Ipoh International Run on July 7

Datuk Bandar Datuk Roshidi Hashim said the Ipoh International Run 2013 will be the third mega event to be held after Ipoh International Starwalk 2013 on June 16 and Ipoh’s inaugural International Waiter’s Race on June 29.

He said the run, which would be held on July 7, is divided into 12 competition categories, which caters to participants of all ages and experience.

“We are targeting 17,000 participants this year, and we have already registered 15,000 of them,” he told reporters during a lunch at Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah, on Tuesday.

The registration for the run ends on July 1, he added.

Roshidi said the total prize, that mainly comprises cash amounts up to RM100,000.

He said Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin was expected to flag off the event at the Stadium Indera Mulia.

Roshidi said the council was targeting between 500 and 800 runners from Kenya, Nigeria and Thailand for the international category.

He said the council was currently promoting the event in various cities in southern Thailand such as Hatyai, Songkhla, Krabi, Phuket and Satun between June 4 and June 8.

“We would be handing over the entry forms to the mayors and governors of the cities,” he said.

To encourage more participation of runners from the cities in southern Thailand, Roshidi said he would award RM1,000 to any municipalities or groups that could bring in more than 50 participants to join the Ipoh International Run 2013.

Website: http://www.ipohrun.com

Ipoh Activities Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aktiviti-Di-Ipoh/487765931296975


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