KUALA LUMPUR: More than 10,000 runners are expected to take part in the Second Bendang Power run in Kedah on May 3 and attempts are being made to attract more foreign participants.
Last year, runners from Thailand and Indonesia took part in the run.
The event, which is to raise fund for the Yayasan Sultanah Bahiyah (YSB), has nine categories – Open, senior, veteran, VIP, juniors, secondary schools, primary schools, family and team (public and private sectors).
Yesterday, Power again signed up as the title sponsor of the event and they were joined by Milo and 100 Plus.
The YSB chairperson, Datuk Seri Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz, said yesterday that the event was a family-oriented gathering with the emphasis on running.
“This time around, the circuit will be a little different. We will include a stretch of running along padi fields. This will certainly give the runners a more challenging course,” she said at a sponsorship presentation ceremony at the Wisma OCM here.
“We had about 6,000 participants last year and our target this year is to get about 10,000 runners.”
The Olympic Council of Malaysia's (OCM) president, Tan Sri Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar, said that they were happy to note that running events are being organised in greater numbers in the country.