Thursday, November 28, 2013

Kuching Marathon 2014 Is A Go On 17 August 2014

It is official! The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Dr Sa'adiah binti Haji Abdul Samat, the Director of the Commission of the City of Kuching North (DBKU) and Mr Wong Chen Yi, the President of the Kuching Marathon Association (KMA) paving the way for the corporation between the two bodies as partners for the Kuching Marathon on 17 August 2014.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Datuk Haji Abang Abdul Wahap bin Haji Abang Julai, the Mayor of DBKU. Also present at the ceremony was KM2014 Race Director, Mr Philip Chua. Other dignitaries in attendance were YB Datuk Wee Hong Seng, Dato Steve Ng (Manager of Plaza Merdeka), Mr Goh Hock Lin (Regional Manager of MSIG Insurance), and Mr Ngui Kwang Phek (Regional Marketing Manager of QBE Insurance).

The categories in KM2014 include: 42km, 21km, 10km and 5km fun run. The full marathon will be divided into open, veteran, and national categories. The cut off times for the event will be 7 hours for 42km, 3.5 hours for 21km and 2 hours for 10km. The flag off time for the full marathon will be at 4:00am in Padang Merdeka, Kuching.

Registration for the event can be done at

So, go on and book your cheap plane tickets and start training.

Acknowledgement: Thank you to Fat Old Man Running Blog for the info and photos. Visit his blog for race reports and fantastic coverage of running events in Sarawak and beyond.

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