Seremban, 15 August 2016 – More than 6,000 Malaysians from all walks of life have taken part in the IJM Land Half Marathon 2016.
Featuring a brand new distance route of 21KM this year, the IJM Land Half Marathon is regarded as one of the most highly-anticipated annual running events in this region, and serves as a platform for IJM Land to bring together the people of Seremban 2 in support of a positive lifestyle.
“Over the years, this event has captured the hearts of many diehard runners and record-breakers, as well as casual joggers. We set out from the very start to make this event not just a platform for runners but to reinforce community bonds and bring people from all walks of life together to enjoy sport, as reflected in our tagline this year: ‘Run Together, Bond Stronger’,” said Mr Edward Chong, Managing Director of IJM Land Berhad.).
“These unsung heroes play a crucial role in raising the standards of living and improving the quality of life for the marginalised and less fortunate members of our community. As such, it is our great pleasure and honour to be able to contribute towards the efforts of these two remarkable organisations, via the IJM Land Half Marathon 2016,” added Mr Edward.
A brand new Challenge Trophy – the IJM Land Half Marathon Challenge Trophy – was introduced for the first time this year, with the objective of celebrating the fastest runners and commemorating their greatest running moments. The Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the fastest man and woman who are able to top their respective categories for three consecutive years.
Aside from the 21KM (Half Marathon) categories for men and women aged 18 and above, there were also the 10KM categories for junior boys and girls aged 12 to 17 years, as well as a Fun Run category.
All runners took home goodie bags by Platinum Sponsor, BMW Millennium Welt Seremban, a custom-made Finisher Medal and certificate. Meanwhile, first to tenth place winners in all six categories received Sworke Optimus eyewear (two frames with Revo Lens).
Official sponsors of the IJM Land Half Marathon include BMW Millennium Welt Seremban, Sworke, TDK, 100 Plus, Ice Mountain, Mydin, Matrix, Yakult, McDonald’s and Spine & Joint. The IJM Land Half Marathon 2016 is also supported by media partner Sin Chew Daily, medical partner SEHAT Medical Wellness Centre, technical partner The Event Crew (TEC) and official apparel, Reverse.