- Duo Highway Challenge back with the first-ever night run
- NPE Highway Challenge will be held on 14 July 2019 while Besraya Highway Challenge
will be held on 24 August 2019.
- The Besraya Highway Challenge will be an inaugural night run for the series.
Following the success of the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge and the positive response the series has received over the past two years, IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad (Allianz Malaysia) have announced the extension of their partnership for this year’s Duo Highway Challenge.
The popular run series will kick-off with the NPE Highway Challenge on 14 July with a unique distance of 21km half marathon challenge and 10km run respectively.
The Besraya Highway Challenge follows on 24 August with challenging distances of 26km and 13km run, compared to 13km and 6km distances offered in 2017 and 2018.
Since 2017, this has been the first ever duo highway challenge in Malaysia organized by Besraya (M) Sdn Bhd, New Pantai Expressway Sdn Bhd, and EC Pixels.
This year the Besraya Highway Challenge promises to be more exciting as the series’ first night run, organized on a fully closed highway giving participants a cooler running experience while enjoying the scenic night view of the KL city skyline.
This year will also see the introduction of a relay run category for two runners with distances of 13km each.
“We are proud to announce the return of the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2019 as it gives runners the assurance for continuity and aligns with IJM’s long-term plans to continue contributing positively to sports and the community.” said Dato’ Soam Heng Choon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad.
“Just like previous events, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our participants, so they get to compete and complete the challenge on a fully closed highway worry-free without a single car obstructing the run routes.” he continued.
Also seen at the launch were Ow Yong Jin Kuang, celebrity runner from IJM and Sheela, 2-time overall champion for IJM Duo Highway Challenge. (pic above)
This year, the organizers aim to attract 17,000 participants with 10,000 from theNPE Highway Challenge and 7,000 from the Besraya Highway Challenge. Those who are quick on their feet will get a chance to win RM84,400.
Runners will also get a special edition t-shirt when registering for the Duo Highway Challenge that is limited to 4,000 participants only.
With the aim of using sports as a force for social good, the IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge aims to be more than just an ordinary running event. Passionate about giving back to the community, the organizers donated to Malaysia Lysosomal Diseases Association last year as part of its CSR engagement. This year, 30 wheelchairs will be presented to Persatuan Bekas Polis Malaysia by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Sr. Aziz Bin Abdullah, Director General of the Malaysian Highway Authority.
IJM Allianz Duo Highway Challenge 2019 is supported by our Title Partner: IJM Corporation Berhad and Allianz Malaysia Berhad, Platinum Partner: EXSIM & Touch N GO Digital, Gold Partner: Magnetic Control System & Nivea Men, Silver Partner: System Builders, Official Timing: Coros, Official Isotonic and Drink: 100 Plus & ICE Mountain, Official Online Portal: Justonline & Partners: Affin Hwang, IJM Land, RockTape, Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Velocity, Nestle MILO, Nestle Fitnesse and Movement First.
For more information on the registration, race and race kits, please visit:
www.ijmhighwayrun.com or www.justonlineregistration.com. Registration closes on 1 June 2019 for both Besraya and NPE Highway Challenge