Bang Tao Beach Run helps local community get back on their feet

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RUN: The 2022 Bang Tao Beach Run took place yesterday (July 17) as part of an ongoing project by the authorities to boost the local economy and revitalize tourism.

Phuket Sports Association President Thammawat Wongchareonyot presided over the opening ceremony and started the race around 7am in cool and windy conditions.

Mr. Thammawat was joined by Warin Khaothong, Secretary General of the Association, at the inauguration of the race.

Both officials handed out awards and prizes at the end of the race to competitors who participated in a fun 5K run and a 10K mini marathon. In addition, all participants received a commemorative medal and a T-shirt of the occasion.

Participants were categorized by age into three categories: 30-39, 40-49, and 50+. All age classifications covered both male and female runners.
The race was planned by the administrative organization of Cherng Talay sub-district in cooperation with the Phuket Provincial Tourism and Sports Authority as part of an ongoing project to help local communities still in shock. the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its adverse impact on the number of tourists visiting the Island.

The project also focuses on promoting the merits of good health to local citizens by encouraging more exercise.

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