On November 1, 2023 at the Convention hall, TOYOTA ALIVE building, Ms. Sudawan Wang Suphakit Koson The Minister of Tourism and Sports assigned Mr. Nanat Hongchuwet, Advisor to the Minister of Tourism and Sports. Participated in a press conference on readiness to organize a marathon to promote world-class tourism, the 6th “Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok presented by Toyota” (Amazing Marathon Bangkok 2023 presented by TOYOTA) or ” Running through the city”
By being honored by Miss Thapanee Kiatpaiboon Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Mr. Chatchart Sitthiphan, Governor of Bangkok, Mr. Alessio Punzi, Senior Director of the World Athletics Association (World Athletics), Mr. Apichai Chatchalerm. Kit, Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business, TAT, Mr. Sanont Wangsangboon, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, Mr. Surasak Kerdchantuek, Deputy Governor for Strategy and Information Technology. Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), Police Colonel Santad Layangkun, Deputy Commander of the Metropolitan Police, Mr. Suchat Jaesurapha, Chairman of the Running Standards Committee. The Athletics Association of Thailand, Mr. Kobkiat Saengwanit, Competition Director, and Mr. Natthorn Sriniwet, Acting Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Thailand Company Limited, as well as sponsors from both the public and private sectors. and the runners Participate heavily
Mr. Nanat Hongchuwet said that the Minister of Tourism and Sports I feel very honored. at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Had the opportunity to be a host of a marathon to promote tourism that has been certified by the World Athletics Association as one of the top marathon races in the world’s capital cities. The Amazing Marathon Bangkok 2023 presented by TOYOTA is considered a running program. Marathon in the country’s official capital, initiated by the Ministry of Culture in 2016 and commissioned by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Being a mother’s main job which he would like to commend to the Governor of TAT, the Governor of Bangkok and all the competition organizing committee members that can overcome various obstacles of organizing a running event in the capital very well As a result, this event has been recognized by World Athletics as a marathon event held in the capital with top quality. of the Asian continent”
“This press conference has the objective To build confidence in all sectors Both the public and private sectors including runners, volunteers, police officers and other officials involved By coming together to announce the readiness of today’s event, I would like to wish good luck for the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok presented by TOYOTA competition to be successful,” Mr. Nanat said.
Miss Thapanee Kiatpaiboon As the chairman of the competition organizing committee, he said that this competition has been organized for the 6th year by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. TAT has been assigned to continue the policies of the three former ministers of tourism and sports. This government, led by Prime Minister Settha Thavisin, has established a strategic committee. “National Soft Power” to create added value for the country’s tourism economy through cultural costs By having the Ministry of Tourism and Sports determine various strategies and operational plans for maximum efficiency, the Ministry has assigned this important policy to the Tourism Authority of Thailand to organize 5 main events in the country at the end of the year. And one of those activities It’s the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok competition.
“For this competition There were a total of 25,146 applicants for the competition as of October 16, 2023, including 20,971 Thais and 4,175 foreigners from 65 countries around the world. It is expected that this competition will create money circulating in the country’s tourism economy of no less than 565 million baht.”
Mr. Chatchart Sitthiphan as advisor and the chairman of the venue committee said that Bangkok Co-hosting Hosted City in the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2023, where we have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote and support organizing this race in every region. continuously for the next 5 years. I would like to take this opportunity to announce here that the ATMBKK program is the official marathon program of Bangkok.
“I see that this competition Create many benefits for runners including people and various communities in the Bangkok area Whether it is creating happiness for runners It also serves as an incentive for the general public to pay attention to exercise and use their free time beneficially. It also helps create a good image for Bangkok. Using sports tourism activities as a selling point considered a good thing Because in addition to nearly 5 thousand tourists from 65 countries around the world coming to shop in the country. It will also stimulate money to circulate in the economy. This will be beneficial to various entrepreneurs in Bangkok.”
“I have confidence that the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2023 will be a marathon with world-class standards. Until it is accepted by both Thai and foreign runners. Hopefully it won’t be long. This event will be able to be raised to a world-class level like the Tokyo Marathon or the Boston Marathon, which will be of great benefit to Bangkok,” said Governor Chatchat.
Mr. Elessio Punzi, Senior Director of the World Athletics Association which is responsible for overseeing the standards of road running events Made a surprise for the competition organizing committee By flying directly to congratulate and hold a press conference today, he said that he would like to congratulate the Thai government and the competition organizing committee. that can organize marathon races in the capital every time to world standards Bangkok is not inferior to the capitals of other countries. It is considered an important capital of Asia. They are ready in every aspect. Therefore, he sees that if the World Athletics Association supports the competition organizing committee. continuously It will definitely help raise Bangkok to be one of the top 10 marathon organizers in the world’s capital.
“I came to attend the press conference today because I want to announce to everyone that the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok has been included as one of the capital’s world score collecting marathon series, or The Official Capital City Marathon. World Series, in which the World Athletics Association will select only 10 capital cities to be included in the said points series. This event will be the Final Race every year. We will start this project from next year onwards,” said the Senior Director of Athletics World.
Mr. Natthorn Sriniwet, as Co-Race Director and main sponsor, said that the “Run Pha Muang” program was born from the cooperation between the government and private sectors in every sector. Whether it is the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, TAT, Bangkok, SAT, Metropolitan Police Bureau. world athletics association Thailand Tri League, including many private sectors with all parties cooperating. and assistance, including budget and personnel or other things to be able to help each other Including helping to do public relations in many other channels.
“Toyota Motor Thailand has supported various activities organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thailand Tri League. From the first year until now, this year is even more special. The three parties have joined together to organize activities that will promote and create a trend for people to come out and live happily. Under the name of the activity Road to ATMBKK 2023 or City Run…Fun, Fun, from October to November this year. The event received the attention of runners and the general public, as many as 15,000 people participated. If the number of participants in the said activity is combined with those competing in the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2023, it will be considered that the event this There were as many as 40,000 people participating in the activity, increasing the economic value of tourism many times over,” Mr. Natthorn said.
Mr. Kobkiat Sangwanit, competition director Mentioning the details of the competition: This program received the royal grace of His Majesty the King, Her Majesty the Queen and Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha. Awarding trophies for the program There are a total of 8 prizes, including the Royal Trophy of His Majesty the King. For the winner of the male general category and Thai male general public, marathon distance, 2 prizes, Her Majesty the Queen’s trophy for winners in the general female and general Thai female marathon category, 2 prizes, and 4 royal trophies given by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha. Awards for winners in the general category, male and female, half marathon distance. and the winner in the general category Thai men and Thai women Half marathon distance
In addition, the competition is for various age groups, with a total of 221 trophies to compete for, with a total prize money of 2,440,500 baht. Learn more details at the website. www.amazingthailandmarathon2023.com and via Facebook www.facebook.com/amazingthailandmarathonbkk
For the Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok 2023 presented by TOYOTA, scheduled to be held on December 3, 2023, distance 42 km., 21 km., start at Rajamangala Stadium, Hua Mak, while distance 10 km., 5 km., start at Loha Prasat, Ratchadamnoen Road. with the finish line at the Democracy Monument and the City Square. by Bangkok The city square has been designated as the meeting point after the finish line, food zone, and shuttle bus boarding point. The registration deadline for numbers and competition equipment is from 30 November to 2 December 2023.
Source: Thai News Agency