IJM-Allianz Duo Highway Challenge attracts 6000 runners

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Malaysia’s only duo highway challenge that highlights the accessibility of two highways and its advantages

NPE Highway Challenge will be held on 29 July 2018

Registration is currently still open for NPE Highway Challenge at www.ijmhighwayrun.com and www.justonlineregistration.com.

Registration closes on 30th June 2018 for NPE Highway Challenge (E10)

After its successful first debut at Besraya Highway last year, the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge is back again for the second year. This year’s return garnered 6000 runners that cruised through the Besraya Highway. Similar to last year, the challenge offered a 13km challenge and a 6km fun run that went along the stretch of the elevated Besraya highway.

The highway saw running junkies flocking the roads when the run kicked off at 6.30am and 7.00am for the 13km and 6km runs respectively. The run route started off at Loke Yew Toll Plaza all the way to Pandan Indah and took a curve at Jalan Istana and Salak Selatan before turning back to the toll plaza. The total stretch of the highway is nearly 29km, which offers connectivity between UPM Serdang, Balakong, Salak Selatan, Ampang, and Jalan Istana.

The duo highway challenge was held in collaboration with IJM Corporation Berhad (IJM) and Allianz Malaysia Berhad as the title sponsors. Organised by Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd (Besraya) and New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd (NPE) under IJM’s toll division and EC Pixels, the highway is fully closed with extra precautions taken to ensure the safety of all runners and most importantly, making sure the participants have a great run.

The supporters and finishers of the Besraya Highway Challenge also participated in exciting activities at the Race Village, which includes the various strength challenges and photo booths organized by IJM as well as the opportunity to learn on safety hazard at home and on the road from Allianz’s booth.

Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad said: “We are pleased to be back here at the Besraya Highway Challenge. Following the success of the run series last year, we hope to continue our effort in promoting healthy urban lifestyles through running, as well as providing a safe and well-organized venue for sports enthusiasts of all levels.  The safety of our runners remains our main priority as we want our participants to enjoy running through a fully closed highway.”

Sean Wang, Chief Operations Officer of Allianz Malaysia Berhad said: “Since 2011, Allianz Malaysia has supported numerous running events to advocate the importance of healthy living. We are well and truly proud to be the joint title sponsors for this event for second consecutive year. This is one of those competitions that never fails to ignite excitement. And this year’s race was nothing short of that. We congratulate all the top finishers from today’s race and we look forward to seeing all the runners return with renewed passion and running spirit at the second-leg at the NPE Highway Challenge in July.”

The best Malaysian timing for Men’s Open 13km category was Poo Vasanthan Subramaniam with a timing of 45 minutes and 49 seconds followed by Anas Rosli in second place with the timing of 45 minutes and 58 seconds. Lastly in the third placing with a timing of 46 minutes and 52 seconds came Ow Yong Jin Kuang.

The best Malaysian timing for Women’s Open 13km category was Sheela Samivellu with a timing of 52 minutes and 23 seconds, followed by Musa Noor Amelia with a time of 55 minutes and 19 seconds and in third place came Khit Yeng Chua with a time of 56 minutes and 43 seconds.

The second leg of the Duo Highway Challenge will be happening on NPE Highway on 29 July 2018. The run will flag off at the iconic Sunway Pyramid. The champion of the Duo Highway Challenge will be in the run to win cash prizes up to RM1,500, whereas second and third place will be in the run to win a cash prizes of RM 1,000 and RM 500 respectively.

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