On 11th December 2021, at Doi Inthanon National Park, the race Trail Running, Inthanon in Thailand by UTMB, which is 1 of the 3 races in Asia and 1 of the 16 races of the world, Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports together with the Ministrys executive officers, presided over the opening ceremony of the Thai Hill Tribes Sport Race held at Ban Khun Klang School. The race was one of the environmental preservation activities of the trail running. There were Thai hill tribes athletes from 13 villages to compete in 5 sports categories which were tossing a ball (Yoan Look Chaung), tossing a top (Yoan Look Kang), running and carrying a basket on the back (Wing Back Guay), running on a stick (Wing Ka Young), and Formula Hmong. On this occasion, the Tourism and Sports Minister gave the sports equipment and funds to all 13 villages.
For the result of the race Trail Running, Inthanon in Thailand by UTMB 2021, the athlete who crossed the finish line first in the Inthanon 6 category (168 kilometres) was Jiaju Zhao, a top runner from China with the breaking new record of 21.56.24 hours. And the first runner-up was John Stingray from the Philippines with a record of 22.34.58 hours. The female champion was Xiang Fuzhao from China with a record of 26.10.23 hours.
Furthermore, the Minister of Tourism and Sports had presided over and been the witness of the MOU signing between Dr. Gongsak Yodmanee, Governor for Sports Authority of Thailand, Mr. Pirom Niltaya, Governor of Yala province, and Sabrina De Nardi, Executive Officer of UTMB Asia to organise another trail running in Thailand in Yala province during May 2022 which will be called Amazean Jungle Trail. There will be 3 categories of races; Betong 100, Betong 50, and Perak 25 and running through the trail on the Sankalakhiri Mountain Range in Betong district. The mountain range is well known for its abundance as it is claimed to be the Amazon of ASEAN.