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SBD Global/August 27, 2012/Events and Attractions
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Published August 27, 2012
HOT TICKET: The PTI reported that with just two months left until the F1 Indian Grand Prix, organizers "have sold 21,000 tickets, with the maximum sale coming from South India, where more than 6,000 fans have bought the entry tickets." Tickets for the picnic stand costing RS3,500 ($63) each, and premium stand, costing RS14,000 ($253) each, have been sold. Out of 21,000 tickets, 30% "have been picked up by fans in South India," 24% in the West, 21% in the North and 12% in East India. Fans based in Europe have bought 10% of the tickets so far. The Buddh Int'l Circuit "can accommodate 95,000 fans." The sale has also started at physical counters including Cafe Coffee Day outlets in Delhi, NCR Zone and at Mercedes showrooms across the country (PTI, 8/26).
RUNNING SOUTH: The 3M baht ($96,031) Samui Island Marathon "will be held on Sept. 23." Sponsored by Bangkok Airways, the third edition of the event "will be staged at Nathon Pier on Koh Samui in Surat Thani with more than 2,000 runners expected to take part" (BANGKOK POST, 8/26). ... The North Face 100 Thailand, the second edition of the country's Ultimate Trail Running Challenge, "will be held at Khao Yai on Feb. 2." Dubbed the "Ultra Marathon," the North Face 100 Thailand includes a number of distances: 100k solo, 100k duo, 50k solo, 25k run and 10k run with age and gender categories (BANGKOK POST, 8/26).