The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News The Phuket News Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Phuket Sport
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World  | Surf Report  | Predictions XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

10,000 expected for three-day Phukethon 2017

PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung yesterday (Dec 6) presided over a meeting with the organisers of this weekend’s Phukethon 2017 Marathon event, where it was confirmed that around 10,000 participants were expected to take part in the three-day event.

health, tourism,

The Phuket News

Thursday 7 December 2017, 01:39PM

Phuket Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung speaks at yesterday's (Dec 6) meeting regarding this weekend's Phukethon. Photo: PR Dept
Phuket Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung speaks at yesterday's (Dec 6) meeting regarding this weekend's Phukethon. Photo: PR Dept

Representatives from event organisers Move Asia Co Ltd and Yoshimoto Entertainment Thailand and other related agencies were present at the meeting held at the meeting room of Phuket Provincial Hall.

The first category of races is the Thanyapura Colour Fun Run which features 5 kilometre, 2km and 1km distances and will start at 7:30am on Dec 9 at Saphan Hin Public Park. There will be about 1,000 runners,” said V/Gov Prakob.

Category Two is the Jelly Beach Run which is 5km and will take place at 4pm also on Dec 9 at Nai Harn Beach, with a total of 1,000 runners,” he said.

Category Three is the 42.195km marathon starting at Saphan Hin at 3am on December 10, ongoing for six and a half hours. There will be 1,000 runners in this category,” said V/Gov Prakob.

Category Four is the 21.1km half-marathon taking place at 5am on Dec 10 at Saphan Hin with a total of 2,500 runners,” he added.


Category Five will be a 10km mini-marathon also on December 10, starting at Saphan Hin at 6am. There are 4,500 runners in this category,” he said.

V/Gov Mr Prakob added, “Phuket and Move Asia Co Ltd and Yoshimoto Entertainment (Thailand) Co Ltd have organised the Phukethon 2017 Marathon which will take place from 8 to 10 December here in Phuket to create a prototype event to promote Thailand's sports industry.”

This competition is run by the International Federation of Athletics (IAAF) Federation of Athletics Federations (AAA) and the Athletics Association of Thailand Under the Royal Patronage (AAT),” he added.

We will be closing off various roads during this event according to the running distances of each race,” he said.

We will also coordinate with the companies to prepare the main stage venue at Saphan Hin, which will be the starting point for most races, and areas for supporters along various routes, security vehicles, pre-race and post-race areas, first aid and emergency.”



The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
   => Forget password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments

New bar-coded traffic violation tickets not in use in Phuket yet, confirmed

...."As there are many illegal drivers out there"... I think that is hardly the issue, because a illegal driver pays the fine and still c...(Read More)

More smoke than light in e-cigarette row

This is as always about tax revenue and nothing about helping people quit smoking the silly thing is if they did legalize these products and put a tax...(Read More)

More smoke than light in e-cigarette row

This is not about health but about the State tobacco monopoly in Thailand and potential loss of revenue. Only here would they increase cigarette t...(Read More)

Phuket tourists dissatisfied with beach trash and water quality, reveals survey

I agree! The big amount of tourists from Luxembourg not coming to Thailand anymore is a huge factor in the dwindling tourists numbers from European ...(Read More)

Phuket Gov repeats call to solve rubbish, wastewater issues

Snore. Why even keep bringing this up? Nothing is being done to make any difference. I saw somebody pull out in front of me on his motorbike with a dr...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: Hobbled by Bangkok

There is one fundamental issue missing from this article. The fact of local people being elected means 'favortism'(or massive corruption as it...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: Hobbled by Bangkok

As always, a great PN Public Opinion! Problem is: This Governor seems to be abandon/sabotaged by every single Phuket local government department in...(Read More)

Korean tourist 72, saved from drowning off Phuket

A lengthy article which gives no info on how she was "saved from drowning"...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: Hobbled by Bangkok

It says in the opinion that expats helped in the 80's to develop Phuket.30 years later i see here some expats posting with an incredible knowledge...(Read More)

Patong Mayor, PEA drive on to bury communication cables

"The wonders of modern satellite technology" although that part is correct, the rest is not, granted satellites have their place, but there ...(Read More)

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Weird World
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.