PHUKET, Thailand – South East Asia’s Leading Destination Marathon, the award-winning Laguna Phuket Marathon, will take place at the Laguna Phuket resort complex on Bang Tao Beach on 9th and 10th June, 2018. Organised by leading event organiser Go Adventure Asia, Laguna Phuket Marathon has been certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) for a 13th consecutive year and remains a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.
Now in it’s 13th year, the event was voted a “Top 10 Best Marathon” in Thailand by Wingnaidee for the second year running, and as the event continues to grow organisers expect to break 8,000 runners from more than 50 countries to “Run Paradise” this year.
Improvements have been made to the half marathon and marathon courses, and for the first time a new Marathon Team Relay has been introduced, whereby each team has to have four runners.
The Kids Run (2km), 5km and 10.5km start the running festival on 9th June in the late afternoon, while runners in the 21.097km (half marathon), 42.195km (marathon) and Marathon Team Relay compete on 10th June in the early morning. All races categories are timed.
Prices start from 550 baht for the 5km distance. Registrations can be made online at www.phuketmarathon.com/registration.
About Laguna Phuket Marathon
Laguna Phuket Marathon was launched in 2006 and is owned and organised by Go Adventure Asia. Now in it’s 13th year, 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).
2018 event sponsors include: Title Sponsor Laguna Phuket. Co-Sponsors: Tourism Authority of Thailand and Gatorade. Media Partners: Live 89.5FM, Run Singapore and True Visions. Official Suppliers: Aquafina, Bangkok Hospital Phuket, Finisher Pix, Go Thailand Tours, Oakley and Seiko. Supporting Authorities: Phuket Province, Ministry of Tourism & Sports, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Sports Authority of Thailand and Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau.
Laguna Phuket Marathon is sanctioned by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races). The event’s online registration partner is GoToRace.com and professional timing and results are provided by Sportstats Asia.