Chadchart wants Bangkok Marathon to be a world-class event


BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): Bangkok Marathon 2022 is expected to help stimulate the economy and tourism, as well as create awareness of healthcare among people, Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt pic) said on Wednesday (Aug 17).

The marathon, organised jointly by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the National Jogging Association of Thailand (NJAT), is scheduled to be held on Sanam Chai Road near Grand Palace in Bangkok's Phra Nakhon district on Nov 20.

Chadchart said the BMA had joined hands with NJAT to make the marathon a world-class event as every city worldwide has its marathon events to attract visitors and stimulate the economy.

He believes that the marathon will be a huge success as many people are concerned about their health.

"We believe that Bangkok Marathon will help stimulate the economy, create awareness on healthcare and announce Bangkok's readiness to fully reopen the city after the Covid-19 crisis," he said.

He added that he would hold discussions on how to make the marathon a remarkable event and attract foreigners similar to overseas events, such as New York City Marathon, London Marathon and Tokyo Marathon.

Bangkok Marathon 2022 will be organised in four categories, including 42.195km marathon, 21.1km half marathon, 10.55km mini marathon and 5km micro marathon

Registration is open at the normal price until Aug 31. An additional fee will be charged from Sept 1 to 30.

Interested people can register via the website: http://www.bkkmarathon.com.

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