PJ Half Marathon offering prizes totalling RM31,000

PETALING JAYA, 4 AUG: The leading running event in Petaling Jaya, the PJ Half Marathon, is back for its 27th edition on 6 September.

A total of four categories are contested: 21 kilometres (KM) open run, 10 KM, 7 KM (students), and 3 KM (Fun Run) starting from 6am.


The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) Mayor, Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain, said that for the first time the organisers chose the MBPJ square in Section 53 as the location to organise the event.

He said the decision is in line with the wishes of MBPJ to open up a new dimension to this year’s edition.

“Some 5,000 participants are expected to take part in this year’s edition of the route and the new location.

“The theme of this marathon is still the same: ‘Run Because You Can’. Most of the participants are residents of Subang Jaya and the Klang Valley,” he told reporters here.

Also present is the treasurer of the Athletic Association, S. Kumarusamy.

Azizi said that a total of 4,200 applications have been received and that there is also participation from abroad.

Among the main roads involved are Jalan Gasing, Jalan Klang Lama, Jalan Templer, Jalan Universiti, and Jalan Sultan.

“90 traffic police officers and 50 MBPJ enforcement officers will be assigned to control traffic and ensure the smooth operation and safety of the participants and the public,” he said.

He also encouraged participants to park their vehicles in nearby car parks near PJ State.

“It is hoped that participants do not park on the shoulder of the road. This is to avoid disrupting traffic on the day of the event,” he said.

He said that prizes totalling RM31,000 await the winners.

The PJ Half Marathon is the result of the cooperation between the Selangor Athletic Association (POPS) and Puncak Venture SRA Sdn Bhd.

Joining the event is the isotonic drink, 100Plus as well as Ice Mountain mineral water of F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd.

Also joining are the clothing brand, Ultron, Solues watch distributors, and Voltrex cream, with medals contributed by Nexus Medallion.

Registration is open to the public until August 15. For more information, visit www.myraceonline.com


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