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  • Nat Frogley


The fourth edition of the Hua Hin Marathon will be held on Sunday 12th May 2024 at Wat Khao Krailart, Hua Hin, Thailand. Organised by the Preserve Hua Hin Group, which is spearheaded by globally acclaimed health destination Chiva-Som International Wellness Resort, the Hua Hin Marathon is one of the biggest marathon events in Thailand and is uniquely dedicated to the cause of supporting sustainability projects in Hua Hin. Registration for the event is now open, until 30th of April 2024.

The Preserve Hua Hin Group is engaged in a plethora of environmental and social education programmes that promote sustainable practices for Hua Hin’s community. The 2023 edition saw the participation of multi-Guinness World Record ultramarathon champion Sufiya Sufi and Thailand’s treasured triathlete Tulyatep Uawithya.  An inclusive event under the theme of Run2gether, Hua Hin marathon welcomes athletes of all abilities and this year plays host to sight and hearing-impaired runners who will be assisted by volunteers running with them. Officials of the event are expecting approximately 3,500 runners covering distances of 5 km, 10 km, 21 km and 42 km.  The first male and female marathon winners will be awarded the Royal Trophy granted by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. 

The Hua Hin Marathon has several objectives: 

  • To motivate the public to engage in physical fitness for good health and longevity.

  • To raise awareness of environmental and social sustainability.

  • To continue to preserve and develop “Krailart Niwate” as the eco-spiritual tourism centre at the last remaining urban mangrove in Hua Hin. 

The Preserve Hua Hin Group comes under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and, along with the Hua Hin municipality, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, is co-organising the full marathon. 

The race route starts and finishes at the Buddhist temple ‘Wat Khao Krailart’ in Khao Takiab. The routes are based on the different categories. Apart from the well-maintained roads and paths, runners will be able to enjoy the early morning sunrise over Hua Hin beach as they run on the white sand. 

For further information and registration, please contact the organiser at or  


For 29 years, the award-winning Chiva-Som has pioneered transformative wellness practices to global acclaim. Its commitment to an innovative, holistic approach which expertly balances mind, body and spirit continues to this day with its flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, and the latest addition to the Chiva-Som family, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Khasooma, Qatar.

Optimal, bespoke wellness lies at the heart of each Chiva-Som experience. With its unique synergy of indigenous traditions and evidence-based wellness, Chiva-Som partners with guests on highly personalised wellness journeys focused on complete lifestyle transformation. At the new Zulal Wellness Resort, these extend to the entire family. Guests are motivated throughout their journey by knowledgeable and caring staff, who address their goals with the unique heart of Chiva-Som hospitality.

Chiva-Som’s approach to wellness extends to the wider community, with educational opportunities and global sustainability initiatives at the core of everything we do. 

A few of Chiva-Som Hua Hin’s recent awards:

  • 'Wellness & Spa Retreat' - Thailand Tourism Gold Awards 2023

  • 'Medical Wellness Retreat Global' - Readers' Choice, Global Spa Awards 2023

  • 'Best Destination Spa in the World' - Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2022

  • 'Fighting Fit' - Tatler Spa Awards 2022

  • 'Thailand's Best Wellness Retreat' - World Spa Awards 2022

  • 'Top Destination Spa Resort in the World' - Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2021

  • 'Gold Award' - Thailand Tourism Awards 2021

  • 'Asia's Best Wellness Retreat' - World Spa Awards 2021

  • 'Thailand's Best Wellness Retreat' - World Spa Awards 2021

  • 'Best Destination Spa' - Condé Nast Traveller (UK) Spa Awards 2020

  • 'Wellness Program of the Year' - Destination Deluxe Awards 2020

  • 'International Hotels: Best Wellness Retreat' - Travel + Leisure India's Best Awards 2020

  • One of the '50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders' - Bloomberg 2020



Preserve Hua Hin Group was formed as a community development organization on 10 June 2004. Khun Boonchu Rojanastien, the founder of Chiva-Som International Health Resort and honorary chairman of PHHG, enlisted support from private and public sector organizations to spearhead the development of PHHG and organize activities to promote environmental awareness and preservation, The aim is to increase social interaction in the local community. Khun Krip Rojanastien is the president. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has graciously endorsed her support of Preserve Hua Hin Group since 13 October 2010. 



Krailart Niwate is the mangrove preservation project spearheaded by the Preserve Hua Hin Group and Chiva-Som that aims to preserve the last remaining urban mangrove ecosystem in Hua Hin, Thailand providing scientific understanding, knowledge and appreciation for nature.  Krailart Niwate is a reconstructed wetland project, promoting eco-spiritual tourism in the community and also providing a natural environment for the general public to walk, run, relax and experience a unique ecosystem.  

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