Saturday, July 23, 2016

Media Release: Challenge Trophy Introduced for the First Time at IJM Land Half Marathon 2016



Seremban, 22 July 2016 – IJM Land’s annual Half Marathon is returning yet again, with a promise to be bigger, better and faster than ever!

For the first time this year, the highly-anticipated run will announce the fastest man and woman of the race, who will be in the running to receive the coveted IJM Land Half Marathon Challenge Trophy. With the objective of celebrating the runners’ greatest running moments, the unique Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the man and woman who come out tops in their respective categories for three consecutive years, starting this year.

Scheduled to be held on Sunday, 14 August 2016, the IJM Land Half Marathon 2016 has already generated strong interest amongst the running community and the public at large, with over 6000 participants already signed-up for the event to date.



“We are pleased to introduce for the first time, the IJM Land Half Marathon Challenge Trophy, to celebrate the fastest man and woman at the race, and commemorate their greatest running moments. If they are able to uphold this title and top their respective categories for three consecutive years, they will then be awarded the highly coveted Challenge Trophy. This is one of the ways in which we hope to motivate and inspire our runners to push themselves and reach for the stars,” said Mr Hoo Kim See, Senior General Manager at IJM Land, during a media luncheon held recently.

At the luncheon, Platinum sponsor BMW Millennium Welt Seremban officially handed over goodie bag to IJM Land. The special goodie bag, along with a custom-made Finisher Medal and certificate will be presented to all the runners who have completed the race regardless of their category.

Meanwhile, Sworke also presented Mr. Hoo with Sworke eyewear products to commemorate their participation as a major sponsor in the event. Sworke is contributing 60 pairs of Sworke Optimus (2 frame with Revo Lens) for first to tenth place winners across 6 categories, plus 10 pairs of Sworke Primus with Polarised lenses for the lucky draw prizes.

The IJM Land Half Marathon 2016 will feature the 21KM (Half Marathon) categories for men and women aged 18 years and above, as well as juniors aged 12 to 17 years, in addition to a 10KM Fun Run category for men and women.

Visitors and participants can look forward to various other activities on the day of the race, including free health screening, free Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultation, free spine screening and posture checks, organ donation drives as well as free KT taping for runners. Lucrative lucky draw prizes worth more than RM 25,000 will also be up for grabs on the day of the event.



The carnival-like atmosphere will be further enhanced with plenty of free popcorn, cotton candy, balloon clown and much, much more, courtesy of sponsors BMW Millennium Welt Seremban, Sworke, TDK, 100 Plus, Ice Mountain, Mydin, Matrix, Yakult, McDonald’s and Spine & Joint. The event is supported by media partner Sin Chew Daily, medical partner SEHAT Medical Wellness Centre, technical partner The Event Crew (TEC) and the official apparel, Reverse.

For more information on IJM Land Half Marathon 2016, visit www.ijmlandrun.com.


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