2,500 expected to join Phuket marathon
PHUKET: Some 2,500 runners are expected to join the Phuket Health International Marathon 2012 which will be flagged off at the Sarasin Bridge before dawn on July 29.
Tuesday 3 July 2012, 04:28PM
The race will end at the Provincial Public Health Office on Narisorn Rd, Phuket Town.
Apart from the full marathon of 42 kilometres, the event will also include a 4-km fun run and a 10-km mini-marathon, which will both start and finish at the Public Health Office. A map of the courses can be seen here.
Full-marathon runners will assemble at the bridge at 2.30am, with the race starting at 4am. The other two events will begin at 6am at the Public Health Office, with competitors assembling two hours before that.
Along the way water and fruit stations will be set up every two kilometres for competitors. Winners will be announced at the finish line at 8 am.
A total of B300,000 in prizes is up from grabs, with the biggest prizes of B5,000 apiece going to the winning Thai male and female runners in the full marathon, and the winning “international” runners, male and female.
Competitors should register to join the event at the Public Health Office the day before (July 28). The event organisers will accept entries both from individuals and from teams, which may consist of up to 20 runners.