Applications are now open for those wishing to participate in the 2012 Pattaya Marathon, scheduled to take place on July 15.
Organised by Pattaya City Hall in co-operation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Athletic Association of Thailand, the 21st edition of the event will be divided into five categories; Marathon 42.195 km, Half Marathon 21.100 km, Quarter Marathon 10.550 km, Student Run 3.500 km and Wheelchair Marathon 42.195 km.
The marathon route will take the runners from a start point at Central Festival Pattaya Beach out on Sukhumvit Road heading towards Sattahip as far as the Wat Khao Cheejan turn-off and then back to Pattaya via Jomtien and Khao Phratamnak.
The half and quarter marathons will follow a similar route except that runners will turn for home at Soi Wat Boon and the Underwater World respectively before heading back via Jomtien Beach and South Pattaya.
Persons interested in taking part can apply in person at the Tourism Department, first floor at Pattaya City Hall, North Pattaya (call 038-253127-9) and at Central Festival Pattaya Beach, 1st floor (ocean side), or through the internet at http://www.pattaya-marathon.net.
This map released by City Hall shows the outline of the Pattaya Marathon routes for 2012.