Pattaya Marathon runs again Sunday

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The 25th King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon hits the streets Sunday, offering 2 million baht in prize money.

Former Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome and Gen. San Saruthanon, president of the Athletic Association of Thailand, announced the event with Pattaya and tourism officials July 2 in Bangkok.

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Mr. Sontaya said that the Pattaya Marathon has proved successful in promoting sports and tourism and attracting athletes from around Thailand and the world.

The race includes the full 42.2-kilometer marathon, as well as half and quarter marathons, plus a 10.6-km. wheelchair race and 3.7-km. jog for students under age 14.

Pattaya city will provide security along the routes and needed facilities for the 15,000 participants expected.

Kickoff is at 3:30 a.m. in front of Central Festival Pattaya Beach.  For more information, visit the race’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pattaya-Marathon or call 02-957-5880 or 038-253-128 ext. 9.

Pattaya city and tourism officials along with race organizers pose for a group photo at the press conference to promote the King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon 2016 at the Esplanade Cineplex in Bangkok, July 2.
Pattaya city and tourism officials along with race organizers pose for a group photo at the press conference to promote the King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon 2016 at the Esplanade Cineplex in Bangkok, July 2.