Run for Love Bangkok: Changing Lives a Step, or a Paw, at a Time
Happening on Saturday, 28 March 2015, the inaugural Run for Love Bangkok 10km and 5km fun runs are open to all ages. The organisers? They are none other than Grade 11 and 12 students of Wells International School in Bangkok, Thailand.
United in a common passion, these young coordinators plan to donate a portion of profits from the run to the Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Full of optimism and positive vibes, these teens hope to provide the necessities to build shelters and care for unfortunate animals. On top of raising funds for these pitiful creatures and their senior trip, the run will also be used to raise funds for the group's other various ideas and projects.
Age groups for males and females are 29 and below, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, as well as 50 and up—so the whole family, including kids, teens and grandparents can join in the fun!
At 6:00 a.m., 10km runners will flag off and 5km participants will follow suit 15 minutes later. Depending on distance, both would trace around Rama IX Park in Phrawet District, Bangkok, Thailand. Known to be the largest green space in Bangkok, the park has a beautiful botanical garden, large lake and even gardens inspired by countries around the world.
By registering online and paying via bank transfer, you only need to pay 450 THB. If you register online and pay via Paypal or credit card, the sign up fees are 500 THB.
There will be trophies awarded for the top three finishers in each category. Besides an exclusive race T-shirt, all finishers will receive finisher medals, too.
T-shirts and bibs can be picked up at Wells International School from 23 to 27 March 2015, between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., or on race day from 5:00 to 6:00 a.m.
Find out more about the Run For Love Bangkok Run on their official website.