Phuket, Thailand, 10 September 2018 – Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach was the proud sponsor of the recent “King of the Mountain” running event, which took place in southern Thailand’s picturesque Khao Phra Thaeo National Park on September 3, 2018.
As a key supporter of this challenging event, the resort sponsored the top prizes for the winners of the men’s and women’s Classic Races: two-night stays in a Garden Cabana Pool Access Room, including daily breakfast and an evening dinner at The Andaman Kitchen restaurant.
Remarkably, the winners of the men’s and women’s 15km races were husband and wife: Luke Jarrod McKenzie, who is an Australian professional triathlete who previously took second place at the Ironman World Championship, and Beth McKenzie, a well-known runner and social media influencer. The packages for both the male and female winners were valued at more than THB60,000 (approx. US$1,715).
Approximately 1,000 athletes took part in the King of the Mountain races, which were hosted by Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort and included 4km, 8km and 15km races through the tropical countryside of Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, in Phuket’s Thalang district.
“Our sponsorship of the King of the Mountain races forms part of our Marriott’s ‘Spirit to Serve’ commitment, which allows us to make positive contributions to our home destinations. We hope that by supporting this event, we will encourage more people to join Thanyapura’s community sports events in future. Health and wellness are so important in life, and running is one of the most straightforward ways to achieve the benefits of exercise. We encourage everyone to embrace the benefits of running!” commented David Ippersiel, General Manager, Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach.
Following this initial sponsorship, Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach hopes to partner with Thanyapura’s sporting event for many years to come.