The LAUNCH Of GCE Duathlon 2018 & PRESS CONFERENCE
The LAUNCH Of GCE Duathlon 2018 & PRESS CONFERENCE was held at KL Gateway Mall on 9th August 2018.
The launch was organised by GCE Duathlon 2018 Co-Organisers PROLINTAS & GoSportz, and the main guest speakers were Dato’ Mohammad Azlan Abdullah, Group Chief Executive Officer, PROLINTAS, and Mr Albertt Leong, Race Director of GoSportz.
This is the FIRST TIME ever for PROLINTAS to fully close Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE) for a sporting event, and many athletes in the cycling, running and triathlon communities are excited to be the FIRST BATCH and test their physical strength and endurance on this magnificent highway route on the auspicious Malaysia Day.
Fortunately, PROLINTAS has partnered with GoSportz, for this inaugural GCE Duathlon 2018, who will bring onboard the technical expertise required to effectively execute a great race for all the participants. In particular, GoSportz has been the organiser of the popular Lekas Highway Ride for the past 5 years; a premier night cycling extravaganza on another fully closed highway which has steadily grown to 5,000 riders in 2018. With such an impressive track record for managing high profile sports events, and with the support of key event partners, we can expect another SMASH HIT by GoSportz & Friends.
With many concerns about public ROAD SAFETY for cyclists and runners, it is wonderful that more and more Highway Concessionaires & Owners are recognising the popularity of mass participation sports and closing their respective highways to hold such sporting events without any presence of motorised vehicles, even at the expense of foregoing their lucrative toll collection revenue on race day….
13 LIVE VIDEO CLIPS !!
Opening Speech by Albert/GoSportz PT.1
Opening Speech by Albert/Gosportz PT.2
Technical Director Tee On Race Categories
Technical Director Tee On Full Duathlon
Technical Director Tee On Fun Ride
Cash Prizes & Trophy For Top 3
🏃🚴🏃Join MALAYSIA’S 1st Highway Duathlon on Malaysia Day !!
☑️ CALLING ELITE & AMATEUR DUATHLETES, CASH PRIZES & TROPHY AWAITS THE TOP FINISHERS!
☑️ CALLING DUATHLETE WANNABES, JOIN THE GCE DASH DUATHLON & TEST YOUR SKILLS!
☑️ CALLING CYCLISTS & RUNNERS, FIND YOUR PARTNER & JOIN THE TEAM RELAY DUATHLON!
☑️ CALLING FUN & FAMILY RIDERS, JOIN THE 36KM FUN RIDE & BE THE FIRST TO RIDE ON GCE MAJOR LANES CAR-FREE!
☑️ MALAYSIA DAY CELEBRATION: On this special day, why not celebrate it at Malaysia’s FIRST EVER HIGHWAY DUATHLON with like-minded sports-loving community
Event | GCE Duathlon 2018
Date/Time | 16 September 2018 / 7:00am
Venue | Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE)
Expected Total Participants | 1,000~1,500
💥REGISTER BEFORE CLOSING DATE 19-AUG-2018 & DON’T MISS-OUT ON THIS EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF HISTORY & HOPEFULLY, AN ONGOING SPORTING LEGACY…!!!
👉To Register, www.gosportz.my
HERE’S THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
GCE DUATHLON 2018 – MALAYSIA’S FIRST DUATHLON ON A HIGHWAY
Kuala Lumpur, 9 August 2018 – PROLINTAS Group of Companies will be organising Malaysia’s first duathlon on a highway on 6 September 2018 at the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), in conjunction with the upcoming Malaysia Day celebrations.
Dato’ Mohammad Azlan Abdullah, Group Chief Executive Officer, PROLINTAS said, “the GCE Duathlon 2018 is PROLINTAS’ first large-scale sporting event and we welcome athletes, cycling and running enthusiasts locally and internationally to be part of this event.”
The GCE Duathlon 2018 is expected to attract a participation of 1,000 to 1,500 runners and cyclists comprising of all age groups and levels of competencies.
The event’s run-bike-run race format will take participants along and around the GCE route. GCE will be fully closed to all highway users from 3.00 am to 2.00 pm on the event day.
GoSportz, the race organiser, is excited to work with PROLINTAS Group of Companies and hopes that the unique race, gaining immense popularity among athletes and newbies, will inspire more people to take up an active and healthy lifestyle.
“Anyone – professionals, amateurs or just-for-fun participants can be part of this race and be the first group of racers to conquer GCE,” said Albert Leong, Race Director.
The GCE Duathlon 2018 has three race categories and one fun ride activity. The GCE Full Duathlon (10km Run, 60km Bike, 10km Run) and the GCE Dash Duathlon (5km Run, 27km Bike, 5km Run) is open to men and women aged 16 and above. The categories are divided into gender groups and three to four age groups. The Team Relay (10km Run, 60km Bike, 10km Run) is divided into Men and Mixed relays comprising of three participants aged 16 and above per team.
A Fun Ride (36km Bike) will also be organised for those aged 16 and above looking to just take a ride around GCE.
Participation fees per participant or team are RM250 for the GCE Full Duathlon, RM220 for the GCE Dash Duathlon, RM540 for the GCE Team Relay and RM50 for the Fun
“We like to take this opportunity to announce that a portion of the registration proceeds will go towards a good cause of which MERCY Malaysia has been identified as our
charity partner this year,” adds Dato’ Mohammad Azlan.
Registrations are now open until 19 August 2018 (Sunday). All participants will receive a race pack with the event t-shirt, goodie bag, timing chip and others. Race pack collection
days are 14-15 September 2018, 11.00 am to 7.00 pm. Registration and further details can be obtained from http://www.gosportz.my/all-events/gce-duathlon. Participants are also
advised to download the PROLINTAS mobile application available on Google Play and App Store to keep themselves updated on the event.
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For further information, please contact
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En. Badri Ibrahim, Tel: 019-349 3300 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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En. Mustafa Akmal Ariffin, Tel: 012-6933 487 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sdn Bhd (PROLINTAS) is wholly owned by Permodalan Nasional Berhad
(PNB). Through its subsidiaries, the Company is the concessionaire for Ampang–Kuala Lumpur Elevated
Highway (AKLEH), Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), Kemuning–Shah Alam Highway (LKSA), Kajang
SILK Highway (SILK), Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) and Damansara-Shah Alam
Elevated Expressway (DASH). For further information, please visit our website at www.prolintas.com.my.
You may also like to read my earlier Event Preview ➡️ https://gusghani.com/2018/07/30/new🔥-gce-duathlon-2018-preview-by-gus-rider/
To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.
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