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"Untact Angel Marathon" was hosted by the Organizing Committee for the APMG 2023
Jeonbuk Korea, to promote the Asia-Pacific Masters Games 2023 Jeonbuk Korea to the
entire nation of Korea, and to provide wellness and vitality to the people amid the Covid-19
pandemic and it was a non-face-to-face and sponsor donation marathon that required
no entry fee for the participants, but to run the event to earn donations from sponsors.
The event was open to anyone over the age of 20 in Korea and offered to participate
in half marathon (21 km), 10 km, or 5 km, and with convenience to challenge one’s
marathon record at any place, any time and be part of the donation event as well.
A sponsorship agreement for “Untact Angel Marathon” was finalized on April 13, 2001
and the three sponsors signed an agreement to support the donation of 7.30 EUR
(10,000 KRW) per runner that have completed the race in the event and all of the
donations are to be proceeded to a local social welfare organization.
The "Untact Angel Marathon" was held during this June 1 to 30, and from the 1,767
people that have registered for the event, a total of 838 people completed 7,181 km
and 96 (half), 291 (10km), 451 (5km) runners completed the race, and lastly the 397
winners by each event and age group were awarded in July.
Although the number of runners did not meet the sponsorship goal of 2,500 people,
the sponsors donated the entire amount from the agreement, along with the wishes
and hopes for the success of the Asia Pacific Masters Games and share the love to
the neighbors.The sponsors of Nonghyup Bank and Jeonbuk Bank have donated
7,300 EUR (10 million KRW) each, and KT Corp. donated 53,650 EUR (5 million
KRW), with a total of 10,950 EUR (25 million KRW) from the sponsors and it was
delivered to the Jeonbuk Social Welfare Community Chest to be used for neighbors
in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.
As the Asia Pacific Masters Games 2023 Jeonbuk Korea is planning to host 26 sports
program and under ‘Athletics’ sport events, the road races consists of half-marathon,
10k and 5k events, and we look forward to the day where many runners from all over
the world, who have overcome the challenges of Covid-19 will be joining the ranks of
campions and we are dreaming the day when all of us will be united with joys at the
APMG 2023 ‘Sports-for-all Festival’ in Jeonbuk Korea.
As all of us are striving to move forward with our lives during this long and arduous
marathon of Covid-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee for APMG 2023 Jeonbuk
Korea wishes for your health and well-being in this time of history and lets continue to
help others in need and be little angels to our neighbors amid Covid-19 pandemic
because when we come together, we can overcome any challenges, accomplish the
impossibles, see greater miracles and make new histories together.