Launched in 1996 as a sporting event in support of landmines victims in Cambodia, the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon attracts more and more runners from all around the world and from the country.
For its 23rd edition in December 2018, two categories have been particularly popular among the locals: the 10K circuit around the temples, and the 3K "Run for Fun" as it is known in Siem Reap.
While several from MAADS Hotels team joined the Friends International group for a challenging yet fulfilling jog under Angkor majestic trees, Templation Angkor resort staff had trained with enthusiasm to run the 10K track (8 participants) and the 3K (2 runners).
All finishing runners got their medal, a reward for joining this community event.
Preap Sovansamphos, 29, e-Commerce Manager at Templation, shows her reward after joining the event for the first time.
On Aug. 4, 2019, the challenge will be up with the 6th Edition of the Khmer Empire Marathon, a full marathonian run around more than 40 Khmer temples which will be attended by more than 4,000 participants this year. Registration with the Cambodian Events Organizer Committee has started.