The annual Hatyai Marathon is marking its 12th anniversary edition on 27 May 2018 in Hat Yai, which is the largest city of Songkhla province in Southern Thailand.
Hatyai Marathon 2018 features runs in five categories:e a 42.195-km marathon, limited to 700 runners; a 21.1-km half-marathon, limited to 1,000 runners; a 10.5-km mini marathon, limited to 1,800 runners; a 4-km fun run limited to 3,500 runners (1,000 more than last year), and a 4-km students fun run, limited to 1,000 runners (500 less than last year).
The marathon starts at Jiranakorn Stadium at 03.30 Hrs. with the half-marathon beginning at 05.30 Hrs. The mini marathon starts at 06.00 Hrs. and the 4.0 km. Fun run starts at 06.10 Hrs.
Rewards for runners range from a souvenir t-shirt, trophy, medal, goodiebag, finisher t-shirt, buff headwear, and certificate, depending on the category and finishing time.
Registration for the event is open now (at www.hatyaimarathon.com) and there is space for up to 8,000 runners, but at the time of writing, registration for the marathon is already closed.
Hat Yai is the gateway to Malaysia and Singapore and is the center of trade, logistics, communication, transportation, and tourism of Songkhla province and the ASEAN region. The city is famous for seafood and lively nightlife, as well as shopping places including Kim Yong and Santisuk markets and Hat Yai City Square. The city’s Hatyai International Airport serves several flights per day, both domestic and regional connections.