Pictures: Thailand's Bridal Race

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Pictures: Thailand's Bridal Race
Sun 25-11-2018

Thailand's annual "Running of the Brides" race attracted 300 couples to Bangkok city on Saturday, November 24, to take on a gruelling 3 kilometre course.

The couples compete for a grand prize of a fully-sponsored lavish wedding and honeymoon trips to the Maldives and Sapporo, Japan, worth 2 million baht ($60,400).

Brides to be got dressed in wedding gowns, cover most of the race as they run the first 2 kilometres up and down a highway, before meeting up with their grooms for a piggy-back ride.

Hand-in-hand, the first couple, Saisroy Songprasert, and her groom-to-be, Wasan Thatnamol, reached the finish line in 27.43 minutes, saying they were 'running for their lives'.