On course for wedded bliss

Thai brides-to-be wearing their bridal gowns dashed down a Bangkok road as they competed in the Running of the Brides event last Saturday.

The annual race, held by radio station Eazy FM 105.5, attracted 300 pairs of brides-to-be and their grooms-to-be, who took on a 3km course as well as several other challenging tasks for prizes, including a wedding package worth more than 2 million baht (S$83,000) in total.

True to the event's name, the brides-to-be covered the bulk of the distance alone before meeting their significant others to be given a piggyback ride.

Bride-to-be Saisroy Songprasert, 31, and her groom-to-be Wasan Thatsanamol, 32, crossed the finishing line in first place in just over 27 minutes, winning, among other things, a pair of diamond rings and a honeymoon trip to the Maldives.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2018, with the headline 'On course for wedded bliss'. Print Edition | Subscribe