Phuket, Thailand – 2 August, 2018: The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation in collaboration with JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and its foundation partners will host its annual fundraising sports event, the 14th Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run and Half Marathon 2018, which will be taking place on Sunday October 21st, from 5.30 am – 8.30 am, at the Phuket Gateway.


The event is set to be even bigger and better than ever; fun fitness and family oriented affair with open for all ages and public. Following the huge success of 2017, the event is hoping to attract more than 4,500 runners.


There are 3km family run, 5km fun run, 10km mini marathon, new distance 21km half marathon; and VIP run for all distance.


New this year is The 21km Half Marathon, The race starts at 5.30 am at Phuket Gateway and goes northwest along the Haad Sai Kaew beach towards Thao Thep Krasatti bridge, pass the rural road No. 3006, run along the road – Pi Lai viewpoint area before looping back in front of beach club and returning along the T. Baan Tha Nun to the iconic Sarasin bridge before finishing where it started.


The entry fee is 400 Baht per person for normal 5km ; 500 Baht per person for mini marathon 10km; 650 Baht per person for 21km half marathon; 1500 Baht per person for VIP run for all distance (guaranteed trophy) and 1,500 Baht per family (2 adults and maximum 2 children aged under 12 years old) for 3km family run category.


The money raised will go towards to The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, which is committed to protecting the marine and coastal environment and ecosystems for the wellbeing of the sea turtles that nest in the Mai Khao beach and the surrounding areas.


For online registration is available from now until September 30, logon to

(Closure of Registration when hit 4,500 entrants) Or Walk-in registration at The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, October 1 – 10, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.


For receiving the running shirt and bib will be on October 11 – 12 and October 15 – 20, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm at Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and October 13 – 14 from 10.00 am – 8:00 pm, at Limelight Avenue, Phuket Town.


All registered runners will also receive a running shirt and medal, and there will be numerous trophies for the hotel and running club with the most participants, the heaviest and the best fancy outfit.


The 1st – 5th finishers, overall category of 5k, 10k and 21k will also receive the trophies and gift vouchers.


Thank you to all of the generous sponsors, associates, volunteers and participants. For more information about the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation or be part of this event sponsorship, email or


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