Bangkok. 16th July 2012. This October, Amari Watergate Bangkok will host once again what has become an institution
on the Marathon circuit. All Amari hotels and resorts ensure access to a
captivating line-up of activities and events, to enable guests to take centre
stage on their own vacation.
Friends, families and work-mates are all welcome to share the
excitement of the annual Amari Watergate & BMW Thailand Charity Midnight
Run. It 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. 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 THB ++ per night. 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 THB per person. 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.
For more details, please visit www.amari.com/watergate/charity-midnight-run.aspx
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