KILORUN OSAKA 2018 Presents Running, Eating and Travel Challenge in Japan International Lifestyle Running Event Takes Place 30 September

General Press Releases Thursday May 24, 2018 14:34
Bangkok--24 May--AirAsia

Index Creative Village Plc. joins with AirAsia and AirAsia X to reinvent the marathon with KILORUN 2018, a lifestyle running event that combines travel and food into an international level experience taking place in 4 cities of 4 countries, consisting of; Bangkok in Thailand, Bali in Indonesia, Osaka in Japan and Hanoi in Vietnam. Ecstatically received in Thailand and Indonesia, a press announcement has now been held to unveil KILORUN OSAKA in Japan, inviting runners from across the island nation to run, travel and dine on the best of Japanese and Thai cuisine along a route full of culture, life and fun. The event is sure to promote tourism and the good image of both Japan and Thailand and is to start this 30 September at Osaka Castle.

Mr. Kriangkrai Kanchanaphokin, Founder and CEO of Index Creative Village Plc, a leader in creative marketing in ASEAN, the world's number 7 Creative Event firm (as ranked by Special Event Magazine in the US) and creative director for KILORUN explained "KILORUN 2018 is an international lifestyle event that combines running, food and travel with the unique highlights of Asia, particularly the 4 locations of Bangkok-Thailand, Bali-Indonesia, Osaka-Japan and Hanoi-Vietnam. What sets KILORUN 2018 apart is that it does not only measure success in kilometers (distance) but also in kilograms (weight) as participants get to taste the signature dishes of each Iconic City".

"The KILORUN OSAKA 2018 press announcement, unveiling the third country to host the event, featured pictures of KILORUN BANGKOK 2018 and all the beauty, food and culture Thailand promoted throughout the run to entice travelers from Japan and across Asia to join in the latest marathon. Thai runners are to be invited to KILORUN OSAKA 2018, which on top of promoting Osaka's cuisine, will also promote travel to Japan among all Thais, making the run a cultural and economic exchange between the two countries. KILORUN OSAKA 2018 is expected to attract runners and travelers from across Thailand, Japan and Asia, with no less than 2,500 people estimated to be joining. The event will be followed by KILORUN HANOI, the fourth and final route set in Vietnam. If feedback is strong, we will definitely bring back this event in 2019, so we hope everyone will invite runners whether from Thailand, Japan or anywhere to take part" Mr. Kriangkrai remarked.

KILORUN OSAKA 2018 takes place this 30 September in Osaka, Japan. The one day competition is divided into 2 categories:
1. (Kilometer) begins between 8:30 and 10:30AM in the area of Osaka Castle and is divided by distance into L RUN 11 Kilometers, M RUN 5.5 Kilometers, S RUN 2.2 Kilometers and FAMILY RUN 2.2 Kilometers.

2. KG (Kilogram) is a relaxed walk and run marathon that starts between 12:30AM and 15:30PM. The run passes by Osaka landmarks such as Osaka City Central Public Hall, Naniwa-bashi (Lion Bridge), Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library, Osaka Exchange and Kitahama Retro Building. Participants in this category will get to sample some of Japan's best cuisine as well as delicious Thai dishes in a culinary cultural exchange.

Mr. Nadda Buranasiri, CEO of Thai AirAsia X; the main sponsor of KILORUN 2018, explained KILORUN 2018 has progressed to its third location following Bangkok of Thailand and Ubud in Bali of Indonesia. Both runs were well received and the third incarnation of the event, taking place in Osaka of Japan, is much anticipated as it takes place in one of Thai AirAsia X's most popular destination.

"Japan is a an ever popular travel destination for the Thai people and we are glad to be able to offer a value added travel experience that encourages cultural exchanges as well as economic development for both Thailand and Japan. We are sponsoring KILORUN OSAKA because we believe it will add a new and unique dimension to the tourism scene in which travelers will see beautiful views, experience the local culture and savor delicious Japanese cuisine. This is not an event to be missed" Mr. Nadda said.

Thai AirAsia X is offering promotional fares in support of KILORUN OSAKA, offering its 2 daily flights from Don Mueang to Osaka at only 3,690 THB per trip from today to 27 May 2018 for travel from 21 May to 31 October 2018. Booking numbers from the travel period can also be used for 20% discounts on participation in the run as well as many more prizes.

The press announcement for "KILORUN OSAKA 2018" in Japan was honored by H.E. Munin Paniswasdi, Consul-General of Thailand to Osaka, who chaired the opening of the event, as well as Mr. Hiroshi Mizohata President-Osaka Convention and Tourism Bureau and Ms. Jenny Wakana Chief Executive Officer, Air Asia Japan Co Ltd., who spoke of the benefits of the event.

The Japanese government is looking to see 40 million visitors in 2020 and up to 60 million in 2030 according to its tourism and economic growth plans.

Anyone interested in taking part in the international lifestyle run "KILORUN OSAKA 2018" in Japan can book their tickets this 4 June onward. Tickets by category are KG for 6,800 JPY, KM FAMILY RUN for 3,400 JPY, S RUN 2,800 JPY, M RUN for 3,100 JPY and L RUN for 3,400 JPY. For information, contact, FACEBOOK : Kilorun , IG: KILORUN2018, LINE : @Kilorun and TWITTER : @Kilorun. The event is sponsored by OSAKA CONVENTION & TOURISM BUREAU, Big Loyalty, AirAsia GO, Santan, FBT, GET 102.5 and MONO 29.

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