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Running for a cause

July 5, 2012

The annual competition will turn the tropical island from laid-back to racy mode, as the winners will go home with the trophy from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn plus Bt3 million in prizes.


Bangkok Airways is ready for its 3rd Samui Island Marathon which will be running up on Sunday, 23rd September 2012 at Nathon pier, Samui Island, to compete for HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Cup (only for overall champion – Thai and Asian) and the total prize worth over 3 million baht.

The marathon is divided into 5 categories which are Full Marathon (42.195 km.); Half Marathon (21.100 km.); Quarter Marathon (10.550 km.) and Mini Marathon (for student) age between 12 – 14 years old (5 km.) and fun run (2 km.)

For admission please contact Bangkok Airways Head office, 9th floor Tel: 0 2265 5669, 0 2265 8709 or visit online application at www.bangkokair.com/samui-island-marathon/. Special promotion for the runner who reserve and purchase air-ticket through www.bangkokair.com, will receive 25% discount.

 

Samui Island Marathon 2012

Rationale

Samui is a beautiful island, one of Thailand’s leading tourist destinations that attracts a large number of Thai and foreign visitors each year. The main attraction of this tropical island in addition to its natural beauty on land and under the sea is the local people who are warm and friendly and ready to welcome all visitors with an open smile.

Each year during the rainy season from June to October is the low season and fewer tourists than usual come to Samui. To bring in more tourists, different events are organized at this time of year and sports activity gives another reason for people to spend time in Samui. This is the main reason for the initiative to organize Samui Island Marathon.

To hold an international marathon on Samui would certainly bring more people to the island because Samui is famous as Thailand’s leading tourist destination and long distance running is a popular sport in Thailand. The organizers have plans to publicize the event in neighboring countries and through running clubs in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia whose members have achieved fame in world class marathon.

Category and entry fee

  • Full Marathon (42.195 km)
    Entry fee Until 31 Aug 2012 THB500, 1 – 21 Sept 2012 THB700, 22 Sept 2012 THB800
  • Half Marathon (21.1 km)
    Entry fee Until 31 Aug 2012 THB400, 1 – 21 Sept 2012 THB500, 22 Sept 2012 THB600
  • Quarter marathon (10.55 km)
    THB300
  • Samui Student Marathon (5 km) Age group 12 – 14 years old (born in1998, 1999, 2000)
    No entry fee
  • Student Marathon (5 km) Age group 12 – 14 years old (born in 1998, 1999, 2000)
    Entry fee THB100
  • Fun Run (2 km)
    Entry fee THB100
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