The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation in collaboration with JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and its foundation partners will host its annual fundraising sports event, the 15th Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run and Half Marathon 2019, which will be taking place on Sunday, October 20, from 4:00 am – 7:00 am, at the Phuket Gateway.
The event is set to be even bigger and better than ever; fun fitness and family oriented affair with open for all ages and public. Following the huge success of 2018, the event is hoping to attract more than 4,500 runners.
There are 3km family run, 5km fun run, 10.5km mini marathon, 21.1km half marathon; Virtual run and VIP run for all distance.
The event will be kicking off with the 21.1km Half Marathon, the race starts at 5:00 am at Phuket Gateway and goes northwest along the Haad Sai Kaew beach towards Thao Thep Krasatti bridge, pass the rural road No. 3006, run along the road – Pi Lai viewpoint area before looping back in front of beach club and returning along the T. Baan Tha Nun to the iconic Sarasin bridge before finishing where it started.
The entry fee is 490 Baht per person for normal 5km ; 590 Baht per person for mini marathon 10.5km; 760 Baht per person for 21.1km half marathon; 1590 Baht per person for VIP run for all distance (guaranteed trophy) and 1,590 Baht per family (2 adults and maximum 2 children aged under 12 years old) for 3km family run category.
For the runners who can’t attend the event, you may sign up for the virtual race. The virtual run is a flexible running event that runners can participate from any location, at any pace. There are 4 distances that you can choose to join: 3km 5km 10.5km (registration fee THB 399 per person) and 21.1km (registration fee THB 550 per person. Runners shall submit their finish time, race result picture from 12 – 20 October to Facebook @ Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and Facebook @ 15th Turtle Fun Run 2019.
The money raised will go towards to The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, which is committed to protecting the marine and coastal environment and ecosystems for the well-being of the sea turtles that nest in the Mai Khao beach and the surrounding areas.
Online registration is available from now until September 30, which you can access at: https://www.runlah.com/events/turtle19.
You can claim your running shirt and bib on October 13, from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm at Decathlon, in Phuket Town, and on October 19, from 10.00 am – 7:00 pm, at the Phuket Gateway.
All registered runners will also receive a running shirt and medal, and there will be numerous trophies for the 1st – 3rd place of hotel and running club with the most participants and the best fancy outfit.
Award trophies will be given based on chip time for each age group category, for the top five finishers for males and females in each of the three races (5K, 10K mini marathon and 21K half marathon). The 1st – 5th finishers, overall category of 5k, 10k and 21k will also receive the trophies and gift vouchers.