By THE NATION
Backed by Boon Rawd Trading, Virgin Active and Sport Mall, the Sunday event is a fundraiser for UNHCR (the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), the Thairath Foundation and the Sueb Nakhasathien Foundation.
The run starts at 5.30am in front of Siam Paragon.
“Health is always a major concern, so we would like to encourage people to take good care of their health and also promote running,” said Mayuree Chaipromprasith, senior executive vice president at Siam Piwat.
“The theme is ‘Be Amazed with extraordinary experiences, Be Inspired with determination and good energy, and Be Revolutionary by reaching your potential’. We expect about 3,000 participants. And we’ve invited three noted fashion designers to design the race Tshirt and medals, each one supporting a different foundation.”
Phupawit Kritpolnara, founder and designer at Issue, has incorporated a heart shape in his T-shirt to express idea of love and caring, as well as emphasising the heart and circulatory system. There are five stars in a row on the back of the tee – a reward for those who complete their workout.
Chalermkiet Katikasemlert has utilised the identity of his brand, Wonder Anatomie, to deliver the message of exercising. Exercise involves physical structure, so the anatomy image fits in. A blaze of orange represents movement when running.
From Q Design and Play, Prapat Somboonsith conceived the tee for people donating to the Sueb Nakhasatien Foundation, which has green as its colour, relating to forests and wildlife. A playful flame erupts in vivid green.
The OneSiam One Run will have a mini-marathon of 10 kilometres and a 4km fun run.
Runners wearing the Issue T-shirt get a pink medal when they cross the finish line and the money they have raised goes to UNHCR.
Runners in the Wonder Anatomie tee will take home an orange medal and support the Thairath Foundation. And runners clad in Q Design and Play get a green medal from the Sueb Nakhasathein Foundation.
Registration costs Bt450, which covers the T-shirt, a bag, snacks and beverages, as well as discount coupons for many shopping outlets.
The top 10 finishers win Bt5,000 in cash each and award plates. The next 10 get Bt3,000, the next Bt1,500 and the next Bt1,000. There are also five prizes of Bt5,000 for a fancy outfit contest.
Applications are open at www.OneSiamOneRun.com.