10,000 expected to take part in Seremban half marathon





Participants at last year’s IJM Half Marathon making their way from the starting line.

Participants at last year’s IJM Half Marathon making their way from the starting line.

THE IJM Land Half Marathon 2019 is set to return this year and this time, it is targeting 10,000 local and international runners.

The eighth edition of the half marathon will take place at Dataran Centrio, Seremban 2 in Negri Sembilan on August 4.

IJM Land Bhd senior general manager (central region) Datuk Hoo Kim See said the half marathon was the perfect platform to highlight the importance of adopting a healthy and active lifestyle while motivating participants to take better care of themselves.

“Every year, we look forward to organising the IJM Land Half Marathon, as we see runners step out of their comfort zone to push themselves, break their own barriers and challenge one another in this exciting adventure,” he said.

For the fourth year in a row, funds raised from the IJM Land Half Marathon 2019 will be channelled towards two charities, namely Pertubuhan Hospice Negeri Sembilan (Hospice) and Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association (MLDA).

“Running for a good cause gives a feeling of satisfaction and adds to a more meaningful purpose in the sport,” said Hoo.

“We pledge to donate RM5 from every registration at IJM Land Half Marathon 2019 to both charities.”

As platinum sponsor, Allianz Malaysia Bhd chief operations officer Sean Wang said working with IJM Land was an opportunity that the company could not pass up.

“Allianz Malaysia is very passionate about running and has been involved since 2013 when we started our very own Allianz Pacer Running Community,” said Wang.

“Running may seem solitary, but there is a sense of community there and we were keen to build and foster that community through our running events.

“It is not often that you find yourself in the company of an organisation which shares a mutual commitment towards driving the healthy living agenda among Malaysians. So, when the opportunity came up to partner with IJM Land, we jumped on it and here we are,” he added.

IJM Land Half Marathon 2019 will have two categories – 21km and 12km – for both women and men aged 18 years and above, as well as for junior girls and boys aged 13 years and above.

There will also be a 5km fun run for individuals aged 18 years and above.

The fastest man and woman of the 21km race will also be in the running to receive the grand IJM Land Half Marathon Challenge Trophy.

Participants who have completed the race regardless of their category will be taking home a finisher medal along with goodie bags, while those who complete the 21km race will be entitled to a custom-made Ultron Full Sublimation Finisher Tee.

Attractive lucky draw prizes worth RM30,000 are also up for grabs.

The IJM Land Half Marathon 2019 is supported by gold sponsor TDK, silver sponsor Multicare, official vehicle BMW Millennium Welt Seremban, official drinks 100 Plus and Ice Mountain, official apparel Ultron, media partners Sin Chew Daily and China Press, medical partner Columbia Asia Hospital Seremban, event and technical partner EC Pixels, as well as partners Mydin, McDonald’s, Spoon Health, Nestle Milo, Nestle Fitnesse, Gatsby and Eprotape.

Befrienders Seremban will also be running a booth on race day as part of its awareness programme and to provide support on race day.

For details and to register, visit www.ijmlandrun.com

Central Region