Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2013

The inaugural Yoma Yangon International Marathon will take place on Sunday, 27th January 2013.

Hundereds of participants are expected to take part in this historic event. You will have the option of running one of three race distances:

42km Marathon
  • Men's 18-39
  • Women's 18-39
  • Men's Senior 40+
  • Women's Senior 40+
10km Challenge
  • Men's Junior 12-19
  • Women's Junior 12-19
  • Men's Open 20-39
  • Women's Open 20-39
  • Men's Senior 40+
  • Women's Senior 40+
3km Fun Run/Walk
  • Open
Start/Finish Area: People's Park, Yangon.

People’s Park will be the location of all pre and post event festivities. All runners will be instructed to arrive at People’s Park before their race in order to drop off their bags at the event bag drop, warm-up and queue up for the start of their respective race.

Following the race, People’s Park will serve as the cool-down area, as well as play host for the official Prize Presentation, post event festival and the sponsors village. People’s Park will serve as the primary spectators venue for the event.

42KM Marathon
The 42.2km Marathon features a 100% tarmac racecourse that will take runners on an exciting journey through the streets of Yangon. The run begins and ends in People’s Park under the iconic shadow of the Shwedagon Pagoda. From the start line, runners will head north through the heart of Yangon, running along the western edge of Inya Lake. The course will then take runners across the Hlaing River and out of the city. Runners will make a loop through the scenic grounds of the Pun Hlaing Country Club before heading back into the city.

As runners make their way along the second half of the racecourse they will pass the eastern edge of Inya Lake before turning onto the historic University Avenue Road, location of various embassies as well as the house of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The last few kilometres will be run on Inya Road before the runners ultimately conclude their marathon back at People’s Park. 

The Marathon official cut off time is 6.5 hours with time limits set in specific locations along the course.

10KM Challenge
The 10km Challenge features an out and back course that will begin and end at People’s Park. The run will take off from People’s Park, make a right onto Dhammazedi Road, and then follow Inya Road until it reaches Inya Lake. From this point runners will be directed to turn around, and will follow the same race route back to the Finish at People’s Park.

The 10km Challenge official cut off time is 2 hours with time limits set in specific locations along the course.

3KM Fun Run / Walk
The 3km Fun Run / Wall will prove to be an exciting event for individuals, teams, and participants of all ages.  The 3km racecourse is completely contained within the lush and scenic grounds of People’s Park.

There is no official cut off time for the 3km Fun Run/Walk.

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