14th Sarawak Health Marathon now open for registration

Tang (fourth left) and others display the poster and free T-shirts to be given away to the first 600 participants registered.

SIBU: Registration for the 14th edition of the Jubilee Park Sarawak Health Marathon 2014 on May 5 at Sibu Jubilee Park is now open.

Kelab Sukan Marathon Extreme (KSME) chairman Tang Ka Seng said more than RM40,000 worth of prize money would be up for grabs.

“We’ve decided to increase the prize money to RM40,000 from RM30,000 last year to attract more runners,” he told a press conference held yesterday morning.

With him were KSME advisor Tiong Kai Yio and deputy chairman Joseph Tang.

With the increased prize money, Tang is expecting some 2,000 runners, who include seasoned runners from West Malaysia.

“This is a jolly good event for the runners to take part in. It is not only about the prize money but the runners can treat the run as a form of healthy exercise,” he said.

Tang said the first 800 runners who sent in their entries would each receive a free T-shirt.

The run is divided into six categories – 21km Men’s and Ladies’ Open and Men’s Veteran (48-year-old and above), 7km Men’s Fun Run and Boys’ Junior and 2.5km Girls’ Junior.

There is a separate category for the 2.5 km Ladies Fun Run and anyone interested to join the run for fun can join this category.

For the prize structure, the winners in the 21km Men’s and Ladies’ Open, Men’s Veteran will get RM900 plus a trophy, the first runner-up will get RM750 plus a trophy and the second runner-up will get RM600 plus a trophy.

The fourth prize is RM550 plus a medal, fifth (RM500 plus a medal), 6th (RM450), 7th (RM400) and 8th to 10th (RM300).

The 11th to 20th finishers will each get RM200 while the 21st to 30th finishers will each get RM100 and 31st to 50th finishers, RM50 each.

In the Ladies’ Open and Men’s Veteran, only the 31st to 35th finishers will each get RM50.

For the winners in the Boys’ Junior, the champion will get RM300 plus a trophy, the first runner-up (RM250 plus a trophy), the second runner-up (RM220 plus a trophy) and the third runner-up (RM200 plus a medal).

The fifth prize is RM170 plus a medal, 6th (RM150), 7th (RM130), 8th to 10th (RM100), 11th-20th (RM70), 21st-30th (RM50) and 31st-50th (RM40).

For Girls’ Junior, the champion will get RM200 plus a trophy, the first runner-up (RM180 plus a trophy), the second runner-up (RM160 plus a trophy) and the third runner-up (RM140 plus a medal). The fifth prize is RM120 plus a medal, 6th (RM100), 7th (RM90), 8th to 10th (RM80), 11th-20th (RM50), 21st-50th (RM40).

For Men’s Fun Run, the champion will get RM120 plus a trophy, the first runner-up (RM100 plus a trophy), the second runner-up (RM80 plus a trophy) and the third runner-up (RM60 plus a medal). The 5th to 10th finishers will get RM50 and 11th to 40th finishers will get RM40 plus medals.

Entry fees are RM20 for Men’s & Ladies’ Open and Men’s Veteran and Fun Run and RM10 for the Boys’ and Girls’ Junior.

The closing date is April 30.

Entry forms are obtainable from KSME c/o Chai Lai Café at Sanyan Road here.

After Feb 28, the venue for entry forms collection and submission will be moved to the grandstand of Sibu Town Square from 4pm to 6pm. For those in Sibu, those interested to know more about the run can contact Tang at 019-8181129 or Joseph Tang at 019-8178232.

For Kuching, those interested can contact Ngui Kiong (012-8881261), for Miri, Wong Siew Ming (019-8354321) and for Bintulu, Sarkawi Adenan (011-29978867).

The run is jointly organised by KSME and Sibu Municipal Council, assisted by the Police and Sibu Red Crescent.

The events main sponsors are TA Ann Holdings Bhd and Dato Wong Kuok Hea while the official drink is sponsored by Milo and V-Soy.

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