Confirmation of the Phang-nga International Marathon

MARATHON: Authorities have confirmed that the 2022 Phang-nga International Marathon will be held on August 12-13 at Khao Lak Beach under the Royal Cup Somdej Phra Kanitthathirat Department of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

The marathon is expected to attract many well-known runners from around the world who will compete in a fun 5.9 km race, a 10.5 km mini marathon, a 42 km marathon and a “fancy” race. No specific details were provided at press time regarding age or gender categorization.

The 42km marathon will take place at night to take advantage of the cooler conditions, with lights and sounds in place to help runners along the way.

There will be a total of 1.724 million baht in prize money, with the top Thai runners receiving the “Best of Thailand” award and prizes in each category.

Phang-nga Governor Chamroen Thiphayapongthada announced the marathon at a press conference at the Phang-nga Provincial Palace yesterday (July 26). He was accompanied by Phang-nga Deputy Governor Thaloengsak Nuttaphum and representatives of the Phang-nga International Marathon Organizing Committee.

The marathon will be known as the “Runner’s House of Happiness,” Governor Chamroen said and strives to promote Phang-nga as a premier sports province in Thailand and the ASEAN region, in accordance with guidelines as part of a five-year sustainability plan outlined by the Office of Sports and Tourism.

He added that it is hoped the race will be considered one of Thailand’s premier marathons and the designated track is one of the best in the world which will appeal to international runners by providing a once in a lifetime experience. .

Governor Chamroen further explained that the marathon hopes to gain recognition and support from the Athletics Association of Thailand (AAT) under Her Majesty’s Royal Patronage (AAT), the Asian Athletics Federation ( AAA), the Federation of International Athletics Associations (FIAA) and the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT).

The committee has also requested official certification assessments at all levels for races from the Association of Long Distance Race Organizers (AIMS).

Applications are open until Saturday (July 30). More details can be found on the official race homepage.

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