Bintulu 21km Run – NEW EVENT!

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.


Normal price:
• 21KM – RM80
• 10KM – RM70


Bintulu 21km Run Route Map

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 →

Categories & Prizes →

Route Video →

Race Kit Collection: To Be Announced


Event Updates →


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

About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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