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Bigger and better 14th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run and Half-Marathon

FUN RUN: The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation in collaboration with JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and its foundation partners will host its annual fundraising sports event, the 14th Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run and Half-Marathon 2018, on Sunday October 21 from 5:30am-8:30am at the Phuket Gateway.

Athletics
By The Phuket News

Friday 3 August 2018, 10:54AM


The event is set to be even bigger and better than ever; a fun fitness and family oriented affair open for all ages. Photo: Supplied

The event is set to be even bigger and better than ever; a fun fitness and family oriented affair open for all ages. Photo: Supplied

The event is set to be even bigger and better than ever; a fun fitness and family oriented affair open for all ages. Following the huge success of 2017, the event is hoping to attract more than 4,500 runners.

There will be a 3km family run, 5km fun run, 10km mini-marathon, new 21km half-marathon and VIP run for all distances.

New this year is the 21km half-marathon. The race will start at 5:30am at the Phuket Gateway and head northwest along the Haad Sai Kaew Beach towards the Thao Thepkrasattri Bridge, past rural road No. 3006 and along to the Pi Lai Viewpoint area before looping back and returning to the iconic Sarasin Bridge before finishing where it started.

The entry fee is B400 per person for the 5km; B500 per person for mini-marathon; B650 per person for half-marathon; B1500 per person for VIP run for all distances (guaranteed trophy) and B1,500 per family (two adults and maximum two children aged under 12 years old) for 3km family run category.

The money raised will go towards to the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, which is committed to protecting the marine and coastal environment and ecosystems for the wellbeing of the sea turtles that nest in Mai Khao Beach and the surrounding areas.

Online registration is available from now until September 30 via https://www.phuketsoftevents.com/?page=turtleFunRun14 (Registration will close when 4,500 entrants have registered).

Walk-in registration are possible at The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, from October 1-10 from 10am to 5pm.

Running shirts and bibs will be available on October 11-12 and October 15-20 from 10am to5pm at the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and October 13-14 from 10am-5pm at Limelight Avenue in Phuket Town.

All registered runners will also receive a running shirt and medal, and there will be numerous trophies for the hotel and running club with the most participants, the heaviest and the best fancy outfit.

Award trophies will be given based on chip time for each age group category, for the top five finishers for males and females in each of the three races (5km, mini-marathon and half-marathon). The 1st-5th finishers of the 5km, 10km and 21km will also receive the trophies and gift vouchers.

For more information about the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation or be part of this event sponsorship, email info@maikhaomarineturtlefoundation.org or maikhaoturtlefoundation@gmail.com or call +66 076 338 000 ext. 3309.

Follow them on social media channel https://www.facebook.com/maikhaomarineturtlefoundation

The Phuket News is proud media sponsor of this event.

 

 

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