Thursday, June 24

Entries invited for Sarawak Health Marathon

THE BIGGEST RUN: Tang (fourth from left) with Tiong (third and fifth from left) display the free T-shirt to be given away to the first 600 participants to register.

THE BIGGEST RUN: Tang (fourth from left) with Tiong (third and fifth from left) display the free T-shirt to be given away to the first 600 participants to register.

SIBU: Registration for the 13th edition of the Jubilee Park Sarawak Health Marathon to be held on May 5 at Sibu Jubilee Park is now open.

Kelab Sukan Marathon Extreme, Sibu chairman Tang Ka Seng reminded those who had already got their entry forms to submit their entries as early as possible.

“The first 600 runners who register with us will get a free T-shirt. So hurry while stock last,” he told a press conference yesterday morning.

Club advisor Tiong Kai Yio and deputy chairman Joseph Tang were also present.

Tang revealed that the total prize money is RM32,000.

He expected the run to attract runners from all over the country, including several seasoned runners from West Malaysia.

“This year, our target is to get at least 1,500 runners,” he added.

The run is divided into six categories – the 21km Men’s, Women’s Open and Men’s Veteran, and the 7km Women’s Veteran, Boys’ and Girls’ Junior.

There is a separate category for the 7km Fun Run for anyone interested to join in.

Winners of the Men’s, Women’s Open and Men’s Veteran will get RM900 each plus a trophy, first runner-up RM750 plus a trophy and third place RM600 plus a trophy.

Those who finish fourth to 7th will get RM450 plus a medal, RM350 plus a medal, RM250 andRM200 respectively, 8th to 10th RM180,

11th to 20th RM100, 21st to 30th RM80 and 31st to 50th RM50.

However, only the 31st to 35th finishers for the Women’s Open and Men’s Veteran will get RM50.

A separate RM150 will be given to the youngest man and woman who qualified for the 21km category.

Winners of the Women’s Veteran, Boys’ Junior and Girls’ Junior will get RM300 plus a medal, first runner-up RM250 plus a medal, third place RM200 plus a medal, fourth place RM150 plus a medal and fifth place RM120 plus a medal

Those who finish 6th place will receive RM100, 7th place RM90, 8th to 10th RM80, 11th to 20th RM60, 21st to 30th RM40 each and 31st to 50th RM30.

However, the 31st to 40th finishers for the Women’s Veteran will get RM30 each.

Entry fee is RM20 for Men’s & Women’s Open, Men’s & Women’s Veteran and Fun Run while for the Boys’ and Girls’ Junior, it is RM10.

The closing date is April 30.

Entry forms are available from SMSC c/o Chai Lai Café, and entries will only be accepted from March 1 onwards.

For Sibu, those interested to know more may contact Tang at 0198181129 or Joseph Tang at 0198178232 or Eng Siew Jin at 0138200572.

For Kuching, they may contact Ngui Kiong (0128881261), for Miri contact Wong Siew Ming (0198354321), for Kapit contact Loh Leong Hua (0138130796) and for Bintulu contact Sarkawi Adenan 0128756935.

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

The main sponsors are Ta Ann Holdings Bhd and Dato Wong Kuok Hea while the official drinks sponsors are Milo and V-Soy.