PHUKET, 15 December 2017: Thailand’s sports retailer, Supersports, will organise the country’s only mile-distance race, the Supersports 10 Mile International Run in Phuket, 22 to 25 March 2018.
Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort will host the event that organisers claim will attract 4,000 participants.
Now in its fourth edition, the event is a firm favourite of Phuket’s sporting calendar and helps to underscore the island’s sports tourism credentials.
“We’re very excited to be bringing this event back to Phuket for the fourth consecutive year and to be working again with Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort,” said Supersports vice president of marketing, Siraporn Wattana.
“The event has grown considerably since we launched four years ago and continues to grow each year, as a result we have extended the event to be held over two days in 2018 – 24 and 25 March – to allow more runners to take part.”
24th March, 2018:
500m Fun Run for children from 3 to 12 years old – 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. Start 17:00.
Three Mile (4.8km) – Open Male/ Female. Start 17:15.
25th March, 2018:
Five Mile (8km) – 12-39 (male), 40 & over (male), 12-34 (female), 35 & over (female). Start 0615.
10 Mile (16km) – 15-29 (male/ female), 30-39 (male/ female), 40-49 (male/ female), 50-59 (male/ female), 60 & over (male/ female). Start 0600.
With a “Run Festival” concept on 24 March there will be a post race concert, food, activities for families and kids, and a children’s playground.
On 25 March the “serious run” concept will also see all runners having the chance to win exercise equipment and sports prizes in a post-race lucky draw.
“We’re very proud to be working again with Supersports and the local community to organize the fourth edition of this international-standard race. The course area around Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort – the quiet lanes and tropical surrounds – are favorites with the runners and we are looking forward to welcoming even more runners from Phuket,” commented, Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort president and CEO, Philipp Graf von Hardenberg.
Early bird entry fees of THB500 to 600 are available from now until 10 January, 2018. All runners who complete their distance will receive a finisher medal while trophies will be presented to the top three in each category for the 5 Mile and 10 Mile distances. A total prize purse of THB110,000 will be shared between the top three Thai finishers and top three International (including Thai) finishers for the 10 Mile distance.
For more information and to enter online, go to www.gotorace.com.