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Half marathon to launch in Luang Prabang


Published on May 7, 2013

Laos is set to host a unique half marathon at the world heritage site of Luang Prabang in October this year.

The area, which is famous for its procession of monks who walk through the town each morning collecting offerings, will offer a setting like no other for the half marathon, which is to be called ‘La Procession’ after the event.
“Every day in Luang Prabang begins with giving to others,” said founding race organiser and HSBC equities director Michael Gilmore, “so it’s only appropriate that the focus of our race should be on giving too.”

The race is being run for local charities in a way that will not damage the fragile infrastructure of Luang Prabang while raising sufficient cash to justify it taking place, explained Gilmore.

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