IRONMAN LAUNCHES THE AMAZING THAILAND MARATHON BANGKOK PRESENTED BY TOYOTA
Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok set to take place on February 4, 2018
BANGKOK, Thailand/TAMPA, Fla. (November 2, 2017) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, in collaboration with Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thailand Tri-League announced today the launch of the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok™ in Bangkok, Thailand. Runners of all abilities will be able to choose from four different race distances: Marathon (42.195km), Half-Marathon (21.1km), Bangkok Bank 10km and a Family Fun Run (4km).
The Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok presented by Toyota will be much more than just a race, starting with a Sports and Lifestyle Expo at Bangkok Airport Rail Link where runners and visitors can enjoy many activities and exclusive promotions from February 1st to the 3rd. Among the activities, the Family Fun Run will be the perfect opportunity for runners to share the road with their little ones on a 4km route packed with entertainment around the Airport Rail Link on Saturday, February 3. The following day on Sunday, February 4, marathon runners will start their race at 2:30 a.m. from Rajamangala Stadium- home stadium of the Thailand National Football team –while half-marathon and 10km participants will begin their day near the Democracy Monument at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., respectively.
“We are thrilled to announce this new race. Thailand is a booming country which deserves to host a world-class marathon and the vibrant city of Bangkok is the perfect venue for it,” said Geoff Meyer, IRONMAN Asia Managing Director. “It’s been a collaborative planning process. Our expertise in international sports events combined with the local experience of Thailand Tri-League and the support of Tourism Authority of Thailand will allow us to deliver a great race on February 4.”
Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok runners will enjoy a unique city-centric course that will take them past some of Bangkok’s amazing landmarks such as the Victory Monument, King Rama V Monument, and Rama VIII Bridge before heading to the finish line at the Democracy Monument. Organisers have worked with local authorities in order to offer runners an exceptional race experience – an early morning flag-off for cooler conditions and full road closures for a safe run. Runners will be encouraged all along the route by entertainment performances.
Mrs Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, said “Our objective with the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkokis to bring people together –Thai runners, international athletes, family members and companies as a community, united in their common passion for running and sports. We will provide full support to deliver an amazing event in 2018 and grow the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok in the upcoming years.”
Approximately 30,000 runners from all around the world are expected to join the first edition of the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok presented by Toyota. IRONMAN, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thailand Tri-League have committed to a five-year agreement to make Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok a sustainable internationally recognized running event.
“We, at the Tourism Authority of Thailand, look forward to welcoming international runners here. Bangkok has so much to offer – culture, attractions, delicious food, world-class infrastructures and accommodations. We will promote the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok internationally in order to give the opportunity to thousands of international runners to discover Thailand and the incredible city of Bangkok.” said Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Mr. Kobkiat Sangwanich, CEO of Thailand Tri-League mentioned the sponsors and partners who have made the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok possible “On behalf of the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok Organizing Committee, I would like to thank the Tourism Authority of Thailandfor hosting the event, our presenting sponsor Toyota, and Bangkok Bank for sponsoring the 10km category.
General registration for Amazing Thailand Bangkok Marathon presented by Toyota will open on November 9, 2017, at http://amazingthailandmarathon.com. An exclusive Super Early Bird discount will be available for 48 hours only.
A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon® Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, premier marathons including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 200 events across 50 countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.
About Wanda Sports Holdings
Wanda Sports Holdings is the world’s leading sports business entity, founded to capture the opportunities in the global sports industry and to contribute to the prosperous international sports landscape – in three key areas: 1) Spectator Sports (media and marketing business), 2) Participation Sports (active lifestyle business), 3) Services (digital, production and service business). Wanda Sports Holding incorporates the international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media, the iconic endurance brand IRONMAN, and Wanda Sports China. The headquarters are in Guangzhou, China.
Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Bangkok is among the world’s top tourist destinations. The city is a true paradise. Bangkok welcomes visitors by its historical attractions. Temples with meticulous architecture and art. Museums, parks, and a big array of shopping places, from luxury malls to flea markets.It is very convenient to hop around Bangkok, as the city offers a selection of transport. From Taxi, Bus, Sky train or long-tail boat to the famous TukTuk. Food is another Bangkok highlight, from street food to fine dining. Bangkok vibrant nightlife scenes are also highlights that have attracted many tourists from all over the world. Besides the city itself, Thai hospitality is a significant factor that is the charm of Bangkok.
About Tourism Authority of Thailand
The Tourist Organization was first established by The Royal Thai Government in 18 March,1960, to promote Thailand as a tourist destination.As Thailand’s tourism was developing rapidly and exceedingly became one of the country’s top revenue, the government saw the need to accentuate on promoting and marketing. A rebranding was done once again and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) was finally established on 4 May 1979.Now in its 57th year with headquarters in Bangkok, 38 offices in Thailand and 27 offices overseas, TAT has helped Thailand become a top choice destination among travelers.To find more about Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) https://www.tourismthailand.org/.
About Thailand Tri-League
In 2015 Thailand Tri-League was established as a sport event organizer with the athletic sprit to create memorable races all throughout Thailand. The goal is to raise the standard of such events to a new level. With the growth in popularity of Triathlons in the Asia-Pacific region. Thailand is a new hub for triathlon racing. Thailand Tri-League has three major Triathlon races each year: Bangsaen Tri, Pattaya Tri and Sattahip Tri. The organizer also creates a number of marathon races such as Pattaya Marathon.
Thailand Tri-League has raised the bar for sporting events and will continue to create remarkable experiences for participants.To find more about Thailand Tri-League. Visit http://www.thailandtrileague.com/