The fourth Sihanoukville Angkor Beer International Half Marathon will be run on March 8 along the Port City’s most exciting scenic spots and beach line, with the number of overseas runners expected to reach a new high.
As many as 90 international participants, including ex-pats, representing 34 nationalities lined up last year in the men’s and women’s sections of the half marathon, highlighting the growing interest in this charity run which will be followed by similar events in Phnom Penh (May) and Siem Reap (December).
As the March 3 deadline for the registration fast approaches, there is great anticipation that the event will witness a record turnout among both foreign and local
The main 21 kilometre run will be supported by a 10 kilometre race for both men and women and a 3 kilometre family run and family walk open to men, women and children of all ages and athletic abilities.
All the events will start and finish at tourist hot-spot Ochhueteal Beach.
Organised by the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia in association with several government agencies, the event will serve as a fundraiser for the charitable cause Cambodian Red Cross and several NGO projects supporting the victims of natural disasters.
Part of the proceeds will also be used to support the education of poor children in Sihanoukville and supporting a training program for lifeguards along the beach.
In keeping with its traditional backing for major sporting activities in the Kingdom over the years, Cambrew have stayed on as the title sponsors of this event. Other prominent co-sponsors include Smart, Pepsi, DKSH, Online, Sokha Beach Hotel and Alaxan FR.
While those who registered for the 21 kilometre run between March 30, 2014 and December 30, 2014, paid an entry fee of $40 (international) and $15 (Cambodians), runners entering the event after January 1, 2015 until the last date for registration, March 3, will have to pay an entry fee of $45 (international) and $15 (Cambodians)
The current fee structure for other events are the 10 kilometre (men and women) at $ 30 and $ 10, the 3 kilometre family run at $ 20 and $5 ,while the family walk will be $10 and $5. Registration can be completed online, through email, and on site. Online registration for overseas runners is also available on the following sitesThailand: www.goadventureasia.com/SVHM/svhm.htm