Returning for its 17th year, the Amari Watergate Bangkok & BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run has become a must on the international marathon circuit, taking advantage of the evening’s cooler temperatures, it is the only race in Bangkok which occurs during the night, and in addition runners can take in the spectacular city lights.
Hosted by Amari Watergate with BMW Thailand, the race will be held on Saturday, 18 October 2014, where friends, families and work-mates are all welcome to join in the excitement. Competitors can choose from competing in two distances, six or 12 kilometres depending on ability and agility. During the race, the city streets are closed to traffic to ensure the 7,000 runners can enjoy the race through the heart of the city.
Entrance to the race can be purchased from 500 THB per person but for 1,000 THB, applicants are automatically entered in to the grand raffle. The male and female winners of the 12k race will be awarded the Royal trophy of HRH Princess Sirindhorn. Winners of each category, including the family team and the fancy dress team will also receive a trophy. Runners crossing the finish line will each receive a special commemorative medal to mark their personal achievement.
This year the proceeds from the race will go to three major charities, the Chalerm Prakiat HRH Princess Sirindhorn School in Lampoon province, which supports the education of children who’s lost their parents to AIDS, the Baan Gerda Children's Project which supports HIV-infected orphans in Nongmuang, Lopburi province and Baht for a Better Life, an Amari CSR project, dedicated to offering educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Bangkok and rural areas.
For a post-run cool down, athletes are invited to a cocktail party at Amari Watergate’s, Henry J. Bean’s Bar & Grill. Following an evening of exertion and celebration, runners and by-standers alike can retire to a comfortable room for a much needed rest.
For the avid runners, Amari Watergate‘s ‘Professional Runner Package’, is the perfect way to complete the race weekend with a two nights stay including Midnight Run Tickets, a special 120-minutes Breeze Spa treatment to ease the muscles, welcome fruit and flower at check-in and 30% discount on food and beverage. The package is valid for stays from 15 to 21 October, 2014 and price start at 14,804 THB ++.
For more details please visit, www.amari.com/watergate/charity-midnight-run.aspx
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