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Born Free To Run Celebrates Another Year of Victories

Thanyapura Phuket hosted a celebration of the Born Free To Run team’s past year of victories. The team trains and practices at the World class facilities provided by Thanyapura. What started as a grass roots running club with one athlete being given a pair of running shoes to follow “Ricky” Ekkerat Punthip, the coach, has grown into a club with more than 50 members.  Thanks to a grant from the Phuket Community Foundation and the support of Thanyapura, the athletes in the Born Free ro Run club have an opportunity to train alongside world class athlets in swimming, cycling and running. These athletes come from rural areas around Phuket and would otherwise not have the means to train in running and multisports. The team’s motto “Rain Or Shine We run” has led them to win podium positions in every race they enter, locally, nationally and most recently internationally. The team broght home 4 trophies from the Powerman Malasia Duathlon last month.

Born Free To Run at Thanyapura




04 2016

Born Free To Run Team On A Winning Streak

The Born Free To Run team had a great turnout for the Mai Khao Turtle Run and the Starwood Run To Give. Not only winning trophies for their running but also for fancy costume in the Starwood race.

Mai Khao Turtle Run

Mai Khao Turtle Run



1st Prize for Fancy Dress

1st Prize for Fancy Dress

Born Free Devils

Born Free Devils



10 2015

Born Free To Run Team Wins Trophies In Laguna Marathon

The 10th annual Laguna Phuket International Marathon attracted thousands of participants on June 7th 2015. Two of the Born Free to Run team won trophies in the 10.5k run.  17 year old Wittawut Waree came 3rd in his age group and 10th overall. Ekanan Boontang  came 2nd in his age group 20-29 years and 25th overall. The total number of runners was more than 3,000. 13 year old Pipatpong Seeman was 1st overall in the 5k run but unfortunately there were no trophies in this category.













Born Free To Run Team


06 2015

Born Free To Run Had A Successful Day At Thanyapura Superkidz Triathlon

Children in the Born Free To Run Team did well in the Thanyapura Superkids Triathlon 2015 on April 6th.Yut did well to win second place in the 13-14 female swim, bike, run race. Yut also took part in the National Youth Competition last month and made it to the finals in the 800m. She came sixth, a great achievment for her first  time at National level.

Born Free To Run Super Fast won first place in the senior team event 13-18yr.

Witawut, the 16 year old newest athlete to join Born Free To Run has had some amazing results in his latest races. After the Cha-Am International Duathlon where he came second in the 18-29 yr category, the coach, Ricky, took him to the Golden Triangle International Triathlon where he again came second in the duathlon 18-39 age group. A remarkable achievement.


04 2015

Born Free To Run Team Wins More Trophies

The Born Free To Run team continues to win trophies at events in Thailand. At the Amarin Outdoor International Triathlon 2015 held at Cha Am on March 14th trophies were won by:-

Duathlon- Wittawat Waree (Thep) 2nd place age group 18-29y

Sprint Triathlon – Songklod Jearanaisil 1st place age group 30-39y

Standard Triathlon – Ekkarat Phanthip(Ricky) 1st place age group 30-34y

Wittawat is 16 years old and joined the team 8 months ago. His perfomance is so incredible!

He will definitely get more awards and be on the podium more. 


03 2015