250 couples in wedding dresses and suits raced through a Bangkok park on Saturday in the yearly “Running of the Brides” to go after $28,000 in wedding prizes.
Sirada Thamwanna, 29, said she was worn out after winning the four kilometer (2.5 miles) foot race with her soon-to-be groom Sittichai Prasongsin, 27.
“Just now, I told the groom that I was going to give up, I can’t do it anymore,” Sirada said after crossing the finish line in a white wedding dress and black running shoes.
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“He supported me and said that we only had a little more to go,” she added.
The free wedding package includes a gown for the bride and suit for the groom, wedding rings, and a special first night on the Thai resort island of Phuket and a trip to the Maldives.