Penang Bridge Marathon targets
29 March, 2007
‘Visit Malaysia 2007’ is organising
the Penang Bridge Marathon on June 24,
2007. The organisers are trying to
rope in more foreign participants into
the run this year.
According to Penang Tourism and
Environment Committee chairman Teng
Chang Yeow, foreigners can take
advantage of the three-day-two-night
Penang marathon-cum-tourism package.
Registration forms for the marathon
are available at Malaysia tourism
offices overseas. The marathon
packages are already being promoted in
Europe through travel agents. Your
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The organisers of the Penang Bridge
Marathon are also making efforts to
encourage strong participation by the
The organisers expect some 18,000
participants for the 2007 marathon –
almost double the number of
participants who took part in 2006.
Considering the aggressive promotion
campaign and positive response so far,
Teng Chang Yeow said, the organisers
are confident of getting the targeted
number of participants for the run.
Over 500 runners from Thailand have
confirmed participation in the Penang
Bridge Marathon, Teng Chang Yeow said.
The organisers are working to attract
more Singaporeans to join the
The Penang Bridge Marathon is among
the 50 events that make up the Visit
Malaysia 2007 campaign.
The Visit Malaysia 2007 offers a total
prize money worth RM120,000. In 2006,
the prize money was RM55,000. The
first 20 finishers will be selected
for the Singapore Marathon 2007.
The top two runners will be sponsored
by Adidas Malaysia Sdn Bhd to take
part in a marathon to be held either
in London, Prague or Berlin.
Early registrants will get a RM50
voucher from Adidas Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
The entry fee for the full marathon is
RM50 (US$50) for foreign participants,
half marathon RM25 (US$25), quarter
marathon RM15 (US$15), and Fun Run