Walk-Run rally set for Visakha Bucha Day
Wanwadee Wongwan
Pattaya City will stage a Walk-Run rally to mark Visakha Bucha Day on May 31.
Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon chaired a meeting on May 8 at Pattaya City Hall, with chairman of the Walk-Run for Health committee Anupong Udomrattanakulchai and other organizers present.

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, has designated May 31 each year as Lord Buddha Day, the day that the Buddha was born, became enlightened and ascended to Nirvana.
The Thai Health Promotion Foundation and Federation Health Running Club of Thailand is organizing the Walk-Run rally at venues throughout Thailand on this date.
Pattaya’s Walk-Run will start in front of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Central Office Region 3 on May 31 at 4:00pm.
Distance to be covered is 6 kilometers, with participants ending at Chaimongkol Temple in South Pattaya with lit candles in hand. Estimates are that about 300 people will take part. Entrants pay 100 baht per person, and everyone will receive a Buddhachinaracha Image coin. There will also be shirts for souvenirs.
Anyone interested in attending can receive more information at the Federation Health Running Club of Thailand tel 02 455 9148, or 081 642 3063 and 081 658 4708.

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