The tempo here at this tranquil UNESCO World Heritage town will be increased this month as the Luang Prabang Half Marathon is followed by a marathon of fundraising events organized by Sofitel.
Sunday, 23 October
Running for Charity
This year’s edition of the famous Half-Marathon will take runners past many of Luang Prabang’s top attractions from Phousi Hill to the former Royal Palace and Wat Wisunalat, and include three kilometres along the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers. Sofitel will be joining other Luang Prabang hotels in sponsoring the event. http://www.luangprabanghalfmarathon.com/
The Charity Splash
Following Luang Prabang Marathon, Sofitel has invited runners and anyone else who is lucky enough to be in town that day to cool down in the hotel’s plunge pool and enjoy some succulent barbecue and drinks to the chill-out tunes of the DJ.
The event begins at 1pm – 6pm and the $25.00 entrance fee includes admittance to the pool, the lunch buffet at Governor’s Grill, and a welcome homemade punch.
Monday, 24 October
The Kuricorder & Friends – Concert in the garden
Kuricorder will be holding two 45-minute performances in Sofitel Luang Prabang’s French botanical garden – part of the group’s “Kuricorder & Friends Asia Tour,” a cultural collaboration and exchange project with various artists throughout ASEAN and ART COUNCIL TOKYO. For the Sofitel event, the group will perform with Theater Khaoniew from Vientiane, who will appear for several pieces during the concert with a special repertoire for the occasion.
The performance begins at 6:30pm and a $10 entrance fee includes a Special Governor’s Punch Cocktail while a $30 Entrance Fee includes a Special Governor’s Punch Cocktail and the Discovery of Laos Dinner.