BANGKOK — If running on tracks, streets, treadmills or with Hello Kitty has lost the thrill, things are literally looking up.
Charge up the floors of a Bangkok building at two vertical running events set for February, which, strangely enough, are set to go off on the same day.
Vertical Marathon at the Banyan Tree Hotel is set to take off for the 18th time as a challenging venue for runners. Running up all 1,093 stairs in the 61-floor race might sound exhausting, but once runners reach the rooftop, they can marinate in endorphins while taking in a stunning panoramic view of the capital city.
The race starts at 8am on Feb. 26. The 400 baht registration can be done online until Jan. 31. Runners who makes it to the finish line will receive a medal, while winners in each category go home with trophies.
The postponed Double Towers Vertical Fun Run is scheduled on the same day. The race, now in its third edition, is divided into two categories: a 2K fun run and 8K mini-marathon, both of which will end with runners racing up 40 stories of Sathorn Square.
Proceeds will go to the Yuvabadhana Foundation to support children’s education.
The registration fee is 500 baht for the fun run and 700 baht for the mini-marathon. Registration information should be updated online by the end of the month.
For those wishing to run to the top of Thailand’s second tallest building, stay tuned for more information about the ninth edition of the Baiyoke Run-Up, which may be held in late February.