Phuket, Thailand – May 2010 – Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, launched by JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, held its sixth Mini Marathon & Fun Run 2010 with over 600 participants from Phuket community and all provinces nearby joining 2 itineraries: 10.5km Mini Marathorn and 3.5km Fun Run. The Mai Khao Turtle Mini Marathon took place at Pru Jeh Sun Lake. The event started at 06:00 am, 3.5 km at 06:10 am and followed by fun-filled environmental activities.
The objective of this fun filled family event was to raise funds for its annual contribution to the Phuket Marine Biological Centre’s injured sea turtle rehabilitation program which aims to rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release injured turtles. This charity event also helps to bring awareness of the current turtle status and encourage the participation of all to preserve the natural surroundings.
The Mini Marathon was honored by Khun Chaiwat Thaepee, Chief Administrator of Phuket Province, Khun Buayan Suwanmanee, Director of Phuket Tourism & Sport, Khun Wirat Makeaw, Vice President of Mai Khao SAO and Mr. Robert J Lohrmann, Vice President and General Manager of JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa who took part in the awards presentation.
Trophies were awarded to the first 10 places of male category in 10.5 km Mini Marathon and the first 5 places of female category in 10.5 km Mini Marathon. For the 3.5 km Fun Run, trophies were awarded to the first 7 places of male category and the first 5 places of female category. The Running club, organization or hotel with the most participants also received trophies and money prizes for joining this charity event.
The highlight of this event was lucky draws for all runners who participated in the event consisting of gift vouchers of complimentary stays at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa and 4 vouchers of THB 5,000 each to enjoy fine dining at the JW Marriott Phuket’s restaurants, 2 vouchers of 2 nights complimentary stay at Sala Phuket, a voucher of 2 nights stay at Renaissance hotel, 3 vouchers of complimentary stay at Courtyard by Marriott, 10 Gift vouchers for 1 month member at Royal Phuket Marina and 15 vouchers to enjoy the excitement of the water fun park at Splash Jungle by West Sand.