Mr Victor Tiew ,Brand Manager of Paragon Vest Sdn Bhd

Mr Liu Zhen Hua, General Manager of China Southern Airlines Penang

Mr Dan Tan, Director of Sales of EMICO Penang Sdn Bhd

Mr Bryan Wong, MArketing Communication Manager of Sunshine Wholesale Mart Sdn Bhd

Ms Lee Sue Ling, Assistant Centre Manager Queensbay Mall

Distinguished guests,

Media friends,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good evening.

Thank you for joining us at the fashion show of Penang Bridge International Marathon 2018, a thrilling event which is happening this Nov 25 at the Queensbay Mall car park.

This year, we are ushering in the much-anticipated event with more than 26,000 registrations for the Full Marathon (42km), Half Marathon (21km) and 10km run.

Besides Malaysia runners, we have strong support from our neighbouring countries which recorded more than 290 marathon enthusiasts from Thailand, 283 from Indonesia followed by China’s 266 participants. We will also see international marathoners from all over the globe including United States, Canada, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa and many others.

With this strong number, Penang is working on rebranding PBIM as an international marathon in our intention to emphasise on delivering quality, instead of quantity in order to ensure a more competitive environment for the runners.

With this in mind, we will be giving away a total of RM259,200 attractive cash prizes for the top 10 winners of each category. This year, PBIM runners also stand a chance to become an owner of a new vehicle as we have two Perodua Axia which will be given away as our lucky draw prizes. One lucky winner can also look forward to a two-way trip from Penang to Guangzhou, courtesy of China Southern Airlines.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors including Brooks, who has showed their strong support stepped forward as the official apparel for runners this year. We also extend our sincere appreciation to SEIKO the official timer, EMICO the official medal sponsor, 100 PLUS the official isotonic drink, Asia Green the venue sponsor and other notable sponsors.

Your contributions have contributed to the success of the PBIM. To our runners, I wish you well in your upcoming preparations.

Thank you.

Date: 28 Oct 2018, Sunday
Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
Venue:Ballroom 1, Hotel Equatorial Penang
*FREE admission but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, for PBIM 2018 participants only

2:15pm Registration
2:30pm Opening Address by PBIM Committee Chariman, YB Yeoh Soon Hin
2:40pm Session I – Physioterapist
3:00pm Session II – Dietician
3:20pm Session III – Doctor
3:40pm Q&A Session
4:00pm Refreshment
4:30pm End
Kindly send in your FULL NAME, IC NUMBER, CONTACT NUMBER and EMAIL ADDRESS to info.penangbridgemarathon@gmail.com for registration.

Sweeper balloons will be provided for all categories to signify the end of the race.
The finish line will be closed once the sweeper ballons reach the finish line.
Once the finish line is closed, distribution of finishing medal will also end.

Only runners with a personal best of the following timing in a race either sanctioned by AIMS or MAAU will be considered for registration of elite runners:-

Full Marathon
Male: < 3 hrs 15 mins
Female:< 3 hrs 45 mins

Half Marathon
Male:< 1 hr 20 mins
Female:< 1 hr 45 mins

Male:< 35 mins
Female: < 45 mins

Kindly write in to info.penangbridgemarathon@gmail.com with your proof 3 of your best timing and your NRIC/Passport in order for us to register you as an elite runner.

There will be a lucky draw after the event with 2 x Perodua Axia (Model 1000 G (Auto) AG2GZ1) as the grand prizes. Only those who finish within the qualifying times (7 hours for full marathon, 3 hours 45 minutes for half marathon and 1 hour 45 minutes for 10km) are entitled to the lucky draw. They have to be present to collect their prizes.

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

*NOTE: Medal sizes vary from different categories, namely Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km run.

In conjunction with Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) to be held on 25 November 2018, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang is pleased to share the latest Special Room Deal Package for PBIM 2018 runners.

Exclusively for Penang Bridge International Marathon runners like you!

Sun, sea, sand at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang. What could be better? Enjoy special runners’ rates when you stay from 23rd – 26th November.

Book your rooms now by giving us a call at 04-892 8000 or drop us an email at DoubleTreePenang_Reservations@hilton.com

Hurry! Early bird offer ends this 30th October.

In conjunction with Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) to be held on 25 November 2018, Lone Pine Hotel Penang is pleased to share the latest Special Room Deal Package for PBIM 2018 runners.

Soak up the sun and rejuvenate yourself in Lone Pine Hotel Penang before & after PBIM 2018.

Please contact our Reservations team at 04-886 8607 or drop an e-mail to style@lonepinehotel.com to book your stay now.

In order to enjoy our special runners’ rates, proof of participation is required by way of your PBIM 2018 receipt.

In conjunction with Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) to be held on 25 November 2018, Berjaya Penang Hotel-Malaysia is pleased to share the latest Special Room Deal Package for PBIM 2018 runners.

Stay in the heart of culture & heritage at Berjaya Penang Hotel-Malaysia

Exclusive rate for Penang Bridge International Marathon! Enjoy your stay from 24-26th November 2018 with complimentary breakfast.

For reservation please call +604 – 227 7111(Ext 8122) or email to pg.reservation@berjayapenanghotel.com / pg.rsvnmgr@berjayahotel.com

Promo Code: #MyBPHJourney