THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Thanyapura’s Colour Fun Run lights up Phukethon

FUN RUN: Around 1,200 people came together on Saturday (Dec 9), to take part in Thanyapura’s highly anticipated annual Colour Fun Run.

health
By The Phuket News

Monday 11 December 2017, 09:42AM


The event celebrates fitness for fun; there are no winners in the Colour Fun Run, and people from all ages and abilities were invited to take part.

The event celebrates fitness for fun; there are no winners in the Colour Fun Run, and people from all ages and abilities were invited to take part.

Runners were both local and international, with many travelling to Thailand specifically to take part in this unique event.

Tickets had been sold out for a number of months prior to the event.

The event celebrates fitness for fun; there are no winners in the Colour Fun Run, and people from all ages and abilities were invited to take part.

The run took place at Saphan Hin, a public park located by the sea in Phuket Town. There were three distance options for runners: 1 kilometre, 2km and 5km.

The races began at 6am with all runners being given sunglasses before starting, and a medal and T-shirt after finishing.

Participants ran past colour stations as they made their way through the course, and each individual crossed the finish line covered in bright, vibrant colours.

Each runner was also equipped with a bag of coloured powder, and was encouraged to sprinkle it on others as they ran past.

Once the race had concluded, everyone enjoyed refreshments and, with many having saved some of their coloured powder, continued the fun by spreading bright colours everywhere.

New Paths Retreat

This year’s Colour Fun Run kicked off the 2017 Phukethon, Asia’s major international marathon festival.

For the first time ever, it took place in Thailand, and welcomed runners from around the world in the spirit of promoting sports tourism.

Phukethon is certified by the Athletics Association of Thailand, the Asian Athletics Association and International Association of Athletics Federations. With many activities taking place; from fun runs to full marathons; a recruitment program; more than 80 sports brands represented and a music and food festival, Phukethon brings the vibrant world of sports and fitness into Phuket’s spotlight.

Paolo Randone, Vice President of Sports and F&B at Thanyapura, said, “We are happy to extend our yearly race from Thanyapura to Phuket Town, due to a very large demand. The Colour Fun Run is the happiest 5km in the world, celebrating healthiness and happiness that is shared with family and friends. So have fun and keep healthy!”

A group of expat girls from Darasamut Phuket School said, “We live here in Phuket and come to Thanyapura’s Colour Fun Run with a feeling of excitement. We expect the event to be fun, enjoyable and full of colours. We have ever attended two years ago and now we have come back to enjoy again.”

Thanyapura would like to extend a big thank you to those that sponsored this year’s Colour Fun Run, including The Phuket News, Khao Phuket, Oasis Spa, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa - Nai Yang Beach, Vatemon, Tiger Kingdom, Skyline Adventure, Sapam Sound, and Pom Sport Shutter.

Congratulations to all who came out to run or support, and enjoy the rest of this year’s fantastic Phukethon!

 

 

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
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket rubbish collector killed in road accident

k...you have to be more specific with your comment as it makes no sense....(Read More)


Phuket passenger van slams into ice truck

Looking at th photos it seems the van ran into the back of the ice truck, caught it about a third of...(Read More)


Syrian, Egyptian arrested in Patong for overstay

I wonder what happens to the Syrian. Does he get deported to Syria? A war zone? Developed nations co...(Read More)


Phuket tsunami evacuation routes under full review

Well, those maps of Patong don't even show 3rd road, and that's been there since what, 06? S...(Read More)


Phuket rubbish collector killed in road accident

In every culture are people with different religions and people without religion, agnostic and athei...(Read More)


Syrian, Egyptian arrested in Patong for overstay

According the article the Syrian man overstayed more than 4.5 years! Immigration computers did not n...(Read More)


Phuket tsunami evacuation routes under full review

There are just 3 ways in and out of patong. 2 are coastal roads. The other is over patong hill. The ...(Read More)


Phuket rubbish collector killed in road accident

Jor made a good point. The impact was on the right side of the car. So either the poor victim was cr...(Read More)


One dead in ‘Phoenix’ salvage operation

Strange that the cause of death was lack of oxygen and not drowning. If he simply fainted then fell ...(Read More)


Phuket Vegetarian Festival takes to the streets

"Call it what it is, boys acting ridiculously for attention," sorry Christy, but your anti...(Read More)


 

Melbourne Cup 2018