Run For Hua Hin is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 9th, 2016 starting at the True Arena in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand.
It is hoped the event will boost the image and confidence in Hua Hin as a tourism destination while also increasing visitors and revenue for the town.
The event is supported by major Thai sponsors such as Blu Port Resort Mall, True Corporation, Thai Life Insurance, MahaSamutr Development, Park 24 Project, Gems Gallery as well as Proud Real Estate; Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park and Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort.
Mr Suwat Liptapanlop, Chairman Proud Real Estate and former deputy prime minister of Thailand
Proud Real Estate, Mr Suwat Liptapanlop, Chairman and former deputy prime minister of Thailand said, “Run For Hua Hin will be one of the biggest running events in Hua Hin with a target of 10,000 runners. The event will highlight Hua Hin as a key destination for tourism again, and will build confidence among Thai and foreign tourists and the tourism sector as a whole.
“The provincial governor himself is leading the organising committee for this event. I would like to invite runners, athletes and tourists who love running to join the race then relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the town.
“Hua Hin is ready to welcome visitors and participants to join the run. Amateurs and professionals from Thailand and overseas can enter without any subscription fees. The run will create a fun, exciting atmosphere to help revive the travel business by welcoming everyone,” he added.
Dr Tawee Narissirikul, Prachuap Kiri Khan Governor
Dr Tawee Narissirikul, Prachuap Kiri Khan Governor said, “The Half Marathon race is intended to stimulate the tourism industry in the province and build confidence among tourism operators.
“The event committee has been established from various agencies, in order to facilitate smooth operations and to ensure safety along the race route, which will be managed by the Royal Thai Police.
An impressive line-up of sponsors
“We firmly believe that the Run For Hua Hin will help restore confidence and strengthen Hua Hin’s reputation as a top destination amongst local and international tourists,” he concluded.
Ms Proudputh Liptapanlop, Executive Director of Proud Real Estate
Ms Proudputh Liptapanlop, Executive Director of Proud Real Estate, the leading property developer in Hua Hin said, “We believe strongly in Hua Hin as a world class destination for sporting events. There will be three categories: a Half Marathon covering a distance of 21 km, a Mini Marathon covering a distance of 10.5 km and a Fun Run covering a distance of 5 km. The events are open to men and women of any age and the races start from 4.00 a.m. at True Arena Hua Hin.”
Run For Hua Hin Schedule:
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
04.00 Register and receive event T-shirt
05.00 Half Marathon 21 km starts
06.00 Mini Marathon 10.5 km and Fun Run 5 km starts
Runners and spectators who are interested in joining Run For Hua Hin
can register online at www.runforhuahin.com
or at True Arena Hua Hin, Prachuap Kiri Khan, entry is free.
The Run For Hin Hin route
Written by Andrew J Wood