BANGKOK (NNT) - The Royal Forest Department is inviting members of the public to join the Forest Run Challenge. The proceeds from the event will be used to address haze and smog problems.
The Director-General of the Royal Forest Department, Attapol Charoenchansa, said today he was inviting the general public to take part in the Forest Run Challenge, a project aimed at raising awareness of forest fire prevention. Forest fires usually occur between January and April of each year, and they have adverse effects on people’s health and the natural environment, as well as the country’s economy, society, transportation and tourism. The Forest Run Challenge is a charity run to encourage all sectors to contribute to forest fire prevention. The proceeds will be used to purchase technological equipment and other tools necessary to support forest fire prevention, such as drones to help locate and prevent fires in dangerous areas.
The Forest Run Challenge is divided into three categories: three kilometers with an entry fee of 550 baht, five kilometers with an entry fee of 650 baht and the VIP category with an entry fee of 1,500 baht. The charity run will take place at Wachirabenchathat Park on December 10, 2019. The Royal Forestry Department will also organize a similar event on February 14, 2020, at Thong Pha Phum district in Kanchanaburi province. A third charity event will be held on March 21, 2020, at Nakhon Khuean Khan Green Area and Eco-management Center in Bang Kachao district, Samut Prakan province.
Interested persons can sign up at www.runlah.com. For more information, please visit www.forest-run.com or Runlah’s Facebook page.