Bintulu 21km Run – NEW EVENT!
How About It?
Something about this new event had caught my attention :-
1/ Could it be because I have never been to Bintulu ever?
2/ Could it be because I like the look of the 21km route?
3/ Perhaps, I need a new adventure in a new land to give me a fresh perspective on running and push me out of my comfort zone.
Whatever the reasons, if everything goes according to plan, I might find myself running in East Malaysia for the first time. Certainly, it’s an exciting prospect which gives me something to jump-out of bed in the mornings.
Last but not least, I understand that although local company DNA Sports have organised runs in their backyard before, this will be the first 21km in Bintulu. Therefore, similar to the other new outstation half marathon events that I have joined in the past – the first Sungai Petani Half Marathon & the first Penang Tri-State HM – I will be happy to offer my moral support and encouragement to the local crew who will be naturally anxious to put on a great show for the visiting runners. As long as all the minimum safety requirements and stated runner’s entitlements are met and fulfilled, I don’t need any luxuries like branded T-shirts and fancy medals to appreciate a good run. Unfortunately, running events in the big cities are getting too commercial these days,and perhaps, a simple back-to-basics running is just what is needed.
See you in Bintulu soon….I hope
Event Title: Bintulu 21KM Run
Organizer: Bintulu Development Authority (BDA)
Date: 7/31/2016 (Sunday)
Venue: Wisma Bintulu
Runners Entitlement: Finisher Medal, Finisher Tee, Bib Number Plate & Drinking Mug.
• 21KM – RM80
• 10KM – RM70
Full traffic control from 4.30am-8.30am
2 check points per loop
4 water stations for 10km
8 water stations for 21km
Flag off time:
21km : 5:00am
10km : 6:00am
Cut off time:
21km : 3 hours 30 minutes
10km : 2 hours
Organiser: Bintulu Development Authority
Technical Support: DNA Sports → http://www.dna-action.com
Categories & Prizes → https://dna-action.com/event_form.html?event=kM6b8z
Route Video → https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=741755819260118&id=496176270484742
Race Kit Collection: To Be Announced
Event Updates → https://m.facebook.com/DNABTU/
TO REGISTER → https://dna-action.com/event_form.html?event=kM6b8z
About The Author
Gus is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a sports writer, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. LIKE Happy Runner and follow gusghani @Instagram