After a highly-successful inaugural event in early 2013, the Yoma Yangon International Marathon is back. Myanmar’s largest marathon is expected to draw even more runners to the street once again on 19 January 2014.

U Theim Wai, Chairman of Yuma, is confident that next year’s event will be bigger and better.

The energy and enthusiasm along the course was unparalleled. It is an opportunity for the people of Yangon to get together and enjoy the carnival atmosphere.

Weaving through the unique blend of modern and rustic Yangon, runners will be treated to a visual feast for the senses in the city’s one and only road race.

Encouraged by this year’s event, the race organisers aim to triple the number of participants to 3,000 in 2014.

New Category for Runners

The YYIM will also be introducing a brand new category for its runners next year. The Half Marathon (21KM) provides the opportunity for aspiring long distance runners to challenge themselves. Along with the Full Marathon and the Fun Run, the YYIM has categories suitable for everyone.

If you’d like to experience running through the streets of Yangon, early bird registration is open from now till 22 Dec 2013.

2014 is shaping up to have lots of running events across Asia. Share with us any events you are looking forward to in the comment below!

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