Organizers of the Columbia Trail masters series of cross-country running events in Thailand have announced they will introduce a new format to trail running in 2017, with a championship series featuring 4 trail runs held over the course of the next 12 months.
Racers will compete per race in male/female distance classes (3km/10km/25km/50km) to accumulate points and win the ‘Champion of the Trails’ title. Podium finishers will receive cash and sponsors’ prizes for every race class, with a total value of over 500,000 THB up for grabs over the 4 events.
The first race in the series will be held at Khao Mai Keow Reservation Park in East Pattaya on Sunday, January 22, 2017 with entrance fees set as follows: 50km (1,500 baht), 25km (1,200 baht), 10km 900 baht, and 3km (250 baht) or free for children under 15. Registration is open until 17 January, 2017.
The first 3 winners of each category will receive trophies and medals while there will be souvenir T-shirts for all participants (except for 3km fun run). The trail runs are open to all levels of racers, from beginners through to experienced athletes.
Other races in the series include Khao Ito in Nakhon Nayok on Feb. 26, Nong Yai in Chonburi on Sept. 7 and a final event at a location yet to be decided on Dec. 11, 2017.
For more information or to register as a runner, go to www.ama-events.com/thailand-trail-series or call 02-2521764 – 6.