In the early hours of the morning last Sunday, Mr. Kritsana Bunsawat, Deputy Mayor of Pattaya City, took center stage to inaugurate the commencement of an impactful event. The occasion was the “LOMA RUN ON THE BEACH 2023,” a charity walking-running competition held along the picturesque shoreline of Jomtien Beach. Accompanied by Pol. Lt. Col. Arus Saphanon, a traffic inspector from Pattaya City Police Station, Mr. Bunsawat played a crucial role in presenting prizes to the participants.
The event was a joint effort between Pattaya City and the HHN Foundation for Thai Children, aiming for the ninth successive year to invigorate tourism through a blend of sports and philanthropy. This charitable event held at Jomtien Beach sought to cultivate a sportive spirit within the community, fostering good health and active participation among residents and visitors of Pattaya. Notably, the event also stood as a testament to collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors in advancing societal well-being. Proceeds from the event would be channeled towards supporting children’s assistance initiatives led by the Human Rights Foundation for Thai Children, alongside aiding underprivileged patients at Pattaya City Hospital.
The competition featured three distinct categories: a challenging 21-kilometer Half Marathon, a moderate 10-kilometer Mini Marathon, and an accessible 5-kilometer Fun Run. This year’s event witnessed an impressive turnout, with over 1,800 Thai and international runners showcasing their energy and determination across the various race categories.
Beyond its philanthropic cause, the “LOMA RUN ON THE BEACH 2023” bore significance as a social gathering that enriched the cultural tapestry of Pattaya City, amplifying its allure as a vibrant sports city. The event’s multifaceted approach not only contributed to the betterment of society but also injected vitality into Pattaya’s tourism economy, epitomizing the symbiosis between community engagement and economic development.