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The Khmer Empire International Marathon will hold on Aug 7, aim to raising funds to support for children's hospitals

MGO News 07-28

Angkor-Wat | Sportsworld Running Club

Phnom Penh (MGO) Cambodia will be held the Khmer Empire International Marathon event at Siem Reap on August 7, which was highlighted by H.E. Vath Chamroeun, Tourism Secretary of State and Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) in a press conference on July 27.

 

The event will make with the purpose to attract tourists to the province and raising funds for donations to social and charitable activities, including the support for children's hospitals. The voluntary participation of all runners, both national and international, is meant to contribute to humanitarian activities, benefit health, and build friendship and solidarity.

 

Especially for this year, the running event was also intended to promote the sports spirit of Cambodia as the host of the 32nd SEA Games and the 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023, and Siem Reap will be the cycling and mountain biking site of the games, he added.

 

Over 2,000 runners have registered for the 7th Khmer Empire Marathon's four disciplines: 42.195 km international standard marathon, 21 km half marathon, and 10 km and 3 km family recreation.

 

Thanking all registered runners, Mr. Sem Phalla, general manager for the event expressed his appreciation to see more and more Cambodians joining the event, starting with few when it first started to about half of the total runners in recent years.

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