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Run for Hua Hin: Boosting tourism image

Andrew J. Wood, eTN Thailand Correspondent  Sep 08, 2016

THAILAND - Run For Hua Hin is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 9, 2016, starting at the True Arena in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand.

It is hoped the event will boost the image and confidence in Hua Hin as a tourism destination while also increasing visitors and revenue for the town.

The event is supported by major Thai sponsors such as Blu Port Resort Mall, True Corporation, Thai Life Insurance, MahaSamutr Development, Park 24 Project, Gems Gallery as well as Proud Real Estate, Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park, and Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort.

Mr. Suwat Liptapanlop, Chairman, Proud Real Estate and former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand

Proud Real Estate, Mr. Suwat Liptapanlop, Chairman and former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, said: “Run For Hua Hin will be one of the biggest running events in Hua Hin with a target of 10,000 runners. The event will highlight Hua Hin as a key destination for tourism again, and will build confidence among Thai and foreign tourists and the tourism sector as a whole.

"The provincial governor himself is leading the organizing committee for this event. I would like to invite runners, athletes and tourists who love running to join the race then relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the town.

"Hua Hin is ready to welcome visitors and participants to join the run. Amateurs and professionals from Thailand and overseas can enter without any subscription fees. The run will create a fun, exciting atmosphere to help revive the travel business by welcoming everyone.”

Dr. Tawee Narissirikul, Prachuap Kiri Khan Governor

Dr. Tawee Narissirikul, Prachuap Kiri Khan Governor, said: "The Half Marathon race is intended to stimulate the tourism industry in the province and build confidence among tourism operators.

"The event committee has been established from various agencies, in order to facilitate smooth operations and to ensure safety along the race route, which will be managed by the Royal Thai Police.

An impressive line-up of sponsors

"We firmly believe that the Run For Hua Hin will help restore confidence and strengthen Hua Hin’s reputation as a top destination amongst local and international tourists."

Ms. Proudputh Liptapanlop, Executive Director of Proud Real Estate

Ms. Proudputh Liptapanlop, Executive Director of Proud Real Estate, the leading property developer in Hua Hin, said: “We believe strongly in Hua Hin as a world-class destination for sporting events. There will be three categories: a Half Marathon covering a distance of 21 km, a Mini Marathon covering a distance of 10.5 km, and a Fun Run covering a distance of 5 km. The events are open to men and women of any age and the races start from 4.00 a.m. at True Arena Hua Hin."

Run For Hua Hin Schedule:

Sunday, October 9, 2016
0400 - Register and receive event T-shirt
0500 - Half Marathon 21 km starts
0600 - Mini Marathon 10.5 km and Fun Run 5 km starts

Runners and spectators who are interested in joining Run For Hua Hin, can register online at or at True Arena Hua Hin, Prachuap Kiri Khan. Entry is free.

The Run For Hua Hin route

Run for Hua Hin: Boosting tourism image
All Photos © Andrew J. Wood

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