Press Statement by YB Danny Law Heng Kiang
Launching of Penang Bridge International Marathon
12 September 2017, Gurney Paragon Mall

I am delighted to have all of you here today on this auspicious occasion that is the launching of Penang Bridge International Marathon 2017; which will be happening on 26 November 2017 at Queensbay Mall Outdoor Car park.

The annual Penang Bridge International Marathon is the largest mass-participation sports event in Penang, bringing thousands of marathon enthusiasts annually. This year, we will be running on the first bridge due to many popular request from the runners.

I am proud to announce that this year we successfully received more than 34,000 runners which comprised of 4 categories namely Full Marathon (42km), Half Marathon (21km), 10km run and Fun Run (8km).

On the other hand, in a short while you will be able to see a catwalk showcase of our official running vest by Brooks who is the official apparel for Penang Bridge International Marathon 2017.

In addition to that, I would also like to take the opportunity to thank all our respective sponsors who has been with us for the past few years namely SEIKO the official timer, EMICO the official medal sponsor, 100 PLUS the official isotonic drink, Asia Green the venue sponsor, Sports Toto, Milo and Nestle Fitnesse. Not forgetting our new sponsors such as Prudential as well as Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul the official hotel for your generous contribution.

For your information, PBIM Committee will also be giving away cash prizes of RM259,200.00 which is the highest since inception of the run in 2008 to our Top 10 runners for each category including Best Malaysian ranking for both Full Marathon and Half Marathon.

Named as the “Largest Bridge Marathon” for 4 consecutive years, the Penang Bridge International Marathon has placed Penang as one of the leading destinations for Sports Tourism in the region.

Half of the runners are from outstation and outside of Penang, which makes the Penang Bridge International Marathon the busiest day for many hoteliers and hawkers. Long distance running is not merely a sport but also a test of patience and perseverance. The Penang Bridge International Marathon has long served as a platform for both professional athletes and amateur runners to personally challenge themselves physically and mentally to endure our challenging route and tropical weather.

On top of that, many runners have been participating in the Penang Bridge International Marathon since inception every year. For many, the run has a special place in their hearts and they have met a lot of friends and family in the journey.

The Penang State Government have always been an aggressive advocate for healthy living. I believe Penang Bridge International Marathon reflects the spirit of our state motto “Safer, Cleaner, Greener and Healthier Penang.”

Allow to again extend my gratitude to all sponsors that have assisted us in many ways to make this event a resounding success. We truly appreciate the support given to us every year.

Thank you very much.

Due to overwhelming response, the committee has decided to close the registration for Full Marathon (42km), Half Marathon (21km) and 10km run by 10 September 2017, at 2359hrs.

For those who are still pending for payment, especially group registrations, kindly complete your payment immediately if not you will be deleted from the system.

However, Fun Run registration will still be opened until we hit 3,000 participants. Therefore, only few hundreds more slots left until we close the registration, do not miss out the opportunity to join the run at the iconic Penang Bridge.

Register with us now at…to secure a slot and join us at the annual Penang Bridge International Marathon on 26 November 2017

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Date : 3 September 2017 (Sunday)
Time : 7.30am – 10.00am
Venue : Penang Botanic Gardens
*FREE admission but registration is required, for PBIM 2017 participants only

The second time of PBIM 2017 Running Clinic will be happening on 3 September, from 7.30am -10.00am at Penang Botanic Gardens!

Experience running instructors will be invited to guide runners on the Do’s and Don’ts in marathon. This FREE Running Clinic is held to provide marathon beginners a basic kick-start on running and to encourage runners to improve their running performance and training style.

First Session, 7.30am – 8.00am (Warm Up session)
Fitness Instructor: Ms Lisa Lim,
The first Zumba licensed instructor in Penang

Second Session, 8.00am – 10.00am (Running Session)
Running Instructors by Brooks

Mr Govinda Murali & Mr A.Jegatheesvaran
– Both experienced in mid to long distance running
– Participated in many national level running events throughout the years

Courses to be conducted:
5km run around Penang Botanic Gardens with 3 stops in between.

Topics to be shared during these stops are:
1. Programme for the last 3 months preparation
2. Stretching before a competition
3. Food Consumption before a competition
4. Last 1 week programme before the marathon (Step Down Programme)

This is indeed a great opportunity for participants to get to know other PBIM2017 runners and exchange their experiences and knowledge on running or marathon.

Kindly send in your full name, IC number, contact number and email address to for registration.

Presenting the official finisher medal design for PBIM 2017.

Please be reminded that Finisher Medal will only be given to those who complete within their qualifying time!

*NOTE: Medal size will vary according to categories, namely Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km run only.


Please take note that the courier service option to Malaysia, Sabah & Sarawak and Singapore for Penang Bridge International Marathon 2017 will be closed on 27 August 2017.

For those of you who wish to make final amendments on your registered information are advisable to send in your request to within these few days. The administrations will not be able to amend your name, address, race category, contact number and running vest size after the closing date.

Please register with us now at to secure a final slot and join us to run at the iconic Penang Bridge on 26 November 2017.

Thank you.

Announcement to all PBIM 2017 runners,

After receiving such wonderful response, we only have about 200 slots left for Full Marathon Category. Therefore, the slots are filling up really fast and will be auto-closed once we hit 7,000 runners for Full Marathon Category.

Those who are still interested to participate, register with us now at the link below to secure a final slot and join us at the annual Penang Bride International Marathon on 26 November 2017.


For those who are still pending for payment, kindly complete your payment within these few days if not you will be deleted from the system. If you are facing any problem, do not hesitate to drop your enquiries to

Thank you.

To those who are interested to become one of our marathon pacer for the upcoming Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) to be held on 26 November 2017, feel free to provide us your 10 history of running a marathon race as well as your best result.

Kindly send in your request to at your soonest convenience.

Good Luck!

Announcing the official design for Penang Bridge International Marathon 2017.

Thank you and see you on 26 November 2017!


30 minutes frequency starting from Saturday, 25th November 2017 at 11:00pm until Sunday, 26th November 2017 at 5:00 am.

40 minutes frequency starting from 8:00 am until 11:20 am.

*Only TWO shuttle service vehicle will be provided for the Marathon Shuttle Service, please take note that it will be based on first come first serve basis!
*For pick up transfer from marathon site to the hotel, chauffeur will only pick up guest with equipped HOTEL WRIST BAND.