Amari Watergate Bangkok, in conjunction with BMW Thailand will hold the 18th Amari Watergate Bangkok & BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run on Saturday, 17 October 2015. This is the only race in Bangkok to be held at midnight, offering runners a unique experience of running in the fabulous atmosphere of Bangkok at night.
Each year, the race brings together people from across the globe, with last year’s run raising an incredible 4 million THB. This year, the race proceeds will go to three major charities, the Chalerm Prakiat HRH Princess Sirindhorn School in Lampoon province, which supports the education of children who have lost their parents to AIDS; the Baan Gerda Children’s Project, which supports HIV-infected orphans in Nongmuang, Lopburi province; and Baht for a Better Life, an Amari CSR project dedicated to offering educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Bangkok and rural areas.
This year’s annual Amari Charity Midnight Run will take place on Saturday, October 17.
The race gives competitors an option to choose between two distances: 6km and a half marathon length of 12km, taking place on Phetchburi Road in the heart of the city. Runners of all ages and nationalities come together for this special event and last year some 6,000 athletes came to compete. The starting and finishing points are located at the Amari Watergate hotel. There will be police and a security crew present to guard the entire race route. Entry forms can be purchased for 500 THB and 1,000 THB and all racers will receive a complimentary Puma running shirt. For the first time this year, 12km runners will be measured by chip timing.
Participants who choose the entry donation of 1,000 THB will be entered into a grand raffle and get a chance to win accommodation vouchers from ONYX Hospitality group and a BMW car to use during the stay at the hotel, as well as many other fabulous prizes such as air tickets, accommodation and others.
Online application is available at http://www.gotorace.com/events/category/running/ from now until September 30, after which all applications should be made directly to the hotel by calling 02 653 9000 ext. 69.