KUCHING: The Bung Sadung climbathon will be back for a second time in September after getting positive response in its inaugural edition last year.
Organised by the village development and security committee and youth, sports and recreation bureau of Kampung Bunga in Serian, it offers participants the opportunity to discover Mount Sadung’s heritage nature trail as they trek up the mountain.
Located about 50km from Kuching, Mount Sadung is considered an inherited home reserve for the local Bukar Bidayuhs who live in 26 villages surrounding the mountain.
Mount Sadung holds a heritage settlement site believed to be the Bukar Bidayuhs’ ancestral ground dating back to the Brooke era.
The climbathon aims to promote environmental stewardship as well as a healthy and active lifestyle, besides fostering unity among the communities in the area.
It will start and end at Kampung Bunga.
This year’s event, to be held on Sept 15, includes the 15km Men’s and Women’s Open, 6km Men’s and Women’s Veteran categories for those above 40 years, 6km Boys and Girls Junior for those aged 13 to 17 years and a 3km fun hike.
Top finishers stand to win cash prizes and trophies worth a total RM6,000. Participants who complete the climb will also receive finishers’ medals.
Registration is now open and forms are available online from bungsadung.com or the Bung Sadung Serian Sarawak Facebook page.
The entry deadline is July 31. For more information, contact the secretariat at 017-306 8596.
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