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Phuket's 'Heartbreak Hill' charity run raises B400,000 with bumper turnout

Close to three hundred more runners than the targeted 2,600 took to the streets of Nai Thon-Layan on Sept 18 to endure what has become known as “Heartbreak Hill”, a charity run organised by Accor Hotels of Southern Thailand.


Matt Pond

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 09:00AM


Funds raised from the event, which offered runners the choice of two distances – 5 kilometre and 10.5km – are donated to Accor’s Yim Kids Project and also to Phuket Province to assist in supporting the island’s unprivileged school children and improving their educational options.

A total of 2,873 runners turned out for the Heartbreak Hill charity run, which was opened by Vice Governor Chockdee Amornwat and attended by TAT Assistant Director, Utit Limsakul; Director of Tourism and Sports Phuket office, Siwaree Walor; Head of Phuket Public Relations Department, Bussaya Chaipeum, and General Managers from 17 Accor Hotels across Southern Thailand, and all together a total of over B400,000 was raised during the event for the above mentioned causes.

A huge B75,000 of the B400,000 raised was donated by guests of the Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach, the Schmid family, who stayed at the resort in August and presented their donation to General Manager Brett Wilson upon their departure as they were unable to take part in the race itself.

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The run, which takes in the many steep hills around Nai Thon and Layan and tests runner’s abilities right from the very start until the end, was won by Thai nationals. The run also saw participation from German singer, actor and voice actor, Felix Von Jascheroff, who is auctioning the vest he wore during the run via Ebay and will be donating the proceeds to Accor’s chosen charities.

But the highlight of the race, albeit right at the last moment, was the completion of the run by disabled runner Artit who travelled all the way from Bangkok to take part. Artit was the last runner to cross the finish line in a time of 3 hours 30 minutes, but he did so with the aid of a prosthetic leg. As he made his way over the finish line all participants who remained at the finish were on hand to cheer him on, and his girlfriend was on hand to present him with his finisher’s medal.

 

 

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