The 8th Hua Hin Heavy Half Marathon will take place on 28 May 2011 from 4 a.m. onwards at the Hin Lek Fire Mountain. Hosted by the Preserve Hua Hin Group and the Hua Hin Municipality, this year’s event aims to raise awareness on environmental threat in Hua Hin while promoting good health among Thai people.
Mr. Kris Rojanasathira, the Chairman of the Preserve Hua Hin Group under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, said that the Group usually organized activities on environmental preservation in Hua Hin all year round since the city had many beautiful tourist attractions that attracted visitors. While some tourists are concerned over environmental threat that seems to rise gradually, others are still ignorant. The 8th Hua Hin Marathon is therefore an event that not only promotes good health for Thai people but also calls for their commitment on environmental protection.
This year, the event has two competitions: the 21.100 kilometer half marathon and the 10.550 kilometer quarter marathon for males and females. There is a jogging for good health but the winner for this category will be awarded a medal. Those who win the half and the quarter marathons will receive a trophy conferred by the Princess Sirindhorn. Moreover, both winners are entitled to a special lucky draw for a computer, a television and other prizes.
Application for the event is now available. Registration can also be made at the Hin Lek Fire Mountain on 28 May from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. or on 29 May at 4 a.m. Registration Fee for the half marathon is 350 baht per person, 200 baht per person for quarter marathon and the 3 kilometer jogging.
Further information on this event can be required at the Preserve Hua Hin Group at tel. 032 536 536 and the Hua Hin Municipality at tel. 032 511 047 ext. 101 and 102.