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Hey runners,
PBIM Merchandise 2019 is now available! Online purchase now to enjoy EXTRA SAVING up to 15%! Promotion ended on 20 Nov 2019.
Shop here bit.ly/pbim2019

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Total cash prizes of RM269,000 will be given away to the top 10 winners of each category.


Dear runners,
Our official hotel, Hotel Equatorial Penang welcomes you! Kindly check them out if you are still looking for rooms.
All the best in your marathon and enjoy your stay in Penang!

For booking and more information please visit https://bit.ly/2CoKI1Z


Kindly take note that runners who run behind the sweeper balloons will be required to board the sweeper bus. Upon boarding the sweeper bus, your running bib will be cut into half for administrative purpose and you will not be entitled for Finisher Tee, Medal and Lucky Draw.


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

10km
Male:< 35 mins
Female: < 45 mins

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


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.