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Penang Bridge International Marathon 2015: Panoramic Views from World’s Third Longest Bridge

by On Oct 31, 2015
Penang Bridge International Marathon 2015: Panoramic Views from World's Third Longest Bridge

Come Sunday, 22 November 2015, the Asics Penang Bridge International Marathon 2015 will be expecting a staggering 27,000 and counting runners.

The third longest bridge in the world, the Penang Bridge is renowned for its panoramic view of the "Pearl of the Orient". Carrying on the tradition since 1985, traffic to the Penang Bridge will be closed for this special event.

Open to seasoned and amateur runners aged 13 and above from all over the world, the mass running event will have four categories: full marathon, half marathon, 10 km, and a 8 km fun run. Total cash prizes of RM215,400 will be awarded to the top 10 winners.

All runners can also look forward to an array of mouthwatering Penang food such as Char Kuay Teow, Laksa and Mee Sotong for just RM2 per serving. Participants can also look forward to exciting lucky draw prizes – for the first time this year, Proton is sponsoring two cars, the Proton Iriz and Proton Saga Plus.

Penang Bridge International Marathon 2015: Panoramic Views from World's Third Longest Bridge

Full and half marathoners will be flagged off from the far end of the Queensbay Mall Outdoor Car Park, while 10 km and Fun Run participants will start in front of Eastin Hotel. All runners will finish in front of Queensbay Mall Outdoor Car Park.

To help keep runners hydrated, 15 water stations will be available across the routes, with 12 of them also providing 100 Plus isotonic drinks. Other stations will be offering runners bread, bananas, powerbars and sponges too. There will also be sweeper bus services to transport participants who can't complete their run to the starting point.

Fun Run still open for registration

Registration for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10 km Run categories have closed but you can still register for the Fun Run online for RM25.

For more information, visit the official website for Penang Bridge International Marathon.

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