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Blog about running and traveling in Thailand. Races and training in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand.

Sathorn Explorer Run – Bangkok Runners

Bangkok Runners Bangkok Runners organise social runs to different areas of the city as well as regular jogging meet-ups and more structured training sessions. You can find them at the Bangkok Runners’ website. On Sunday, they are doing a 12k

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Born Free To Run

Bangkok Runners are collecting used (but good condition) running shoes, small size running vests or other running equipment for the Born Free to Run junior running team in Phuket. Under the coaching of Ricky Phanthip, this is a kids-young adults

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River Kwai Half Marathon – Race Review

Photo by ForRunners

River Kwai International Half Marathon is Thailand’s oldest road running race, 2014 marked the 33rd edition of the event. It’s a popular race and this year it was sold out almost a month in advance even though they opened up

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The Weekend’s Races in Thailand

Sep 14: River Kwai Half Marathon

Saturday, September 13 Panther Run Series: The second race out of four in this monthly series. 3.2k and 5k in Nonthaburi. Sunday, September 14 River Kwai Int’l Half Marathon: The 33rd edition of Thailand’s oldest road race. Scenic out and

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Central Group Mini Marathon – Race Review

Central Group Mini Marathon

Arrived to the race venue (CentralWorld) almost an hour before the start. Remembered from last year that the registration and bib number collection was overcrowded. This year’s race was sold out (4,000 sign-ups), still I had no problems whatsoever to

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Bangkok Races Sold Out

Sep 7: EGAT Green Running

Two Bangkok (Bangkok and Nonthaburi) mini marathons this weekend, both are fully booked. EGAT Green Running has closed its registration already. Central Group Mini Marathon has announced in an ambiguous message that it’s full, but it may (or may not??)

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Thailand Race Updates – September 2014

Central Group Mini Marathon 2014

New month, new races! Here are some September highlights from the Thailand Running Calendar: September 7 EGAT Green Running – Mini Marathon in Nonthaburi. Central Group Mini Marathon – 3-10.5k runs through central Bangkok. September 14 River Kwai International Half

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Thailand Races Ahead

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A few races this weekend and a lot of popular ones in the months ahead. September offers quite a few interesting running events and the last quarter of 2014 will be packed! New races in October to December are being

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Half Marathon in New Chinatown – Race Review

Sampeng 2 Mini Half Marathon podium

I went to Sampeng 2 Mini Half Marathon early on Sunday morning with low expectations. It was hard to find information about the race and even harder to find out exactly where the start/finish was located. Fortunately, my friend is

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Long Weekend – Many Races

It’s Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday and Mother’s Day on Tuesday. This means long weekend in Thailand, which also means many races in the days to come. Two full marathons, a triathlon and a bunch of mini and half marathons

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Bangkok Ultra Trail Festival – Race Review

Bangkok Ultra Trail Festival 2014 shutter running 2

Followed up the 100-mile week and Pattaya Marathon by running my first ever ultra run. The Bangkok Ultra Trail Festival in Nong Chok offered a pretty humane course and it was just another 8k compared to the marathon distance. 50k

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Thailand Race Updates – August 2014

Wang Khanai Super Mini Half Marathon

August’s Thai race calendar is a smorgasbord of interesting running events! Everything from fun runs to 50k races are on offer, from Songkhla in the south to Chiang Mai in the north. Here’s a taste of the buffet: August 3

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Marathon Training – Strong Finish

Photo by Pat Running

Slept in and woke up 20 minutes before race start! Made it to the start just in time after a quick warm-up jog from the hotel and had my mandatory pre-race Snickers bar after the gun had went off. As

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Pattaya Marathon – Race Review

Pattaya Marathon race course

The date for Pattaya Marathon 2014 was pending until mid May (partly due to the unrest in Thailand) and the registration opened late. But once the organizers got their things together, it turned out to be a rather well organized

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100-Mile Week Marathon Training

Average Pace per Kilometer

In all my previous marathons, my goal has been to run my fastest 42.195 km ever. In the last three (Bangkok, Taipei, Stockholm), I’ve aimed for sub 2.30. Pattaya Marathon on Sunday however, will be a training race for me.

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Race Weekend – July 26-27

Race weekend again. Not sure if Pattaya Marathon is “the most beautiful marathon on earth” as the website suggests, but it’s probably July’s biggest running event in Thailand. The registration deadline has changed from the 9th of July, to the

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Pattaya Marathon Hotels

Today is the last day to sign up for Sunday’s Pattaya Marathon. You can register online here. There are still hotels available nearby the start/finish area. At this moment (Wednesday morning, July 23), all the accommodations below have rooms available

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Upcoming Races – July & August

Running Events

Late July and early August are packed with popular running events in Thailand! Compared to the weeks ahead, this weekend is relatively quiet. There are a few races also this weekend though. The World Light Foundation is organizing a 10k

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Heavy Race Weekend

REEBOK JOG and JOY Mini Marathon 2014

Races in Chon Buri, Surat Thani, Lopburi and Bangkok this weekend. On Saturday, we have the Five Temple Walk-Run-Bike event and down in Surat there is another “super race” on Sunday. The Surat Thani Super Mini Marathon offers distances of

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Pattaya Marathon – Last 2 Days to Register!

Pattaya Marathon 2014 is on July the 27th, but the registration closes tomorrow (July 9). Sign up on the organizer’s website or via Go Adventure Asia. Hotels Nearby Pattaya Marathon’s Race Venue A-One Star Hotel Location: North Pattaya, Soi 3

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