Phuket Laguna Marathon heads for a record

PHUKET, 1 February 2018: Laguna Phuket Marathon confirmed 9 and 10 June are the race days for an event that is now Southeast Asia’s leading destination marathon.

The two-day event will take place at Laguna Phuket resort complex on Bang Tao Beach, the organisers announced Wednesday.

Organised by Go Adventure Asia, Laguna Phuket Marathon has been certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) for a 13th consecutive year and remains a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.

Now in it’s 13th year, the event was voted a “Top 10 Best Marathon” in Thailand by Wingnaidee for the second year running, and as the event continues to grow organisers expect to break 8,000 runners from more than 50 countries to “Run Paradise” this year.

Improvements have been made to the half marathon and marathon courses, and for the first time a new Marathon Team Relay has been introduced, with each team fielding four runners.

The Kids Run (2km), 5km and 10.5km start the running festival, 9 June in the late afternoon, while runners in the 21.097km (half marathon), 42.195km (marathon) and Marathon Team Relay compete on the following morning 10 June. All races categories are timed.

Race fees start from THB550 for the 5km distance. Registrations can be made online at www.phuketmarathon.com/registration.

For more information, visit www.phuketmarathon.com or www.facebook.com/phuketmarathon.