In an effort to bring an extraordinary experience to the running community, The Marathon Shop announces its collaboration with Volkswagen for The Volkswagen Marathon Series 2014 – which is set to be Malaysia’s first and only boutique on-road Full Marathon without any trails involved.
Bringing Runners Around Malaysia’s Most Spectacular Sights
“We have two very unique marathons coming up over the next few months, one being on one of Malaysia’s most exotic islands and the other amidst the lush greenery of Ulu Langant in Kajang, which is nearer to the city giving participants the convenience of being not too far off from town to participate in this event,”
said Marble Tan, Event Manager of The Marathon Shop.
The events are set to bring the participants around Malaysia’s most spectacular sights.
Running Along the Sea in Langkawi
The first marathon titled ‘The Island Ocean Marathon’ is scheduled for 10 August at the Resort World Langkawi, Tanjung Malai.
The course is set in Langkawi, Kedah and it will bring you through the coastal lines of this amazing world famous island. The Island Ocean Marathon route is designed in a single loop of 42.195 km. This means, every step you take brings you a fresh new sight!
Run in the Island Ocean Marathon and and witness the amazing sun, sand and sea for yourself!
Zipping Through the Villages of Kajang
The second half of the Volkswagen Marathon Series, ‘The River Jungle Marathon’, will take on 7 September 2014.
The course is in Ulu Langat, Kajang and the trees, the mist, the hill and the dam are what this run is all about. Run along the villages and experience the mystical beauty of Hulu Langat!
Similar to the Island Ocean Marathon, The River Jungle Marathon route is designed in a single loop of 42.195 km. There will be only minimal U-turns, so that you do not have to battle the route mentally!
Giving Runners an Exciting On-Road Experience
The Volkswagen Marathon Series 2014 will allow the participants to see the beauty of Malaysia on foot without the need to leave the road. Participants of all walks are welcome, from serious runners to amateur runners from both local and international grounds.
“The series combines Malaysia’s sporting events and tourist destinations together, and everyone can join! This event has no cut off time and there is no competitive element built in, so all the participants can enjoy the running experience Malaysia has to offer,”
As advocates of running as a lifestyle, The Marathon Shop is anticipated to have over 1,500 participants for each marathon.
The Island Ocean Marathon will take place on 10 August at the Resort World Langkawi, while The River Jungle Marathon will take place on 7 September 2014 at Kajang. Registrations are still open for both marathon events.