Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa are pleased to invite people to participate in the 9th Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon 2013, which takes place on Sunday September 15th at Pru Jeh San Lake on Phuket’s beautiful Mai Khao Beach.
People can register for the event – which includes a 3.5 km run and a 10.5 km run – by contacting Khun Kittipan on Tel: +6689-733-8830 or at the Concierge in the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa lobby, between August 15th and September 14th from 9 am to 6 pm.
The event program on Sunday September 15th begins with registration from 4.30 am to 5.45 am, to be followed by a keynote address from Phuket Governor. At 6 am the 10.5 km run will start, with the 3.5 km run starting 10 minutes later. The awards presentation ceremony will take place at 7 am, along with environmental activities.
For both runs, trophies will be awarded for 1st-5th place getters and cash prices of THB 800-1,500 for 1st-3rd place getters (male and female category). The first 600 registered runners will receive a running shirt and medal, and there will be a trophy for the hotel and running club with the most participants. There will also be a gift voucher lucky draw.
The annual Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon – while also aiming to encourage in people a healthy lifestyle – is a collaborative effort by the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa to raise funds and awareness of the conservation work done by the Phuket Marine Biological Center and its ‘The Injured Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Program’ to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured turtles, dolphins, whales and dugongs.
Phuket’s endangered sea turtles – which use Mai Khao Beach as a nesting ground – are facing multiple threats, their numbers having severely depleted in recent years. Commercial fishing kills thousands of them every year, while many more die from eating or becoming trapped in plastic debris littering the ocean.
For more information about the foundation, please contact Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Coordinator, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call + 66 (0) 89-733-8830.