Running through the night
More than 4,000 Thai and international runners are expected to take part in the popular Sundown Marathon Thailand Series, which is being held in Krabi for the very first time on September 22.
Krabi was chosen as host venue for the marathon event due to its experience as a tourist destination and its capacity to handle large events with many participants. Accommodation-wise, Krabi offers more than 10,000 hotel rooms. The destination also boasts plenty of beautiful scenery along the race route for runners, including its gorgeous beaches, as well as unique Thai local experiences in the way of arts and culture for the runners and spectators to enjoy.
“Sundown Marathon Krabi 2018” will feature 12km and 21km race distances for 4,000 runners. Various fun and entertaining activities are being held on the sidelines, among them a festival and concert.
The marathon is a perfect fit with the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Amazing Thailand “Open to the New Shades” communication concept, in which visitors to the kingdom are encouraged to see new attractions and also existing attractions from a new perspective.
Runners and spectators will get to experience Krabi from an entirely new viewpoint, as they will in each new destination in Thailand that the race comes to.
There are plans to hold the races in other provinces across Thailand in the coming years, to showcase more of the kingdom’s scenery, charm and culture to Asia’s running community and support Thailand’s sports tourism policy.
Sundown Marathon was first held in Singapore in 2008 and since then races have been added in Malaysia, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, Hong Kong and this year, Thailand. As the largest night running event in Asia, the Sundown Marathon Series attracts more runners each year, with a combined 200,000 plus runners currently participating.
Online registration opens on Friday (June 1) at 9am at www.SundownThailand.com.