BANGKOK OLD TOWN RUN – 10KFrom: €49.50
Running tours in Bangkok are on the rise as the city goes through a sporting boom. So what better way to explore the Thai capital than with a personal guided run? Go Running Tours welcomes all levels of athletes to run, eat and socialise in Bangkok and the surrounding areas.
Our tours in Bangkok have something for every kind of runner. Check out the city’s street art and street food, discover the greener parts of town or take a sightrunning tour of the Old Town. Feeling adventurous? A half-marathon tour will show you the entire city before everyone else has had their morning coffee.
Dawn and dusk are the best times to get unparalleled views of architecture, nature and sights. So warm up, lace up and start exploring this endlessly intriguing city.
Ratchanee is a terrific guide. Meet up location instructions were clear. The 15 km route was as outlined online. Wonderful way to get some exercise after a long flight from Canada and to work through the jet lag. I really appreciated Ratchanee explaining historical landmarks. Highly recommend this as an activity for runners.
Bangkok is a huge and modern city, but surprisingly easy to explore at street level. It is packed with excitement, from the charming historical downtown to prestigious shopping streets, passing by hidden temples and exotic markets.
Most of Bangkok’s sights are concentrated on the island of Rattanakosin, often referred to as the “Old City”. Here, you can admire the imposing, yet intricate architecture of the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Wat Pho before stopping for a bite to eat on the bountiful Damnoen Saduak floating market. An all-round thrashing of the senses, Khao San Road is the epicenter of the Old City, where East takes on West in a battle for your Baht.
A city that is projected to exceed 10 million people by 2030 is naturally home to a plethora of events. From the wild and wonderful to the serene and salacious, there’s something for everyone. The national Songkran water fight, the renowned full moon festival of Loy Krathong and the Chinese New Year celebrations stand out on the Bangkok party calendar.
Runners are spoilt for choice here, with half marathons in mid-December and mid-August, a full marathon in mid-September, and a stream of sociable running events throughout the year. Sightrunning and running tours in Bangkok show you an endless list of attractions, and Central Lumphini Park is the perfect spot for a simple jog through lush greenery.
The wet months of August to October aren’t as popular as the December to March high season, but runners really enjoy facing the elements. The city is warm at any time of the year with temperatures over 30°C (86°F). All you need is a pair of running shoes and loose sports clothes, and you’re ready to go.