Laguna Phuket hosted “Laguna Phuket Triathlon Expo 2018” at CentralWorld (3rd Floor, Atrium Zone) in Bangkok.
A full-day event took place from 10am to 10pm and featured race registration, sports stations and showcases with fun games and activities for athletes and sports fans alike. The Expo was part of Laguna Phuket’s year-long celebration of the award-wining Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT)’s 25th anniversary, scheduled this year between November 17-18 in Phuket.
At the press conference, part of today’s activities, Laguna Phuket has launched inaugural “25 For 25 Sprint”, LPT’s first sprint-distance triathlon race of 25K (swim 0.5K, bike 18.5K and run 6K), and introduced LPT Charity Fun Run’s newly appointed “Run for Fun, Run for Kids” Charity Ambassador, Thai actress and inspiring celebrity athlete Rachwin “Koy” Wongviriya. “25 For 25 Sprint” will take place on Sunday 18 November, the same day as 25th LPT whose combined distance is 63.8K (swim 1.8K, bike 50K and run 12K). Aiming at raising funds to support more than 400 children at 7 orphanages in Phuket through Children First Fund (CFF), LPT Charity Fun, comprising 5K, 10K and 2K Kids Run, will take place in the late afternoon of Saturday 17 November.
The press conference was paneled Mr. Itthiphol Kunplome, Vice Minister of Tourism and Sports; Mr. Prakob Wongmaneerung, Phuket Vice Governor; Mr. Chappavit Bunyaphiphatr, Director of Regional Brand Management, Nao Global Co., Ltd.; Mr. Ravi Chandran, Managing Director, Laguna Phuket and Ms. Rachwin Wongviriya, Charity Ambassador for LPT Charity Fun Run “Run for Fun, Run for Kids”.
Mr. Chandran said “I’d like to thank all of the runners and triathletes who have participated in our annual sporting events, and whose support entitled Laguna Phuket Triathlon “Asia’s longest-standing triathlon race” to its 25th anniversary this year,”
“The sprint-triathlon race’s distance of 25K is meant to echo LPT’s 25th anniversary as the year it is launched,” he concluded.When asked about her roles as LPT Charity Fun Run’s Charity Ambassador, Koy said “Following a partnership in Kao Project last year, I am delighted to be joining Laguna Phuket again this year in its philanthropy journey. Thanks to the organizers and supporters for creating a sporting event that bestows positive impact for the community. I’d like to encourage all to join me in the charity run this November and raise big funds for more than 400 children in Phuket through CFF!”
Other highlights at the Expo included “Tri Tips & Tricks” session by Thailand’s leading triathlon gurus “Pro Kai” Witthaya Maneejakr and Jaray Jearanai who holds the record as LPT’s first Thai finisher for 7-consecutive years (since 2011), followed by a series of stage presentations and workshops on swimming techniques, sport nutrition, running, cycling and triathlon by LPT partners.
Other activities included chances to win roundtrip Bangkok – Phuket air tickets and 2-night accommodation at Laguna Phuket, kids’ corner, fun games from sponsors and all-day tri-related activities. The entry to the Expo was free!