Online registration for the ninth edition of the
Laguna Phuket International Marathon, set to take place on 8 June
2014, will close on 31 May 2014, unless sold out earlier.
registrations opened in September last year, more than a thousand
runners have taken advantage of the early bird entry fees which
ended last Friday. This represents a year-on-year increase of
close to 250% compared to the same time period last year.
will be open until the end of May, but with the increase in early
registrations, the organizers expect the total entry limit of
6,000 runners to be reached before the entry deadline.
Roman Floesser from organizer Go
Adventure Asia, said,
“Running is booming in Thailand right now and this is not only
reflected in the sharp increase in entries for our event, but can
be seen at other major running events in all over the country
which are all selling out at record pace now. It is great to see
how more and more people are getting into the sports and enjoy the
social and health benefits that come with participation in
Apart from the marathon, there will be a half
marathon, 10.5km Run, a 5km Community Walk as well as a 2km Kids
race, giving everyone an opportunity to participate. All races start and finish at Laguna Grove, Laguna Phuket.
Laguna Phuket International Marathon started in 2006 with Laguna
Phuket being the host and title sponsor of the event since its
inception. In addition to sponsorship, Laguna Phuket has also used
the Marathon to raise funds for charity.
“Laguna Phuket has
been the proud title sponsor of the ever-growing sports event
since its inaugural launch in 2006,” enthused Mr.
Director of Laguna Phuket. “In addition to the vibrant and
energetic ambience which the Laguna Phuket International Marathon
brings to our destination each year, the event has been a great
platform to raise funds for Laguna Phuket Foundation, supporting
the worthy cause of implementing sustainable social programmes. It
is a meaningful way for our thousands of athletes from all over
the world to leave a positive impact on Phuket and the surrounding
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