Phu Quoc Half Marathon on June 17

Remember the Bitexco Vertical Run last year organized by Sporting Republic?  Well, now they’re back for the Phu Quoc Half Marathon on June 17, 2012!  Yup, you read it right!!!  PHU QUOC!!!  Take me back please!  I love, love Phu Quoc!  So runners will be in for a treat!     Sao Beach and the food are terrific!

Okay, okay I digress.  We’re talking about THE marathon here.  Sporting Republic, David Shin emailed and sent this press release.  Runners, you just have to join this one!


Phu Quoc Half Marathon Set for June 17, 2012

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – March 12, 2012 – Sporting Republic have announced the launch of an international running race at Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. The Phu Quoc Half Marathon is set for Sunday, June 17, 2012 and is expected to draw hundreds of local and overseas runners.

Participants will enjoy a scenic race down the southern half of Phu Quoc Island with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Thailand. Three events are scheduled – the main race of 21km, plus the shorter 10km run and a 5km fun run, finishing at the famous Long Beach Resort, where athletes are welcome to run straight into the refreshing ocean.

“From beautiful beaches to world class resorts, Phu Quoc Island is a perfect place to race and run,” said David Shin, Director of Sporting Republic. “Our partnership with Long Beach Resort enables us to continue organising international standard events across Vietnam. In addition to providing participants with an outstanding race experience, we are certain the runners who will participate will discover why Phu Quoc Island is such a great place to visit.”

Aiming to attract hundreds of local and overseas participants, registration for the event is open at the Phu Quoc Half Marathon website with participation fees starting at US$25 per person.

“We welcome the opportunity to host the first ever Phu Quoc Half Marathon,” said Gulab Rai, General Manager of Long Beach Resort. “Over the years, Phu Quoc Island has developed into a world class tourist destination. The Phu Quoc Half Marathon will introduce visitors from around the world to the island’s amazing beaches and accommodations.”

Official Event Website:

About Sporting Republic
Sporting Republic was established in 2010 and since then has established an international reputation for being leaders in promotion, presentation and organisation of sporting events. In Vietnam, Sporting Republic are the organisers of the Bitexco Vertical Run, Vietnam’s first and only stair climbing race, held every October at the Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City.

Media Contact:
Sporting Republic
David Shin, Director
Tel: +84 169 224 9305

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