Who are we?
Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPSA) or “The Brightness of the Arts” is a non-profit Cambodian association providing a nurturing and creative environment where young people can access free quality arts training, education and social support, while restoring the lost culture and identity of Cambodia.
What is Angkor Wat Half-Marathon?
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. Another part of charity also goes to the support Children hospitals in Cambodia Such as Angkor Children Hospital and Kantha Bopha Children Hospital.
What are we Fundraising for?
100% of the money raised for this event will go directly to support Phare Ponleu Selpak’s Kindergarten Program. The Kindergarten had humble beginnings as a day-care leisure center for the younger siblings of our students. The day-care facilities were started to allow students to attend public school and artistic classes instead of having to stay at home to care of their younger siblings. As the need grew, the day-care center evolved into a full Kindergarten program catering to almost 250 children between the ages of 3 and 6. The program, which is entirely free of cost, strives to provide programming in line with international standards, unlike any public school kindergartens in Cambodia. We need USD 35,000 per year to support the direct costs of the Kindergarten. We hope to raise that amount from the International Angkor Wat Half Marathon.
Who from Phare is Running?
This year about 30 students and 30 team members from Phare are keen on participating in the Angkor Wat Half Marathon (or 10km, or 3km). They will use the event to reach their own fundraising targets. If you are not able to run, please consider supporting one the many Phare students and team members running reach their fundraising goals by giving to their crowdfunding campaign.
5:00pm – 6:00pm: We invite you to attend a famous Phare Circus Show, also included in the package price!
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Included in your package is dinnner at Phare, The Cambodian Circus in Siem Reap. Please advise us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian or gluten free. This will be an excellent chance to get to know everyone who is running on Team Phare!
5:00am We will meet at the start line at Angkor Wat! Participants will manage their own transportation to the start line. We will announce our official meeting spot closer to race time.
5:50am to 6:40am The Races Begins! Good Luck!
9:30am Hopefully we all finish the race and are feeling good. We would love to
invite everyone to join for breakfast after the race to celebrate our team efforts. Breakfast Location TBD.
To register for the Phare Ponleu Selpak Marathon team, please complete the registration form below, one for each participant. Registration will close on Sunday, 22nd October.
Once you register, you will receive a welcome email from our team with information on setting up your crowd funding page. If you prefer, we will be happy to assist you setting one up. If you are not able to run, please consider supporting one the many Phare students and team members running reach their fundraising goals by donating to their crowdfunding campaign. (Donors are eligible for European tax breaks.)
We look forward to running for education with you!
- 3 km distance $65 (open to all ages)
- 10 km distance $85 (13yrs+)
- 21 km distance $90 (16yrs+)
- 10 km distance (wheelchair) $20 (13yrs+)
- 21 km distance (wheelchair) $20 (16yrs+)
Your registration fee includes:
- Marathon registration fee
- A Phare student designed T-shirt
- Logistical support to collect kits on runners behalf
- Breakfast after the marathon
- Dinner at Phare Café on 2nd December
- Ticket to Phare, The Cambodian Circus for 2nd December
After completing the registration form below, you will be re-directed to the registration payment page.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]
If you already registered but need to pay the registration fee: CLICK HERE
Can’t join the marathon but would like to contribute? CLICK HERE