Cambodia's Next Top Runner 2020

The winter race season in Cambodia is here!
Do you have what it takes to become Cambodias next top runner?
Can you prove your committment and dedication as a runner by completing 8 races in 8 weeks?

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Cambodia's Next Top Runner 2020 is a competition to find out who is the best runner in Cambodia, taking into consideration fitness over long distances, speed and power in the sprints, speed-endurance in the middle-distance races and most importantly your dedication and committment to turn up and complete all the races.

The competition is open to Cambodian locals and foreigners of all ages.

Competitors will race in at least 8 events in Phnom Penh, ranging from a 100m sprint to a 10km road race. Points will be awarded based on performance in each race, the athlete with the highest total points over all races will be declared Cambodia's Top Runner 2020. The winner of each race will be awarded 100 points, the last athlete who completes the race within the time-cap will recieve 20 points. Failure to complete a race or finish within the time-cap will result in 0 points.

Race events on certain weekends may be postponed if they clash with other running events in Cambodia. If you miss a track event day, it will be possible to make it up at the end of another track event, however, there will be no opportunity to repeat the 5 km or 10 km road races.

Why take part?

On the journey to finding Cambodia's best runners, the competition aims to provide a number of benefits for the athletes taking part:

  • Bring together Cambodia's best runners and improve the running community spirit
  • Provide motivation to train and build competitive experience for local and regional races
  • Push yourself harder to improve your speed and endurance and take part in races you normally wouldn't have the opportunity to do
  • Identify which race distances that athletes are most suited to
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses in athletes speed, endurance, fitness and technique

During this process, we hope to:

  • Support professional Cambodian runners towards achievable goals in 2020 and beyond
  • Encourage development of a higher quantity and standard of events for runners to participate in
  • Increase access to good quality group training, community support and coaching
  • Support running as an activity with multiple benefits and reach a broader spectrum of age and socio-economic groups

We also want to promote:

  • Good health and well-being
  • Gender equality of opportunity - We encourage as many women to take part and hope those that do can inspire others to get involved in sport
  • Sustainable cities and communities, environmentally friendly events

Event Schedule

Subject to change to prevent clashes with other running events. Please make us aware of any clashes.

DateDistanceTypeNotes
05/01/2020800mTrackCompleted
12/01/202010,000mRoadCompleted
26/01/2020400mTrackCompleted
02/02/20205,000mRoadCompleted
16/02/20201,500mTrackCompleted
23/02/20202.73kmRoadCompleted
22/03/2020200m / 100mTrackPoints scoring race event

Group Training

As part of the competition we're organising a community group training programme. Training events will run every Sunday until the competition starts and on any Sunday without a competitive race as per the schedule above. There will also be mid-week sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6am at the Olympic stadium athletics track.

Qualification and Registration

Registration is FREE but has now closed. There were only 24 places available.

To qualify for a place in the competition you needed to have completed a race in 2019 of either 10km in under 55mins or 5km in under 26mins.

You can still register your interest and detail with us: entry form here .

Community Support

This FREE competition is operated as a not-for-profit community project where like-minded people can get involved and help organise the events. We are looking for sponsors, timekeepers, photographers, videographers and publicity.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact by email on ppathleticsclub [at] gmail [dot] com or use whatsapp on +855 704 75 407