City gears up for this weekend’s Pattaya Marathon

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The 27th Pattaya Marathon takes place Sunday morning, July 15.
The 27th Pattaya Marathon takes place Sunday morning, July 15.

City authorities have been busy making preparations for this year’s 27th Pattaya Marathon, which is scheduled for Sunday, July 15. Organizers are expecting up to 10,000 road warriors to attend the event and compete in 6 categories, including the full marathon (42km), half marathon (21km), quarter marathon (10.5km), micro marathon (student race), micro marathon (fun run) and a wheelchair race.

The full marathon race will start from Central Festival Pattaya Beach at 03:30 Sunday, with the route taking runners south along Sukhumvit Road as far as the Cartoon Network Amazon water-park before returning back to the city’s Beach Road. The half marathon and quarter marathon will also start at Central Beach at staggered time intervals while the other race categories begin at 06:00 in front of the Imperial Hotel Pattaya (formerly Montien Hotel).

One lane each of Second Road, Beach Road, Jomtien Second Road and Sukhumvit Road will be blocked off from 02:00-08:00. Security will be present throughout the routes, along with medical assistance and race stewards providing water and other beverages for competitors.

The city apologizes to other road users for any inconvenience caused during the event. For more details, call 038-253-127-28 or visit www.pattayamarathon.co.th.