Connect with us


Phuket Events: Large crowds expected for Sunday’s trail runs



The Columbia Trailmasters 2012 Phuket Edition will add yet another stunning sport event to the Phuket calendar when it gets underway this Sunday (May 6) at the Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club.

The competitions, comprising a 21.5km Off Road Half Marathon; a 10km Trail Run; and a Fun Run for kids and adults less athletically inclined, look set to see a very large crowd of participants in Phuket’s first formally organized trail running championships.

Sunday’s event is the second episode of the 2012 championships in Thailand. The first took place in Pattaya’s Khao Mai Keaw Forest in January and the third is slated for Phitsanoulok later this year (date to be announced).

The trail running series of events are organized by Active Management Asia, who have long been involved with off road sports in Thailand. The River Kwai Trophy Adventure Race is now one of the biggest in the whole of S.E. Asia.

Columbia, the well known outdoor sports gear specialist, teamed up with AMA last year to develop the first Trailmasters Race. This event proved so popular with racers that Columbia is sponsoring all three of this year’s events.

AMA believes that Phuket will become a favorite venue in the Trailmaster calendar and wants to encourage more athletes to participate in off-road running and to experience it as the safe, challenging, fun and popular activity that it has now become all over the world. It is for this reason that the Phuket Gazette and its television arm PGTV are proud to be sponsoring this Sunday’s events.

Registration to take part in the events is open until Friday, May 4 and can be done at, or by filling out the forms at any of the following locations in Phuket:

  • Royal Phuket City Health Club: Tel: 076-233333
  • Royal Patong Paradise Fitness Club: Tel: 076-340666
  • Thara Patong Fitness Club: Tel: 076-340135
  • Elite Fitness Club, Bypass Rd: Tel: 082-535 1100
  • Royal Phuket Marina Health Club: Tel: 076-360885

— Gazette Sports Desk


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Visa12 hours ago

CCSA to consider extending Thailand tourist visa to 45 days

Bangkok12 hours ago

Man caught taking drugs inside a Bangkok police booth didn’t give a crap

Thailand12 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Thailand no longer considers Covid “dangerous infectious disease” 

Sponsored21 hours ago

Enjoy a splashing time and immerse yourself in Thai Mythology in Andamanda Phuket

Crime13 hours ago

Wife says boss of Mountain B in Pattaya is ‘not a villain’

Crime13 hours ago

Policeman poses as Buddhist monk to trick drug dealers in central Thailand

Travel13 hours ago

Stress-free travel with AXA Travel Insurance

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Guides14 hours ago

Mother’s Day in Thailand 2022: 5 fun ways to pamper your mom

Thailand14 hours ago

Thai minister insists minimum wage increase is not electioneering

Bangkok14 hours ago

Swedish Embassy hailed for giving 6-month parental leave to Thai staff

Travel15 hours ago

Everything you need to know about the Bangkok Skytrain (BTS)

Environment15 hours ago

PM warns Thailand to brace itself for potential flooding

Travel16 hours ago

Watch Koh Samui’s magical sunset from these sunset bars

Thailand16 hours ago

Local hero predicts building collapse, saves countless lives in eastern Thailand

Phuket16 hours ago

9 year old boy kills a 7 year old girl with a police pistol in Phuket

Press Room17 hours ago

Southeast Asia’s sauciest tech event, Techsauce Global Summit to return to Bangkok in physical form

Thailand11 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism1 year ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand1 year ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism1 year ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11