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          10,750 Thai and international runners joined the 28th Mae Moh Half Marathon, in honor of the Queen Mother, to win the H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Royal Trophy. Under the concept of “Run and Travel,” the scenic running trail took runners to enjoy local way of life and several photo shooting spots, like visiting all destinations of the Province in one place.

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         On August 4, 2019, EGAT in collaboration with Lampang Province and Mae Moh District hosted the 28th Mae Moh Half Marathon of 2019 in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother, to win the Royal Trophy bestowed by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. In this event, Mr. Weerawat Chalayon, ex-EGAT Governor chaired the opening ceremony that was also joined by Mr. Songpol Sawastham, Lampang Governor, EGAT Executives, governmental agencies, private agencies and the public.

         There are 10,750 Thais and foreigners joining the Half Marathon. The highlight of this year is the medal designed in the concept of 3-year series portraying the story of tourist attractions in Mae Moh District and Lampang Province. When this limited-edition medals from three consecutive years are put together, the model of all units of Mae Moh Power Plant is depicted, which is worth collecting.

         The Mae Moh Half Marathon is comprised of 3 categories: 1) 21.1 km Half Marathon (Thai Citizen Overall / Foreigner Overall / Specific Age) with 1,829 runners 2) 11.6 km Mini Marathon with 3,194 runners and 3) 5 km Micro Marathon (General public / Student) with 5,127 runners, totaling 10,750 runners.

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         The results of the 28th Mae Moh Half Marathon of 2019 are as follows:

          - Thai Citizen Overall/Male : the winner is Mr. Sanchai Namkhet (record of 1 hour 10 minutes 38 seconds)

          - Thai Citizen Overall/Female : the winner is Ms. Natthaya Thanaronnawat (record of 1 hour 35 minutes 45 seconds)

         The winners received the Royal Trophy (Model) and 10,000 baht each.

          - Foreigner Overall/Male : the winner is Mr. Enockkipchirchir Kigen from Kenya (a record of 1 hour 14 minutes 55 seconds)

          - Foreigner Overall/Female : the winner is Miss Emily Barnes from England (a record of 1 hour 44 minutes 25 seconds)

         The winners received the honor trophy and 10,000 baht each.

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         The Mae Moh Half Marathon has been held annually for 28 consecutive years since 1992. Many Thais and foreigners pay interest in the event every year. The income from the event is granted to Lampang Development and Assistance Foundation and Mae Moh District to support public activities and education. For 27 years, EGAT has granted the income from the Mae Moh Half Marathon to the foundation more than 6 million baht. The concept of this year is “Run and Travel” in order to respond to governmental policy in promoting tourism of less visited provinces and local communities. The photo shooting spots are set up to display tourist attractions and symbols of Lampang Province for the runners and participants, like visiting all destinations of the Province while running at Mae Moh in one place. Trade fair with various products, sports equipment and OTOP products, along with performance from celebrities are among these activities.