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OSIM Sundown Marathon ventures into Penang this December with a mission to attract 5,000 runners
PENANG, 8 November 2016 – Asia’s largest night marathon and Singapore’s iconic home-grown night run, OSIM Sundown Marathon celebrates its 10th year anniversary next year and it is 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. This shows the entrepreneurial drive of the organisers in growing the sport and as a Singapore brand who has gone before, we are happy to help promote Sundown to these new markets,” said Mr Ron Sim, Founder, Chairman and CEO of OSIM International Pte Ltd.
“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. The Singapore edition has attracted a significant number of foreigners, an indicator of the popularity of the race. Specifically, 20% of our overseas runners fly in from Malaysia to run in Sundown Marathon Singapore. 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. We’re also grateful to OSIM for lending their continuous support, as this marks a major milestone for Sundown,” said Adrian Mok, Managing Director of HiVelocity Events, the organiser of Sundown Marathon
Touted as Asia’s largest night marathon, the annual run has seen a steady increase in its participation. Its 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.
Registration for OSIM Sundown Marathon Penang 2016 is available now till 9 December 2016 at www.sundownmarathon.com .
OSIM Sundown Marathon Penang 2016
Date : Saturday, 17 December 2016
Venue : Open Car Park next to Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang
Time : 8.00PM onwards
21KM HALF MARATHON (Male/Female)
10KM CHALLENGE (Male/Female)
5KM FUN RUN
5KM FUN RUN (Youth) MYR 45
5KM FUN RUN (Kids) MYR 45
21.1 KM HALF MARATHON
(Male & Female)
1st – RM 1500
2nd – RM 750
3rd – RM 400
4th – RM 300
5th – RM 250
(Male & Female)
1st – RM 500
2nd – RM 250
3rd – RM 150
4th – RM 120
5th – RM 80
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About Sundown Marathon
Organised by Singapore-based company HiVelocity Events, Sundown Marathon injected a jolt of energy into Singapore’s running scene when it became the nation’s first night marathon in 2008, and the event hasn’t looked back since. From a humble attendance of just over 6,000 in the first year, Sundown Marathon’s registration is expected to reach 30,000 in 2017, making it Asia’s largest night marathon once again.
Being the nation’s first night race to be nominated twice for the prestigious International Sports Event Management (ISEM) Awards and, more recently, Marketing Events Awards, for the Best Sport-Oriented Event, Sundown Marathon has fearlessly gone where other running events fear to tread.
Sundown gave running fanatics the perfect opportunity to test their limits with Singapore’s first ultra-marathon lasting through the night in 2008. In 2012, Sundown Marathon moved into the city and became the nation’s first night running event to flag off at Nicoll Highway. Since 2013, Sundown put on a show under the stars at the renowned F1 Pit Building, dazzling runners with Zumba sessions, live concerts by local band 53A, a food and beverage village and VIP packages.
For the 10th edition of Sundown Marathon, there will be four race categories – 5KM Fun Run, 10KM, Half Marathon and Full Marathon. Sundown Marathon is the perfect platform for runners of all levels, giving them the chance to step out of their comfort zone and challenge their limits, whether they are true blue running advocates or casual fans.
About OSIM International Pte Ltd
OSIM is a global leader in branded healthy lifestyle products. Established in 1980, OSIM is a brand management and niche marketing company with a focus on the well-being of consumer. The Group is innovation-driven and is an IP (intellectual property) developer. OSIM uses innovative retail concepts and constantly enhances its research and development capabilities to produce the most successful well-being products with superior designs, technologies and quality. As an IP developer, OSIM controls its brands, designs, technologies and concepts.
OSIM’s core business currently comes under four complementary categories of well-being: Relax and Relief, Tone and Shape, Clean and Purify, Check and Measure. Each category carries the fundamental theme of well-being, lifestyle and positive attitude. Together, they reflect OSIM’s holistic and integrated approach to a healthy lifestyle. Known for its range of innovative massage chairs, OSIM has produced some of the most iconic products such as uLove, uDivine, uInfinity, uAngel and uDiva, and has also engaged Asia’s top celebrities such as Andy Lau, Lee Min Ho, Fan Bingbing and Sammi Cheng to successfully market these products to the masses.
Ranked as Asia’s Number 1 brand in healthy lifestyle products, OSIM operates a wide point-of-sales through the 3 specialty retail brands of OSIM, TWG Tea and GNC, with more than 783 outlets in more than 111 cities across 25 countries in Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America.
OSIM Global Network:
Singapore • China • Hong Kong • Malaysia • Taiwan • Australia • Bahrain • Cambodia Canada • India • Indonesia • Japan • Kuwait • Macau • Mongolia • Myanmar New Zealand • Pakistan • Philippines • Saudi Arabia • South Africa • South Korea Thailand • UAE • UK
About HiVelocity Events Pte Ltd
HiVelocity Events is one of Singapore’s premier sports marketing and event management firms, having organised more than 70 events in the past eight years. Some of HiVelocity’s notable past and present events include the Aviva Ironman 70.3 Triathlon, formerly the largest triathlon in Asia; the internationally renowned JPMorgan Corporate Challenge; the Men’s Health Urbanathlon, Singapore’s largest obstacle race, and the Great Eastern Women’s Run, the largest all-women’s run in the region. HiVelocity was also responsible for introducing the NBA 3X Singapore 2013 presented by Standard Chartered Bank event to Singapore, as well as working with the Singapore Rugby Union to revive the Asian Tri Nations tournament in 2013.
About F4U Pte Ltd
F4U is a start-up incorporated to invest in the area of fitness & sports. F4U has acquired the event ownership of Sundown Marathon in December 2015 and seeking to expand the event footprint regionally.