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The 10th edition of one of Cambodia's biggest and most prestigious running events is set to return after a two-year layoff
PHNOM PENH – The next edition of the Phnom Penh International Half Marathon is going to be held on June 18, according to the Cambodia Events Organizer website.
The competition is jointly organized by the Cambodia Events Organizer, the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and the Ministry of Tourism.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event couldn’t take place in the past two years.
This year also marks the return of the Sihanoukville International Half Marathon, which together with the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon and Phnom Penh International Half Marathon, are the three most important and prestigious running competitions in the Kingdom.
Among the three, only the Angkor Wat’s race wasn’t suspended during the pandemic, with a virtual run in 2020 and a limited run with less participants last year.
According to local media reports, the Sihanoukville International Half Marathon is going to be held in the coastal city of Sihanoukville on April 9 and 10, while the Phnom Penh International Half Marathon 10th edition will mark the Birthday of Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk. The race will start and finish in front of the Royal Palace. Registration fees start at $15 for Cambodians and $40 for foreigners.
The 2018 edition saw the participation of more than 5,000 runners, including foreign athletes from the United States, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Thailand, France, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan, South Korea and other countries.