Air Asia stages Fly Fun Run to promote tourism

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Low cost flyer Air Asia, in co-operation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Refill Marathon & Lifestyle Magazine held a special running weekend to help promote tourism in the eastern region of the kingdom.

Athletes and officials pose at the start line prior to the Asia Active Fly Fun Run 2016 at U-Tapao International Airport, Saturday, July 30.
Athletes and officials pose at the start line prior to the Asia Active Fly Fun Run 2016 at U-Tapao International Airport, Saturday, July 30.

The Air Asia Active Fly Fun Run 2016 took place at U-Tapao International Airport on Saturday, July 30 and encompassed a 10km mini marathon and a 5km fun run.  Over 500 male and female runners from local areas and overseas joined the activity.

The winner of the 10km race was Sanchai Namkhet who received a trophy and a special cash award of 10,000 baht for completing the course in less than 35 minutes.  Thomas Muli and Hillary Kipchuba Kimutai, both from Cameroon, took second and third places respectively while Thailand’s Nattawuth Innum crossed the line in fourth.

The following day, July 31, a second running event was held at Lem Mae Pim Beach near Rayong with again a choice of 10km and 5km courses available to athletes.  Air Asia donated a special prize of a free domestic air ticket valid for 1 year to the runner posting the best overall combined time from the 2 events.