When visiting the Angkor Park and the town of Siem Reap, one is already experiencing Cambodia’s rich history, but it is rare that one gets to be a part of history! Participants in the 1st Angkor City Night Run will get to make history this November 5, 2017 as they will take part in a unique and fun charity run that will take place around the Siem Reap River.
All throughout the race, runners will be treated to a festival of lights, sounds and music.
This is no ordinary run, not only because it will culminate at night but it will place emphasis on the word “fun” and will be party-themed. Meaning, the race will start in the widely appropriate Pub Street to get the mood going and all throughout the race, runners will be treated to a festival of lights, sounds and music. The race distance is 5 kilometers and upon gun-start, participants will immediately experience some energizing rock music and will get to explore Siem Reap by night in streets that are usually unexplored by regular tourists.
The notable attractions and sights that runners will likely see are: Angkor Sayana Hotel & Spa, Belmond La Residence d’Angkor, Lynnaya Boutique Hotel, Noir Coffee 1928, Grand Riverview Boutique Hotel, Pho Langka Market, Sokha Angkor Resort, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, The Apsara Statue Circle, La Riviere d’Angkor, The Wood Factory, Malis Restaurant, Chanrey Tree Restaurant, Angkor Trade Center Mall, Sister Srey Café and many more. There will certainly be an extra appeal to these locations as they will be illuminated by streetlights and the accompanying party lights installed during the event.
The Angkor City Night Run is organized by Cambodia Amazing Events in association with the Ministry of Tourism, the Siem Reap Governmental Authority, the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and the Cambodian Marathon Committee. It is the first of three night runs in Siem Reap with the other two happening on December 31 (Midnight run) and January 28, 2018, respectively.
The registration fee is USD 35.00 (online registration), USD 25.00 (foreigners – onsite registration) and USD 12.00 (Cambodian locals – onsite registration) which is inclusive of an Angkor City Night Run T-Shirt, race bib, glow necklace and wristlet, handy glow stick, a Finisher’s Medal and light food and drinks that will be served after crossing the finish line. But more importantly, the proceeds from this event will go to a worthy cause that supports the Kantha Bopha Hospital in Siem Reap. Each participant’s donation will be shown in the website of the event and a thank you letter from the event committee will be given upon claiming the race packet.
While this is classified as a running event, in no way is it only for fitness enthusiasts. In fact, the Night Run is not the ideal place for one to break their personal records but a gathering of locals and foreigners that want to live it up with a unique twist. It is a grand street party that extends to nearly the entire downtown Siem Reap. There will be different party zones with an assortment of music styles throughout the course, selfie-stations, give-away booths and fireworks! At the end of the race, music will be provided by local DJs: DJ MAILY, DJ Nova, DJ Vutha and DJ Yoku (EDM Cambodia).
This momentous event coincides with a major Khmer holiday that celebrates the famous traditional Water Festival or Bon Om Touk. This festival has its roots in ancient Khmer history and commemorates the end of the monsoon season and the coming of harvest period which also coincides with the full moon. Although the heart of the festivities will be held in the nation’s capital, the Angkor City Night Run promises to be an occasion that could rival the merriment of those enjoying in Phnom Penh.
Tourists mostly flock to Pub Street to experience the night life but this event gives people the chance to see the street in a different light and take part in a momentous and charitable event that benefits both one’s individual health and the health of Cambodian children via their race contribution.
- Worldwide Participants – Online Registration: https://www.sbbhosted.com/event/angkor-ancient-city-night-run-2017-46
- Cambodian Residents (Locals and foreigners) – Onsite Registration Form: http://cambodia-amazingevents.org/download/CambodiaNR2017EntryFor.pdf
Filled up registration forms and payments can be made in the following locations:
Cambodia Events Organizer
No. 79 C, St. 155, Sangkat Toul Tompoung I, Khan Chamkar Morn,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Lucky Mall (1st Floor)
Sivutha Street, Mondul II Village, Sangkat Svaydangkum, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
*Notice: All expatriate participants should visit the representative offices mentioned above to process their application form and payment with special rate.
Location: Booth at the Siem Reap riverside, opposite Old Market (Pokombor Street)
Date & Time:
- 02 – 03 November 2017, 9am – 6pm
- 04 November 2017, 9am – 10pm
*Notice: Please make sure to bring a copy of your confirmation sheet or receipt, which includes your personalized code, this will expedite the packet pick-up process. If you are planning on picking up packets for someone else or for other team members, you must bring copies of their ID and confirmation sheets or their receipts.
Course map & race details
Race start time: 7pm
Starting location: Pub Street Area – Corner of Pi Thnou Street and Street 7, in front of Home Cocktail Restaurant
- 6pm – Gates Open
- 6:30pm – Warm-up presentation and music by a DJ
- 7pm – Start of Race