More than 2,500 people laced up their trainers as the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center hosted its annual charity walk-run.
Chonburi Deputy Gov. Phawat Lertmukhda kicked off the June 11 event with YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai, Anupong Udomrattanakulchai, president of the Walk-Run Association, and area political figures at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.
Aimed at both promoting tourism and exercise, funds from entry tickets and t-shirts will go to purchase water filters for rural areas and support the relocation of an embattled AIDS hospice.
Praichit thanked participants and sponsors and Pattaya City Hall for its logistics support.
More than 2,000 shirts were sold and, with the entry fees, more than 500,000 baht was raised.
Winners of the six-kilometer run were Thanwarath Khamjing (men’s bracket), Amanee Klapajan (women’s), Chanon Chaipornpisut (under-18 boys), and Rattaporn Phusasai (under-18 girls).
The three-kilometer walk was split into eight men’s and women’s age brackets. Winners were Sira Singnonpak, Rachapon Sirikanchana, Piyanat Sarawong, Wirawan Wiengkham, Danny San, Suthanee Maneenop, Nuchjaree Yangtam, Siriporn Jamroonpan, and Rujina Nanta.
The 1.5 kilometer fun Walk-Run included Open Boys and Girls under 7, special children, VIP Men, VIP Ladies and Beauty on the Beach.
After the race, all participants were invited back to the sunken area for food and drinks, and special entertainment ‘The Face’ and ‘The Star’, all free.