Organisers have confirmed that the Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon 2022 will happen on 11 and 12 June.
The occasion, set to welcome 1000’s of runners from round Thailand and abroad, would be the first worldwide sporting occasion to be held in Phuket since many international locations began to chill out COVID19-related restrictions.
“Phuket is a key sports activities tourism hub and the island has a protracted observe file of internet hosting worldwide normal sports activities occasions,” stated Ratchadaporn Oin, Director of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports activities Phuket Workplace. “The Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon can be returning for the sixteenth yr and will probably be the primary mass participation occasion post-pandemic. The organisers are prepared and the island group is able to welcome the 1000’s of contributors and spectators that may come to Phuket for the occasion.”
Having welcomed over 200,000 contributors from greater than 70 international locations to Phuket over its first 15 years, the Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon is likely one of the high marathon majors in Thailand, is licensed by IAAF AIMS (Affiliation of Worldwide Marathons and Distance Races) and is a qualifying occasion for the Boston Marathon.
The scenic course will take runners previous native villages, rubber and pineapple plantations, by means of the beachfront Sirinat Nationwide Park and begins/ finishes at Laguna Grove.
Distances out there embody: 2km children run, 5km and 10.5km within the afternoon on Saturday, eleventh June, and Half Marathon (21.0975km), Marathon Relay (42.195km) and Marathon (42.195km) within the morning on Sunday, twelfth June.
For individuals who can’t make it this yr, they’ll strive Thailand’s very first Hybrid Race. This new idea combines a digital and precise race with each happening on the similar time. Utilizing the ‘Sportstats Tracker’ app, contributors can be part of the race just about, from wherever on the earth and revel in real-time distant operating. Within the app, distant runners’ progress can be overlaid on the actual occasion map and outcomes can be immediately out there along with all finishers (distant and onsite).
“Laguna Phuket is trying ahead to welcoming runners from close to and much again to Laguna Phuket for what will be an ideal occasion,” stated Anthony Loh, Vice President – Resort Companies, Laguna Phuket “As a number one sports activities occasion within the area and Phuket’s largest by participation numbers, we’re all the time eager to make sure the island group advantages from the occasion and we encourage all runners and spectators to make a distinction by serving to to lift consciousness and funds in the direction of Laguna Phuket Basis’s Kids First Fund (CFF), to assist greater than 400 underprivileged youngsters in seven orphanages in Phuket.”