3rd Kaeng Krachan Mini Marathon

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The Kaeng Krachan District Office joined hands with the Ministry of Tourism and Sport, Petchaburi Office, to organize the 3rd Kaeng Krachan Mini Marathon on 15 May 2011 at the Kaeng Krachan National Park. With the main aim to promote exercising for good health, the 3rd Kaeng Krachan Mini Marathon will strengthen unity among people taking part in the event no matter where they come from.

It supports the Petchaburi’s campaign on tourism promotion as well, Mr. Suthiphong Tanbunyasiridet, the District Chief of Kaeng Krachan said. During the competition, participants will enjoy running in the Kaeng Krachan National Park and admire the sweeping and scenic landscape of the Kaeng Krachan Dam and its surroundings at sunrise. The competition is divided into 2 categories: • 14-70 year old males and • 15-50 year old females. Registration is open until 12 May. The fee varies for individuals (200 baht), students less than 19 years old (100 baht) and seniors 70 years and older can join the event free. All participants will get a T-shirt and a medal when they reach the finish line. Besides, the first winner and the other four runners up will be awarded a trophy, added Mr. Suthiphong.

“All participants have to arrive at the starting point no later than 5.45 am. The event starts at 6 am. There will be have, volunteers and first aid staff to take care of everyone and provide drinking water every 2 kilometers.” More information on the 3rd Kaeng Krachan Mini Marathon can be obtained at the Ministry of Tourism and Sport, Petchaburi Office, at tel. 032 780 336 and fax No. 032 780 336 or the head office of the Kaeng Krachan National Park at tel. 032 459 118 or 032 459 330 from Monday to Friday at working hours.

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