Saturday, July 04, 2015

Media Release: BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon Runs High



KUALA LUMPUR, 3 July –The BSN Putrajaya Night Marathon 2015 (BSNPNM) has received a remarkable response from the marathon enthusiasts with all 12,000 places taken up less than 10 days after it opened for registration on June 22.

Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) will be once again become the exclusive Title Sponsor of the BSNPNM for the 5th year running which is set to take place on October 24 – with the start and end points of the event to be at Istana Kehakiman, Presint 3, Putrajaya.

“We have achieved our target of 12,000 entries, approximately 2,000 more than last year, representing a healthy 17-percentage increase, and besides Malaysia, we have participants from Singapore, Thailand, Australia, China, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Russia, United States and many more,” said Race Director, Mr. V. Nithiaseelan.

“The increase is definitely an encouraging trend as all the full marathoners are timed athletes, making them serious runners, which goes to show how this event has encouraged amateur runners to train harder and attempt the distance of 42km,” he added.

BSNPNM 2015 will not only include a full marathon (42.2 km), but also a half marathon (22.1km), 10KM Corporate CSR Run, and a 5km fun run with a total of RM89,000 in cash prizes up for grabs. The marathon will take the runners through the boulevards and signature bridges of the country’s administrative capital.

The winner in the men’s category in the full marathon will take home RM10,000, runner-up will get RM6,000 and third place winner RM4,000. For the women’s full marathon category, the prizes are RM7,000, RM5,000 and RM3,000 respectively.

In 2014, a total of RM100,000.00 was collected through the corporate participation and donated to the Persatuan Dyslexia Malaysia (PDM).

"We share the same aspirations with BSN to make it as an event that can be participated by everyone from all walks of life and we also support BSN initiative to enhance its social responsibility to help those in dire need.

Please visit www.bsnpnm.com for more details on BSNPNM.


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