On Thursday 17 August, Asia’s premier destination resort “Laguna Phuket” has hosted an inaugural “Laguna Phuket Triathlon Expo 2017” at Eden 1, CentralWorld in Bangkok. The full-day event, taking place from 10am to 10pm, was organised to promote 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon, scheduled this year for Sunday 19 November, and launch “Laguna Phuket Tri Charity Fun Run”. Aiming at raising funds for its charity partner “Kao Project”, the Charity 5Km & 10Km Fun Run will see its first edition taking place in the late afternoon of Saturday 18 November this year at Laguna Phuket as a part of the resort’s 30th anniversary celebration.
The Expo’s highlights included “Tri Tips & Tricks” session by Thailand’s leading triathlon gurus “Pro Kai” Witthaya Maneejakr, “Coach Ricky” Ekkarat Phanthip and “Boat” Sasitat Kulsuptrakul, followed by a “24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon” press conference at 2pm.
Paneled by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chavanee Tongroach, Vice Minister for Tourism and Sports; Sanit Srivihok, Vice Governor of Phuket; Suvadhana Sibunruang, Director of Brand and Advertising Department, Thai Airways PLC and Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket, the press conference saw the launch of Laguna Phuket Tri Charity Fun Run and featured Thailand’s leading rock star and Kao Project’s representative Atiwara “Toon” Kongmalai who has participated in Laguna Phuket Triathlon in previous years, and a message from World Champion and Triathlon Legend “Jurgen Zack” from Germany.
Toon said “This year I won’t be able to join Laguna Phuket Triathlon in November due to the scheduled charitable mission by which I hope we could help more than 1 hospital. The team is finalising this year’s project details to be announced soon. Please stay tune!”
“I’d like to thank Laguna Phuket for organizing the Charity Fun Run this year to help raise funds for Kao Project. I believe it will also be a nice weekends at Laguna Phuket when the dads are there to race the Triathlon on Sunday (19 Nov), while his family get to have some Fun Run on Saturday (18 Nov)” he concluded.
Other activities at the Expo included race registration at special rates and all-day Tri-related activities. The entry was free.
For more information and registration to both the Laguna Phuket Triathlon and Laguna Phuket Tri Charity Fun Run, visit www.LagunaPhuketTri.com or Facebook @LagunaPhuketTri or call +66 (0) 2236 2931 or +66 (0) 76 362 300 ext. 1404. Registration opens until 13 November (or sold out).