PJ Half Marathon 2016
Long Running History
The oldest half marathon in KL is coming on 21st August 2016 – bigger & better – and you can expect a good crowd of elite and regular runners to be present, as well as family and fun runners too.
I can recall my first PJHM in 2012 when I ran together with wifey for her maiden half marathon. At that time, we started our run from outside the Kelana Jaya stadium, and finished the race inside the stadium. The route was interesting as it entailed running on the Federal Highways motorbike lane and tunnels, crossing back over the Federal on the overhead bridge at Sungai Way, running back to Subang Airport, and making a U-turn in front the old domestic Subang Domestic Airport, before heading back to Kelana Jaya.
Old & New PJ
Since two years ago, PJHM has shifted its venue to LAMAN MBPJ PETALING JAYA
(INFRONT DEWAN SIVIC MBPJ).
The current route will pass along major roads such as Jalan Gasing, Jalan Templer, Jalan Universiti, and even part of North Pantai Expressway. Like never before, runners will be able to cover a sizeable and important areas of old and new Petaling Jaya in one go. Refer to the 21km route map below for clearer details.
In the old days, runners were only given Finisher Tees when they complete a full marathon within cut-off time. Today, all 21km runners who complete the course within 4 hours will be spoilt with an exclusive finisher Tee, on top of the attractive event Tee (refer to photos)!
Quick Fire Questions
After a short interview with the event organiser, PERSATUAN OLAHRAGA PARA SELANGOR & MBPJ & PUNCAK VENTURES SRA SDN BHD, I am pleased to reveal more insights into the iconic PJHM as follows:-
1. What makes PJ Half Marathon special?
PJ Half Marathon will soon celebrate its 28th anniversary this year, making it the oldest half marathon event in Kuala Lumpur. With an average of 3000 participants each year, PJ Half Marathon gathers people of all races, age and background. What makes it special is the running route that goes across the old and new side of PJ city. Hence, runners will get to enjoy running across one of the most developed cities in the Klang Valley.
2. What are your target number of participants?
3. When is registration closing?
21st July 2016
4. How long has PJ Half been in existence?
2016 is 28th Year for PJ Half Marathon
FLAG OFF TIME:
21KM: 5:00am | 10KM: 5:30am
7KM: 7:15am | Fun Run 3KM: 7:30am
RACE PACK COLLECTION INFO:
Date : 18, 19 & 20 August 2016 (THURSDAY – SATURDAY)
Venue : STADIUM MBPJ Kelana Jaya Selangor
Time : 11AM – 9PM
Contact : Deeno : 0126294083, Mohan : 019 5541902
REGISTER HERE & Let’s Run PJ!!
For more details, visit http://www.pj-halfmarathon.com/
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.