YWCA raises 1.2 million baht in charity walk-run

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Saichol Pamchumjit, Health Insurance Manager at the Bangkok Hospital, Pattaya donated 15,000 baht to support the walk-run as well as organizing stand-by ambulances for safety during the event.
Saichol Pamchumjit, Health Insurance Manager at the Bangkok Hospital, Pattaya donated 15,000 baht to support the walk-run as well as organizing stand-by ambulances for safety during the event.

The YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center raised 1.2 million baht for women and children at its annual walk-run.


Former MP Poramet Ngampichet and YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai opened the June 16 race at Central Festival Pattaya Beach were an unexpected 3,000 people joined up to run or walk “into the sunset” as per the event’s 2018 theme.

Kaem Rut and Diew the Star provided the entertainment after the 10-kilometer run, with participants split into four age and gender groups, each of whom competed for a trophy. Two walks of three and six kilometers also were available for the same groups.

Robert Kregh and Charin­torn Dechawal won the 10K run while the 6K walk was won by Pornana Payungkasem and Anmanee Klaikan. Thanakorn Kethprayul and Pinika Khongkha placed first in the 3K walk.

Race winners pose with their trophies at the conclusion of the event.
Race winners pose with their trophies at the conclusion of the event.
Participants in the 6 kilometer walk run soak up the party atmosphere as they cross the start line.
Participants in the 6 kilometer walk run soak up the party atmosphere as they cross the start line.
Runners and walkers line Pattaya beach as they pursue their quest for glory. Over 3,000 people took part in the annual event.
Runners and walkers line Pattaya beach as they pursue their quest for glory. Over 3,000 people took part in the annual event.