Thailand Running Events 2016


Healthy lifestyle has become extremely popular in Thailand. Fitness gyms, running, biking,  yoga and other activities are getting popular in Thailand. To some of them this has become even more than just a healthy lifestyle, it has become a hobby, passion and even a profession.

Here are some running events in Thailand, that you should participate this year:

1. Columbia Trail Masters X 2016

Another race where you could join and be part of it. The running race distances are: 3km, 10 km, 25 km and 50 km. What makes this race so special it’s that the participants won’t run on the road or running on a track, but this race offers a beautiful outdoor scenery.
For registration, check out their website:

Date: 17th January
Race Venue: Khao Mai Kheow, Reservation Park, Pattaya, Chon Buri- Chonburi

Start time of the races:
06.15 am – Race briefing for 50 Km.
06:30 am – 50 Km starts.
06:35 am – Race briefing for 25 Km.
06:50 am – 25 Km starts.
06:55 – Race briefing for 10 Km.
07:10 – 10 Km starts.
07:15 – 3 Km Fun Run / Walk for kids and families start

2. Chombueng Marathon 2016

This Marathon was established in 1986 and to this day managed to stay alive. The running distances are: walk and fun- 3km, kids- 3km, 10 km, 21km and 42 km. In order to register and participate in this marathon, you should visit their official website:

Date: 17th January
Race Venue: Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University, Ratchaburi Province- Chombueng

3. 7th Trio for Justice Run

This race supports the work of the BABSEA CLE Foundation and their partners for establish and support legal clinics and also projects supporting university- based and community- based legal clinics around Thailand. Their goal is to raise awareness for justice in our country.

The distances are: half marathon- 21km, 10 km, 5km and for kids 3km run/walk. You could register on their official website:

Date: 23rd January
Race Venue: Huey Tueng Tao Park, Chiang Mai

4. Let’s Rock Run

This event is a MUST for all the rock lovers who also run very fast. It’s a very unique event where a rock- centric run is followed by mini concert from Da Endorphine and 25 Hours.

You could register on their official website: .

Date: 24th January, 5pm
Venue: Suanluang Rama IX Public Park, Sukhumvit 103 Bangkok, 10250 Thailand

5. Pha Som Trail Run

This run event is consisted of three distances: 2.5 km- Fun Run, 12.5 km- Dam Run and 20 km- Fire Run.
For more details you could visit their official Facebook page:

Date: 24th January
Race Venue: Doi Pha Som, Chiang Mai

6.KNR Scenic Trail Run

The distances of this run event are: Trail run- 21km and Trail fun run- 3km.
We are talking about half marathon and in case you are interested in this run, you could register here:

Date: 24th January
Race Venue: Khao Yai Nature Retreat, Wangmee, Khaoyai- Nakhon Ratchasima

7. Samui Festival: Givers’ Ride & Run

This running event has a special goal: raising funds in order to help and support the building of Pawanaphothikhun Vocational Education College which perhaps makes it even more attractive for all its potential participants.

The distances are: mini marathon- 10.5 km, fun run- 3.5 km and Ride- 32 km. You could register on: .

Date: 24th January
Race Venue: Lan Hna-Thon, Amphoe Koh Samui- Surat Thani

8. Hello Kitty Run Bangkok

This event is definitely for all the fans of the famous Hello Kitty. Here the members are supposed to run 5km and when they register each other they receive Hello Kitty shirt and bag. For the winners, there is a special Hello Kitty medal. You could register on their official website: or buy ticket at

Date: 31st January
Venue: Makkasan Airport Link Station, Bangkok, Thailand

9. BITEC Half Marathon

This is the annual running event offering you opportunity to run 5,10.5, 21.1 km. Perhaps this half marathon is the right choice for you.

Register on their official website:

Date: 31st January
Venue: BITEC, 88 Bang Na-Trat Rd. Bangkok, Thailand

10. Thaicom 10k 2016

Thaicom offers running distances of: 3km, 5km and 10km. You could register at

Date: 31st January
Race Venue: Rama VIII Bridge, Bangkok

11. Active Run International

Last but not least, Active Run International 2016 is also a very interesting running event consisted of three running distances: 21 km, 10 km and 4 km. You could join on their official Facebook page:

Date: 31st January
Race Venue: Nong Nooch Gardens, Pattaya, Chonburi

12. Run for Love – AU Mini Marathon

A mini marathon organized by Assumption University with running distances of: 5km and 10km. Besides the fact that this running event is exactly on the day of the love: Valentines or February 14th, there is another interesting thing about this run event. The motto is “When your legs can’t run anymore, run with your heart”. If you consider that you are able to run with your heart, then go for it

Date: February 14th, 2016
Race Venue: Abac Bang Na Campus

13. Ultra & Trail Unseen Koh Chang 2016

What makes this race so interested is that the run distances of 13km, 35km, 66km and 100 km will be run on the amazing island Koh Chang. Please register here:

Date: 27th February , 2016
Race Venue: Wat Salak Petch School, Koh Chang,Trat

14. Run Hero Run

The ‘heroes’ who would like to participate in this race would have to run 21 km, 10 km or 5 km or 3 km ( the two last ones are called ‘fun runs’).  For those who are interested in participating, you could register here:

Date: 28th February , 2016
Time: 5 a.m.
Race Venue: King Rama V Monument on Rachadamnoen Nok Road

15. Set Bull Run Mini Marathon

The running distances of this race are: 10.3 km and 3.2 km. It’s in fact, as the name says, mini marathon. For all those people who feel like they are ready like a bull, could register on their official website:

Date: 28th February, 2016
Race Venue: Stock Exchange of Thailand, Ratchadaphisek Rd, Bangkok, Thailand

16. 2nd PAT Rangsit Mini-Half Marathon

Here the participants could run mini-half marathons and the run distances are: Fun Run- 6km, Mini Marathon- 11,5 km and Half Marathon- 23.5 km. You could register on:

Date: 28th February, 2016
Race Venue: PAT Rangsit Hospital, Phatum Thani, Bangkok, Thailand

17. Khao Yai Half Marathon

Here we are talking about half marathon with running distances of: 21km, 10km and 5km. If you are interested in this half marathon, you could register here:

Date: 6th March, 2016
Race Venue: Khao Yai National Park Gate, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

18. Thai Sikh Run

Another run event where you could join for a running race is Thai Sikh Run. It consists of: Warm up Run, 21 km Run, 10 km Run and 5km Run.

You could register until the 25th January at or at Gurudwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha, 565 Chakraphet Road

Tel: 02-2211011. All proceeds go to Charity.
Date: 13th March

19. Supersports 10 Mile International Run 2016 Phuket

This is an international run of running distance of 16km. Check out their official website for more precise information

Date: 13th March, 2016
Race Venue: Thanyapura, Phuket, Thailand

20. Hua Hin Trail Half Marathon 2016

This half marathon is consisted of: 21.1 km ( Trail run), 10.5 km (Trail mini marathon) and 3.5 km (Trail fun run).
In case you are interested, check out their Facebook event:

Date: 20th March, 2016
Race Venue: Vana Varin Resort, Hua Hin

21. Asics City Relay

This event is about all sport lovers in Bangkok who are willing to watch or even participate in a night race of distances of 21 km or 42 km. Make sure to register in advance.

Date: 26th March, 2016
Online Registration:

22. Color Miles for Smiles 2016

The run is organized by a joint effort of a number of schools in Thailand in order to raise money to provide medical treatments to children with cleft palates and cleft lips. The money will will go towards bringing smiles to Thailand.

Date: 9th April
Time: 5 p.m.
Cost: 800 baht plus extra donations accepted
Race Venue: Lumphini Park

23. The LAB 5 km fun run

The Lab is a fun run for 5 km where you can test you fitness. You can register at the famous Vegan restaurant Broccoli revolution or at The LAB in sukhumvit soi 31.

Date: April 23rd
Time: 5 a.m
Price: 300 baht
Venue: Lumphini

24. Suanpruek 10-Hour UltraMarathon

In this Ultra marathon, there are no particular distances but the run is per hour or better said the run should be 10 hours. It could be run by individual or by team (4 legs of 2.5 hrs each, minimum one female per team).

Date: 1st May, 2016
Race Venue: Suan Nawamin Pirom, Bangkok, Thailand

25. Fruit Run

Unlike the previous event, this one is not about seeing fruits even though it sounds like that. Fruit Run, in fact, is a fancy dress run themed around “Colorful Fruits”. The best costumes and the fastest runners will be awarded. There will be a 10 km mini marathon and a 5 km fun run.

Date: 7th May
Time: 6 am
Location: Lumphini Park, Rama 4 Rd. Bangkok, Thailand

26. Ultraman Run

Ultraman Run is a family-friendly fun run themed around Japanese action figure. The distances on this fun run will be 2.5 km and 5 km. All people who are interested in this event are welcomed to participate in it.

Date: May 28th
Location: Lumphini Park, Rama 4 Rd. Bangkok, Thailand

27. Merk Charity Run

The main goal of this charity team run is to raise funds for turtle protection in Thailand. Four teams will be running distances of 4 km. The event was organized by the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Chulalongkorn University.

Date: May 29th
Location: Lumphini Park, Rama 4 Rd. Bangkok, Thailand

28. Phayao Lake 26km

In case you want to run distance of 26km with the amazing view of Phayao Lake then this run event is the right one for you. Be one of the 2500 participants and register here:

Date: 29th May, 2016
Race Venue: Phayao Lake, Phayao, Northern Thailand

29. Laguna Phuket International Marathon (Full and Half Marathon)

As the name says it, here we are talking about both: full and half marathon consisted of running distances of: 2km, 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km. The interested ones could register here:

Date: 5th June, 2016
Race Venue: Phuket, Thailand

30. Sukhothai Marathon 2016

The full marathon is for 42 km which starts at 4 a.m in the morning. The half marathon is 21 km and starts at 5:30 a.m. The mini marathon is for 10 km and starts at 6 a.m and the fun-marathon is 3.5 km at 6:10 am in the morning.

Date: 26th June, 2016
Time: 7 a.m
Price: 42 km – 700 / 1,000 baht, 21 km – 500 / 750 baht, 10 km – 300 / 450 baht, 3.5 km – 200 / 250 baht
Race Venue: At Sukhothai, Historical Park

31. Tri Dash Bangkok 2016 Medium Dash

The race includes 600m swimming, 30km biking and 7.5 km of running.

Date: 21st August, 2016
Time: 7 a.m.
Price: 1,200 baht
Race Venue: Bangpoo Golf and Country Club, Samut Prakan

32. Tri Dash Bangkok 2016 Long Dash

Races are 800m swim, 40km of biking and 10km running. It consists of a sprint distance, olympic distance and odd format triathlons. For more information please check the official website of Tri Dash Bangkok

Date: 9th October, 2016
Time: 6 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Price: 1,350 baht
Race Venue: Bangpoo Golf and Country Club, Samut Prakan

33. UN Bangkok 5 km/10 km/kid International Run

The UN race is to support the HIV society and all the money raised will be given to UNIAIDS a society that will brings more awareness among people affected by AIDS. There are three categories 10 km, 5 km and 1 km for kids. The race starts in Ratchadamnern right in front of the U.N building.

Date: 16th October
Time: 4 a.m.
Price: 400 baht for 10 km, 300 baht for 5 km and Free for kids (1 km)
Race Venue: Ratchadamnern (In front of U.N building)

34. Thailand Ultra 50km 2016

Another very demanding race where only people who are physically ready could participate and run in the beautiful jungles of north west Thailand with running distance of 50km.  The interested ones could register on their official website:

Date: 12th November, 2016
Race Venue: Ban Tham/ Race HQ is at Cave Lodge, Ban Tham Village

34. Full Moon Ocean to Ocean Relay Race

The name of this race event sounds pretty interesting, you have to agree! It is the 4th Thailand’s full moon Relay Running and it is consisted of Solo runners – approximately 115k, Relay – teams of 8 runners, running 3 times each varying distances, then the final 10k together to finish. Support vehicle is also required.  In case you are interested, feel free to register here:

Date: 12-13th November, 2016
Race Venue: Ranong to Lang Suan, Thailand

35. The Music Run Bangkok

The Music run is back to Bangkok once again. Backed by popular demand The Music Run is in 40 cities around the world and has become a worldwide phenomena and now it’s Bangkok’s turn to hold this unique event.

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