Rise with the Sun, Run for Conservation of Sea Turtles Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Gears Up for The 13th Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run Across The Sea & Mini Marathon 2017

Phuket –  5 September 2017: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa in collaboration with Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its foundation partners will host its annual fundraising sports event, the 13th Mai Khao Turtle Fun Run across the Sea and Mini Marathon 2017, which will be taking place on Sunday October 8th, 2017, from 5.30 am – 7.30 am, at the Phuket Gateway.

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On this occasion, Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Governor of Phuket, will be the honored guest and preside on the race day. The event is a fun and family oriented affair with open for all ages and public. The race starts and finishes at a spectacular Phuket Gateway and encompass the surrounding beauty of Had Sai Kaew  beach, T. Baan Ta Chat Chai and the village and the mini marathon 10.2 km will run across the iconic Sarasin Bridge to Phang Nga province back and forth.

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There are 2.5km family run, 5.3km normal or VIP run and a 10.2km mini marathon.  For both, overall fun run 5.3km and 10.2Km – male and female category, trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for 1st to 5th place finishers.

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All registered runners will also receive a running shirt and medal, and there will be numerous trophies for the hotel and running club with the most participants, the heaviest, oldest and youngest runners, the best fancy outfit and much more.

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The entry fee is 350 Baht per person for normal 5.3km and 1,500 Baht for VIP 5.30 km (guaranteed trophy) ; 350 Baht per person for mini marathon 10.2km category and THB 1,200 per family (2 adults and maximum 2 children aged under 12 years old) for family run category.

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The money raised will go towards to The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, which is committed to protecting the marine and coastal environment and ecosystems for the wellbeing of the sea turtles that nest in the Mai Khao beach and the surrounding areas.

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For online booking and registration is available from July 17 – 20 September 2017, log on to www.maikhaomarineturtlefoundation.org

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Or walk-in registration at The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s  during 21 – 30th September, from 10 am to 5 pm, call +66 (0) 76 338 000 ext. 3309 or email to [email protected]

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Thank you to all of the generous sponsors, associates, volunteers and participants.

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The annual Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon – while also aiming to encourage in people a healthy lifestyle – is a collaborative effort by the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa to raise funds and awareness of the conservation work done by the Phuket Marine Biological Center and its “The Injured Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Program” to rescue, rehabilitate and release (recovered) injured turtles, dolphins, whales and dugongs.
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Phuket’s endangered sea turtles – which use Mai Khao Beach as a nesting ground – are facing multiple threats, their numbers having severely depleted in recent years. Commercial fishing kills thousands of them every year, while many more die from eating or becoming trapped in plastic debris littering the ocean.

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About Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation:

It was launched in March 2002 during the grand opening celebrations of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa to raise funds and awareness of the endangered leather back turtles which nest on the Mai Khao beach area.   In recent years, the Foundation has broadened its environmental projects to not only conservation of the leatherback turtles but also the environment. Several village, reef and beach clean-ups have been conducted in collaboration with the local community, schools and universitiesFor more information about the foundation, please contact the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation team via email [email protected]  or visit website at www.maikhaomarineturtlefoundation.org or facebook/ Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation

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About JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

An award winning luxury resort, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, set 15 Kilometers north of the Phuket International airport, picturesque scenery on Phuket’s beautiful Mai Khao Beach. The resort provides 265 elegantly appointed deluxe rooms, suites and pool suites overlooking a stunning Andaman Sea or tropical gardens.   For a culinary journey, guests will be delighted with 11 restaurants and bars, A range of cuisine among Thai, Italian, International and Japanese.  In addition to Ginja Cook, our premier culinary school where you can learn the intricacies of fine Thai cooking.  The resort also offers an extensive selection of world-class facilities and diverse recreational activities, relax by Three magnificent swimming pools , an award winning Mandara Spa, health club with fitness equipment, sauna room,  watersport centre, Kid’s Pavilion, tennis courts, The Mai Khao Marine Turtle shelter and education centre. Nearby to the resort are the Mai Khao Village boutique shopping centre and a 36-hole championship golf course.

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The finest resort builds a great reputation for hosting numerous successful meetings and events. Either an intimate or extravagant group at sophisticated 10 meeting rooms with a total of 770 square meter of flexible space and capacity for 400+ participants, Audio-visual technology, Wired and wireless internet throughout the resort.  For an evening function, poolside dining accommodate up to 400 in a tropical setting, banquet seating for 400 with superb catering options and classroom-style meetings for 350. A crafted team building combines with Corporate Social Responsibilities initiative programs. For more information, www.jwmarriottphuketresort.com

 

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