More than a thousand runners are expected to participate in the 2018 Run for the Children: Luang Prabang Half Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21 — and joining them will be a member of England’s royal family.
Princess Beatrice of York plans to run in the event. She is a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and a philanthropist who supports charities related to child welfare and education. She is an avid runner and the first in the royal family to compete in a marathon.
The race will be preceded by the 2nd Annual Lao Friends Hospital for Children Gala on Friday, Oct. 19. The princess will be a special guest at the gala.
All proceeds from the events support the Lao Friends Hospital for Children.
Last year, the half-marathon attracted more than 1,200 runners from 42 countries.
Registration for the race and information about the event are available here.