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The 21st Angkor Wat International Half Marathon on 04 December 2016
This internationally recognized half marathon raises relief for the victims of antipersonnel mines in Cambodia. With the support of many Japanese running enthusiasts, the Ankor Wat International Half Marathon NGO started the race in 1996, with participants from all over the world. Attended by many landmine victims, this great international race takes place inside the ruins of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage Site, and has been held annually to give the victims courage and hope, as well as to appeal to the world to support the “ban on the use of antipersonnel mines.”
Runners from all over the world participate to support a ban on the manufacture and inhumane use of antipersonnel mines. Entry fees and additional financial support foster independence among landmine victims by helping provide prosthetic limbs, social reintegration programs, and supporting other relevant and needed programs such as education and prevention of HIV / AIDS.
Thanks to international support from around the world, both healthy and disabled people are inspired and encouraged by the competition, greatly benefiting many communities throughout Cambodia.
1. Organizers: National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC), Association of Athletics Federations Cambodia (Khmer AAF), Cambodian Events Organizer Co., Ltd (CEO)
2. Sanction By: Association of International Marathon and Road Race (AIMS)Association of Athletics Federations Cambodia (Khmer AAF)
3. Managed by: Angkor Wat International Half Marathon Organizing Committee (AMC)
Supported by: Kingdom of Cambodia, Siem Reap province, Kingdom of Cambodia Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports, Kingdom of Cambodia, Kingdom of Cambodia Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Apsara Authority, Embassy of the Kingdom of Cambodia currently Japan, Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Cambodia standing, honor Kingdom of Cambodia in Osaka meeting to help consulate, Association of Athletics Federations Asia, Japan Association of Athletics Federations, international organizations, ASEAN-Japan Centre, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo Office, United Nations Population Fund, Cambodian Red Cross, Cambodia Trust, Mine Action Japan, Japan to Ban Landmines campaign, Sankei Shimbun, Sankei Sports, Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc., Sanyo newspaper, San’yohoso, Okayamahoso