Sukhothai holds world heritage fund-raising marathon

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SUKHOTHAI, 28 June 2015 (NNT) – A huge number health-conscious people, athletes and visitors flocked to Sukhothai Historical Park to take part in a fund-raising marathon.

The activity ‘Unique Running Sukhothai Marathon’ was co-organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand Sukhothai Office, the Unique Running Community Organization, and public and private sectors. Sukhothai Governor Piti Kaewsalabsi chaired the opening ceremony.

Objectives of the event are to seek funds for the maintenance of the Sukhothai Historical Park, promote tourism and raise awareness of physical exercise. The marathon consisted of four categories: a marathon, a half marathon, a mini-marathon and a marathon walk.

Non-marathoners can also enjoy other fun-filled activities, such as sightseeing tours on a tram ride and cultural performances, or shop for locally-made products.