Krabi to host first Sundown Marathon Thailand Series in September

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The picturesque province of Krabi will stage the first ever ‘Sundown Marathon Thailand Series’ event to be held in Thailand, on Saturday, 22 September, 2018. More than 4,000 Thai and international runners are expected to take part in this popular Asian night running event, and organisers are confident they will be impressed by the race’s route and Krabi’s charm and beauty.

Krabi was chosen as host venue for the ‘Sundown Marathon Krabi 2018’ event due to its experience as a tourist destination and its capability to handle large events with many participants. Accommodation-wise, Krabi offers over 10,000 hotel rooms. The destination also boasts plenty of beautiful scenery along the race route for runners, including its gorgeous beaches, as well as unique Thai local experiences in the way of arts and culture for the runners and spectators to enjoy.

‘Sundown Marathon Krabi 2018’ will feature 12 km and 21 km race distances for 4,000 runners. Around the race itself, various fun and entertaining activities will take place including a festival and concert.

The ‘Sundown Marathon Krabi 2018’ event fits perfectly with the Amazing Thailand ‘Open to the New Shades’ communication concept, in which visitors to the kingdom are encouraged to see new attractions and also existing attractions from a new perspective.

With the ‘Sundown Marathon Krabi 2018’ event, runners and spectators will get to experience Krabi from an entirely new viewpoint, as they will in each new destination in Thailand that the race comes to.

There are plans to hold ‘Sundown Marathon Thailand Series’ races in other provinces across Thailand in the coming years, to showcase more of the kingdom’s scenery, charm and culture to Asia’s running community and support Thailand’s sports tourism policy.

Sundown Marathon was first held in Singapore in 2008 and since then races have been added in Malaysia, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, Hong Kong and this year, Thailand. As the largest night running event in Asia, the Sundown Marathon Series attracts more runners each year, with a combined 200,000 plus runners currently participating.

Online registration for the ‘Sundown Marathon Krabi 2018’ event will open on Friday, 1 June at 09:00 Hrs. at www.SundownThailand.com

Sundown Marathon Krabi 2018
Recent press conference to announce Krabi as the host venue for the first Sundown Marathon Thailand Series. Seen in this photo are Mr. Rut Jiroajvanichakorn, Managing Director of MICE & Communication, the event’s organiser; Mr. Leslie Chew, Business Director of F4U, the organiser of Sundown Marathon; Acting Sub Lt. Apinan Puakpong, Vice Govenor, Krabi Province; and the MC.