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|Penang Bridge International Marathon open for registration 28th April 2012|
|Written by Administrator II|
|Saturday, 28 April 2012 08:00|
Press Statement by YB Danny Law Heng Kiang, Chairman of Penang Bridge International Marathon Committee, on the launching of Online Registration
The long-awaited Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) will be open for Online Registration on 28 April 2012! This year, the marathon will be held on 18 November 2012.
Every year, thousands of marathon enthusiasts be it amateur or professional, local or international, have made the event a success. As old as the Penang Bridge itself, PBIM has been attracting people from all over the world regardless of age and background since September 1985. Last year, total number of participants reached up to 27,500 runners compared to 24,000 in year 2010 and 19,000 in year 2009.
"Allianz is excited to be involved in the APBIM for the second consecutive year. We strongly believe that the marathon is an ideal platform for us to create better awareness on the importance of practicing a healthy lifestyle amongst Malaysians", said Mr Jens Reisch, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad.
The categories of the PBIM include a full marathon, half marathon, 10k marathon and a Fun Run. The full marathon is open to men and women above the age of 18 years with a choice of open and veteran running category. For the half marathon, it is also open to men and women above the age of 18 year, while the 10k marathon is divided into open (aged 18 and above) and junior (aged 13 and above) categories. The Fun Run is opened to those from age 13 years and above.
Full, half and 10k marathons are competitive and will be timed. For competitive runs, a running vest, bib, finishers’ medal and certificate will be given; while a t-shirt and certificate will be given to fun runners. The participation fee for each category is as the following:
For this year, the dateline for closing of registration is on 15 October 2012, while early bird registration rate is applicable from 28 April till 30 May. Normal rate will be charged thereafter. For the late comers, a higher fee will be applicable if you register after 15 September.
Stay tuned for more updates and other news on the PBIM! For registration, log on to http://www.penangmarathon.gov.my.
This event is organized by the Penang State Tourism Development and Culture Office.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:34|