Asia’s largest night marathon and Singapore’s iconic home-grown night run, OSIM Sundown Marathon celebrates its 10th year anniversary next year and will be marking this milestone with the launch of its first overseas races in Taipei and Penang.
Running enthusiasts in Penang will soon get to run through the night and beat the sunrise, joining their Singapore counterparts in the unique Sundown running experience. The Penang edition of OSIM Sundown Marathon will be held on 17 December 2016 in the heart of Bayan Lepas near Queensbay Mall, Penang.
Targeting runners of all fitness levels, the run will feature 5KM, 10KM and 21.1KM race categories. In addition to a memorable night racing experience, runners taking part in the 5KM run can look forward to receiving an exclusive race singlet, a 5KM finisher’s medal, personalized race bib and a goodie bag with sponsor’s products. Runners taking part in the 10KM and 21.1KM runs have an additional personalized electronic race certificate with race timing.
OSIM Sundown Marathon Penang will be supported by OSIM, the global leader in branded healthy lifestyle products. The strong partnership seamlessly combines OSIM’s mission of inspiring well-being with the Sundown Marathon’s aim of creating an all-inclusive fun and healthy environment for families and friends to enjoy as they run through the night.
“The spirit of the marathoner resonates with OSIM because we believe in challenging your spirit to do your best. The OSIM Sundown Marathon 2017 is particularly exciting as it will be running in Penang and Taipei. It makes our partnership more significant as Malaysia and Taiwan are two of the key countries where OSIM is present,” said Ron Sim, Founder, Chairman and CEO of OSIM International Pte Ltd.
Touted as Asia’s largest night marathon, the ninth edition in 2016 saw 27,500 runners run through the night – a five-fold increase from its humble beginnings in 2008. The 2016 race in Singapore featured over 40% of overseas race entrants from countries such as Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and China – underscoring the appeal of the event as well as the thriving sports tourism industry in Asia.
“We have been planning to go regional for quite some time, and with Sundown celebrating its 10th year, it is timely for us to go abroad to reach out to more people in different countries. We are aware that Penang has a very large running community and are excited to bring the race there to allow more Malaysians to experience the magic of night racing,” said Adrian Mok, the organiser of Sundown Marathon.
Registration for OSIM Sundown Marathon Penang 2016 is available now till 9 December 2016 at www.sundownmarathon.com .