Thailand Latest Feature from 2014-10-27 to 2014-10-29 http://www.tourismthailand.org/rss/all Thailand Latest Feature 2003-2012 Tourism Authority of Thailand TAT_RSS Generator http://www.tourismthailand.org/rss/all Thailand Latest Feature http://www.tourismthailand.org/uploads/pics/amazingFooter.png Amazing Thailand 99 150 “Farm Chokchai Tour de Farm 4s,” <p> <strong>Registration now open for &ldquo;Farm Chokchai Tour de Farm 4s,&rdquo; Thailand&rsquo;s most popular bike racing competition. This year&rsquo;s event will also feature the &ldquo;Farm Chokchai Tough Run Challenge &rdquo; Thailand and Asia&rsquo;s first obstacle course race.</strong></p> <p> Chokchai International Company Limited together with The Post Publishing Public Company Limited are jointly organizing this year&rsquo;s &ldquo;Farm Chokchai &amp; Bangkok Post Tour de Farm 4s&rdquo; event under the concept &ldquo;Transform Your Fear to Focus&rdquo; on December 13 and 14, 2014 at Farm Chokchai Farm 3 in Nakorn Ratchasima&rsquo;s Pak Chong district.</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s event will be extra special as it will feature Thailand and Asia&rsquo;s first obstacle course run, an exciting concept that is becoming popular in Europe and the United States. The &ldquo;Tough Run&rdquo; course will challenge participants to overcome 14 obstacles. Some of these obstacles include: &ldquo;Three Two One&rdquo; - Participants must jump from a cliff the height of a 2-storey building, &ldquo;Ice Ice Baby&rdquo; - Contestants will wade through an ice pool at -8 degrees Celsius, &ldquo;Cardioverter&rdquo; - Each obstacle course runner will be required to pass through 10,000 volt electric current, &ldquo;United We Stand&rdquo; - The culmination of the course, in which contestants must work together to raise a 200 kilogram flagpole.</p> <p> The &quot;Tough Run&quot; will be in two distances: 5.5 kilometers and 10.4 kilometers. Contestants can register for the single and team categories, and can do so as part of an organization or as an individual. The obstacle course is an extreme sport that will be an exciting alternative for a team-building exercise for organizations looking to find new and inventive activities for their staff, which in return, the activities will build unity, sharing and supporting among team members.</p> <p> Since its inception, the &ldquo;Tour de Farm&rdquo; bike race has received overwhelming interest from riders. This year, the race will be held in four categories: the &ldquo;Going Greener&rdquo; recreational cycling for 60 kilometers, the &ldquo;Dirt &amp; Dust&rdquo; mountain biking for 20 and 40 kilometers, the &ldquo;Fearless Gentlemen&rdquo; road cycling for a 100 kilometers, and the &ldquo;Tough Run Challenge &rdquo; obstacle course.</p> <p> The race is organized to help raise awareness about sports and eco-tourism in Pak Chong and make the district a destination of choice for recreation and adventure lovers. Part of the proceeds raised will also be donated to the Foundation for Khao Yai National Park Protection and the War Veterans Organization of Thailand.</p> <p> Registration will run from October 24 to 26, 2014 at the Farm Chokchai Tour de Farm and Farm Chokchai Tough Run event at the Central Court Zone in CentralWorld mall. Online registration is available through www.tourdefarmcycling.com From 27 Oct. until November 30, 2014. Due to the popularity of the previous years&rsquo; races, early registration is highly recommended.</p> TAT What's new http://www.tourismthailand.org/what-news/detail?home_news_id=1807 Wed, 29 Oct 2014