Bangkok Marathon

4 (10 Reviews)
Bangkok, Thailand
17 Nov, 2024 (Sun)
Event size: 10000 - 24999 participants

Running

5 km, 10.5 km, 21.097 km, 42.195 km

About the event

The Bangkok Marathon is an annual event that has become well-known among Thai and international runners and visitors alike. It is recognized by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and is held in the famed City of Angels, where the Grand Palace's glimmering roof is said to reach the sky.As you complete the 42.195 km race, you will be filled with joy from the warm welcome and cheerful smiles of the spectators. The genuine smiles of the people at the marathon will make your decision to participate all the more worthwhile, and you'll soon forget about the fatigue of the run.

Races offered by this event

You have 16 weeks to prepare

Marathon

17 Nov, 2024 (Sun)
Running
42.195 km
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Mini Marathon

17 Nov, 2024 (Sun)
Running
10.5 km
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Half Marathon

17 Nov, 2024 (Sun)
Running
21.097 km
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Micro Marathon

17 Nov, 2024 (Sun)
Running
5 km
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Marc null
Nov 2022
42.195 km

The route is extremely boring and will lead you on a motorway for more than 36 km. Nevertheless, the race is flat and extremely well organized with aid stations every 2K. So if you feel comfortable with a hot and humid race starting at 1 am and with ZERO spectator, go for the bling : nice medal and tee-shirts (you get 2...)

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Yann Jouanique
Country flag of FR
Nov 2018

Well organized, good flat asphalt, but the route is really quite boring: 10km of motorway, then turn back...

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Rahim Yahya
Country flag of MY
Feb 2018

Very well organised! Very cheerful crowd. Route was scenic. Water station serving watermalon was unique. It should be a must for all marathoners I stayed at central. Starting and finishing line was about 5km from CBD. Taxi 🚕 ride cost about 60Baht. Which is about USD1.50. The route are well guarded hence safety is assured.

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Matt Melling
Country flag of GB
Jan 2017
42.195 km

Beautiful route taking you past the main sights of Bangkok. Friendly crowds cheering you on the whole way!

Quite difficult in the heat.

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Ulrich Walter
Country flag of DE
Nov 2013
42.195 km

Bangkok is an exciting city and full of live - unfortunately also full of cars and very crowded. For these reasons the Bangkok Marathon has to take place at night. Another advantage of the race time are the temperatures, which are a little bit lower when it is dark. I have to say that this is the only advantage I can tell you when thinking about this competition. Organization is very bad, and there were probably less than 100 spectators at the course in 2013. It begins with the place where you pick up your bib. It is far outside of the city so that you cannot reach it with means of public transportation. You have to walk a long time or you have to deliver yourself to a Bangkok taxi driver who probably will take three times the price from you as it would be normal. You do not only get your bib at this place, but also already your medal. What a lack of style! In order to get to the start at night you have to take a taxi again. Do not expect that the driver will actually bring you to the starting point. He will argue that alls roads are closed (which is not true) and put you anywhere, hopefully at least near to the start. The start area is in front of the royal palace, which gives it a good atmosphere. Enjoy the time you spend there. Afterwards you will be running lonely over main traffic roads without any sights and without spectators. Every two kilometers you will get water (with ice cubes!) and Gatorade, but do not drink too much! There are no toilets anywhere. When in the end I reached the finish line after a boring run, they offered me some fruit and an original McDonald's hamburger - in Thailand, where you can get phantastic food at each corner, they actually give you junk food at the end of a marathon! However, this suited to the picture which I got from the run. My conclusion: If you are in Bangkok anyhow at the time the marathon takes place and if you are looking for a strange experience, you may participate. Otherwise you should prefer to enjoy the Thai kitchen, to get a massage (try the massage school in Wat Po) or to make a discovery tour through the huge shopping centers. Have fun!

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Dave Brain
Country flag of US

10.55km was my first organized run participation. Loved the location and experience!

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Marcella Cooper
Country flag of CA

This was a well organized race with a relatively flat route. I would definitely do this race again. If you want a simple route in a straightforward half-marathon, this one is for you.

This is the half-marathon distance.

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Péter Grezer
Country flag of RO

Starting at 00:00, near the Royal Palace, the route took us over 36km on a suspended road, making Bkk Marathon definitely one of the most interesting marathons I ran. In the first 2km I realized that it was a bit difficult to run even at a slower pace of 5 min per km, because of the heat and pollution in the old center, but after about 3km's we started to climb a bridge, which actually continued as a suspended road for the next 15km's. It was great there, we were about 15-20m high, above people's houses, the wind felt nice, the pollution was much lower, and the air was breathable. It was ok until the last 3km, when we returned to the city, and the hard-to-breathe air from the old center returned. There were about 28°C at the start, with a humidity around 60%, and a real feel of about 32°C. It wasn't exactly the easiest marathon, but I've decided from the beginning that I was going to run it slower than usual. That's what I did. I ran constantly the whole route, my pace being between 4:50 and 5:00 minutes per km. My experience: youtube.com/watch?v=v6uHU4FrqGY

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Vuottek Un
Country flag of KH

I was really hyped up when it started. There is a clean path from start to finish and amazing crew at every station.

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caecilia gaby

great event marathon that ever i join .. bangkok marathon is the best marathon .. and i want to join for this year 👍

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Results 2019: Bangkok Marathon

17 Nov, 2019 (Sun)

Credit : BMC TV Marathon Philip Lagat outran roughly 2074 runners to win with a time of 02:33:54. He finished une seconde ahead of Sadik Mohammed. Tamirat Beyene Kassa got the third place in 02:34:12. In the ladies race, Etaferahu Dubale Betrie won the race with a time of 02:55:14 . She finished 21 secondes ahead of Meseret Yrdaw. The third place went to Margaret Wangui Njuguna with a time of 02:56:34 Top 5 Men 1 Philip Lagat 02:33:54 2 Sadik Mohammed 02:33:55 3 Tamirat Beyene Kassa 02:34:12 4 Onesmus Muindi 02:34:41 5 Kebede Aberra Dinke 02:35:04 Top 5 Women 1 Etaferahu Dubale Betrie 02:55:14 2 Meseret Yrdaw 02:55:35 3 Margaret Wangui Njuguna 02:56:34 4 Julia Njari 02:56:35 5 Emebet Sode Niguse 02:58:35 Complete results Half Marathon Kenneth Rono outran roughly 3577 runners to win with a time of 01:09:00. He finished 2 minutes 8 secondes ahead of Nattawat Innum. Sutat Kallayanakitti got the third place in 01:15:02. In the women’s race, Addisalem Alemu took top spot in 01:19:15 , ahead of Faya Hussan Ogato (01:23:27). Rounding out the top three was Ornanong Wongsorn with a time of 01:31:35. Top 5 Men 1 Kenneth Rono 01:09:00 2 Nattawat Innum 01:11:08 3 Sutat Kallayanakitti 01:15:02 4 Yamazaki Takahiro 01:15:33 5 Enock Kigen 01:15:42 Top 5 Women 1 Addisalem Alemu 01:19:15 2 Faya Hussan Ogato 01:23:27 3 Ornanong Wongsorn 01:31:35 4 Rabeang Rangphia 01:32:56 5 Piyanuch Sukchat 01:33:19 Complete results Mini Marathon Anan Khaekphong outran roughly 5896 runners to win with a time of 00:36:37. He finished 25 secondes ahead of Oikawa Atsushi. Rounding out the top three was Sahassawat Manakla with a time of 00:38:02. In the ladies race, Chananan Witsaphan scored victory with a time of 00:44:04 . She finished une minute 4 secondes ahead of Sasis Sukumal. Juthamat Suwanno got the third place in 00:48:07. Top 5 Men 1 Anan Khaekphong 00:36:37 2 Oikawa Atsushi 00:37:02 3 Sahassawat Manakla 00:38:02 4 Eduardo Vallejo 00:38:53 5 Ananthawat Teptawee 00:39:11 Top 5 Women 1 Chananan Witsaphan 00:44:04 2 Sasis Sukumal 00:45:08 3 Juthamat Suwanno 00:48:07 4 Jenphak Jeenteed 00:48:21 5 Charinya Kanchanasevee 00:48:40 Complete results
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Results 2018: BDMS Bangkok Marathon

19 Nov, 2018 (Mon)

Credit : ecperez Marathon Wendwesen Tilahun Damte outpaced more then 3222 runners to win in 02:26:39, followed by Stephen Mungathia who finished with a time of 02:27:49. Adera Agena (02:28:12) made notched third place. In the ladies race, Julia Njari won the race with a time of 02:53:31 . She bested Ann Njiha who crossed the finish line une minute 28 secondes behind her. The third place went to Beritu Demese Udesa with a time of 03:12:59 Top 5 Men 1 Wendwesen Tilahun Damte 02:26:39 2 Stephen Mungathia 02:27:49 3 Adera Agena 02:28:12 4 Onesmus Muindi 02:28:26 5 Sanchai Namkhet 02:28:36 Top 5 Women 1 Julia Njari 02:53:31 2 Ann Njiha 02:54:59 3 Beritu Demese Udesa 03:12:59 4 Carolyne Jepkosgei 03:13:32 5 Yugeta Mariko 03:15:55 Complete results Mini Marathon Cherdchai Phootako outran roughly 12064 runners to win with a time of 00:37:12. He finished une minute 13 secondes ahead of Sahassawat Manakla. Rounding out the top three was Anan Khaekphong with a time of 00:38:44. In the ladies race, Surakarn Wanna took top honours by finishing the race in 00:45:00 . She finished 2 minutes 45 secondes ahead of Minthawadi Wanna. Siriwan Kuncharin got the third place in 00:48:59. Top 5 Men 1 Cherdchai Phootako 00:37:12 2 Sahassawat Manakla 00:38:25 3 Anan Khaekphong 00:38:44 4 Kemchart Tharajun 00:39:09 5 Ruttipong Klaiphare 00:40:19 Top 5 Women 1 Surakarn Wanna 00:45:00 2 Minthawadi Wanna 00:47:45 3 Siriwan Kuncharin 00:48:59 4 Pailin Rodpothong 00:49:03 5 Chananan Witsaphan 00:49:05 Complete results Half Marathon Niguse Kebede Gormessa claimed victory with a time of 01:10:33. Coming in second was Nattawut Innum (01:13:08). Finishing third was Nattawat Innum (01:13:54). In the ladies race, Margaret Wangui Njuguna got a win, finishing with a time of 01:19:07 . She finished 2 minutes 2 secondes ahead of Lakech Girma. While Dorcas Tarus came in third at 01:29:11 Top 5 Men 1 Niguse Kebede Gormessa 01:10:33 2 Nattawut Innum 01:13:08 3 Nattawat Innum 01:13:54 4 Daniel Haworth 01:14:36 5 Julius Mutai 01:17:10 Top 5 Women 1 Margaret Wangui Njuguna 01:19:07 2 Lakech Girma 01:21:09 3 Dorcas Tarus 01:29:11 4 Apassara Prasathinphimai 01:30:36 5 Ornanong Wongsorn 01:32:58 Complete results
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