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.
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.