Wednesday, July 09, 2014


Two marathons scheduled to bring the best on-road experience Malaysia has to offer

Kuala Lumpur, 3rd July 2014 – In an effort to bring an extraordinary experience to the running community, The Marathon Shop today announced its collaboration with Volkswagen for The Volkswagen Marathon Series 2014 – which is set to be Malaysia’s first and only boutique on-road Full Marathon without any trails involved.

With two marathons scheduled for this year’s series, the event is set to bring the participants around Malaysia's most spectacular sights. The first marathon titled ‘The Island Ocean Marathon’ is scheduled for 10th August at the Resort World Langkawi, Tanjung Malai followed by ‘The River Jungle Marathon’ on 7th September 2014.

“We have two very unique marathons coming up over the next few months, one being on one of Malaysia’s most exotic island and the other amidst the lush greenery of Ulu Langant in Kajang which is nearer to the city giving participants the convenience of being not too far off from town to participate in this event,” said Marble Tan, Event Manager of The Marathon Shop.

The Volkswagen Marathon Series 2014 will allow the participants to see the beauty of Malaysia on foot without the need to leave the road. Participants of all walks are welcome, from serious runners amateur runners from both local and international grounds.

“The series combines Malaysia’s sporting events and tourist destinations together, and everyone can join because this is open to all participants from Boston pace runners to beginners! This event has no cut off time and there is not competitive element built in, so all the participants can enjoy the running experience Malaysia has to offer,” continued Marble.

As advocates of running as a lifestyle, The Marathon Shop is anticipated to have over 1,500 participants for each marathon.

Runners are welcome to register and find out more information on both marathons at

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