Laguna Phuket Marathon
South East Asia’s Leading Destination Marathon, the award-winning Laguna Phuket Marathon, will take place at the Laguna Phuket resort complex on Bang Tao Beach on 9th and 10th June, 2018.
Organised by leading event organizer Go Adventure Asia, Laguna Phuket Marathon has been certified by AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) for a 13th consecutive year and remains a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.
Now in it’s 13th year, the event was voted a “Top 10 Best Marathon” in Thailand by Wingnaidee for the second year running, and as the event continues to grow organizer expect to break 8,000 runners from more than 50 countries to “Run Paradise” this year.
Improvements have been made to the half marathon and marathon courses, and for the first time a new Marathon Team Relay has been introduced, whereby each team has to have four runners.
The Kids Run (2km), 5km and 10.5km start the running festival on 9th June in the late afternoon, while runners in the 21.097km (half marathon), 42.195km (marathon) and Marathon Team Relay compete on 10th June in the early morning. All races categories are timed.
The race course is set against the magnificent backdrop of the lush greenery of Phuket’s tropical forests, rubber and pineapple plantations, spectacular beaches, quaint local villages, beautiful cultural landmarks, and, of course, stunning Laguna Phuket.Starting at Laguna Phuket the course heads North East to Baan Don and then North past Thalang onto Nai Yang Beach before turning back to Laguna passing Layan Beach along the way.
Medical services will be provided along the course. Ambulances will be located at strategic points with easy access. Runners are advised to carry their own specific prescribed medicines, if necessary.You must stop running the race immediately if required to do so by a member of the official medical staff – this is in the interest of your health and safety.
Medical service is also provided at the medical tent near the finish line for runners who requires medical attention.
Aid Stations will be available every 1.7 – 2km along the course, providing water and isotonic drinks in cups. On the marathon and half marathon course, fruits (bananas and watermelons) will be provided.
Toilets are available on the marathon and half marathon courses.
Course will be marked with distance marking every 1 KM and directional signage.
The course leads through quiet areas of Phuket. Police and race marshals will control traffic along the route. Although the organizer endeavors traffic free course, runners may encounter some light vehicular traffic at some parts of the course.
Available near the starting line on race days. One bag per runner.
Please note that the organizer is not responsible for any lost or misplaced baggage.
POST RACE SERVICE
A light meal consisting of fruits, noodles and rice will be provided for runners in the athlete area near the finish line.
LOST & FOUND
Located at the information desk. Any remaining lost items will be transferred to the race office. Please remember to label all of your belongings before the race.