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CAT in cooperation with ACASIA, to invite 7 ASEAN Countries to join the Tham Luang Cave Memorial Run through the SOFEA Run Application

          CAT has joined hands with ACASIA, which is the ASEAN telecom joint venture to organize the "Tham Luang Cave Run", invites all interested Thais and ASEAN citizens from 7 countries to join in the run which will last for 7 days, through the Sofea Run application. The event is held to commemorate the unity and sacrifices made from the Tham Luang - Khun Nam Nang Non cave incident, as well as,publicize and promote tourism in Thailand. A part of the proceeds from the event will be contributed towards the activities for restoration and development of the Tham Luang National Park.
          Dr. Dhanant Subhadrabandhu, Senior Executive Vice President of CAT Telecom Public Company Limited, or CAT, as Board of Directors of ACASIA, revealed that; CAT in cooperation with ACASIA, a major telecom joint venture in seven ASEAN countries, which includes CAT (Thailand), Indosat (Indonesia), PLDT (Philippines), Singtel (Singapore), Telbru (Brunei), TM (Malaysia), and VNPT (Vietnam), has jointly organized the "Tham Luang Cave Run" virtual run. It is intended to be an extensive event for the ASEAN, covering a distance of 10 kms., and will take place simultaneously in 7 countries in support of the "Tham Luang Cave Run" project. The event is scheduled for the dates between October 25 – 31, 2018, and is aimed to commemorate the historic events of the global cooperation in helping the 13 "Wild Boar" Academy football team at the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, which reflects the mutual cooperation of the multinational people from the various ethnic groups.
          From the enormous energy displayed, comes hope, faith, sacrifice, teamwork, and leadership. Simultaneously, the event will help to also publicize the Tham Luang - Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park, and promote Thai tourism. Part of the proceeds will be used to provide equipment and tools for the renovation, and development activities of the Tham Luang –Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park. It is also to jointly promote the run-for-health for all of the people in ASEAN.
          "Tham Luang Cave Run" is expected to attract more than 10,000 runners from across the ASEAN region, including executives and employees of all ACASIA telecom operators in seven countries and other interested runners. The "Tham Luang Cave Run" virtual run will utilize the Sofea Run application to record data during the 7-day event, from October 25-31, 2018.
          "Using the running app to record the run is an interesting trend today. It makes the run more fun and challenging, and should be able to build a community of runners, and attract more new runners. It is also expected to promote more virtual runs, such as the "Tham Luang Cave Run", which provides the participants the opportunity to participate in running events without the restrictions on location and time, thus many more people can run in campaigns from anywhere and at any time. The runners would just need to activate the application, and report the results via the online platform. By submitting the full run report, all runners will receive a Finisher medallion and a Finisher T-shirt, which will be sent to the participants once the event has been completed".
          ACASIA, the regional digital solutions developer, who focuses in providing integrated communications services to link ASEAN as one, foresees the new trend of running and has developed the Sofea Run application as a platform for running data logging. It is designed for personal use, as well as, organizing running events, especially the Virtual Run module, which has an easy-to-use platform with full functionalities. It can keep track of run statistics, connect to social networks, and other running apps. In addition, it also can provide information on running events, connect to payment and donation channels, provide information on the number of calories burned and points accumulated. For the "Tham Luang Cave Run" event, participants will be able to enjoy activities by posting their runs on social channels, such as Facebook, to win prizes.
          Interested parties can participate as part of the Tham Luang Cave Run event by registering via the Sofea Run application, from October 1 - 24, 2018. The application is available for download for both iOS and Andriod phones. More information can be found on Facebook on the CATTELECOMPCL and ThaiRun page.