Thousands of runners register for 2018 Olympic Day Run. Organising committee ready for 24 June event
At 11.00am today at the Royal Thai Army Club, Maj. Gen. Jaruek Areeratchagarun, Vice President and Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Thailand presided over a press conference to announce the launch of the 2018 Olympic Day Run which will be held on Sunday 24 June 2018 at the National Stadium, Supachalasai Stadium. A total of 10,000 runners are expected to take part in the event – 2,000 of whom will be competing in the five-kilometre race (no tracking chip) and 8,000 runners will take part in the 10-kilometre race (with tracking chip) with no age restrictions.
Runners are asked to pick up their shirts and bibs on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June between 10.00am – 7.00pm at Supachalasai Meeting Room (near Gate 12) at Supachalasai Stadium. On Sunday 24 June, the 10 kilometre run will kick off at 5.00am, followed by the five kilometre run starting at 5.30am.
For the 10km run, the top three place getters in both the male and female categories will receive a shield, and the top 100 will receive a finisher’s T-shirt. All finishers will be given a shirt and a medal with the logo and a certificate from the IOC.
Maj. Gen. Jaruek Areeratchagarun, Vice President and Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Thailand thanked all runners who registered for the event. He add: “With such an overwhelming reception, it shows that Thais are interested in exercise and taking care of their health. Most importantly, proceeds from the event will be given to charity. The event will strictly follow international standards for an international running event with water stations, deposit stations for personal belongings and medical stations provided. Runners can be sure of a memorable experience.”
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