Anyone up for the Bangkok marathon?
An estimated 30,000 runners from around the world are expected to enter the inaugural Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok on February 4.
The event presented by Toyota is part of a five-year agreement between Ironman, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Thailand Tri-League. There’ll be a 42.195-kilometre marathon, a 21.1km half marathon, a 10km Bangkok Bank Run and, on February 3, a 4km Family Fun Run. Also planned is a Sports and Lifestyle Expo at the Bangkok Airport Rail Link from February 1 to 3.
The marathon is set for February 4 starting at 2.30am from Rajamangala Stadium, the half marathon at 5am and the 10km at 6am run from and back to the Democracy Monument. The course will take runners past the Victory and Rama V monuments and the Rama VIII Bridge. The early morning flagoff ensures cooler conditions and roads along the route will be closed to traffic to guarantee safety.