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Vertical Run 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok challenged all stairs racers on “Vertical Run 2019”, to race up the 25-storey Shangri-La Wing to raise funds for Operation Smile Thailand. The event took place on Saturday 5 October 2019, from 7 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Challengers raced up 494 steps or a height of 90.6 metres to reach the top of Shangri-La Wing, where they can breathe in the magnificent view of the “River of Kings”. This year’s winning record of 2.48 minutes for the male category and 3.44 minutes for female category.

A well-known Thai–American actress and model, Ms. Taya Rogers, joined this year’s charity race as the Operation Smile Thailand Brand Ambassador. She is globally recognised for her leading role in a music video, ‘The Great Escape’, by American iconic rock band Boys Like Girls in 2009. She has been a famous model, film actress and TV host in Thailand, Singapore and the USA since 1998.

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok was able to raise THB 135,152, donating to Operation Smile Thailand in order to aid children suffering from cleft lips and/or cleft palates.