Runners brave Delhi smog

November 20, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia

NEW DELHI, 20 November 2017: Tens of thousands of runners Sunday braved the smog for the Delhi half marathon, ignoring health warnings from doctors who fought for the race to be postponed.

More than 30,000 people, some sporting pollution masks, braved a hazy morning to run through the Indian capital despite almost two weeks of hazardous smog that forced schools shut for several days.

The US embassy website, Sunday, showed levels of the smallest and most harmful airborne pollutants hovered near 200 — eight times the World Health Organization’s safe maximum — for the duration of the 13.1 mile (21 km) race. Read more

Myanmar hill town hosts trail run

August 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, Myanmar, News

YANGON, 31 August 2017: Myanmar’s third annual MyWorld Kalaw Trail Run has opened for registration.

The event, featuring a trail half-marathon (21km) and a 12 km trail run, will offer scenic races through beautiful forests surrounding Kalaw, a hilltop-town 30 km from Inle Lake.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, December 10, 2017. Read more

Bangkok’s bridge and back fun race

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 10 August 2017: MICE & Communication with VOGUE will organise Bangkok Women’s Run in partnership 3 September here in the Thai capital.

As many as 3,000 female runners could attend based on the organiser’s estimated maximum capacity for the run, which takes places entirely on the Rama 8 Bridge and its approach roads on either side of the river.

The Sunday fun run will start at Rama 8 Bridge and will follow a route certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). Read more