Amazing Thailand Marathon ready to roll this month with 20,000 runners
The Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2021 is “100 per cent ready” to go ahead on February 26 and 27, Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn confirmed on Tuesday.
Pipat told a press conference at the Sports Authority of Thailand in Bangkok that the event was certified by World Athletics as one of the best marathon events in capital cities.
He said the event is held to “build trust among every sector” public and private. It will also be an announcement to the world that Thailand is capable of holding a global event in the present Covid-19 situation.
Some 20,000 runners are expected to participate in the 10km and 5km events. The February 26 marathon is expected to see 7,000 runners competing, and 13,000 will take part in the half-marathon on February 27.
The total prize pool is 1,729,500 baht.
The event has been approved by Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang, but it must strictly follow Covid-19 prevention measures.
The February 26 marathon will take to the road at Loha Prasat on Ratchadamnoen Avenue and the February 27 event will start at Rajamangala National Stadium.