The world-famous Laguna Phuket Marathon returns this year for the 12th time and aims to set record turnout of more than 7000 runners from over 40 countries. Runners will compete across five distances – 2km Kids Run, 5km Run, 10.5km Run, Half Marathon (21.097km) and Marathon (42.195km).
Mr. Roman Floesser, General Manager of the event’s organiser, Go Adventure Asia, said,
We are on track for a record turnout this year – registrations are already high and we expect more than 7,000 runners to take part. In addition to a strong domestic turnout, we will be welcoming more international runners than ever before. The attraction of Phuket, the beautiful course and facilities of Laguna Phuket make the event a true destination marathon.
Mr. Anthony Loh, Senior Assistant Vice President of Laguna Phuket, explained,
Laguna Phuket Marathon has been a pivotal destination event since the very beginning. It is in line with our own vision and philosophy to promote a positive healthy lifestyle, working with the local community and to develop long-term sustainable benefits for everyone. It is a platform to raise awareness and funds for charitable causes and projects operated by “Laguna Phuket Foundation”, and this year we will launch our “Children First Fund” to support more than 400 orphans in 7 orphanages in Phuket.
Thailand TV Host, Patcharasri “Kalamare” Benjamas, will be Thailand Ambassador to encourage more people to run through the #MyFirstTime campaign. Using the hashtag #MyFirstTime on social medias, runners can share their new experiences and inspire other runners or non-runners to reap the healthy benefits of running. Kalamare herself will be running #MyFirstTime at Laguna Phuket Marathon.
When and Where
The 2km Kids Run, 5km Run, and 10.5km Run will flag off in the late afternoon of 3 June 2017. Meanwhile, full marathon and half marathon will flag off in the early morning of 4 June 2017, at 4:30 a.m. and 5.30 a.m. respectively.
The start and finish line for all categories are at Laguna Grove, the same place where Race Expo and Race Pack Collection is held at.
Race Entitlements and Perks
Every athlete will receive a race pack containing: singlet, race number and drawstring bag. All finishers will receive a medal; in addition, full and half marathon finishers will receive finisher’s shirt.
In the evening of 3 June 2017, there will be a Pasta Party at Latitude Marquee (opposite to Canal Village) which is included in the tickets of overseas runners. Expat runners may join the party as well by purchasing a Pasta Party ticket.
A light post-race meal consisting of fruits, noodles and rice will be provided for all runners in the athlete area near the finish line. There will also be a complimentary massage service for the marathon and half marathon runners after the race.
Can’t wait to register? You’re lucky, the registration is open now. The registration fees for overseas runners are USD 105 (FM), USD 95 (HM), USD 42 (10.5K), USD 22 (5K) and USD 8 (2K). The fee includes Pasta Party ticket.
Meanwhile, for expat runners, the registration fees are THB 2000 (FM), THB 1700 (HM), THB 1350 (10.5K), THB 650 (5K) and THB 350 (2K). These fees don’t include Pasta Party ticket.
Other items available for purchase are Photo Package, Training Plan and Farewell BBQ at Xana Beach Club. Registration closes on 28 May 2017.