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Amari Watergate Bangkok to host the 15th annual Midnight Marathon

16th July 2012 Print

This October, Amari Watergate Bangkok will host once again what has become an institution on the Marathon circuit.

The annual Amari Watergate & BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run is the only race in Bangkok to be held during the night, allowing runners to enjoy cooler temperatures (average - 24 degrees). Competitors can choose from competing in two distances, 12 or six kilometres depending on ability and agility. The city streets are closed to traffic and protected by a police and security force ensuring more than 5,000 runners can compete in this fun challenge through the heart of Bangkok.

Post-run, athletes celebrate their achievements with a cocktail party at Henry J. Bean’s Bar & Grill, inside Amari Watergate, where there is a raffle with lots of exciting prizes. Following an evening of exertion and partying, runners (and by-standers) can retire to a comfortable room at Amari Watergate for a restful sleep. Deluxe rooms are available from 3000 Thai Baht per night (approximately £61). The day after, competitors can relax their tired muscles with a visit to Breeze Spa where a bounce in their step is sure to be restored.

The 2012 race takes place on Saturday 20th October. Entrance to the race can be purchased from 300 Thai Baht per person (approximately £6). 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. Everyone who crosses the finish line will also receive a special commemorative medal.

The proceeds from the race will be donated to a number of charitable causes, including, the ‘Chalerm Prakiat School’ in the Lampoon Province of Thailand, which supports the education of children whose parents have passed away due to HIV infection, ‘Baan Gerda’ in the Lopburi Province, a home which supports HIV infected, orphaned children and also, the Baht for a Better Life Project, a program developed by Amari designed to support and provide educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Thailand.

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