health Minister graced the occasion. Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister talked about BHTF’s role in the procurement of vaccines and essential medicines. Lyonchoen said that it is the responsibility of the Bhutanese people to take care of their health and not to take the free health care services for granted. BHTF was able to raise about Nu 9.6 million through this event.

The route: Changlimithang to Babesa and back to the Clock tower Square
The theme of the Walk