Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Press Release: The 3rd edition of the Malaysian Salomon X-Trail Run



The 3rd edition of the Malaysian Salomon X-Trail Run will be held on 30th September 2012 at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang. Salomon is the Title Sponsor & Pacesetters Athletic Club Malaysia is the event organizer.



The inaugural event was held on the 6th December 2009 at Taman Lembah Kiara, which attracted about 900 participants. The second edition was in 2011, attracted a total of 1200 runners. This year we are happy to announce a total of 2,100 participants who have registered for the event, surpassing our target of 2,000 runners. This clearly proves that more runners are enjoying trail running and wanting to be part of Salomon X-Trail Run and willing to participate in this exciting yet challenging platform.



This event offers participants a challenging competition where runners are to run on an trail. Thus, this requires runners to go through muddy, wet grass, grime, sweat and finally, some fresh air, when they complete the challenge. This is also an opportunity for participants to enjoy an Outdoor Sports event, they are doing their part in promoting Green running. These platforms serve as alternatives to running on the road.



Universiti Putra Malaysia has been chosen as the venue as we believe the country like atmosphere surrounding UPM will be a pleasant one for runners to enjoy their run. The runners will be flagged off at Stadium UPM & will run an approximately 1km on tar roads before tackling the trail to cover around 8km throughout the UPM farm & completing the remaining 1km tar roads to finish the race back again at Stadium UPM. Throughout the route, participants will be able to enjoy a light trail route with green surroundings & very minimal obstacle of muddy terrains.



SALOMON’s objective in organizing this Run is to reward our loyal Salomon customers with an outdoor event to test their trail run capabilities compared to on-road running. With this new trend, we see more runners are opting for a challenge and on-road running.

Salomon X-Trail Run is predominantly running Green.



This Run has 4 categories. These are:

Men’s Open (Age 18 & above) - 10 km
Men’s Veteran (Age 41 & above) - 10 km
Women’s Open (Age 18 & above) - 10 km
Women’s Veteran (Age 36 & above) - 10 km

Entry fee for participation is RM60. Upon registration, participants will receive an exclusive Salomon Dri-Fit Running Tee valued at RM89.



On the day of the event, ALL finishers for ALL categories will receive a FINISHERS medal & FINISHERS certificate. This is the 1st time our Salomon X-Trail Run is giving away FINISHERS medals to ALL Finishers. This is our way of appreciating our loyal X-Trail & Salomon brand loyal supporters.

The top Five winners in all categories stand to win Trophies + Salomon products worth RM1,000, RM800, RM600, RM400 and RM200 respectively & prizes from other sponsors as well.



Flag off time for the 10km race is 7.00 am for Men categories & 7.15am for the Women categories. The 1st participant is expected to arrive around 7.40am & the prize giving ceremony is expected around 9.30am.

After the race, light breakfast from our sponsors will be served to participants while waiting for the announcement of the final results of winners. We look forward for all participants to enjoy and “bond” with other runners after a long run.



Sponsors for the event are:

Title Sponsor : SALOMON
Main Sponsor : WORLD OF SPORTS
Co-Sponsors :POWERBAR, NESTLE FITNESS CEREAL, GATORADE, SUUNTO, ALLIGATOR TRAVEL & BOOTCAMP
Venue Sponsor : UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
Event Organizer : PACESETTERS ATHLETIC CLUB MALAYSIA

For more information on the event, please log on to
www.pacesetters.com.my or call W.O.S World Of Sports (M) Sdn Bhd at Tel: 03-9101 0212, Fax: 03-9101 0126.

Registration is officially closed.

Runwitme Says: We bumped into Salomon Ambassador, Trail Runner Dino and her adorable daughter (10months old) at the press conference. Cute, eh?


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