After the success of last year’s IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge, IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad have once again joined forces this year.
The Besraya Highway Challenge offers a 13km challenge run and a 6km fun run on 29 April 2018 while the NPE Highway Challenge offers a more challenging distance of a 21km half marathon and 10km leisure run on the 29 July 2018.
Since its debut last year, the run is the only duo highway challenge in Malaysia. The run is set to exhilarate the running enthusiast’s interest as the run routes this year for 21KM will be different from last year’s, giving participants an opportunity to run on the new Pantai Sentral Park Interchange, expected to be ready just before the NPE Challenge.
As the venue sponsor, Besraya and NPE will be responsible to get approvals from the Ministry of Works, Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysian Highway Authority and the Sports Commissioner. Meanwhile, Bukit Aman Traffic Division have given their approval on the traffic management plan for a total road closure on Sunday, 29th April starting at 2.00am to 12.00pm for Besraya Highway Challenge and Sunday, 29th July 2018 starting from 2.00am to 12.00pm for NPE Highway Challenge.
“Last year’s run was a success, as participants enjoyed the total closures of both highways without a single vehicle obstructing the run routes. The safety of the participants is our main priority, so that runners can experience the freedom of running on the highways while enjoying the view,” said Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad
Organisers also chose 3 beneficiaries for a special contribution from last year’s IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge surplus funds. The Lysosomal Malaysia Society received a RM10,000 cash contribution, Sekolah Rendah Agama Medan Harun teacher’s room will be equipped with air conditioners and lastly Project Perumahan Rakyat Seri Malaysia will receive facilities and equipment for their meeting rooms.
The organizers also plan to hold 3 free running clinics, open to public to encourage those who are new to running or those who want to improve their running.
The first ever duo highway challenge in Malaysia is organised by Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd (Besraya), New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd (NPE), and EC Pixels. The race is supported by Title Sponsors IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad; Platinum Partners- Exsim Development Sdn Bhd, Gold Partner- Gigatera (M) Sdn Bhd, Silver Partner- Magnetic Control Systems Sdn Bhd, Official Isotonic Drink- 100plus, Official Apparel- Brooks, as well as Co-Partners – System Builders Maintenance Services, Affin Hwang, Oakley Malaysia, Mutu Poetensi Sdn Bhd, Garmin Malaysia, 2XU Compression, Rock Tape Malaysia, Sunway Velocity Mall, Sunway Pyramid Mall, IJM Land, Nestle Milo, Nestle Fitness, Ice Mountain, Tanjung Balai and RTS.
Registration closes on the 31st March 2018 for Besraya Highway Challenge (E9) and 30th June 2018 for NPE Highway Challenge (E10)