The Athletic Association of Thailand (AAT) in association with BEC-Tero holding second FB Battery River Kwai Half Marathon Thailand Championship - Sunday 10 December 2017. Registrations open now.
Today at 2.00pm at Show DC, Rama IX Rd., The Athletic Association of Thailand (AAT) and BEC-Tero Entertainment held a press conference to announce the second FB Battery River Kwai Half Marathon Thailand Championship to be held on Sunday 10 December 2017 in Kanchanaburi.
Participants in the event get to run across the historical bridge over the River Kwai. AAT President Pol. Gen. Sant Sarutanond presided over the event with Narong Rakroi, Deputy Governor of Kanchanaburi, Brian L. Marcar, CEO of BEC-Tero Entertainment, Chayadit Hutanuwat, President of Show DC Corp., and Sataworn “Kru Din” Chanpongsri, former Thailand national team runner also in attendance. Representatives of the event sponsors FB Battery, SHERA, TAT, PTT, Gatorade, Aquarfina, FBT, Garmin, Namman Muay, Snack Jack, Thai Smile also joined the press conference.
Certified by the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), supported by Kanchanaburi state agencies and the State Railway of Thailand, and BEC-Tero Entertainment, the event will be held for the second consecutive year.
The event features three race categories: a half marathon (21.1 km) with a registration fee of Bt620, a mini-marathon (10.5 km) with a registration fee of Bt420, and a fun run (5 km) with a registration fee of Bt420. All participants will receive a running shirt with numbered bibs, as well as a medal on completion of the event.
Pol. Gen. Sant Sarutanond, AAT president said, “This is the second time the event is being held by the AAT. Last year was a great success – a large number of runners participated. The event follows all international protocols and our staff members will be there taking care of all runners. It’s a great opportunity for you to join us.”
Narong Rakroi, Deputy Governor of Kanchanaburi said on behalf of the province: “I’m very honoured and delighted that the event will be held for the second consecutive year. The event will help promote our tourism in Kanchanaburi as the route is surrounded by beautiful scenery and includes the iconic Bridge on the River Kwai - the province's most important historical symbol. Both private and state sectors, including hotels and restaurants are ready to do their best to welcome all runners on 10 December.”
Sataworn “Kru Din” Chanpongsri, former Thailand national team runner, invited all runners to join the event. “It’s a great opportunity that you should not miss out on. Kanchanaburi is a wonderful place and the cost is not high. I joined the event last year and was really impressed”.
Yossawadee “Yo” Hassadeewichit, a top-model who loves to run, also commented on the event. “It’s an event you should not miss. It’s easy to get around, the routes are internationally certified and you get to enjoy the beauty and history of Kanchanaburi. A lot of runners I know plan to compete in this event. Last year’s event was a success and everyone is still talking about it.”
Applications can be submitted through ThaiTicketMajor between 27 August – 12 November 2017 or at www.berving.com. A special early bird application fee is available for those who register before 27 September. For more information, please visit our Facebook page: FB Battery River Kwai Half Marathon Thailand Championship or call: 02-262-3456.
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