In 2012 one man had an idea to run for charity in Thailand. The name 999 km came from the holy number 999 in Buddhism. The number is also divided by 33km a difficult but acceptable number to run per day, over a half-marathon per day for 30 days.
The run will start at the most Northern part of Thailand to end 30 days later in Pattaya on the east coast of Thailand. The run will take the runner over high mountains, through barren, dry, open country, thick jungles and overflowing rivers and rice fields. Temperatures and climate in Thailand can vary from over 40 c down to below 0 c with humidity between 45 and 90% and is described as very uncomfortable to go out in, not to mention running a marathon.
The run is a personal dream and a run to turn the focus on different charities in Thailand and to raise funds for them. Smaller runs are planned to take place during the sole run and other runners are invited to participate.
Another run is planned from South to Central of Thailand in 2015 [fblike url=”https://www.facebook.com/ThailandRun” style=”button_count” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]