DESPITE the absence of cash prizes, response was encouraging for the Milo-Power Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association (FTAAA) cross country to be held at the Tasik Perdana on Sunday.
FTAAA secretary S. Vegiyathu-man said about 1,000 participants had signed up for the cross country, held for the 23rd consecutive year.
“We are confident of meeting the target of 1,200 participants. The majority of the participants are from schools,” said Vegiyathu-man.
The cross country has seven categories – men’s Open (8km), women’s Open (6km), men’s Senior veteran (6km), men’s Junior Veteran (6km), women’s Veteran (6km), boys (6km) and girls (6km) – and the top 50 in each category will receive medals while all finishers will receive certificates.
Participants will be provided with a T-shirt as well as a simple breakfast and refreshments at the end of the cross-country.
Although there are no cash prizes, the sponsors - Milo and Power - have come forward to provide their products to the top three winners in each category.
Bata Malaysia senior marketing manager Datuk James Selvaraj said they were pleased to offer products as prizes to the winners.
“We would like to see the social runners and school children coming in full force to the cross country,” said James.
The entry fee is RM15 for adults and RM5 for participants in the boys and girls categories. The entry forms are available at the FTAAA office in Wisma OCM and www.ftaaa.org.my