Any avid runners out there looking for a change of pace from your usual running route? If so, we’ve got the perfect list of marathons and races in Southeast Asia that you can participate in.
Picture this: Running with the backdrop of a new city and its natural landscape. Not a bad idea, right? Hit both your fitness AND travel goals this year to kick off an awesome decade! Check out our list below to see which ones you can still sign up for.
What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than being surrounded by empowered women running for the same cause? Grab your gal pals and sign up for the Women’s 10K!
Date: March 8, 2020
Country: Jakarta, Indonesia
Race categories: 10 km
Ticket price: IDR299,000
Last day of registration: February 29, 2020
Who says running can’t be fun? Color Manila makes it its mission to ensure you have a blast while running. Think mazes, obstacle courses, neon powder and more!
Date: March 21, 2020
Country: Manila, Philippines
Race categories: 3 km, 5 km, 10 km, 21 km
Ticket price range: PHP950-2,700
Last day of registration: March 20, 2020
Traveling to Malaysia at the end of March? Join the locals as they participate in the KL City Run in the heart of the city. You can choose between the 5km or 10km race category to see which matches your fitness level too.
Date: March 29, 2020
Country: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Race categories: 5 km, 10 km
Ticket price range: RM50-220
Last day of registration: March 1, 2020
Hosted by the sports apparel company 2XU, the 2XU Compression Run is an urban training ground suitable for all runners.
Date: April 5, 2020
Country: Singapore, Singapore
Race categories: 5 km, 10 km, 21 km
Ticket price range: SGD47-80
Last day of registration: March 20, 2020
If you’re looking to celebrate Songkran in Chiang Mai, (Also Read: Everything You Need to Know About Celebrating the Songkran Festival in Thailand) and if you’re an avid runner, why not join the Songkran Chiang Mai Night Run while you’re at it?
Date: April 13, 2020
Country: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Race categories: 5km, 10.5km, 22km
Ticket price range: THB450-800
Last day of registration: April 12, 2020
You won’t find a town as quaint and unique as Hoi An if you look the world twice over. The Hoi An Discovery Marathon prides itself on showcasing the Old Town and its surrounds to all lucky participants.
Date: April 19, 2020
Country: Hoi An, Vietnam
Race categories: 5km, 10km, 21km, 42km
Ticket price range: VND1,500,000-3,060,000
Last day of registration: March 31, 2020
Speaking of scenic run routes, the Manulife Da Nang International Marathon boasts some of the most stunning coastal routes in Southeast Asia. From the famous Dragon Bridge on the Han River to the gorgeous beach coastline, it’s not hard to see why many avid runners have become fans of this marathon.
Date: August 9, 2020
Country: Da Nang, Vietnam
Race categories: 1.5km, 5km, 10km, 21km, 42km
Ticket price range: VND330,000-2,070,000
Last day of registration: June 30, 2020
One of the bigger races in the Thai capital, the Supersports Bangkok Marathon is a favorite with fitness gurus, athletes and the like. And when you’ve got big name sponsors like Supersports and Addidas backing you, you can be sure the race kit will be awesome.
Date: September 13, 2020
Country: Bangkok, Thailand
Race categories: 10.5km, 21km
Ticket price range: THB650-1,100
Last day of registration: August 30, 2020
Tucked away in central Myanmar and home to more than 2,000 temples, Bagan’s beauty and historical significance is unsurpassed. Sign up for the Bagan Temple Run and take part of this experiential activity and discover the wonders of Myanmar!
Date: November 28, 2020
Country: Bagan, Myanmar
Race categories: 10km, 21km, 42km
Ticket price range: USD1,098-1,348
Last day of registration: October 2, 2020
When you have the silhouette of the ancient temple complex of Angkor Was as your companion, how can you complain? Besides the panoramic views, the Angkor Wat International Marathon also supports the ban on the manufacture and inhumane use of anti-personnel mines. A view and a cause? How can you beat that?
Date: December 6, 2020
Country: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Race categories: 3km, 5km, 10km, 21km
Ticket price range: USD5-83
Last day of registration: October 28, 2020
So which city will you be running in next? Have we missed out on any of your favorite marathons and races in Southeast Asia? Let us know in the comments!
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