7 OCTOBER 2022

George Town: The Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) 2022 organizing committee is teaming up with leading hospitals to offer health screening packages and medical forums for registered marathon runners.

PBIM Chairman, YB Yeoh Soon Hin said that the organizing committee is partnering with hospitals such as Sunway Medical Centre Penang to tailor health screening packages, medical forums, and running clinics for marathon runners.

“Sunway Medical Centre Penang is offering exclusive health screening packages for full marathon participants, such as complimentary ECG screening, blood tests and post-covid check-up at discounted rates.”

“Many of us might have avoided medical care during the pandemic because of concerns about COVID-19, and it is important for us to go for routine health checkups to make sure that we are physically fit before running a marathon,” he said.

Yeoh, who is also the State Executive Councillor for Tourism and Creative Economy said that the PBIM organizing committee took the initiative to introduce health screening packages as the health and safety of marathon runners are of great significance for the sustainable development of the PBIM.

“We are taking a step ahead of marathon organizers in Malaysia to provide additional medical services that cater different needs because their health, safety and wellbeing is our top priority.”

He also encouraged runners to take advantage of the health screening services such as bone density tests offered by Island Hospital while runners from the southern side of Peninsular Malaysia can opt for comprehensive health screening package and sign up for Runner’s Medical Clinic at Subang Jaya Medical Centre.

“The PBIM organizing committee would like to thank all hospitals for coming forward to support the marathon event and we welcome hospitals all over Malaysia to partner with us so that our runners from all over can enjoy such privileges and help them get the most out of their marathon journey.”

Find out more about the health screening packages and medical forums by visiting the official website of the hospitals:

– Sunway Medical Centre Penang
For booking and enquiries please send a WhatsApp message at
– Subang Jaya Medical Centre
– Island Hospital








4 to 30 April OR First 5,000 runners

*whichever comes first


1 May to 30 June OR First 25,000 runners

*whichever comes first

Category Registration Fee (RM) Registration Fee (RM)
Full Marathon 100 120
Half Marathon 90 110
10KM Open 80 100
10KM Junior 60 70


All runners need to be aged 18 and above as of 31 December 2022,

except for – Junior: 13 – 17 years old (as of 31 December 2022)






Category Qualifying Time
Full Marathon 7 hours
Half Marathon 3 hours 30 minutes
10KM Open 1 hour 30 minutes


Participants of all categories will be given finisher t-shirt (one per runner) if they complete the race within the qualifying time.






Date Time Location
25 November – 27 November 11am – 7pm Inside Queensbay Mall
18 November – 20 November 11am – 7pm Inside Queensbay Mall
8 December – 9 December 11am – 7pm Queensbay Mall Outdoor Car Park
10 December 9am – 2pm Queensbay Mall Outdoor Car Park


Free courier service of race kits will be provided to all runners residing in Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak. Runners are encouraged to select the free courier option and fill in a valid address that has an occupant(s) to pick-up the race kit upon delivery.

Courier of race kits to Singapore will incur a charge of RM60.




George Town – The highly anticipated and largest annual sports event in Northern Peninsular Malaysia – ‘Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM)’ makes a great comeback with a physical run after a 2-year hiatus.


PBIM Chairman, YB Yeoh Soon Hin today announced that the 2022’s edition of PBIM will take place on 11 December 2022 at the same venue since its inauguration – the Penang Bridge.


“For the past 2 years, PBIM adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic and turned virtual. While the initiative proved a tremendous success, we are absolutely delighted that the loosening of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) has allowed for the return of a physical marathon,” he said.


Yeoh, who is also the State Executive Councillor for Tourism and Creative Economy anticipates this premier sporting event to continue its strong growth momentum and receive commendable participation, adding that the maximum capacity for 2022 is capped at 25,000 runners.


“I am certain that the pandemic has given birth to new and upcoming runners. These aspiring runners coupled with our loyal racers will make PBIM 2022 a one to remember,”


“Participants will once again be able to run through one of Southeast Asia’s most iconic bridges in display of strength and unity that also celebrates Penang’s resilience amid the global pandemic,” he added.


Apart from omitting the 5km fun run for better crowd control, the other race categories remain unchanged, comprising of Full Marathon (42km), Half Marathon (21km) and 10km Run (Open/Junior).


The early bird registration commences today (4 April) until 30 April, applicable for the first 5,000 runners regardless of categories, whichever that comes first.


While commenting about international participation, Yeoh said that foreign runners are welcomed but will be subjected to fulfill immigration clearance criteria(s) and arrival SOPs outlined by the relevant authorities.


“Runners who registered for PBIM 2020 will be automatically registered for PBIM 2022 without any extra charges as a gesture of appreciation for their continuous support,” Yeoh said in a press conference this morning.


Apart from the strong backing by its regular partners, PBIM 2022 also sees new sponsors joining the line-up such as Versa – Malaysia’s leading wealth management mobile application.


Versa Chief Operating Officer Richmond Yau announced that through this partnership, each Malaysian adult runner will receive a sign up bonus of RM20 with promo code VERSAPBIM20 and upon fulfilment of the terms and conditions at


“Investing is just like running a marathon, it requires patience, determination and a long term vision. We’re glad that Versa can play a role in one of Malaysia’s largest sporting events,” Yau said.


On a separate note, Yeoh also announced that free courier service of race kits will be provided for all runners residing in Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak.


“Although we don’t encourage physical collection of race kits, it will still be available on late November and early December at Queensbay Mall,” he said.


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For media enquiries, please contact:

Bernard Loke

Special Officer to YB Yeoh Soon Hin

Penang State Executive Councillor’s Office for Tourism and Creative Economy (PETACE)

Office: +604 – 650 5133