Over 25,000 runners from all around the world are set to return for the second edition of the “Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2019 presented by Toyota”, which is scheduled for Sunday, 3 February, 2019.
Launched by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thailand Tri-League in cooperation with strategic partners in the public and private sector, the inaugural “Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2018 presented by Toyota” was held successfully on 4 February, this year.
Mrs. Suchitra Jongchansittho, TAT Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business, said the latest edition of the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2019 is set to become the top event of its kind by year three.
“Organising world-class marathons in any capital city is challenge. However, with proper resourcefulness, Thailand stands to grow in stature on the global marathon map. For TAT holding any world-class marathon in Bangkok is a must to showcase the country’s accommodation, transport and safety advantage,” she added.
With over 25,000 runners, including 5,000 from around the world, TAT expects that the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2019 event will help generate an estimated over 500 million Baht in tourism-related revenue for Thailand’s sustainable economic growth.
The Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2019 presented by Toyota lets runners of all abilities choose from four different race distances: Marathon (42.195 km.), Half-marathon (21.1 km.), 10 km. and Fun Run (3.5 km.), as well as a wheelchair division (10 km.)
On Sunday, 3 February, 2019 marathon runners will start their race from Rajamangala Stadium, while half-marathon and 10 km. participants, including the wheelchair racers, will begin their day near the Loha Prasat of Wat Ratchanatdaram. Family runners are to start in front of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.
The event showcases its unique city-centric layout that takes runners, depending on their race distances, past some of Bangkok’s historical landmarks; such as, the Victory Monument, Equestrian Statue of King Rama V the Great, and Rama VIII Bridge before heading to the same finish line at Democracy Monument. There will be Thai cultural food for runners at the finish line, an expo featuring 70 outlets of sporting items, and varieties of merchandise goods and entertainment activities.
For more information and registration, please visit: amazingthailandmarathon2019.com
source: TAT News