Phuket, Thailand, 24 September 2017 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has joined forces with its neighbor, Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, to organize the “Run To Give” – a charitable event that forms part of Marriott International’s Take Care campaign.
The run, which took place on Sunday, 24th September 2017, was made even more significant this year as it featured well-known athletic stars including Elle Brooks, Thanyapura’s brand ambassador triathlete; Ekkarat Phanthip, head triathlon coach; and Marcela Soto, a nutritionist and Muay Thai boxing champion.
The aim of the event was to raise funds for charity, to reinforce Marriott International’s focus on developing community relations and enhancing its core values of putting people first.
“Not only is this event a first for us, as Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach only recently opened, but it also further underscores Marriott’s brand commitments as part of the Take Care campaign. We want to ensure that our operations and associates continue to drive positive sustainable social benefits within the local community,” said David Ippersiel, the resort’s General Manager.
Run to Give is actually a series of events organized in various communities in which Marriott International properties operate. Each event is unique to its location, and the funds raised from every run go towards local charities to ensure a maximum local impact.
Initiated by Marriott International in Phuket, this year’s “Run To Give” took part at 5:00am on Sunday morning at the Bang Wad Reservoir and Dam in Kathu, Phuket.