BANGKOK ALL IN ONE RUN – 21KFrom: €77.00
In recent years there has been a running boom in Bangkok. Nowadays, being healthy is trendy in the city and our running tours in Bangkok allow you to ride this wave just like the locals do. Head out either at dawn or dusk to take in unparalleled views of architecture, nature and sights in this endlessly intriguing city.
Go Running Tours welcomes all levels of runners to run, eat and socialise throughout the Thai capital and the surrounding areas. Combine running and sightseeing in the company of a personal running guide for a unique perspective of the city.
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 are set for your running tours.
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 – humming and full of life. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, which means “City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s behest.” This name is listed in Guinness World Records as the world’s longest place name. (176 letters).
But the city itself isn’t as exhausting as its name. It is surprisingly easy to explore at street level, from 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 in Bangkok are spoilt for choice, with half marathons in mid-December and mid-August, a full marathon in mid-September, and a stream of more sociable running events throughout the year. There is an endless list of attractions for running tours and sightrunning around the city, and Central Lumphini Park is the perfect spot for a simple jog through lush greenery.