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The fast growing sport of Trail Running is coming down to Phuket!

The fast growing sport of Trail Running is coming down to Phuket!

“The Columbia Trail Masters 2012” Episode 2 will be held at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club, Phuket on May 6.
The 2nd edition of the Thailand Trail Running Championship is open for all and will offer 3 distances as follows:

21.5km Off Road Half Marathon-10km trail run and 3km fun run/walk for all

Why trail running?

Eco-Friendly and Outdoor activities are becoming more and more popular around the world. Running exploded in popularity during the last five years in Thailand and more and more people are going back to nature and outdoor activities. Trail running is a new and very fast growing sport that integrates physical and mental endurance, the great outdoors and adventure.

When people think of running, they most often picture running on the road or running on a track. But, a lot of runners opt to run on hiking trails in natural settings. Trail running combines the beautiful outdoor scenery of hiking with the physical challenges of running. If you are the type that loves being in beautiful, outdoor settings, then trail running is something for you.

In addition to the regular running benefits such as improved fitness level and potential weight loss, trail running is also a lot better on the joints. Running on hard surfaces such as pavement and concrete can be tough on the bones and joints. People who suffer from things like shin splints and knee problems often report that they don’t experience these problems on trails!

Trail running is exploding in popularity around the world.

Organized by Active Management Asia, this event consists of:

A spectacular and exciting Trail run Half Marathon of 21.5kmA 10km Trail run A 3km Fun Run for children and allAn Expo village for sponsors to display and sell their products and servicesTrophy ceremony and presentationsA kid’s cornerA post-race lunch in a friendly and festive atmosphere

The Events

The Columbia Trail Masters Championship 2012 offers exciting routes that travels along scenic trails exploring the mountains, farmlands and greenery of tropical Phuket.

Distances: 21.5km Off Road Half Marathon-10km-3km for all and children

Different categories:
21.5km Off Road Half Marathon

  • Men 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 and above
  • Women 16-29, 30-39, 40 and above

10km Trail Run

  • Men 12-15, 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 and above
  • Women 12-29, 30-39, 40 and above

3 Km Fun Run for all

  • No age limit, we open for all!!

These Fun Runs are designed to be a part of the local communities in the event and to promote sports, fair play and camaraderie amongst children. This initiative proved very popular in other AMA events!

How to register?

On AMA website www.ama-events.com and pay by bank or ATM transfer

In Phuket:

In person at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Center from March 29 until May 2 from 8am to 9pm
In person at Phuket Outlet Mall from April 5 Until May 2 from 11am to 9pm

For more information:
Active Management Asia Co., Ltd
Tel: 02 7189581-2
Fax: 02 7189583
Email: info@active-asia.com
Website: www.ama-events.com

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One Response to “The fast growing sport of Trail Running is coming down to Phuket!”

  1. Romaine Hulan
    April 4, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    Keep up the good work.

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