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“The 16th Amari Watergate & BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run”

September 28, 2013 Destination Thailand No Comments Email Email

On Saturday, October 19, 2013, what has become an annual institution will once again take place on city streets – at Midnight. This Annual Amari Watergate & BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run.

It is the only race in Bangkok to be held at Midnight, and offers competitors a choice of 2 distances – 6k or 12k. The City streets will be closed and protected by a police and security contingent of about 400 officers, and supported along the route by local residents, and shop owners, together with the management and staff of the Amari Watergate Bangkok. The atmosphere is tremendous, with over 5,000 runners, both the local and the foreign.

The winners for the best record in 12k. of male and female championship will graciously receive the Royal trophy of HRH Princess Sirindhorn. Winners in each age category including the family team and the fancy team will receive a trophy. Everyone who crosses the finishing line will receive a special commemorative medal. Amari Watergate Bangkok will celebrate with all the participants at a cocktail party afterwards at Henry J. Bean’s Bar & Grill, at which there will be a raffle with lots of prizes.

All the proceeds from the event will go to charitable causes, firstly “Chalerm Prakiat School which supports the education of children whose parents have very tragically passed away due to HIV infection. Secondly, Baan Gerda, a children’s village project in Lopburi province that supports HIV-infected children. And thirdly, Baht for a Better Life Project. The total amount of fundraising from last year was 3.3 million baht.

Entry forms can be obtained and purchased at 400 Bht. and 1,000 Bht. Participants who make an entry donation of THB 1,000 will be entered into the grand raffle and stand a chance to win airline tickets both domestic and international flight, many other fabulous prizes like Oris Watch, accommodation and dining gift vouchers from Amari Hotels & Resorts Group and etc. together with a complimentary of running shirt.

For more details, please look into www.amari.com or contact Fit Centre of the Amari Watergate Bangkok at Tel. 0 2653 9000 ext. 5780 – 2 or the hotel’s Public Relations Department ext. 5021

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