Penang Bridge International Marathon 2020 will be going virtual this year in a global movement against Covid-19 pandemic.

Sporting a new logo, the virtual run will be free for all,  to reward the many runners who have been supporting Penang marathon for many years now.

“Even though marathons around the country and the world are either cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19, we wish to unify everyone participating in the virtual run a purpose – in solidarity against Covid-19 which is showcased this time through the spirit of sportsmanship.” said Penang State EXCO for Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage (PETACH) YB Yeoh Soon Hin

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There will be three categories – 10km, 21km (Half Marathon) and 42km (Full Marathon). No race packs or finisher medals will be made available, but the participants would be eligible for the e-certificate if they manage to complete the race within the respective qualifying time of 1.5hours, 3.5hours (Half Marathon) and 7 hours (Full Marathon).

Runners are also allowed to participate in more than one category, as long as they could complete the runs within the 48 hours duration.

Registration will begin on Oct 1st, and the tracking app which is close to completion now will be available for download next month. Those who have registered for PBIM2020 earlier would need to re-register for the virtual run and will receive a bib number.

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Participants whom had registered for PBIM2020 who have their registration brought forward automatically to PBIM2021. Although there are no refunds, the registrations would be transferable for those who are unable to make it for PBIM2021. The date for PBIM2021 would be announced January next year once it is confirmed in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic.

For latest updates, visit Penang Bridge International Marathon on Facebook.