THE 18th CHARITY MIDNIGHT RUN 2015
Amari Watergate Bangkok and BMW Thailand
- Midnight, 17 October 2015
00:00 (Saturday midnight)
Start and finish:
- Amari Watergate Bangkok
(Running Course Map)
- 6 km and 12 km
- To apply for the 6-km and 12-km runs, there are two (2) fee options:
1. 500 THB
2. 1,000 THB, including a raffle entry for the chance to win accommodation vouchers from ONYX Hospitality Group and a BMW car to use during the stay at the hotel, as well as many other fabulous prizes, such as air tickets, accommodation and others. Also for the first time this year, 12km runners will be measured using a time chip.
- Online registration
From today until 30 September 2015
- T-shirts will be available from now until 16 October 2015 between 09:00 and 20:00. Running numbers will be available from 12 to 16 October 2015 between 09:00 and 20:00 at Amari Watergate Bangkok.
- International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) standard regulations
- We are honoured to announce that both the male and female winners of the 12-km race will be presented with a "Royal Trophy" from HRH Princess Sirindhorn. In addition:
- All participants will receive a T-shirt.
- The first five finishers of each category will receive a trophy.**
- The top three running clubs that bring the most members will receive a commemorative Midnight Run wooden plaque.
- Winner of the Fancy Dress competition will receive a trophy.
*Prize winners are advised that tax implications may arise from their prize winnings.
**Only the first place finisher in the Family category will receive a trophy.
Amari Watergate Bangkok and BMW present Thailand's largest 18th Charity Midnight Run 2015 and a reason for everyone to run.
BE A HERO FOR CHILDREN IN NEED
All proceeds from the run will be donated to three major charities: Chalerm Prakiat HRH Princess Sirindhorn School to support the education of children whose parents died of AIDS, Baan Gerda Children's Project to support HIV-infected orphans in Nongmuang, Lopburi Province, and Baht for a Better Life to offer educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Bangkok and rural areas. Sign up now for Thailand's largest charity midnight run, which features a set number of runners for the 6-km and 12-km routes. Make sure you register early to be a part of this significant event. Online registration is open from now until 30 September 2015.
Train with us for the 18th Charity Midnight Run! Be one of the first to register for the run and join us for a customised workout at Fit Centre to prepare for the event.
AMARI AND BMW THAILAND MAKE IT FUN TO RUN
As midnight approaches in Bangkok on 17 October 2015 and many people sitting in front of their television, thousands are putting on their trainers and lining up at Amari Watergate for a fun run around Bangkok's city centre streets. Residents and runners from all over the world will gather at Amari Watergate for a good cause. The event aims to raise 5,000,000 THB for charity. Don't miss the fun and excitement of Thailand's largest midnight run. Now recognised as one of the most important events in the country's calendar, the run offers an opportunity for runners to compete for the coveted championship trophies, receive a commemorative medal, win raffle prizes and share in the spirit of helping and giving.
MILLIONS AT MIDNIGHT!
Take part in this exhilarating charity midnight run with friends, family and colleagues. Runners can choose between a 6-km run and 12-km run. This event is expected to raise millions to fund charitable activities. David Cumming, general manager of Amari Watergate Bangkok commented, “We are very excited to be hosting the 18th Amari Watergate and BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run this coming October. It is very inspiring to see people from all ages coming together for a number of great causes that are very much in need of our support.”
Last year, participants of the 2014 run described the event as a night of excitement made more special by a sense of togetherness, community spirit and achievement. What started as a small event with hundreds of participants has become a global running sensation, attracting over 7,000 runners from all over the world.
To raise more awareness for our campaign, we encourage participants to wear their race T-shirts.
REGISTER AND RUN
Arrive early and enjoy pre-race festivities, which include an aerobics warm up. Join the 7,000 lucky runners who will get to see Bangkok's streets in a whole new light at midnight. Last year was a sell-out, so book your place in the starting line now!
The 17th Charity Midnight Run 2014 Photo Gallery
Donated to Baan Gerda
Mrs. Thasanee Morsbach, founder of the Baan Gerda Project, recently received a donation cheque for 2,000,000 THB from Ms. Suphatsorn Ployjaroenkit, Director of Rooms of the Amari Watergate Bangkok. The said donation was part of the 5,000,000 THB raised from “The 17th Amari Watergate and BMW Thailand Midnight Run" and "The 17th Aerobic Marathon on Aids” to support an orphanage for HIV-infected children in Lopburi Province. The other 2,000,000 THB will be donated through HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhon to support Chalerm Prakiat School in Lumpoon Province. 600,000 THB was already donated to support Baht for a Better Life Project, whilst the remaining 400,000 THB will be used for Corporate Social Responsibility purposes.
This year's details
The 18th Amari Watergate and BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run is scheduled for Saturday, 17 October 2015 and over 7,000 runners are expected to join this unique charity event.
About the Midnight Run
The only race in Bangkok to take place on the capital's streets at midnight, the Midnight Run sees over 7,000 runners competing in this annual event. With a choice between a 6-km or 12-km route, the run brings a fantastic mix of international and local professional runners, together with families and groups of friends to support a variety of amazing causes.
A mainstay in Thailand's calendar of sporting and charitable events, proceeds from the Midnight Run will be donated to three great charities, including:
Chalerm Prakiat School, Lampoon
Provides education to unfortunate children whose parents have passed away from HIV infection
Baht for a Better Life
A project dedicated to offering educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Bangkok and rural areas of Thailand
Baan Gerda Lopburi
A home that supports HIV-infected and orphaned children
Don’t miss out on this amazing experience! Take part in the 2015 Midnight Run.