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Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon 2015

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Period:04 Oct 2015 - 04 Oct 2015

Address:Pa Tong, Kathu, Phuket 83120 Thailand

Service day:Sunday, Service hours: 04:30-07:30

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The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation’s annual fun run and mini marathon returns to Pru Jeh San lake on Phuket’s idyllic Mai Khao Beach on Oct 4 from 4.30am to 7.30am.

The 11th “Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon 2015” is a fun, family-oriented affair open to the general public of all ages.

The race starts and finishes at JW Marriott Phuket’s parking lot and encompasses the surrounding beauty of Mai Khao village.

There are two distances — a 4.5km fun run and a 10.5km mini marathon on a newly improved route with a spectacular view of the Andaman Sea, offering a delightful and challenging experience to all runners.

Trophies and cash prizes for the male and female categories of both distances will be awarded to the first five runners who make it to the finish line.

Entry fee is 300 baht, with proceeds going toward the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation. The first 700 registered runners will also receive a running shirt and medal, and there will be a trophy for the hotel and running club with the most participants.

The event is aimed to raise funds for and awareness of the conservation work by the Phuket Marine Biological Center and its “The Injured Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Program” to rescue, rehabilitate and release (recovered) injured turtles, dolphins, whales and dugongs. Phuket’s endangered sea turtles — which use Mai Khao Beach as a nesting ground — are facing multiple threats, with their numbers having severely depleted in recent years.

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The run is aimed at raising funds for the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation.

The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation’s annual fun run and mini marathon returns to Pru Jeh San lake on Phuket’s idyllic Mai Khao Beach on Oct 4 from 4.30am to 7.30am.

The 11th “Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon 2015” is a fun, family-oriented affair open to the general public of all ages.

The race starts and finishes at JW Marriott Phuket’s parking lot and encompasses the surrounding beauty of Mai Khao village.

There are two distances — a 4.5km fun run and a 10.5km mini marathon on a newly improved route with a spectacular view of the Andaman Sea, offering a delightful and challenging experience to all runners.

Trophies and cash prizes for the male and female categories of both distances will be awarded to the first five runners who make it to the finish line.

Entry fee is 300 baht, with proceeds going toward the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation. The first 700 registered runners will also receive a running shirt and medal, and there will be a trophy for the hotel and running club with the most participants.

The event is aimed to raise funds for and awareness of the conservation work by the Phuket Marine Biological Center and its “The Injured Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Program” to rescue, rehabilitate and release (recovered) injured turtles, dolphins, whales and dugongs. Phuket’s endangered sea turtles — which use Mai Khao Beach as a nesting ground — are facing multiple threats, with their numbers having severely depleted in recent years.


Registrations can be made from today until Friday. For more information, email info@maikhaomarineturtlefoundation.org or call 089-733-8830.

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Pa Tong, Kathu, Phuket 83120 Thailand

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