Father Ray Foundation

The annual Pattaya Marathon took place on the morning of Sunday 15th July, and the Father Ray Foundation was represented by many who participated.

Current and former students from the Vocational School for People with Disabilities entered the wheelchair marathon and were the first to set off when the klaxon blew at twenty minutes past four in the morning.

Through the dark and empty streets of Pattaya they wheeled themselves, and many wheelchair racers had crossed the finish line before the sun came up.

Joining the students was Suppachai Koysub, former teacher, and he was participating in his last race before flying to the United Kingdom to participate in the London 2012 Paralympics. Rarely a marathon racer, Suppachai’s specialty is 100 and 200 meter sprints, and there are big hopes for Suppachai in London as we are all hoping that he brings more medals back to Pattaya.

From the Father Ray Children’s Home several teenagers took part in the ten kilometer ‘Fun Run’, and they ran alongside five students from the School for the Blind, and all managed to complete the race and proudly wore their medals home.