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Sweeper balloons will be provided for all categories to signify the end of the race.
The finish line will be closed once the sweeper balloons reach the finish line.
Once the finish line is closed, distribution of finishing medal will also end.
*Kindly take note that runners will only be entitle for qualifying entitlements if you complete the race within your qualifying time.


Introducing our PBIM 2019 pacers for full marathon runners, spot them and they will be in the race to keep you motivated and make sure you successfully complete your marathon. Do check them out!
See you there!


Introducing our Half Marathon and 10km Sweepers PBIM 2019
Sweeper balloons will be provided for all categories to signify the end of the race. The finish line will be closed once the sweeper balloons reach the finish line. Once the finish line is closed, distribution of finishing medal will also end.


If you are looking for accommodation, BOOK your stay directly with Olive Tree Hotel, Penang and enjoy complimentary breakfast, shuttle service and pre-race pack meal.

Learn more and book here: bit.ly/PBIM2019


SPEECH BY YB YEOH SOON HIN
PENANG STATE EXCO FOR TOURISM, ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE
LAUNCHING OFPENANG BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL MARATHON
OCTOBER 13, 2019

Ladies, gentlemen and distinguished guests,

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you this evening for joining us for the launching of the Penang Bridge International Marathon 2019.

The event, which is happening this November 24 at the Queensbay Mall car park, is one of the most anticipated marathons in the country which will bring countless local and international marathon enthusiasts to Penang with the aim of beating their best time.

We are proud to announce that we have attracted more than 25,000 registrations for PBIM this year who have registered under three categories namely Full Marathon (42km), Half Marathon (21km) and 10km run.

The marathon has never failed to bring in a high number of sportsmen from diverse background who are here united by their common love for the sport. The event is a positive force to encourage healthy sportsmanship among people regardless of race or nationality, especially in Penang as we work towards enhancing the quality of life.

It is our intention to emphasise on delivering quality, instead of quantity in order to ensure a more competitive environment for the runners. This is in line with our effort to rebrand PBIM as an international marathon.

We also have a total of RM269,200 attractive cash prizes which will give away to the top 10 winners of each category.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors including Brooks, who has 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.


Fitness Instructor: Ms Lisa Lim
– The first Zumba licensed instructor in Penang

Running Instructor : Ow Yong Jin Kuang
– Penang Chinese Cross Country 9 year Champion
– Participated in many national level running events throughout the years

Running Clinic
Date : 6 October 2019 (Sunday)
Time : 7.30am – 10.00am
Venue : Penang Botanic Gardens
*FREE admission but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, for PBIM 2019 participants only
Kindly send in your full name, IC number, contact number and email address to info@penangmarathon.gov.my for registration.


Date : 6 October 2019 (Sunday)
Time : 7.30am – 10.00am
Venue : Penang Botanic Gardens
*FREE admission but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, for PBIM 2019 participants only

7:00 AM Registration
7:30 AM Speech by YB Yeoh Soon Hin (Chairman, PBIM Committee)
7:35 AM Warm Up Workout by Lisa Lim (The First Zumba Instructor in Penang)
8:20 AM Session 1
9:00 AM Break
9:05 AM Session 2
9:55 AM Q and A
10:00 AM End

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.

This is indeed a great opportunity for participants to get to know other PBIM 2019 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 info@penangmarathon.gov.my for registration.


Two lucky runners of Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) 2019 will drive away with a brand new Honda Jazz and a Perodua Axia worth RM94,000 in total this Nov 24!

Only participants of the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km Run who completed their race within respective qualifying time at 7 hours (Full Marathon), 3 hours and 30 min (Half Marathon) and 1 hour and 30 min (10km) will be eligible for the lucky draw.

Along with the unveiling of the grand lucky draw prizes, we have also decided to extend the deadline for another two weeks until Aug 31, 11:59pm – which is the final call and last chance for all runners who are still hoping to register for the PBIM 2019. All registration enquiries after the closing date will not be entertained.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

31 July, 2019

PENANG BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL MARATHON (PBIM) REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15, 2019

GEORGE TOWN: The PBIM committee is excited to extend the registration date to 15 August 2019 due to tremendous response.

“This is due to the overwhelming response from runners and marathon enthusiasts since we unveiled the medal design two weeks ago. To date, we have registered more than 23,000 runners”, said YB Yeoh Soon Hin, the chairman of Penang Bridge International Marathon Committee.

There are 3 categories namely Full Marathon (42 km), Half Marathon (21km) and 10km Run and the registration fees for LATE BIRD (1-15 August 2019) are RM150 for all categories.

PBIM chairman YB Yeoh Soon Hin urged for those who are interested in registering to do so immediately as this will be the last chance for registration. The registration will be closed for ALL categories on 15 August 2019, 11:59pm. All registration enquiries after the closing date will not be entertained.

“We would appreciate if the media can help us to blast this out as we received numerous calls daily last year following the registration closure including those overseas who are eager to participate, but are unable to do so after the registration is closed. We urge runners who have yet to register to do so before the closing date to avoid disappointments.”

The PBIM Committee is proud to announce that Brooks has once again come onboard our team as the official apparel. As this will be the final year for the 10KM category, the committee has decided to give a Finisher-T to all runners who completes their race within the qualifying time.

Only participants of the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km Run who completed their race within their respective qualifying time at 7 hours (Full Marathon), 3 hours and 30 min (Half Marathon) and 1 hour 30 min (10km) will be eligible for the Finisher-T and medal.

This is in line with the PBIM effort to motivate runners and ensure a more competitive environment for the participants.

The event, which is happening this November 24 at the Queensbay Mall outdoor car park, is one of the most anticipated marathon in the country which will bring countless local and international marathon enthusiasts to Penang with the aim of beating their best time.

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

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We are proud to share our Penang Bridge International Marathon medal designs for Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km run this year!
Hurry up for your registration before it end (15 August 2019)!