Phuket marathon returns with some healthy fun

photo courtesy of Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon

After having welcomed over 200,000 participants from more than 70 countries to Phuket over its first 15 years, the "Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon" will be back on June 11 and 12 at the award-winning resort complex Laguna Phuket.

With the cancellation of Test & Go, international participants can now fly to Phuket with no testing on arrival and take part in Southeast Asia's leading destination marathon, the first international sports event to be held on the island post-pandemic.

Hailed as one of the top marathons in Thailand, the race is certified by IAAF AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and is a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.

With six distances from 2km to a full marathon, the event offers something for everyone and is an ideal weekend away for families to take part in some healthy fun while also enjoying the full facilities of the hosting resort.

The scenic course will take runners past local villages, rubber and pineapple plantations, through the beachfront Sirinat National Park and the start/finish at Laguna Grove.

Distances available include 2km kids' run, 5km and 10.5km in the afternoon on June 11 starting at 4pm, and half marathon (21km), marathon relay (42km) and marathon (42km) on June 12 at 4.30am.

Interested people can register for the 16th edition of the "Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon" at phuketmarathon.com/registration. For those who can't make it to the race venue, they can try the country's very first hybrid race which combines a virtual and actual race with both taking place at the same time.

Using the Sportstats Tracker app, participants can join the race virtually, from anywhere in the world and enjoy real-time remote running. In the app, remote runners' progress will be overlaid on the real event map and results will be instantly available together with all finishers (remote and onsite).

Visit phuketmarathon.com/hybrid-race.

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