2020 Angkor International Half Marathon to be Held Next Month

AKP Phnom Penh, November 20, 2020 —

Siem Reap province will organise the 25th Angkor International Half Marathon on Dec. 6 as scheduled, according to H.E. Vath Chamroeun, Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC).

The tournament, he continued, will take place with thorough application of the safety measures by the Ministry of Health to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, temperature scanning, hygiene practice and beyond.

The NOCC secretary general added that the running would allow the gathering of only small groups of between 20 to 30 runners, and the event will accommodate only hundreds of local and international runners.

In 2019, Angkor International Half Marathon attracted over 10,000 national and international runners from many countries.

Since 1996, Cambodia has hosted the challenge not only to promote sports and good health, but also to mobilise funding for humanitarian activities.

Last year, some US$144,611 was generated from the Angkor International Half Marathon; and the fund was donated to Angkor Hospital for Children, Cambodian Red Cross, Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital, Cambodia Trust, Handicap International Belgium and Golden Heart Organisation.

Article in Khmer by Heng Nalin
Article in English by Lim Nary