Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon Returns with New Race Format and Expects Over 8,000 Runners

The Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon is set to welcome over 8,000 runners from more than 40 countries to the tropical island of Phuket to compete in Southeast Asia’s favourite destination marathons. Held 10-11 June 2023 at Laguna Phuket, the award-winning Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon is one of the longest-running international sports events on Phuket and is driving the island’s resurgence as a world-class sports tourism destination.

This year, the event will feature a new race format with different start times for the various distances. On Saturday the 10th, the 2km kids run, 5km, and 10.5km races will commence in the morning, while on Sunday the 11th, the Half Marathon (21.0975km), Marathon Relay (42.195km), and Marathon (42.195km).

Internationally certified by IAAF AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon, the Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon is organised by GAA Events and has set the gold standard for 17 years.

Focused on delivering a world-class experience for all participants and their supporters, the Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon is a key economic driver for the island’s tourism economy.

“Entries are looking strong with thousands already confirmed from across Thailand and overseas. What’s particularly encouraging this year is the return of interest from international participants. The pandemic limited international travel and as Phuket sees a resurgence in international arrivals we are also seeing growing interest amongst overseas runners and their families wanting to combine a run with a holiday in Phuket,” said Charlie Jung, Assistant Race Director, GAA Events, organizer of the Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon.

From children and families to age-groupers and top talent across Thailand and from overseas, the
Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon attracts participants of all ages and abilities with its popular
two day format and festival atmosphere at the start/ finish line at Laguna Grove.

Popular Thai actor and singer Somchai Kemglad (a.k.a. Tao Somchai) will be running the marathon distance at this year’s event.

The famously scenic course takes runners past local villages, fruit plantations and through the beachfront Sirinat National Park.

Speaking of Supersports’ involvement in the event, Erlinda Petpisit, Omnichannel Customer Director, CRC Sports, operator of Supersports, said “We’re excited to again partner with GAA Events and the Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon. With a growing interest in sports and exercise, and healthy living in general, the event provides an exciting way for us to reach this health conscious audience and engage with them in a meaningful way.”

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