Route finalized for Pattaya Marathon 2011

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The 18th edition of the Pattaya Asian Marathon will take place on Sunday morning, July 17, from around 4.20 a.m. onwards with a start/finish point in front of the Central Festival Pattaya Beach Plaza.

Pattaya City in collaboration with TAT and the Athletic Association of Thailand under Royal patronage will organize the race and have put some 700 police officers on standby to facilitate traffic control and provide security for athletes and spectators.

The annual Pattaya City Marathon will take place this year on Sunday, July 17. The annual Pattaya City Marathon will take place this year on Sunday, July 17.

Thousands of athletes are once again expected to descend on the city to take part in this annual event which has a new route planned for this year.  At a meeting held at Pattaya City Hall on June 23, organizers unveiled the plans for this year’s race and provided an outline of the course the athletes will take around the city.

The marathon runners will set off from Central Beach up to North Road and then onto Sukhumvit highway heading towards Sattahip.  Just after Ban Amphur they will make a u-turn and return to the start/finish point via Jomtien beach, covering just over 42km in total.  The wheelchair athletes will follow the same course as the able bodied runners.

The half marathon meanwhile will follow the same route initially but will cut back into town via Soi Watboon while the quarter marathon will head up Central Road to Sukhumvit and return to the finish line via South Pattaya Road.

For more information or to find out how to register as a race entrant, call 038-253-127-9 (office hours) or go to http://www.pattaya-marathon.net