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  Exotic Thailand Temple Run

Bangkok, Thailand: February 2002: Thailand’s inaugural Temple Marathon and Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 24 March 2002, in an area outside of Bangkok known for its many fabulous temples.

Open for local and international entrants, competitors will have the opportunity to run either the full 42-K marathon, the 21-K half-marathon, or a 10k run, through this amazing countryside.

A unique way to experience Thailand’s exotic culture, and meet runners from all over the world.  The starting point and official opening ceremony will take place in the grounds of Phumrinkudeethong Temple, Samut Songkram, and many cultural experiences will greet competitors along the route.  This is more than a race, it is a cultural extravaganza!

Tour packages are offered to international competitors via the web site www.thailand-temple-run.com , through an experienced local tour operator, combining both the race and a Thailand holiday. Exiting features offered to both local and international competitors include the opportunity to join a pre-race inspection and visit to the Floating Market at DamnoenSaduak; a pre-race carbohydrate dinner at the Amari Watergate Hotel, allowing runners to mingle and ‘fuel up’ before the big race; and a post race awards ceremony and dinner to present trophies to the winners, and celebrate everyone’s personal achievements. Transfers are also being offered from the Amari Watergate Hotel to the starting line (about 1-½ hours) and return. 

EVERYONE crossing the Finish Line will receive a specially designed commemorative medal, and category winners will be presented with unique trophies. Many lucky draw prizes are also to be won, and the top 5 local male and female marathon runners will receive cash prizes.

The Thailand Temple Run is celebrating a Day of Running 

Around The World, and has joined with marathons in Rome, Italy, and Washington DC, USA, who are also running on 24 March 2002. 

Famous Japanese Ecomarathoner, Hajimi Nishi, holder of the Guinness Book of Records for running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 168 days “the fastest time to run a marathon on each of the 7 continents” world record, will be the honored guest celebrity!

This is also the first marathon in Asia to offer instant on-line registration confirmations using real-time reservations software provided by www.agent-key.com

Professional race organiser, SportVision, is responsible for the course, and for local registrations. Thai runners may contact SportVision at Tel: 0 2570 9599 before 24 March for information and registration. Non Thai speakers should contact 0 2653 9191 or email admin@thailand-temple-run.com for further information on local registration fees.



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