13th Laguna Phuket Marathon Ready to Welcome Over 8,000 Runners
Laguna Phuket Marathon is expected to break the record number of participants for the 2018 event.
Laguna Phuket Marathon 2018 returns for the 13th year with new twists. The leading destination marathon in South East Asia will be held on 9 and 10 June 2018, at the Laguna Phuket resort complex on Bang Tao Beach.
Last year, the event broke its participant record for the sixth year in a row with close to 7,000 runners across its five categories: 2km, 5km, 10.5km, Half Marathon and Full Marathon. This year, with the introduction of a new category, Laguna Phuket Marathon is ready to break another participant record as it expects to welcome over 8,000 runners from more than 50 countries.
For the first time, runners will be able to participate in Marathon Relay Team, whereby a group of four runners will race a cumulative distance of 42.195km. Participants of the Marathon Relay Team have to be at least 13 years old.
The race routes for half marathon and full marathon will also see improvements from the previous editions.
Laguna Phuket Marathon was voted one of the “Top 10 Best Marathon” in Thailand by Wingnaidee for the second year running. In addition, Laguna Phuket Marathon won GOLD for “Best Amateur Sports Event of the Year in Thailand” at the 2017 Asia Sports Industry Awards (SPIA Asia 2017).
2km Kids Run, 5km Run, and 10.5km Run will be flagged off first on Saturday, 9 June 2018, at 4:15 p.m., 5 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. respectively.
Meanwhile, individual Full Marathon and Marathon Team Relay will be flagged off early morning on Sunday, 10 June 2018, at 4:30 a.m, followed by Half Marathon at 5:30 a.m.
Registration has already started, but you’re in luck because the early bird rate will be available until 28 February 2018. After that, registration prices will revert to regular rate from 1 March to 4 June 2018, and on-site rate from 8 to 9 June 2018.
The early bird registration fees for overseas runners are US$12 (2km), US$19 (5km), US$37 (10.5km), US$80 (Half Marathon), US$90 (Marathon), US$150 (Marathon Relay). These fees include 1 pasta party ticket for the marathon & half marathon participants. You don’t want to miss the pasta party that’s held on Saturday, 9 June 2018, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Laguna Phuket Marathon has been certified by AIMS for the 13th consecutive year and remains a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.