The Buriram Marathon has been set for Sunday February 12th 2017. This great fun event will set off from the Chang International Circuit. There are various distance options that you can enter ie. the full 42.195 kilometres or you can go for 21.1K, 10K or 5.5K. The runners will gather at the circuit from 3 am onwards with the start taking place on the racetrack at the break of dawn.
The route through the city will be blocked off from all traffic and will pass many of Buriram’s prominent local attractions and then end up back at the Buriram Circuit.
Entries are reported to be in great demand and with such an early start, the runners should miss out on the heat of the day. There will be plenty of areas along the route where supporters can cheer on the participants and obviously at the grand stand finish back at the Chang International Circuit.
Your writer is considering entering as he is under some pressure from one of his “Buriram Times” colleagues who is currently doing a Sober October sponsorship for a cancer charity. Maybe the 5.5 kilometers might fit the bill…….. If I can only find those old trainers of mine!
A date for your diary.