Location Phuket, Thailand
Happening in: June
Race categories: Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km, 5 kmRace website
The Marathon started in 2006 in an effort to help bring back tourists to Phuket after the December 2004 tsunami had severely affected tourist arrivals to Phuket in 2005 and early 2006. The 'Run in Paradise' presents runners a picture perfect course along the coast of northwest Phuket Island. Sights along the route to take in are a typical Thai village market, a rubber plantation and beach and sea views. Laguna Phuket has been the host and title sponsor of the event since its inception. In addition to their sponsorship, Laguna Phuket has also used the marathon to raise funds for charity.