Trail runners heading to Pattaya

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The Columbia Trail Masters 2013 will take place at Khao Mai Keaw in East Pattaya on Sunday, June 16.

The 5th edition of the Thailand Trail Running Championship is open to all and will offer 4 distances as follows: 50km trail run ultra, 25km trail run, 10km trail run and 3.5km fun run/walk for children and families.  These fun runs are designed to be a part of the local communities in the event and to promote sports, fair play and camaraderie amongst children.  This initiative has proven very popular in other AMA events.

Trail running is a new and very fast growing sport that integrates physical and mental endurance, the great outdoors and adventure.  When people think of running, they most often picture running on the road or running on a track.  But, a lot of runners opt to run on hiking trails in natural settings.  Trail running combines the beautiful outdoor scenery of hiking with the physical challenges of running.  If you are the type that loves being in beautiful, outdoor settings, then trail running is something for you.

Columbia Trail Masters coming to Khao Mai Keaw, Sunday, June 16.Columbia Trail Masters coming to Khao Mai Keaw, Sunday, June 16.

In addition to the running events, an Expo village will be set up for sponsors to display and sell their products and services and this will sit alongside a kid’s corner to keep the younger ones entertained.  A post-race lunch will also be served in a friendly and festive atmosphere.

There is no age limit to take part in this event and prize money and trophies will be allocated in several age and gender based categories.  Entrance fees are 1250 baht for the 50km race, 900 baht for the 25km race, 750 baht for the 10km race and 150 baht (Adults pay only) for the 3.5km fun run/walk.  Entrance fees include a souvenir official race T-shirt for 50, 25 and 10km runners, a souvenir medal for all, and lunch for all.

To register, go to website www.ama-events.com or contact Active Management Asia: [email protected] Tel: 02-7189581.