Phnom Penh International Half Marathon 2019

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Phnom Penh International Half Marathon 2019

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Get your running shoes on. The 2019 Phnom Penh Half Marathon will be held on June 16, and registrations close at the end of May.
You can find links to online registration here: http://phnompenhmarathon.org/index.php, or there is more information below.

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Dear all International and National runners,

The 9th Phnom Penh International Half Marathon will be held on 16th June, 2019 with the exceptional starting and finishing place in front of the Royal Palace beside the famous Mekong river.
This annual event is celebrating the Birthday of Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk and conjunction with the World Environment Day as well as commemorate the 125th Olympic Day.
Our slogan also run for support Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals and for the Green city to improve human well -being and friendship.

By this opportunity, we would like to invite international and national runners, supporters to join in the important events. Your participation will certainly bring the great success to this event! See you soon!
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Heads up for those who live around the riverfront area in Phnom Penh, Sisowath and close to the Royal Palace and Kandal market. Next weekend is the annual Phnom Penh International Half Marathon 2019.

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Welcome to the 9th Phnom Penh International Half Marathon 2019

Event Date: 16 June, 2019
Location: In front of Royal Palace Phnom Penh
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June 17, 2019
Over 6,000 tackle Phnom Penh Half Marathon
Over 6,000 amateur and professional runners tackled the 9th Phnom Penh International Half Marathon yesterday morning in celebration of the Birthday of Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk and raising thousands for charity in the process.
According to reports, in addition to locals, more than 500 foreigners from 35 nations also participated in the latest edition of the annual event. The number is an improvement on last year’s event, where 5,000 runners took on the route in the Cambodian capital.
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Marathon race returns to Cambodian capital after 2-year hiatus due to pandemic
13:02 UTC+8, 2022-06-19

The 10th Phnom Penh International Half Marathon kicked off here in the Cambodian capital on Sunday after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) President and Tourism Minister Thong Khon said the event was to celebrate the 86th birthday of Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, to raise funds for humanitarian activities, and to promote health.

"It's a great pleasure to see the return of the annual Phnom Penh International Half Marathon with a lot of participants," he said at the start of the contest. "Some 3,621 professional and amateur runners, including 385 foreigners, are taking part in this event."

Cambodian Vann Pheara crossed the finish line first in one hour, 20 minutes and 31 seconds in the 21km race, while women's 21-km race was won by Japan's Ota Natsuko, who finished in 1:36:28.
Source: Xinhua
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CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:17 pm Marathon race returns to Cambodian capital after 2-year hiatus due to pandemic
13:02 UTC+8, 2022-06-19

The 10th Phnom Penh International Half Marathon kicked off here in the Cambodian capital on Sunday after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) President and Tourism Minister Thong Khon said the event was to celebrate the 86th birthday of Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, to raise funds for humanitarian activities, and to promote health.

"It's a great pleasure to see the return of the annual Phnom Penh International Half Marathon with a lot of participants," he said at the start of the contest. "Some 3,621 professional and amateur runners, including 385 foreigners, are taking part in this event."

Cambodian Vann Pheara crossed the finish line first in one hour, 20 minutes and 31 seconds in the 21km race, while women's 21-km race was won by Japan's Ota Natsuko, who finished in 1:36:28.
Source: Xinhua
It's all good for the sport, Queen mother's birthday and of course no doubt the event to raise funds for a good cause. But I don't like to see the 2 price entry fee, any ideas why they do this?
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Because they believe every time a barang farts a $100 bill comes out, doesn't that happen to you.
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AndyKK wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:23 pm It's all good for the sport, Queen mother's birthday and of course no doubt the event to raise funds for a good cause. But I don't like to see the 2 price entry fee, any ideas why they do this?
IMO - Most Cambodians could not be expected to pay $50 to enter a race, but if all the foreigners only paid $5, the organisers wouldn't raise much money for charity either.
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I get your point - that foreigners residing in Cambodia and Cambodians living in Cambodia should be treated equally. However, we know that Khmer residing overseas who visit Cambodia as tourists are treated differently from foreigners living in the Kingdom, and that is a political choice, so as foreigners, we don't have a say in this.

There is also the fact that some foreigners (not many, but still...) spend big bucks to fly around the world to participate in marathons, so, for tourists, paying a $50 entry fee for a charity run is not excessive.
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