Run for a cause, cause for a run

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THE MSIG THAI­LAND AC­TION Asia 50 Zero Edi­tion was held on June 4 in Doi In­thanon na­tional Park, on the slopes of the moun­tain of the same name, the high­est peak in Thai­land at 2,565m. Sup­ported by the Tourism Au­thor­ity of Thai­land, the trail run aimed to raise funds for tree plant­ing and the con­struc­tion of a dam to pro­vide a sta­ble wa­ter source to lo­cal vil­lages of Hmong a nd Karen tribes­peo­ple. It was also a test run for a big­ger event to follow in De­cem­ber. In this case, only 100 run­ners took part, with each mak­ing a 100% char­ity do­na­tion of US$10. Par­tic­i­pants were di­vided in 50km, 20km and 10km dis­tances, with the mid­dle dis­tance see­ing a great per­for­mance from Sarah Ady niec from the US. A first time-marathon run­ner, she fin­ished in an im­pres­sive 2:52:09. Lo­cal trail en­thu­si­ast, Porn­mongkol Phoothong, took the Over­all Men’s ti­tle in the 50km race. “It is a cool event be­cause it pro­vided a chance for us to make do­na­tions and sup­port the vil­lagers on the hill. And I will def­i­nitely be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the race in De­cem­ber,” he said. The first com­pet­i­tive edi­tion of the event is sched­uled for De­cem­ber 17, 2017. Find full de­tails of this and other trail races in the re­gion at www.ac­tionasi­aevents.com

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