2015 Laguna Phuket International Marathon, the 10th edition of the annual Run Paradise race which brings thousands to Phuket each year, was previewed on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 for media by organisers and sponsors in a special conference room at Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in Bangkok.
The Bangkok conference was addressed by Khun Santi Pawai, Director of the Phuket Office of Tourism & Sport representing the Phuket Governor, Khun Prapa Hemmin, Director of Sales-MICE & Corporate Events, Laguna Phuket, representative from Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). Also presented at the Conference were sponsors and partners of the event.
This year’s race which includes marathon, half-marathon, 10.5km run, 5km walk/run, and 2km kids run expects to see 6,000 participants.
“Laguna Phuket International Marathon plays a vital role in promoting Phuket as world destination. It also helps increase cash flows in Phuket during the green season which is beneficial to the locals.” said Mr. Santi Pawai.
Like every year, athletes booking their slots in Laguna Phuket’s 2015 marathon and triathlon series are being asked to raise funds through donations and sponsorships for the resort’s long established “Laguna Phuket Foundation” to operate its various charitable programmes. Over the years, more than THB 4.6 million was raised to fund such initiatives as local school renovation, survival swim, and mobile learning centre.
“On behalf of Laguna Phuket and Laguna Phuket Foundation, I’d like to thank the organisers, sponsors, running clubs, runners, and member of the press for being so kindly supportive to the charity side of this event,” said Khun Prapa Hemmin, Director of Sales-MICE & Corporate Events, Laguna Phuket.
“It is our hope to make the race a Run Paradise, at which runners enjoy running, meeting their peers and participating in fulfilling charitable causes”
Laguna Phuket Foundation will continue its fundraising activities at Laguna Phuket’s annual sports events including the marathon in June, Laguna Phuket Triathlon, and Challenge Laguna Phuket in November this year.
(From left) Ms.Watanya Wongopasi, Vice chairwoman – business management, Spring News Corporation; Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, Vice President, Administration and Strategic Support, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB); Mr. Santi Pawai, Director of Tourism & Sports Phuket office, representing the Phuket Governor; Ms. Prapa Hemmin, Director of Sales-MICE & Corporate Events, Laguna Phuket; Mr. Noppadon Pakprot, Executive Director Events Department, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT); Mr. Sangvien Boonto, Deputy Governor for Adminstration of Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT).
Further information: www.phuketmarathon.com