Spartan Race Thailand 2023, in collaboration with the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the Sports Authority of Thailand in Chonburi Province, and other major partners, held a press conference on June 10, 2023, at the East Pana Hotel in Chonburi Province. The event was attended by prominent figures including Mr. Witthaya Khunpluem, President of the Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization, Dr. Suratchsanu Thongmee, Director of the Convention and Exhibition Promotion Agency, and Mr. Thithiphan, Deputy Mayor of Pattaya City.
The purpose of the press conference was to announce the highly anticipated Spartan Race Thailand 2023, Race 1, scheduled to take place from August 5 to 6, 2023, at Wisdom Valley, Khao Mai Kaew, Pattaya. This year, the organizers aim to elevate the event to the status of a Mega Event and World Festival, positioning it as a world-class festival. The collaboration between Spartan Race Thailand 2023, TCEB, Chonburi Province, Phuket, and the Sports Authority of Thailand is expected to attract athletes from both Asia and Europe to the stunning tourist destinations of Pattaya and Phuket.
The organizers project that the event will generate more than 500 million baht in revenue, contributing significantly to the local economy. Additionally, they plan to upgrade the stadium to meet world standards, ensuring a top-notch experience for participants and spectators alike. With more than 12,000 athletes expected to participate from around the globe, alongside over 20,000 supporters from various corners of Thailand and the world, Spartan Race Thailand 2023 is poised to captivate a diverse and international audience.
The race offers three different distances for participants to choose from: the Sprint, covering 5 kilometers with 20 checkpoints; the Super, spanning 10 kilometers with 25 checkpoints; and the Beast, an arduous 21-kilometer course featuring 30 checkpoints. In addition to these challenges, the event will also host the first-ever Spartan Trail race in Thailand, set in the rugged terrain of Khao Mai Kaew, Pattaya. The Spartan Trail race offers participants three distances to conquer: 10 kilometers, a half marathon, and an ultra-distance of 50 kilometers. The demanding course features a total elevation gain of over 2,000 meters, posing a formidable test for competitors, who must prepare their bodies accordingly.
The organizers have divided the competition into two phases this year. Phase 1, the Pattaya Spartan TRIFECTA Weekend & Trail 2023, will take place on August 5-6, 2023, at Wisdom Valley, Khao Mai Kaew, Pattaya. The venue will accommodate a maximum of 7,500 athletes. Phase 2, the Phuket Spartan Trifecta and APAC Championship Weekend 2023, presented by Blue Tree Phuket, is scheduled for November 25-26, 2023, at Blue Tree Phuket.
Spartan Race Thailand 2023 promises to be a thrilling and unforgettable experience for both participants and spectators, showcasing the natural beauty and sporting prowess of Thailand. With its innovative approach and world-class standards, the event aims to cement its place as a leading international sporting competition in the years to come.