Monsters to ‘motivate’ runners in Saturday’s U-Tapao-Ripley’s Run

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is giving unmotivated runners all the incentive they need by having 150 “monsters” chase participants in Saturday’s U-Tapao-Ripley’s Run.

Ripley’s Deputy Managing Director Somporn Naksuetrong announced the unique race concept at Royal Garden Plaza Dec. 3. Staged in cooperation with the Royal Thai Naval Air Division, the event will include a 21-kilometer half-marathon, 10.5 km. mini marathon and 5 km. walk-run.

Ripley’s Deputy Managing Director Somporn Naksuetrong (center) announces the upcoming U-Tapao-Ripley’s Run.Ripley’s Deputy Managing Director Somporn Naksuetrong (center) announces the upcoming U-Tapao-Ripley’s Run.

The races start at the end of the Ban Pai canal at U-Tapao-Pattaya International Airport in Rayong. Gates open at 8 a.m. and the runners will depart along the “haunted” route at 1 p.m.

More than 2,000 people have already registered for the races. For more information call 086-785-9678.

Proceeds from the event will be used to build a children’s playground at U-Tapao.