Southern comforts on the run

event May 07, 2018 10:00

By The Nation

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The annual Hat Yai Marathon marks its 12th anniversary on May 27 in Hat Yai, which the largest city in Songkhla province.

As ever, the marathon features runs in five categories: a 42.195-km marathon limited to 700 runners, a 21.1-km half-marathon limited to 1,000 runners, a 10.5-km mini marathon limited to 1,800 runners, a 4-km fun run limited to 3,500 runners and a 4-km students fun run limited to 1,000 runners (500 less than last year).

The marathon starts at Jiranakorn Stadium at 3.30am, with the half-marathon beginning at 5.30am. The mini marathon starts at 6am and the 4km Fun run starts at 6.10am.

Rewards for runners range from a souvenir T-shirt, trophy, medal, goodie bag, finisher T-shirt, buff headwear, and certificate, depending on the category and finishing time.

Hat Yai is the gateway to Malaysia and Singapore and is the centre of trade, logistics, communication, transportation, and tourism of Songkhla province and the Asean region. The city is famous for seafood and lively nightlife, as well as shopping places including Kim Yong and Santisuk markets and Hat Yai City Square. The city’s international airport serves several flights per day, both domestic and regional connections.

Some categories are already full though places could still become available. Find out more and register at