The 3rd edition of the Malaysian Salomon X-Trail Run was successfully held on the 30th September 2012 at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang. SALOMON is the Title Sponsor & WORLD OF SPORTS is the Main Sponsor.
Pacesetters Athletic Club Malaysia is the event organizer.
A total 2,200 participants registered for the run, meeting the initial target of 2,000 participants. More entries were received even after the closing date but the organizers & Title sponsors were unable to accommodate the additional requests as we pledge to ensure the event to run smoothly and in an organized manner for the runners.
"We appreciate the support & apologize for not being able to add in the additional number of entries. We promise that there will be an increase in the number of participants for our 2013 series. This is a positive response for more enthusiastic runners into trail running & wanting to be part of Salomon X-Trail Run."
This event offered participants a challenging 10km competition where runners are to run on a trail off-road route. This is a new challenge in outdoor activities where runners going through mud, grass stains, 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 where they can Run Fast & Run Green. By doing so, they are doing their part in promoting Green running, and as an alternative to asphalt running.
Universiti Putra Malaysia is chosen as the venue as we believe the country like atmosphere surrounding UPM will be a pleasant one for runners to enjoy their run
SALOMON’s objective to organize this Run is to reward our loyal Salomon customers with an outdoor event to test their trail run capabilities compared to on-road running. In this new trend, we see more runners are opting for a challenge. On-road running no longer able to offer the excitement to the regular on-road enthusiast and hence, outdoor trail running is seen as a new alternative and more challenging event.
Both Men & Women categories were flagged off at 7am & 7.15am by Ms Carol Wong (Assistant General Manager, W.O.S World Of Sports (M) Sdn Bhd.
The Run consists of 4 categories as follows:
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
As an appreciation to the participants for their loyal support, on the event day, ALL Finishers were awarded with a FINISHERS MEDAL & CERTIFICATE. Compared to 2011, only 1st 400 Finishers were awarded with a medal.
The top Five winners in all categories won Salomon products worth RM1, 000, RM800, RM600, RM400 and RM200 respectively & prizes from sponsors as follows:
Suunto Watch from UFL
Powerbar Recovery Powder Soft Drink
4D/3N Holiday for 4 to various destinations like BALI, BANGKOK, HO CHI MINH, SIEM REAP & GUONGZHOU sponsored by ALLIGATOR Loyalty Card
1 month Free Trial at ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA.
After the race, light breakfast from our sponsors like Nestle Fitness Breakfast Cereal,
Ms Carol Wong - Assistant General Manager, W.O.S. World Of Sports (M) Sdn Bhd was present to give away the prizes.
Sponsors for the event are:
Title Sponsor : SALOMON
Main Sponsor : WORLD OF SPORTS
Co-Sponsors :POWERBAR, NESTLE FITNESS CEREAL, GATORADE, SUUNTO, ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA, ALLIGATOR LOYALTY CARD & CHEERS ACE
Event Organizer : PACESETTERS ATHLETIC CLUB MALAYSIA
Note: Press release & photos courtesy of World of Sports Malaysia.
Click HERE for Top 3 Results of Salomon X Trail Run 2012.