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Monday October 20, 2008

Penang Starwalk back in December

REGISTRATION for Penang’s premier sporting event, Penang Starwalk 2008, opens today.

Early birds who sign up for the Dec 14 walk at The Star offices in Bayan Lepas and George Town, Penang, will receive a mystery gift while stocks lasts.

Registration is open from 9.15am to 5pm on weekdays, except public holidays, until Nov 21 at The Star Northern Hub at 202, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah in Bayan Lepas or the newspaper’s town office at 15, Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling in George Town.

The walk, jointly organised by Star Publications (M) Bhd and Penang Amateur Athletics Association, will be flagged off at 7am at Penang International Sports Arena (Pisa) by Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

It is divided into two categories - competition and non-competition - with both covering a distance of 10km.

The competition category is divided into nine groups - Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men’s Junior Veteran (40 years and above but less than 50), Men’s Senior Veteran (50 and above but less than 60), Men’s Diamond Veteran (60 and above), Women’s Veteran (35 and above but less than 50), Women’s Senior Veteran (50 and above), Boys and Girls (13 and above but less than 20 for both).

The registration fee is RM8 for non-competition walkers and RM12 for competition walkers. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a goodie bag.

The top three winners in each group of the competition category will receive cash prizes. All participants who complete the walk within two hours will be eligible for a lucky draw that offers attractive prizes, including five motorcycles. Those in the competition category who complete the walk within two hours will also get a participation certificate.

Entry forms can be downloaded from thestar.com.my/starwalk/starwalk08.pdf.

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