Naturist Association Thailand Co. Ltd.

CANCELLED: Naked Jungle Run in Thailand in October 2016

Press Release   •   May 02, 2016 20:00 ICT

Plans to meet up for a Naked Jungle Run has been cancelled. Concerns have been raised that the run could be seen as offensive which we have always gone to a great length to avoid. The run has therefore been taken off the event calendar with immediate effect and any member who had already signed up will be refunded.

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Naturist Association Thailand invites members and wish-they-were members for a naked run in the jungle on 23 October 2016. The run will be a short jogging walk of 2.5 km or a regular run of 5 km. More keen runners can make 10 km by running back to the starting point.

The run will take place in the morning at 6.30 on Sunday 23 October 2016. It will be the culmination of a general outdoor activity member get-together starting on Saturday. The weekend is the long weekend of the Chulalongkorn Day where Monday is a compensation day..

The location is in the Wang Nam Kiao District around 3 hours north east of Bangkok - perfect for members in Nakorn Ratchasima. The exact location of the run will be communicated only to the participants themselves in order to avoid paparazzi photographers.

Saturday afternoon will offer some fun nude activities that the members can join as they arrive. In the evening, we will grill together. When it is time for bed you can either camp out in your own tent or stay at a local resort nearby.

Sunday morning we will get up early to avoid the heat - around 6 is a good time. The route that we will enjoy jogging or running is a red gravel forest road in a beautiful, natural forest area. The upward elevation over the 5 km from the start to the finishing line is a combined 87 meter and the downward elevation a combined 113 meter. Especially on the downward hills, the runners are advised to be very careful, as the ground may be slippery and the road is a gravel road.

After the run we will go back to the campground for morning coffee and breakfast followed by the award ceremony.

The event will be documented but only by our own photographers and no other cameras are allowed. We will write a number on your shoulder and if there is a line under the number, it means you cannot appear in the VDO and/or photos. The colour of the number will indicate if the participant is doing the short, medium or long distance.

Ideally, the participants should be as naked as practically possible. At least nothing worn between neck and knee. A cap, sweat bands or other head gear is allowed; as are shoes, sandals, and socks. If your breast will bounce painfully, some support maybe needed - we are naturist, we are not stupid. Each participant will be asked to bring a small plastic bag to but your street clothes in as you will be disrobing in the jungle. Your name on a paper clearly visible through the bag or taped to the outside of the bag will be helpful in identifying your bag once the race is over.

Participants must not display any nudity to or from the race route, as travel will be in public view.

Cost for participation and breakfast is 450 Thai Baht.
Only Ordinary Members or Premium Members can join the event. Open the event and pay here.
Free subscribers can buy a package that includes upgrade to Ordinary Membership. Open the event and pay here.
Non-members can register as Free subscribers and then buy the upgrade package. Start registration here.

Tentative program

Saturday 22 October 2016:
Arrival 14.00 - 15.00 (if leave Bangkok at 10.00 - 11.00)
Games 15.00 - 17.00
Pot luck BBQ - 18.00 - 20.00 - bring your food and let's share around the grill
Naked Jungle disco - 20.00 - 22.00
Early bedtime - 22.00

Sunday 23 October 2016
Wake-up 06.00
Naked Jungle Run - 06.30 - 07.30
Breakfast - 08.00
Award Ceremony - 09.00
Games - 09.30 - 12.00
Pizza Lunch - 12.00 - 13.00 (shared cost)
Pack up and leave - 13.00 - 14.00 (back in Bangkok 17.00 - 18.00)

Naturist Association Thailand is the national organisation for naturism and nudism in Thailand . Established in 2007, Naturist Association Thailand is supported by over 2000 members. One third of our members are Thais citizens.

Naturist Association Thailand is a licensed tour operator and offers tours and activities within our niche to domestic as well as incoming tourists. We promote existing naturist resorts and assist new prospective naturist resorts and spas how to enter this attractive new market in Thailand.

We communicate our common values of healthy, non-sexual leisure activities towards the authorities, other tourism and business associations and the Thai public in general to the benefit of both our individual naturist members and our current and future naturist resort members.