Gurney Paragon Mall, 3 September 2016 at 11.00am
Press Statement by YB Danny Law Heng Kiang
First of all, the APBIM 2016 committee would like to express our sincere gratitude towards ASICS for the continuous support to take up the role of Title Sponsor cum official apparel for PBIM. Also, we appreciate ASICS for the continuous support towards the Penang Bridge run for 5 consecutive years now.
ASICS is well known worldwide by sponsoring and supporting various international marathons across the world, including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Tokyo Marathon, Firenze Marathon, Schneider Electric Marathon in Paris, Zurich Marathon Barcelona, Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival, Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, Nara Marathon, TCS New York City Marathon and ASICS Geater Manchester Marathon.
The committee is proud to announce that we will be having a Fashion Show for ASICS today in Gurney Paragon Mall to showcase both the Ladies and Men running vests and finisher tees for the upcoming APBIM to be held on 27 November 2016. Throughout the years, runners were satisfied with the quality of apparel by ASICS as it is very comfortable and that is why we once again chose ASICS as its quality suit best for a sporting event.
Aside from that, APBIM 2016 finisher medals by EMICO will also be revealed in the fashion show later. This year is the very first time PBIM is introducing ‘glow in the dark’ materials on the finisher medals which I believe is very unique and exciting.
Moving on, the committee would also like to thank EMICO the official merchandise for sponsoring medals and trophies, SEIKO the official timer, 100 PLUS the official isotonic drink and Hotel Equatorial Penang the official hotel. Not forgetting generous contributions from other sponsors namely Counterpain, Digi, Sports Toto, Manulife, Milo, Nestle Fitnesse Cereals, Gurney Paragon Mall, Queensbay Mall and many more sponsors that made this event a resounding success every year.
Total cash prizes of RM259,200.00 will be given away to the top 10 winners. In addition to that, a brand new Proton car, a luxury watch by SEIKO and flight tickets by China Southern Airlines, China Airlines and Malindo Air for Grand Lucky Draw Prizes on 27 November. The grand lucky draw is open to all runners who joined the marathon so do not forget to grab your lucky draw coupons at the finishing line.
Today, APBIM 2016 runners are also given the opportunity to enter a Lucky Draw session. There are more than 100 prizes which are ASICS apparels, SEIKO watch, Firefly flight tickets, hotel stays, lunch & dinner buffet and many more to be given away to you lucky runners. This is a great way to lift the spirits of our runners before the race.
Many runners enjoy PBIM is because they have a chance to experience Penang. Runners from out of Penang often extend their stay to experience Penang’s beautiful beaches, heritage architecture and of course delicious food. Most of the hotels are already filling up fast so overseas runners please be advised to make reservation as early as now.
For more information and further updates, kindly visit ASICS Penang Bridge International Marathon official website at www.penangmarathon.gov.my/portal/ and official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/penangbridgemarathon.
APBIM 2016 Official Running Vest (Blue for Ladies, Black for Men) & Finisher Tees (Red - Unisex)
APBIM 2016 Sponsors - 1st Batch
APBIM 2016 Sponsors - 2nd Batch
Lucky Draw Sponsors for Launching of APBIM 2016