Thailand’s only annual mini-marathon that features a run through the sea to an offshore island, the LangSuan Mini Marathon is returning in its 14th year on 17 June 2018, in Paknam Lang Suan sub-district, a peaceful coastal town in Chumphon province.
Each year, this extraordinary running event has inspired runners from Thailand and around the world to take part in the 14-kilometre mini-marathon that starts at the HTMS Chakri Naruebet Ship Model in Paknam Lang Suan sub-district. There’s also a 5-kilometre fun run that starts at the Mu 13 village centre in Bang Nam Chuet sub-district.
Both race routes feature a scenic coastal road and conclude with the highlight at the final kilometre – a run through about 30 centimetres of low-tide seawater to the finish line on Pitak Island.
The race courses take advantage of the low tide that occurs every year in Paknam Lang Suan in June, creating a large stretch of sand dune between the shore and the island. Pitak Island itself is a small fishing village, where homestay experience is also available for visitors seeking to explore the local way of life.
Registration for the 14th LangSuan Mini Marathon 2018 is open on 18 May at the Lang Suan District Office. Runners in both categories can also register at the HTMS Chakri Naruebet Ship Model registration point on Saturday, 16 June (13.00-20.00 Hrs.), and on the event’s date, 17 June (04.00-06.00 Hrs.) at the two starting points. The Mini Marathon starts at 06.19 Hrs., while the Fun Run at 06.39 Hrs.
All runners who take part in the run will receive a souvenir medal and there are several cups for the top ten finishers. All runners in fancy costumes will receive special gifts.
Amenities include food and beverage at HTMS Chakri Naruebet Ship Model registration point on Saturday, 16 June from 18.00-20.00 Hrs., on Sunday, 17 June at 05.00 Hrs. There are also restrooms, first aid, breakfast at finishing point on Pithak Island after the race on Sunday, 17 June. In addition, there’re food and accommodation at the child development centre in Paknam Lang Suan Municipality, Laem Son Health Park (runners are asked to bring their own bedding).
There is parking, luggage storage, bus service to the race event from Lang Suan Station on 16 June from 10.00 Hrs. and HTMS Chakri Naruebet to Mu 13 village centre on 17 June, from 04.00 Hrs. until the end of the competition.
The 14th LangSuan Mini Marathon 2018 is supported by Lang Suan District Office in cooperation Chumphon Provincial Administration Office, Bang Nam Chuet District Office, Paknam Lang Suan Municipality, The Village Headman Association, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and many other generous sponsors.
For more information, contact:
TAT Chumphon Office
Tel. +66 (0) 7750 1831-2; +66 (0) 7750 2775-6
E-mail: [email protected]