Nearly 30,000 runners joined Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2020
Bangkok, 02 February, 2020 – The third annual Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2020 presented by Toyota, took place as scheduled this morning at the Rajamangala Stadium, Hua Mak, Bangkok with a total of 29,883 runners.
There were 5,565 runners in the full marathon at 42.195 kilometres; 11,051 runners in the half marathon at 21.10 kilometres; 10,677 runners in the mini marathon at 10 kilometres, and 2,590 runners in the fun run at 5 kilometres.
The participants ran past Bangkok’s iconic landmarks; such as, the Victory Monument, Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple), Ratchadamnoen Avenue (Thailand’s Champs-Elysees), Rama VIII Bridge, and Wat Saket (Golden Mount).
The Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok is by far the biggest and most popular road race in Thailand that attracts about 30,000 runners and over 75,000 spectators across the whole weekend, establishing it as the country’s leading running event on the annual sporting calendar.
In line with the government’s direction, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is currently developing the Amazing Thailand Marathon as an annual series starting with five pilot provinces including Bangkok (Amazing Thailand Marathon), Buri Ram, Chon Buri, Phuket and Ratchaburi with an annual target of 100,000 participants including up to 15,000 foreigners.
- ^ Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2020 presented by Toyota (www.tatnews.org)