Vertical Marathon
at Banyan Tree Bangkok

28 September 2008

Banyan Tree Bangkok
Race Date: 28th September
Registration: 6:00am - 7:00am
Race Starts: 8:00am
Registration online from now until 22nd September


In a thunder of footsteps, fitness enthusiasts and charity supporters will be returning to Banyan Tree Bangkok on Sunday 28th September for the 10th Vertical Marathon, where the finishing point for the race is at Vertigo on the 61st floor The challenge of running up 1,093 steps attracts participants of all ages and the time to beat is 6 minutes and 16 seconds, previously achieved by Boonchoo Jandacha.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the “HIV Formula Feeding Fund”, a Thai Red Cross initiative under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali. The small registration fee of Baht 350 per person includes the official marathon t-shirt. In addition, trophies from HRH Princess Soamsawali, luxurious accommodation and gift certificates are also up for grabs for the winners. Help us to support HIV patients, by registering to participate in the marathon or just coming along to watch. We are aiming to beat last year’s total of Baht 515,000.

For more information call 02 679 1200 or visit

Click here to view the VERTICAL MARATHON PACKAGE


The race will start in front of Thai Wah 1 and conclude on Banyan Tree Bangkok 61st Floor, a distance of 196 M or 1,093 steps

STARTING POINT - Ground level entrance to the fire exits stairway (near the car park entrance of the hotel)
FINISHING POINT - 61st floor, roof top pf Banyan Tree Bangkok

DATE Sunday, 28 September 2008
TIME 6am to noon
  • Individual Entry @ THB 350.00
  • Team Entry @ THB 350.00
  • Charity Entry @ THB 1,000.00

Charity Entry: Chance to win 3-Day/2-Night Accommodation Package at Laguna Phuket International Marathon 2009!

Individual by gender
and age
  • Male 5-15 years
  • Male 16-25 years
  • Male 26-39 years
  • Male 40-49 years
  • Male 50 years & over
  • Female 5-15 years
  • Female 16-25 years
  • Female 26-39 years
  • Female 40-49 years
  • Female 50 years & over
  • Couple (1 Male 1 Female)
  • Relay Team (4 persons)
  • 6.00am - 7.00am On site registration and collection of running number, t-shirt, chip
  • 8.00am Race starts (Sequence: Individual, Couples and Team) Entertainment and music throughout the event
  • 11.30am Prize presentation
  • Every participant who complete 61 storeys will receive a medal
  • A Certificate of achievement will be given to the 3 fastest runners /teams in each category
  • First place for both male & female categories will receive a trophy presented by HRH princess Soamsawali
  • Complimentary stays in luxurious hotel in Laguna Phuket and gift certificates to be won


Rules and Regulations

  1. The race start time is 8.00 a.m. sharp (registration starts at 6.00 a.m. and closes at 7.00 a.m. Late registration will not be permitted.
  2. Runners will be flagged off in groups of 10 at intervals of 2 minutes
  3. During the team relay race, team members have to hold a chip used for timing and pass it onto the next team member on specified floors.
  4. The floors for passing the chip to the next team member are the 14th, 29th and 45th floors respectively.
  5. Service areas & First Aid points are available every 6 floors and Judges are on standby during the race.
  6. Runners must keep to the right by the handrail when running. Overtaking or stopping for a rest must be done on the left side.
  7. Upon completion of the race, runners will be escorted back to the ground level by elevator.
  8. Runners who complete all 61 storeys will receive a medal and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place holders from each category will also receive Certificate of Achievement.
  9. Runners shall abide by any instructions given by the officials before, during and after the race. Failure to do so, or to comply with any of the above rules, regulations & guidelines, shall render a runner liable for disqualification
  10. The decision of the judges will be final.
  11. Lose of the microchip will result in a Baht 500.- fine.
  About Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts:
The corporate mission of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is to develop and manage up market luxury boutique resorts, which are steeped in Asian traditions and are environmentally sensitive. Banyan Tree offers an intimate retreat experience featuring its own signature blend of romance, rejuvenation and exotic sensuality. The philosophy behind the resorts is based on providing a place for rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul - a Sanctuary for the Senses.

Banyan Tree Bangkok, the only winner of Thailand Tourism Awards 2002, "Award of Excellence" for the City Hotels Tourist Accommodation.





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