Friday, May 08, 2015

Media Release: ‘KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2015’ Is Back!

Kuala Lumpur, 7 May 2015, The prestigious ‘KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2015’ back again for the 14th, on Sunday, 17 May 2015, starting as early as 5.00 am in the morning before sunrise and ended at 10.00 am. This prestigious race will start at the KL Tower Open Parking area and ends at Mega View Banquet Hall at the Tower Head 3.

‘KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2015’ is back to give an opportunity for participants who want to test their physical and mental endurance and to challenge themselves to conquer the top of KL Tower, besides being able to prove themselves to climb the 2,058 steps to reach the finish line.

The participants have to run up the hill for 800 meters, the starting point is at the Open Parking of KL Tower and they will continue the run and then climb the 2,058 stairs to reach the finish line at this Mega View Banquet Hall located at 288 metres above sea level.

It is held annually in conjunction with the celebration of ‘Hari Belia Negara Malaysia’, which is celebrated on the 15th of May every year and participation is open to all Malaysian and International participants.

Since it was first held in 1998, this event has received a lot of participation from the local marathon runners and also from around the world who want to challenge their physical capabilities and mental strengths in conquering the top of this skyscraper.

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"Generally, the organization of this prestigious event has created a great sports event, which promote healthy lifestyle and closer ties among participants from Malaysia and also international,” said Mr. Meor Shahril Anuar Ahmad Rathuan, Chief Executive Officer, KL Tower.

"Because of this event is very popular among local and international sport fans, for your information, this event has received overwhelming by achieving the targeted 3500 participants, 3 months before the actual closing date," he added.

For the best participants in ‘KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2014’ last year, Menara Kuala Lumpur for the first time proudly bring the best runner for the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2014 in Men and Women Open category on 18 May 2014 to represent the Menara Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia in the WFGT Towerrunning World Cup 2014 event which be held on 24 January 2015 in the Danube Tower, Vienna, Austria.

According to Kimbeley Yap Fui Li, 30 years old and Arul Alwin Alexander, 27 years old, they are very excited about the opportunity that has been given by Menara Kuala Lumpur. WFGT Towerrunning World Cup is an annual event in the world of tower stair climb around the world. World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT) also collaborated in the success of this event every year.

This event continues to receive overwhelming participation from all over the world, such as New Zealand, Singapore, Philipine, Australia, France, German, South Korea, Indonesia, Kenya, United States of America (USA) dan Thailand.

This challenge is divided into 8 categories. They are, Men Open (18 to 39 years), Men Junior Veteran (40 to 49 years), Men Senior Veteran (50 years and above), Women Open (18 to 39 years), Women Veteran (40 years and above), Boys Junior (13 to 17 years), Girls Junior (13 to 17 years) and Disable (18 years and above). All the participants will stand a chance to win the overall cash prize worth RM40, 000.00.

This event also supported by event partners such as Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, Ministry of Tourism & Culture (MOTAC), Brooks, Cool Rhino, Red Bull, Celebrity Fitness, McDonalds, 100 Plus, Power Bar, FAMA, BiC, Simply Juice, ADABI, Snek Ku, Leto Krush, Alan Crispy Fried Chicken, SHAPE, Running Malaysia, KLFM and Muzium Telekom.

Runwitme Says: The registration has already CLOSED.

All registered participants are invited for a trial run on:
Date : 13 May 2015
Venue : Menara Kuala Lumpur
Time : 5.00pm to 9.00pm

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