Ipoh International Run set for a comeback in July

Ipoh Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin (3rd left) officiate launched the Ipoh International Run 2024.With him left is S.Ganesan @ Gani the event organiser director.

IPOH: The Ipoh International Run 2024 is set to make a comeback in July after a seven-year hiatus, says city mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin.

He said the event is jointly organised by the Ipoh City Council and Ashku Event Glow Management and will be held on July 28 at Stadium Indera Mulia.

He said the last time the run was held was in 2017.

“The following year (2018) we did not hold the event to make way for Sukma held in Perak. The following years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was not held," said Rumaizi.

“So this year is a comeback since it is also Visit Perak Year,” he told a press conference on Tuesday (April 2) to announce the event.

Rumaizi also said that participants this year would also be given young coconuts for hydration purposes.

“There will be 15 categories involving 21km, 10km and 5km distances. We are anticipating 5000 local and international participants taking part in the event,” he added.

Rumaizi said registration has been open since March 11, and added that to date there are already 1,611 participants who have registered, including 35 international participants from China, Singapore, Brunei and Netherlands.

“A total of RM14,800 in cash prizes awaits winners, and each participant will receive a t-shirt, medal, goodies bags and e-certificates. There will be lucky draws, exhibitions and sales of various items during the event,” he added.

The ambassadors for the event are former SEA, Asean and Asian Track and Field gold medalists Samson Vellabouy, and former National High Jumper Loo Kum Zee.

Those interested can register via the Howei, Raceroster or Checkpoint Spot websites.

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