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Run for Hua Hin 2016 event

Author: Andrew J Wood / Date: Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:05
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It is hoped the event will boost the image and confidence in Hua Hin as a tourism destination while also increasing visitors and revenue for the town.

Thailand - Run For Hua Hin is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 9th, 2016 starting at the True Arena in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand.  
 
It is hoped the event will boost the image and confidence in Hua Hin as a tourism destination while also increasing visitors and revenue for the town. 
 
The event is supported by major Thai sponsors such as Blu Port Resort Mall, True Corporation, Thai Life Insurance, MahaSamutr Development, Park 24 Project, Gems Gallery as well as Proud Real Estate; Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park and Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort
 
Mr Suwat Liptapanlop, Chairman Proud Real Estate and former deputy prime minister of Thailand
 
Proud Real Estate, Mr Suwat Liptapanlop, Chairman and former deputy prime minister of Thailand said, “Run For Hua Hin will be one of the biggest running events in Hua Hin with a target of 10,000 runners. The event will highlight Hua Hin as a key destination for tourism again, and will build confidence among Thai and foreign tourists and the tourism sector as a whole. "
 
"The provincial governor himself is leading the organising committee for this event. I would like to invite runners, athletes and tourists who love running to join the race then relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the town." 
 
"Hua Hin is ready to welcome visitors and participants to join the run. Amateurs and professionals from Thailand and overseas can enter without any subscription fees. The run will create a fun, exciting atmosphere to help revive the travel business by welcoming everyone," he added. 
 
Dr Tawee Narissirikul, Prachuap Kiri Khan Governor 
 
Dr Tawee Narissirikul, Prachuap Kiri Khan Governor said, "The Half Marathon race is intended to stimulate the tourism industry in the province and build confidence among tourism operators." 
 
"The event committee has been established from various agencies, in order to facilitate smooth operations and to ensure safety along the race route, which will be managed by the Royal Thai Police." 
 
An impressive line-up of sponsors
 
"We firmly believe that the Run For Hua Hin will help restore confidence and strengthen Hua Hin’s reputation as a top destination amongst local and international tourists," he concluded. 
 
Ms Proudputh Liptapanlop, Executive Director of Proud Real Estate
 
Ms Proudputh Liptapanlop, Executive Director of Proud Real Estate, the leading property developer in Hua Hin said, “We believe strongly in Hua Hin as a world class destination for sporting events. There will be three categories: a Half Marathon covering a distance of 21 km, a Mini Marathon covering a distance of 10.5 km and a Fun Run covering a distance of 5 km. The events are open to men and women of any age and the races start from 4.00 a.m. at True Arena Hua Hin."
 
Run For Hua Hin Schedule:
 
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
04.00 ​​Register and receive event T-shirt
05.00 ​​Half Marathon 21 km starts
06.00 ​​​Mini Marathon 10.5 km and Fun Run 5 km starts
 
Runners and spectators who are interested in joining Run For Hua Hin can register online at www.runforhuahin.com or at True Arena Hua Hin, Prachuap Kiri Khan, entry is free. 
 
The Run For Hin Hin route
 
 
A professional hotelier, Skalleague, travel writer and director of WDA Co. Ltd (tours/travel), Andrew J Wood has over 35 years of hospitality and travel experience. He is a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh (Hospitality Studies). A UK national, Andrew was born in Yorkshire and prior to moving to Thailand, Andrew gained valuable post graduate experience with Thistle Hotels (UK); Hilton Intl (Paris) and Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (London). He started his hotel career in Thailand with Shangri-La Hotels, Royal Garden Hotels and Resorts and the Landmark Group of Hotels (Thailand and UK) and later became General Manager of some of the country's leading hotels including the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, Pattaya. Andrew is a former board member and Director of Skal International (SI), National President SI THAILAND and President of SI BANGKOK. He is a regular guest lecturer at various Universities in Thailand including Assumption University's Hospitality School. Due to his extensive hospitality and travel experience, Andrew as a writer is widely followed.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andrew J Wood

English born Andrew J Wood, is a freelance travel writer and for most of his career a professional hotelier. Andrew has over 35 years of hospitality and travel experience. He is a Skal member and a hotel graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh. Andrew is also a former member of the Executive Committe of Skal International (SI), National President SI THAILAND, Club President of SI BANGKOK and is currently SI Asia Area a.VP Southeast Asia (SEA), and Director of Public Relations Skal International BANGKOK. He is a regular guest lecturer at various Universities in Thailand including Assumption University's Hospitality School and the Japan Hotel School in Tokyo.